Differences in dance quality among elite competitive ballroom dancers can be difficult to identify. At the championship level, what do adjudicators notice that separates top-ranked dancers from lower-ranked dancers?
To answer this question, Prosen et al. (2013) examined movement quality of ballroom dancers competing at a world-class competition, the 2011 International Slovenia Open. Comparisons were made between top-ranked (placed in the top 12) and lower-ranked (placed in the bottom 12) couples. [Read more…]