Freestyle Category Rules
  • In Classic Freestyle couples dance to an undisclosed piece of music.
  • Judges will be looking for non-sequenced dancing. Obvious use of repeated sequences of moves is discouraged.
  • Category level is dictated by the competitor within the partnership with the most points. Partnerships do not require both competitors to be at the same level.
  • Competitors can only enter one Classic Freestyle category level
  • Death spirals and Acrobatics are not allowed in any Classic Freestyle category.
Newcomer Freestyle
  • Both competitors in a Newcomer couple must have less than 3 points each.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, semi-finals, and final will be one song only.
  • Moves allowed are the Ceroc® Beginner moves as listed below:

Arm Jive
Accordian
Break Through
Ceroc Spin
First Move
Manhattan
Return
Squeezebox
American Spin
Left Side Change
Catapult
Fan
Hatchback
Man’s Comb
Shoulder Block
Step Across
Back Pass
Wurlitzer
Ceroc New Yorker
Figure Of 8
Loop Throughs
Push Spin
Slide Break
Travelling Return
Basket
Yoyo

Intermediate B Freestyle
  • Both competitors in an Intermediate B couple must have less than 40 points each.
  • At least one competitor must have 3 points or more.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, semi-finals, and final will be one song only.
  • Baby aerials and Full aerials are not allowed.
Intermediate A Freestyle
  • Both competitors in an Intermediate A couple must have less than 100 points each.
  • At least one competitor must have 40 points or more.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, semi-finals, and final will be one song only.
  • Baby aerials are allowed.
  • Full aerials are not allowed.
Advanced B Freestyle
  • Both competitors in an Advanced B couple must have less than 180 points each.
  • At least one competitor must have 100 points or more.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, and semi-finals will be one song only.
  • Finals will have a slow song and a fast song..
  • Baby aerials are allowed.
  • Full aerials are not allowed.
Advanced A Freestyle
  • At least one competitor in an Advanced A couple must have 180 points or more
  • If Champions level is held at a competition both competitors must have less than 300 points.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, and semi-finals will be one song only.
  • Finals will have one slow song, a fast song and a rapid fire spotlight performance song.
  • Baby aerials are allowed.
  • Full aerials are not allowed.
Champions Freestyle
  • At least one competitor in a Champions couple must have 300 points or more.
  • Heats, repechages, quarter finals, and semi-finals will be one song only.
  • Finals will have a slow song, a fast song and a spotlight performance song.
  • Baby aerials are allowed.
  • Full aerials are not allowed.
Judging Criteria
  • Timing
  • Technique
  • Partnership
  • Musicality
  • Moves
  • Presentation

For more information refer to the:

Ceroc NZ Competition Rules, Categories and Judging Criteria.