The dance steps are continuous, connected dance steps, which could be classical, ballroom, folkloric or modern steps. A minimum of one Dance Step Combination (named S) must be presented in an exercise. All steps must be clear and visible for the full 10 seconds duration, starting with the first dance movement.
The last steps in combination cannot be simple walking and look like preparation for the next Difficulty element. These steps must be performed according to the music (character, tempo, rhythm and accent).
The value of each Dance Step Series (S) is 0.40
A minimum of one Fundamental Apparatus Technical element must be performed during these dance steps. Also small throws if they support the idea or increase the amplitude and variety of movement. They can be medium or large throws.
How to create these combinations?
They are logically and smoothly connected without unnecessary stops or prolonged preparatory movements, with variety of speed, directions and levels. They are not simple movements across the floor. They are created with different rhythmical patterns with the apparatus in motion during the entire combination (different planes /axis,
directions and levels).
When are not valid?
- If they are performed less than 10 seconds.
- When there is no relation between the tempo, rhythm, character and accents of the music and the body/apparatus movements.
- Without a minimum 2 different varieties of movement (if 2 out of the 4 listed below do not change during
- When there is missing minimum one fundamental apparatus technical element during (S)
- When DB values more than 0.10 or Illusions
- Major alteration of the basic technique of the apparatus handling
- With pre-acrobatic element(s)
- Loss of balance during steps with support on one or both hands or on the apparatus.
- Total loss of balance with fall of the gymnast, performing steps
When is it not possible to perform?
All these kind of movements must be performed completely on the floor. They could not be performed during (R), pre-acrobatic elements, difficulty of body when the value is more than 0.10 or Illusions. Difficulty of apparatus during S is not allowed.