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3. General Content. Max. 2 Points


The general content of the routines are:
 
-  Transitions
-  Partnership (lifts,  collaborations)
-  Acrobatic elements (used as transitions or not)
In the whole routine, should include minimum of 4 movements (or set of movements) from the General Content.
 
CRITERIA
3.1.  Complexity / Variety
3.2.  Fluidity
 

3.1. Complexity / Variety

The movements are complex when many body parts are involved simultaneously and they are hard to perform.
Complex movements should receive higher evaluation than simple movements.

COMPLEX MOVEMENTS => HIGHER SCORE
SIMPLE MOVEMENTS => LOWER SCORE 
 

A complex movement is one that need a certain period of time to perform and requires body coordination with previous preparation (physical conditioning, biomechanical analysis, analytic and systematic analysis, progressions....).
A movement is complex when:
 
  • It requires coordination:
  • It needs physical capacity training
  • It is dynamic
  • It has more frequency
  • It is sudden. Unpredictable
 
To evaluate the variety of the routines, the A judges will take into consideration that all of these movements must be without repetition or reiteration of the same or similar types of movements.
 
All of them should include different actions, different forms, and different types of movements, different physical capacities, during the performance of the transitions, linking, lifts, and physical interactions.
 
 
Excellent routines must show different types of movements.
 
Examples of partnerships (collaborations, physical interactions, others….):
  • The ability to play a role or a character, or ‘exhibit ’a style throughout the performance and in conjunction with other partners
  • The ‘connection’ or tangible (visible or palpable) relationship between partners in a performance (a look, a subtle touch, perfect unison of execution, trust…)
  • Their ability to work together or apart while maintaining this relationship
  • The ability to highlight or underscore the performance of his or her partner

3.2. Fluidity :

The connection from/to movements must be smooth and fluent. All the movements presented in the routine, must be linked without any unnecessary pauses, smoothly and easily performed, without showing fatigue (laborious/hesitant) or appearing heavy and showing agility.
 
Aerobic gymnastics is a dynamic display of human potential, however some consideration should be given to the modulation of the pace (rhythm) of the routine so that significant elements can be executed to their fullest extent aesthetically speaking, and for the greater appreciation of the jury and the audience alike.
 
Excessive pauses will decrease the fluency of the routine and do not match with the characteristics and nature of Aerobic Gymnastics discipline.
 

SUMMARY

3.1. Complexity / Variety:
o   Complex versus simple movements
o   Repetition of movements
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELLENT (examples)
-        Lack of complexity in the general content, by performing easy movements
-        Movements on the floor (links on the floor) without artistic advantage
-        Trying to perform hard and difficult movements and the gymnast(s) is unable to perform it.
-        Repetition or reiteration or the same type of transitions/links
 
3.2. Fluidity:
o   Connection between movements
o   Agility
 

DEVIATION FROM EXCELLENT (examples)

-        The connection between movements are not fluent, showing fatigue
-        Excessive pauses or preparation
-        The connection of the movements are performed heavily

SHORTHAND FOR GENERAL CONTENT

In order to evaluate the General Content, will take in consideration the movements as a whole, as a unit (performed in the same period of time); 1 G per movement or a block.

Every movement or set of movements included in this are will be written with symbol G If the movement meet the criteria mentioned above will be written G+

SCALE FOR GENERAL CONTENT

Excellent
2.0 pt
G+ G + G + G + (4 G+)
Very Good
1.8 -- 1.9 pt
G+ G + G +G  (3 G+)
Good
1.6 - 1.7 pt
G+ G + G  G  (2 G+)
Satisfactory
1.4 - 1.5 pt
G + G G  G  (1 G+)
Poor
1.2 - 1.3 pt
G + G G  G  (1 G+)showing repetitions
Unacceptable
1.0 – 1.1 pt
G  G  G  G (0 G+)



In order to write a G +,  the  movement from the General Content has to be complex and give artistic advantage.
In order to give the score will be taken in consideration all G + performed
Example: G+; G ; G +; G +; G; G; G; Score = Very Good, for 3 times G +
 
If less than the required number of movements form this area (4) are performed, the score will be decreased by the number of G  missed.
Example: G+; G ; G + = 3 G performed, 2 G +; according to the scale should be Good level (1.6 – 1.7) but missing one G , then decrease to Satisfactory level (1.4 – 1.5)