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.