We often get following questions:

How do the dancers receive their points?

  How do the round-system work?

What is the skating system, which is often addressed in the award ceremony?

Why dancing two rounds?


Two rounds - a win-win situation.

The dancer can dance twice, that´s more fun!


Double experience: You are on stage twice - so, the long process of training and striving isn´t over within 2:00-4:30 minutes.

Double excitement: making it in the final – yes or no? How far can we make it in the final? Dancing twice means the tension and excitement is kept the full 2 - 4 days.

This offers double security for you as a school. Who has never experienced this: You train with your kids for the competition, they do well but suddenly in the competition the spacing is not perfect (lack of experience of young kids, first contact with the stage, nervousness…) and all the hard work is annihilated. Good to know, The A.S.D.U. competition enables you to do a good job in the 1st round and then show what you are really capable of in the 2nd round round.

On the other hand our judges get the opportunity to get a rough overview of the dances in the first round. The lowest-performing participants are disqualified in the first round. The second round, also called the final round, gives the judges the opportunity to look at each dancer in more detail.

Each dancer in the amateur class has to get 65 points to qualify for the second round (Final round). Dancers in the evaluation class ProAM must reach 70 points to qualify for the second round (Final round).

The award ceremony takes place after the second round (Final round).


How many points do I need to qualifiy for the final round?

Amateur needs 65 points.

Pro-Am needs 70 points.


How many points do I need to qualifiy for the International Championships?

Amateur needs 70 points.

Pro-Am needs 75 points.


The award ceremony takes place after the second round (Final round).

Judging criteria

The judges panel assesses the performances according to following criterias:

Technique: a correct and solid technique of the respective discipline

Choreography: creativity and originality

Level: difficulty, execution, if necessary synchronicity

Overall impression, expression, presentation, energy

Points from one to ten are assigned by the jury members.


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How are the points assigned?

Skating system

The highest and the lowest score out of the 5 judges are eliminated. The skating system prevents your performance from being given a bad overall score. This also protects everyone from competitors receiving a too high score.

Quick example:

Each judge assigns 4 grades
(Choreography, Level, Technique, Overall).

                  C   L   T   O
Judge A     5   7   6   7
Judge B    10  10  10  10
Judge C     8   7   5   5
Judge D     6   5   6   7
Judge E      2   2   2   2

Judge B and E ratings would not be considerred. “Judge E” score is to low and "Judge B" score is too high in comperision with the other jury member scoring. This is when the skating system comes into operation. The skating system strikes the lowest and the highest score off the dance.

The remaining scores from the 3 jury members are now added together: Judge A (5 + 7 + 6 + 7) PLUS Judge C (6 + 7 + 5 + 5) PLUS Judge D (4 + 5 + 6 +7) gives a total amount of 70 points.

The result for this dance would be 70 points.

Let´s calculate another example:

(Choreography, Level, Technique, Overall).

                  C   L   T   O
Judge A     9   8   8   9
Judge B     7   7   8   8
Judge C     7   8   7   8
Judge D     8   7   8   9
Judge E      7   7   7   7

In the example above we would not consider Judge A (highest points) as well as Judge E rating (lowest points).

The total result would be 92.


Two dances have exactly the same number of points, who wins?

If two performances have achieved the same rating, all 5 judges grades in the FINAL round (Second round) will be considered. This means that the lowest and highest ratings will not be deleted. If the score is still equal afterwards, both dances will get the same rank during the award ceremony.

In order to avoid any queries, we DO NOT publish any individual evaluations of the jury members

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