These meetings are a brief opportunity to run through any important changes for the day/s.
A few brief reminders will be shared at these meetings to enable a seamless judging process.
Please note that the rules and judging panel are set in place well before the day of the QMJC. No changes to the rules, nor the make-up of the judging panel are possible at the event so it is pointless discussing these items at pre-comp meetings.
Judges’ Training Workshop
In the interests of enabling judged to critique all dancers on a set standard, there is a session devised to moderate judging.
This session will not be prescriptive but allow an open sharing of ideas between and amongst our experienced and our newer judges whom we openly welcome to the panel.
In 2016 we will trial a different judging system:
– judges will use a paper-based scoring system so there is no need to bring a smart-phone or tablet for scoring purposes.
– based on the number of competitors in each section, judges will be asked to choose ‘x’ (x number) dancers who they wish to see again in further rounds, ‘x’ who are ‘maybes’ and a small number of ‘x’ who they judge to not proceed to the next round.
– a ‘relative placement’ system will then be used to determine which dancers will proceed to the following rounds and ultimately to decide the winners.
Judge Mentoring Program
A small number of highly experienced dancers and teachers have been approached to be part of our Judge Mentoring Program.
These new judges will be partnered with more experienced judges so they can learn from our more experienced panel of judges.
Being part of this program will further assist them in developing a critical eye for timing, as well as teamwork & techniques that are often more difficult to spot.
These dancers and teachers already have skills that make them ideal judges and as such many of them will be used amongst a larger panel of judges to judge the less experienced levels of modern jive. Our less experienced judges will also have pre-competition training to ensure they are all very suitably qualified to judge.
Directors’ Meetings 2016
Monday 3rd Oct