The 2016 Judges Workshop will be July 23 starting at 8am. It will be held at the John Lewis Auditorium located at 1200 North Coalter Street, Staunton, VA 24401. The cost of the class is $100.00. Please make checks out to ACHF and mail to James Loveless, 37034 West Spicer Dr, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Two new categories, Traditional Line Formations & Progressive Acapella, were voted on and passed to be added. They are now ready to be competed in regional competitions starting in May 2016.
This year in October at Spartanburg SC, 2016, the two New categories will be offered to any team that wants to compete in them, without having to qualify for this year only. In 2017, teams will have to qualify them the same as every other category. However this year the Traditional Line Formations & Progressive Acapella will not be considered for the overall award in the respective categories.
This year in October 2016, we will divide the categories up into Four Main Categories as follow:
Traditional: Smooth, Southern Appalachian, Country Hoedown, Kentucky Running Set, Kentucky Running Set Precision. 4 Couple Precision.
Open Traditional: 6 or 8 Open Couple Precision, 4 or More Couple Open Hoedown, 4 or More Couple Open Precision, Traditional Line, Traditional Line Form.
Contemporary: Line, Line Formations, Exhibition, Small Team Exhibition.
Open Contemporary: Props Exhibition, Show, Acapella Team, Stomp, Progressive Acapella,
Each of these categories are considered separate from the other and you can win a Overall title in one of four of the categories. We still will give an Overall in Each Category and an Overall for each Main Category.
The Rules and score sheets are posted and you can see what is judged in each of them.
If you have any questions about the new categories or break down and separation of the Main Categories, contact Henry Jones.
Below are the updated rules for ACHF, and the new category scoresheets.
Here are the overall winners of the 2016 Southern Junction Clogging Championships:
Tiny Tot thru Junior Team – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
Senior thru Adult Team – Syncopate
Tiny Tot Team – XDC
Pee Wee Team – JM Studios
Elementary Team – JM Studios
Junior Team – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
Senior Team – Rhythm Masters
Young Adult Team – Syncopate
Adult Team – Rhythm Masters
Junior Small – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
Junior Large – JM Studios
Senior Small – Syncopate
Senior Large – Rhythm Masters
Novice Female – Taylor Statzer
Traditional Female – Nikki Morgan
Traditional Male – Joey McCannon
Contemporary Female – Nikki Morgan
Contemporary Male – Joey McCannon
Acapella Solo – Nikki Morgan
Acapella Duo – Augusta Holder and Stephanie Howell
Duo/Duet – Joey McCannon and Stephanie Howell
Short Duo/Duet – Camryn Kearns and Emily George
Most Entertaining Junior – JM Studios
Most Entertaining Senior – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
Best Choreography Junior – Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers
Best Choreography Senior – Syncopate
Best Energy Junior – JM Studios
Best Energy Senior – Rhythm Masters
ACHF is planning a Traditional Workshop in Denton North Carolina on June 4, 2016 from 9 am until 4 pm. The Hickory Flat Hoedowners are having a Barn Dance that evening as a BBQ Fund Raiser, and is allowing ACHF to use their space during the day for our workshop. The location of the workshop is 1177 Old Camp Rd Denton, NC. The cost for the workshop is FREE to all ACHF Members. All others is $20.00 which will buy you a ACHF Membership.
Our schedule is as follow:
9am-10:20am – Southern Appalachian – Jimmy Loveless
10:30am-11:45 am – Country Hoedown – Lou Maiuri
11:45am-1pm – LUNCH – Two fast Food Restaurants about 5 minutes away, set down Restaurants also
1pm-2:30 pm – Smooth – Jimmy Loveless
2:45-4 pm – Running Set Precision – Lou Maiuri
If time allows, we will work on other Traditional dances.
Please bring your drinks and any snacks you may want.