Solo: Interpretative/Performance Skills

Solo: Interpretative/Performance Skills

Focus and Interpretation

  • Show commitment to the characterisation and the given mood or theme.
  • Be in the moment with full concentration on the dance, showing a clear sense of focus.

Communicating the Choreographer’s Intentions

  • Understand the aim of the piece and accurately convey it in the performance.
  • The intent could be a storyline, a theme, a mood, or an abstract concept.

Presence and Engagement

  • Display your presence on stage, ensuring that your performance is engaging to watch.
  • Reach out to communicate beyond the immediate performance space and make an impact on the audience.

Emotional and Physical Commitment

  • Show high levels of energy when required in the performance but also understand the importance of subtlety and variation in energy levels.
  • Fully commit emotionally to the dance, embodying and expressing the given emotions through movement.

Transitions Between Moves and Phrases

  • Ensure that transitions from one step or phrase to another are smooth and logical.
  • Make use of clear, interesting, and varied transitions to enhance the performance quality.

Projection and Clarity

  • Project the movements and emotions to the audience with clarity and conviction.
  • Understand and apply nuances in the choreography to make the performance expressive and meaningful.


  • Understand the relationship between the choreography and the accompanying music or sounds.
  • Show that you can interpret the various dynamics, rhythms, and moods of the music in your dance movements.

Responding to Performance Environment

  • Be aware of and respond to the performance space as well as other elements like lighting, costume or props.
  • Show adaptability and creativity in using these elements to enhance your performance.