The Governor’s School for Humanities and Visual and Peforming Arts works to enhance the individual college experience as students grow and learn.
Dance Adjudication Process
The 2016 GS Adjudication Process will consist of students showcasing a prepared solo follwed by a brief interview process. Students should arrive 15 to 20 minutes before their scheduled adjudication time to warm themselves up. There will be a space provided for warming-up. In presentation of their solos, students will be assessed on their natural talent, potential for growth and success if admitted into the GS, preparation and content of their solo, professionalism, technical base in regards to the performance of their solo, as well as their overall performance and movement qualities. Solos shown can be in the genre of dance the student feels is their strength.
The Virginia Department of Edjucation has specified a 2 to 3 minute time limit for each musical selection used for Governor's School Adjudication. Please be advised that the adjudicators will ask performers to stop when they reached the time limit. Truncating a student's performance will in no way have a negative impact upon scoring. It will allow us to remain on schedule and afford a level playing field for all of the participants.
The judges in the theatre adjudication work with the students in small groups. Parents and escorts should be prepared to remain at GMU for one and one-half (1.5) hours.