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    One more question then I'm done.

    What do judges look for SPECIFICALLY when judging Jingle Dress? I've got the fan on the Honor Beats and I know they judge foot work, but are there any OTHER MUST HAVES to be judged on?
    I'd rather live on the side of a mountain than to wander through canyons of concrete and steel...

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    For any style, judges look for dancers to:

    1. Dance on beat
    2. Dance their style
    3. Honor the honor beats according to their style
    4. Stop on the last beat with both feet on the ground

    Those are the really big ones. If you mess those up, your footwork could make you look like you're floating on air and it wouldn't matter. So once you've got those four down, judges look at everything from your footwork (are you coordinated and graceful), to your regalia (does it look like you have 365 jingles and 7 rows of them), sometimes even your facial expression (i.e. try to look like you're having a good time dancing, look proud, etc.)

    Hope this helps
    This is the worst signature ever.

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    • #3
      Thanks for answering! I know from Shawl & Traditional contesting that those are the BIGGIES of ANY contest. I just didn't know if there was ANYTHING Jingle dance specific that I needed to know.
      I'd rather live on the side of a mountain than to wander through canyons of concrete and steel...

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      • #4
        judging

        beadwork
        footwork
        on beat and stopping on time
        style
        full regalia
        and posture i guess, like, if your hunched over when your dancing it don't look good
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        • #5
          yeah what they said
          There can only be 2 moccasins on your feet at one time...however life has given me many pair...along with a needle, thread and really sharp teeth to cut with...lmao


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          • #6
            My wife says, the dancer has to make her dress dance. The sound of the cones compared to the song and also the movement.

            Are the cones bouncing every which way? This not good.

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            • #7
              I have to go with the post on facial expressions, if you are out there having a good time and show it, it is a bonus. Some dancers look too serious out there...lol. The Jingle Dress category requires grace and pose, make the cones move to the drumbeats.

              Meegwetch!

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              • #8
                just jam out......thats what they look for....that one girl jammin out...havin a good time dancin hard.....but..the face thing is true,....and beadwork,dresses....even braided hair...its all important......but jammin out like theres no tomorrow......is most improtant......if ya ask me
                ~* Tha ONE and ONLY RAE RAE..dont let cheap imitations fool you*~

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                • #9
                  you know what i really wouldnt worry about that...the most important thing is just to have fun cuz if you worry about it you'll mess up while dancing...heck i dont even listen to my jingles when i dance i only listen to the song and wind up just fine...

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                  • #10
                    LOL,LOL,LOL The judges look for their friends, relatives, old babes, their dream snag, their 49 drunk snag or the people they rode to the pow wow with and put their number down!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      :D :Angel: :p
                      I'd rather live on the side of a mountain than to wander through canyons of concrete and steel...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rwgirl
                        LOL,LOL,LOL The judges look for their friends, relatives, old babes, their dream snag, their 49 drunk snag or the people they rode to the pow wow with and put their number down!!!!!!!!!
                        hey thats how i judge..lmao no but from what i know its all in who you know and what kind of 9 you throw...
                        There can only be 2 moccasins on your feet at one time...however life has given me many pair...along with a needle, thread and really sharp teeth to cut with...lmao


                        http://www.myspace.com/anty_tweeb

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                        • #13
                          :Chatter TRUE (CLOSED FISTED FIVER ON THAT CALL) JUDGES LOOK FOR THE SAME OH SAME OH PEOPLE, THEN IF THERE ARE NONE THEY GO BY THE OUTFITS AND THE BEAD WORK. DONT EVEN BOTHER WITH FANCY WORK NOWADAYS JUDGES DONT EVEN LOOK AT THE FOOTWORK.

                          YOU COULD EVEN STICK YOUR TONGUE OUT AT THE JUDGES I BET THEY WOULDN'T NOTICE THEY JUST WATCH OUT FOR THE SAME BIG LEAGURES. BUT I DONT MIND IT'S HARD FOR US TO BE UP AT THE TOP. LOL!!
                          "Never be bullied into silence.
                          Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

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                          • #14
                            JAM ON SISTA'

                            What I look for as a judge (straight song): Start on time, not taking leads from another dancer, appropriate style, light on feet & graceful, good timing & rhythm with the drum, on the beat throughout the song, honor beats & good use of fan, use of arena space, footwork coordination (same steps right & left), choreography & creativity of steps, balance, posture up is upright, complete regalia, color coordination of regalia, dress appears to have 365 jingles & 7 rows (for adults), beadwork, good sportsman like conduct, looks confident & proud, stage presence, look pleasant and last but not least stop on a dime!
                            side step: all of the above and opening position (ready), appropriate step & uniqueness of side step, moving around in a circular pattern and ending on time with the drum.:mrcool: :rating10:
                            The needs of the many outway the needs of the one.............

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                            • #15
                              I am so sick of people perpetuating the 365 jingle myth and now the additional 7 rows of Jingles.
                              Last edited by JingleBelle; 07-15-2003, 11:05 AM.

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