Life in a Leo Episode 19: Artistry

May 25, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 19: Artistry

This week I discuss the three things that judges look for when evaluating artistry on floor. I break down each deduction and provide my best interpretation of the JO Code of Points. The music in the episode is Stevie Ray Vaughn's Little Wing which I reference when I talk about my floor routines. This was the music I had when I competed in college. 

Please take a look at our blog post on www.leotard.com this week to watch the YouTube videos of the three routines I reference for having wonderful artistry (Yay, you're here!). I also think it's worth watching the profile of Alexei Ratmansky on YouTube, some Misty Copeland videos and Tiler Peck to see how they create such an amazing story with their dance, choreography, expression, and quality of movement. I think this provides some unique perspective to athletes typically focused on only gymnastics. 

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and good luck to everyone competing or TOPS testing. Keep dancing and don't forget to point your toes!

 

Sofia Hults selling her Bruno Mars floor routine 

The original Alien routine - scoring a 10.0

 Watch for subtle differences and how Felicia makes this routine her own - legacy Alien routine - scores a 10.0

 Stunning choreography and beautifully performed routine - Vanessa Atler

 





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28" - 30"

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