Dance Choreography -- the act of creating movement. The choreographer may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry.
The dance can be performed by an individual or a group.
An explanation of the origin of the dance and/or the significance of the choreography might be a useful addition to the artist statement when submitting a dance choreography entry that involves traditional, cultural or regional dances. Whether an entry displays formal dance technique or a simple approach, it will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity.
The dance must:
- Be a new and original work based on the theme "Within Reach". A large part of the judging is based how the work relates to the theme as spelled out in the Artist's (written) Statement.
- Be recorded on a flash drive in one of these formats: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC
- Not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1 GB in file size
You can read all the rules from the Texas PTA here
Follow these steps to submit a Dance Choreography entry:
- Consider the theme, "Within Reach"
- Choreograph a new piece based on the theme
- Record a performance of the piece on a flash drive
- Include the following with the flash drive:
- Student Name
- Student Grade
- Title of Work
- Fill out the Reflections Entry Form
- Submit your entry to any school campus