There will be a brief judges meeting on the Saturday morning to run through any important changes for the weekend 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 this is not the time to discuss it.
In the interests of enabling the growth of new judges, we will consider allocating a few spots for trainee judges.
This will be on a case by case basis to be determined by the event directors. See Shadow Judging Program for more information.
– 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.
Shadow Judging Program
A small number of highly experienced dancers and teachers have been approached to be part of our Trainee/Shadow Judging Program. These trainee 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.