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Date Posted: 13:36:29 12/04/07 Thu
Author: No one knows results in advance.
Subject: As stated by the previous reply, the marks are displayed in numerical order by each adjudicator on a large screen. The dancers do not know until the final adjudicators marks are announced, which palce they get overall, unless however their marks are consistently good or bad. When marks are close it adds to the excitement as it can be hard to add up seven marks for two, three and more dancers in order to work out final placements. Tension can be mighty and many dancers don't celebrate their win until final placings are displayed on the screen. Dancers then have five or ten minutes to compose themselves and make their way sidestage for presentation of awards.
In reply to: Laura 's message, "Hi Guyz i am from australia and i was watching all the live broadcasting of the Worlds this year and i was wondering why sidestage at results the top 5 Place Getters already know there places?? How come they already know i rather think this is unfair on the competitors that do get the lower placers it would be degrading to them! Over here we read from last to first and that bulids the tension for the top place getters and it gets the spectators excited. Just my opinion wondering what others think!" on 02:54:18 12/04/07 Thu

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