Rules Rock’n’Roll

WRRC ROCK’N’ROLL ARTISTIC AND ACROBATIC SCORING AND CALCULATION SYSTEM

Documents updated on 31.10.2023:

  • WRRC Safety Levels Overview – new version 1.3
  • Rock’n’Roll Guidelines for Technical Observers – new version 1.0
15.01.2023: GENERAL ROCK’N’ROLL RULES – VERSION 1.7

ROCK’N’ROLL RULES ver. 1.8

  • Valid from 15.01.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 15.01.2023

Updated document:

  • 1.3 Table of categories: Table updated
  • 1.4.1: Multiple changes between the age groups within one year are not allowed.& Table updated
  • 1.4.2: Duration of dance
  • 1.4.2.1 For couples and Small Formations, the duration of dance starts with the first move of one of the dancers and ends with the “end pose”.
  • 1.4.3 Music: Please refer to document TR_0010_<last version> -Music guidelines for RR competitions Boogie Woogie NJS –Music Theory
  • §2 : RR MAIN CLASS FREE STYLE
    2.1.1.3.5 There will be no points deducted for not danced acrobatic figure groups for all rounds leading up to and including quarter-final round.
  • §3 : RR MAIN CLASS CONTACT STYLE
    3.1.1.3.6 There will be no points deducted for not danced acrobatic figure groups for all rounds leading up to and including quarter-final round.
  • §5 : RR CHILDREN, JUVENILES & JUNIORS
    5.1.3.1 A number of (4) acrobatic elements are obligatory from six (6) possible groups. No restriction on the number of performed combination and acrobatic elements inside one combination.
    Removal of obligatory acrobatic groups.

10.06.2023: SCORING MAIN CLASS FREE STYLE

SCORING MAIN CLASS FREE STYLE

Detailed descriptions of  the Main Class Free Style acrobatics – Version 1.2

  • Version 1.2, valid from 18.04.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 18.04.2023

Updated document:

  • § 2.2: STRUCTURAL GROUPS
    The groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 are obligatory during the performance in the semifinal and final round (program with 6 acrobatic elements)
  • § 2.4: Table of landing values in combination updated In a combination including an acrobatic element with exit between the legs followed with on the waist facing partner position, the second position (on the waist facing partner) will be considered with a value of 0 (zero) points.
    (decision No.54 from the Presidium Meeting on 28-29.11.2022)
  • § 6: The maximum value … for each combination of acrobatic elements … is:
    o semifinal and final maximum of 12 points
    (decision No.54 from the Presidium Meeting on 28-29.11.2022)
  • § 9: CODE OF POINTS / RULES
    Table modified according to modification of §2.2
  • § 10: CLASSIFICATION OF TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC ERROR
    o 75% of reduction added for Deviation from median plane
    o 75% of reduction added for Moment of rotation during twist within
    o Examples of mistakes added

10.06.2023: SCORING MAIN CLASS CONTACT STYLE

SCORING MAIN CLASS CONTACT STYLE

Detailed descriptions of  the Main Class Contact Style acrobatics – Version 1.2

  • Version 1.2, valid from 18.04.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 18.04.2023

Updated document:

  • § 2.3: STRUCTURAL GROUPS
    The groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 are obligatory during the performance in the semifinal and final round (program with 6 acrobatic elements)
  • §3 JUDGING CRITERIA FOR SINGLE SOMERSAULT WITH GRIP
    Forward and backward acrobatic elements will be fully recognized by the judges only if they are performed with less than 30 degrees deviation from median plane (see drawings)
  • §8 CODE OF POINTS / RULES
    Table modified according to the modification of §2.3
    & ACROBATIC – RESTRICTIONS:
    – From 1/2 final, the Obligatory groups (1, 2, 3 ,4) must be performed
  • §9 9 CLASSIFICATION FOR TECHNICAL AND AESTHETIC ERROR
    • 75% of reduction added for Deviation from median plane
    • 75% of reduction added for Moment of rotation during twist within
    • Examples of mistakes added

15.03.2022: ACROBATIC ROCK'N'ROLL ELEMENTS CODE OF POINTS

Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll Elements Code of Points, V. 1.0

New document, excerpt of the Code of Points from the WRRC Database (Acro-Calculator)

  • Version 1.0, valid from 01.01.2022
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 11.03.2022

The purpose of this document is to list the acrobatic elements that can be announced in the categories, and to define the value of each element based on how it will be performed. This code of points is preponderant. The other documents -Safety level (TR_0005) and Scoring the acrobatics (TR_0002 & TR_0003) documents-are intended to supplement this document with illustrations and explanations.

