The correct answer to the Identifying the Exceptions quiz is the skill, as it is performed in the video, is Illegal. We know we will be looking at Groups and Pairs Rule 2 in the Senior & Open Divisions. This rules states:
At least one Supporting Dancer must maintain contact with the Executing Dancer(s) throughout the entire skill above head-level.
We know the skill is released above head-level so now let’s take a look at the exceptions:
When an Executing Dancer is supported by a single Supporting Dancer they may be released at any level provided:
a. The Executing Dancer does not pass through an inverted position after the release.
b. The Executing Dancer is either caught or supported to the performance surface by one or more Supporting Dancers.
c. The Executing Dancer is either caught or supported to the performance surface by one or more Supporting Dancers.
The very first line of the exception states “When an Executing Dancer is supported by a single Supporting Dancer they may be released at any level…”. The Executing Dancer in this case is supported by more than one Supporting Dancer so we don’t need to move onto any other exceptions. It is illegal because the executing dancer is released by more than one dancer.
The explanation is based on the 2017-18 version of the dance rules dated August 30, 2017.