I volunteer to work with other interested Theatre educators and any EdTA staff member to brainstorm on some future ideas for Acting categories. I would like to suggest a new category, Musical Theatre Dance. I would like us to discuss the educational philosophy of DQing any student. My thoughts on this matter include Timers indicating 15 seconds before the time limit. Then calling time when student reaches maximum time. Instructions to the judges could include their indicating performance time on the Rubric/Share Sheet, and then rating on what was presented. A suggestion would be for the judge to include some statement which indicates that the student might have received a higher rating if the judge had seen the entire performance.
The teachers need to rehearse performances timing, timing, timing.
What do you think? What other ideas can we add?