It is even a good
idea to speak to one of the company administrators, in advance of your
choreography, to find out what their general judging philosophies are and what
areas they will want to emphasize with the judges.
Many other factors play a
roll as well, including the facility where the contest is held: lighting, color
of floor, color of background, level where the judges are seated, angle where
the judges are seated. Make sure to check these factors prior to ordering
costumes and creating formations and patterns. You would not want to choose a
silver costume for a gray floor, nor a yellow costume on a yellow wood floor. If
the judges are sitting low, your formations may not show up effectively.
When polishing the
routine in the final stages, make sure to look at each category on TECHNIQUE,
at their point values as well as the individual comments. Make sure to see the
finished product through the judges eyes. Go through a 'mock ' judging process
with your team's performance video.
These steps will assure higher
scores at contest
with greater effect for your routines.