The combination of dance steps consist on a sequence of movements with the body and apparatus dedicated to expressing the stylistic interpretation of the music. They have to be defined and according to the rhythm of the music.
The movements should include all the body segments (head, arms, shoulders, hips, feet, legs…).
Routines must have at least two dance step combinations. These movements should last eight seconds. During this time, the gymnast can’t do large throws or pre-acrobatic elements.
The style of these movements should be in line if the character of the routine and music (classical, folkloric, modern…).
• Any classical dance steps
• Any ballroom dance steps
• Any folkloric dance steps
• Any modern dance steps
Dance Steps Combination should include a variety of movements specifically used for the choreographic purposes of character and effect. BD such as “cabriole” jump, “passé” balance, etc. which have their base in traditional dance and a value of 0.10 may be included.
4.3.4. Movements in harmony with the rhythm
4.3.5. 2 modalities of travelling: the modalities of travelling (the mode in which she travels/moves around the floor area) should be varied and diverse, in harmony with specific style of the music and the character of the movements, and not generic movements across the floor (like walking, stepping, running) with apparatus handling.
Source: RG Code 2022-2024
4.4. The Dance Steps Combination will not be valid in the following cases:
4.4.1. Less than 8 seconds of Dance performed according to #4.3.1.- #4.3.4
4.4.2. Static apparatus
4.4.3. High throw during S
4.4.4. Pre-Acrobatic elements during S
4.4.5. R during S
4.4.6. Loss of apparatus during 8 consecutive seconds
4.4.7. Loss of balance with support on one or both hands or on the apparatus
4.4.8. Total loss of balance with a fall of the gymnast during 8 seconds
4.4.9. The entire Combination performed on the floor.