WAG Floor Music Matching Routine

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This may be a silly question but after watching the Olympic trials I am wondering... I prefer when the music builds as the gymnast makes a tumbling pass. I like for the energy of the music to match the energy of that part of the routine.

To me it seemed that not all the routines at trials did that. Does that affect scoring?
 
Yes it does - there are a few deductions that can apply.

Lack of structure to the music
Background music
Lack of synchronicity between movement and musical beat at the end of exercise (which sort of translates as 'music just stops').
A couple of the Olympic Trials routines will attract a couple of those IMO.

I don't know if these apply at the JO level in the USA. In Australia they are applied from level 7 up.
 
Go to YouTube and google Ellie Black's 2023 worlds floor routine - the video from the preliminary round is the clearest. She's not considered a dancer but the choreography is insanely clever and matches her movement style to the music, and was clearly put together with reference to the code, regarding artistry. She attracted one of the lowest artistry deductions of last years' worlds.
 

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