10.06.2023: SCORING THE DANCE

Scoring the dance

  • Version 1.1, valid from 18.04.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 18.04.2023

Updated document:

  • 2.1 Basic Step
    Exceptions:
    • RR MCCS and MCFS: in all rounds preceding the semifinal: 15,385 points
    (to achieve maximum 50 points for the dance part)
  • 2.2 Acrobatic elements (Juniors, CDS)
    • RR Juniors: 5 points
    • RR Couple Dance Show: 10 points
  • 2.3 Dance figures
    Exceptions:
    • RR Juniors: 20 points
    • RR Couple Dance Show: 15 points
    • RR MCCS and MCFS: in all rounds preceding the semifinal: 19,230 points
    (to achieve maximum 50 points for the dance part)
  • 2.4 Choreography (max 20 points)
    Exceptions:
    • RR MCCS and MCFS: in all rounds preceding the semifinal: 15,385 points
    (to achieve maximum 50 points for the dance part)
    And Rhythm mistakes paragraph (formerly 2.4) was removed
  • 3.1 Mistakes – Deductions
    Renumbering of mistakes tables
    Explanations added for Legs mistakes N°4 & N°7
  • §4 DANCE FIGURES
    Slight modification and clarification of the use of ranges on each criterion
  • §5 CHOREOGRAPHY
    Slight modification and clarification of the use of ranges on each criterion
  • §8 EVALUATION OF ACROBATIC ELEMENTS IN RR JUNIORS & RR COUPLE DANCE SHOW
    (Paragraph added)
  • §9 RHYTHM MISTAKES
    • Small mistake: -5points –> -2points (decision No.54 from the Presidium Meeting on 28-29.11.2022)
    • Rhythm mistakes evaluation modification
10.06.2023: SCORING FORMATIONS

SCORING FORMATIONS Version 1.2

  • Version 1.1, valid from 14.01.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 14.01.2023

Updated document:

  • § 1 GENERAL INFORMATION The rule that there is a deduction of points based on missing dancers in a formation on a stage was removed.
  • SAFETY LEVELS FOR FORMATIONS
    Revision of this paragraph to correlate with changes in other rules documents.
  • § 6 SCORING ACROBATIC ELEMENTS IN LADIES, GIRLS & JUNIORS FORMATIONS
    If several acrobatic elements are performed at the same time, it will be considered as one acrobatic element execution.
    Any acrobatic performed inside the intro part is counted in the total number of acrobatic elements for a specific category

31.10.2023: WRRC SAFETY LEVELS OVERVIEW

WRRC SAFETY LEVELS

Detailed descriptions of safety levels for all classes

  • Version 1.3, valid from 01.01.2024
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 15.10.2023

Updated document:

  • Safety Level 5 clarification:
    All dance figures performed without any assistance of the partner are allowed if there is constant contact with the floor or if the dance figures are performed in a vertical axis with the head higher than the rest of the body

 

31.10.2023: MATERIALS FOR ROCK'N'ROLL OBSERVERS 2023

ROCK’N’ROLL GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL OBSERVERS

New document, reflecting all the changes in RR rules during  2020-2023

  • Version 1.0, valid from 01.11.2023
  • Date of WRRC Presidium approval: 15.10.2023
ACRO-CALCULATOR – PUBLIC VERSION
ACRO-CALCULATOR MANUAL

ACRO-CALCULATOR MANUAL

  • Detailed instructions for Acro-Trainers, how to enter the acrobatic programs in the registration system, and general use of the Registration or Public Acro-Calculator
    • Main Class Contact Style couples
    • Main Class Free Style couples
    • Main Class Formations

ACRO-CALCULATOR – MANUAL FOR FEDERATION ADMINISTRATORS

  • Detailed instructions for administrators of national federation, about assigning the couples to the acro-trainers