The Judges' Form
There are three groups of judges involved in the MDTA State Competition. The first set of judges are the Choreography Judges, These individuals evaluate the overall routine for technique and execution. The Compatibility Judges assess a routine in terms of required elements for the category. If they deem that a required element is missing a penalty will be assessed. Lastly, the Safety Judges consider if a routine adheres to the safety guidelines set forth by the National Federation of High Schools and MSHSAA. If these judges determine there has been a violation, a penalty is assessed.