Performance Levels

Use the criteria below to determine in which level to register your performance.

Additional details may be found in our Competitor Information Sheet.


Level 1

Ideal for people who have been practicing for less than 1 year.

Move restrictions:

  • No use of the top bar beyond holding it with hands

  • No in-hoop inversions

  • No spanset work
    (You can touch the spanset but cannot invert or climb on the spanset) 

  • No single point of contact hangs
    (But you can hold on to the hoop with one hand if you are standing on the ground) 

  • No spinning

  • No Backwards dynamic movements such as rolls and elbow circles.  (Beats are permitted)

  • Song length max: 3 minutes

  • Floorwork and on the ground dance elements are permitted and encouraged

* Level 1 performers shall not have performed lyra for compensation


LEVEL 2

You have been practicing for more than one year and feel comfortable doing basic inversions off of the floor and inverting from a sit on the low bar to the high bar.

Requirements:

  • May include spinning elements into the choreography

  • May do high bar work

  • No spanset work
    (You can touch the spanset but cannot invert or climb on the spanset) 

  • In hoop inversions allowed but not required

  • No single point of contact hangs

  • Song length max: 3:30 minutes

  • Floorwork and on the ground dance elements are permitted and encouraged

* Level 2 performers shall not have performed lyra for compensation


Level 3

You have been practicing for at least one  year and feel comfortable spinning off of the ground, and performing a Russian split element.

Requirements:

  • Must include at least one spinning element into the choreography

  • Drops are allowed but not required

  • Must include high bar work

  • May do high bar and span set work

  • Song length max: 4 minutes

  • Floorwork and on the ground dance elements are permitted and encouraged


Professional

You have experience either competing in, teaching or performing aerial lyra for compensation and are comfortable with spinning, single points of contact holds and ballistic movements like drops.

Requirements:

  • Must include at least one spinning element into the choreography

  • Must include a drop of some kind

  • Must include high bar work
  • Must include a roll variation
  • Song length max: 4:30 minutes

  • Floorwork and on the ground dance elements are permitted and encouraged

 

Aerialist is Nikita Sklyarov.
Photograph by Fedorenko.