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Dance Lift Grade of Execution guidelines, applied to Rotational Lifts:

No team managed to simultaneously get a level four rotational lift at Worlds, combined with poor execution, so I am listing the negative GOE criteria for completeness. You need to know these things so that you know how a bad lift contrasts with a good lift:

Zero (or acceptable) was the lowest GOE generally given out for rotational lifts at Worlds

-3 (Very Poor)

Entry or exit: shaky or dropped

Ascent or descent: very brief

Stability: lose balance

If any Change of pose: awkward

If any rotation, Rotation technique: awkward or very slow

If any Change of curve: both curves very flat and too short

-2 (Poor)

Entry or exit: fumbling

Ascent or descent: struggling

Stability: unstable

If any change of pose: discontinuous

If any rotation, rotation technique: unstable, scraped turns

If any change of curve, both curves flat and not equal

-1 (Mediocre)

Entry or exit: hesitant or abrupt

Ascent or descent: much effort

Stability: variable

If any change of pose: labored

If any rotation, rotational technique: discontinous, weak turns

If any change of curve: one curve flat or one is too short

Hurtado & Diaz (four 1's, five 0's)0 (Acceptable)

Entry or exit: sure and solid

Ascent or descent: some effort

Stability: stable

If any change of pose: controlled

If any rotation, rotational technique: continuous

If any change of curve: similar shallow curves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YTsv...ailpage#t=169s

Notice Diaz's difficulty with the turns. This lift requires effort.

Then:

Bobrova & Soloviev 4.5 (one 2, eight 1's)

+1 (Good)

Entry or exit: smooth

Ascent or descent: little effort

Stability: sure

If any change of pose: smooth

If any rotation, rotational technique: smooth

If any change of curve: curves equal and fairly deep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65wBM...ailpage#t=268s

Notice particularly how heavy the descent is.

Moving on to very good lifts:

Notice how nice Elena's position is:

+2 (Very Good)

Entry or exit: flowing

Ascent or descent: with ease

Stability: confident

if any change of pose: flowing

If any rotation, rotational technique: flowing and fast

If any change of curve, curves equal and deep

Ilinykh & Katsalapov 5.0 (one 3, one 1, seven 2's)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9DeK...ailpage#t=174s

Notice how seamlessly Weaver and Poje move right on into the rest of the dance after the lift.

Weaver & Poje 5.14 six 2's, three 3's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbiC0...ailpage#t=250s

And finally, the very best:

+3 (Outstanding/Excellent)

Entry or exit: seamless

Ascent or descent: floating, effortless

Stability: relaxed and bold

if any change of pose: effortless

If any rotation, rotational technique: flowing and very fast

If any change of curve, curves equal and very deep

Virtue & Moir 5.36 (three 2's, six 3's)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwbgR...ailpage#t=220s

In Virtue & Moir's lift, the best thing is how effortless the change of pose is.

Davis & White 5.50 (one 2, eight 3's)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQTzb...ailpage#t=142s

Davis and White's lift was particularly good because it came out of nowhere as a complete surprise, went up extremely fast, and appeared completely effortless throughout.

And that is the last of rotational lifts. We're moving on to Curved Lifts, Straight Line Lifts, and Stationary Lifts next. If you have any questions about Rotational Lifts, now would be the time to ask them.

And before I do move on, I did a quick review of what we looked at, and I see that I never showed anyone doing the option of a one armed lift . where the.lifting partner's arm is fully extended in front with a significant distance between the partners

Capellini & Lanotte did that type of rotational lift in their FD this year. Here it is at Worlds:

Girl on a stick move worlds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTwCZ...ailpage#t=178s

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