# Judging freestyle events

This part of the manual focusses on all different judging aspects of a freestyle event.

This contains all rules about the difficulty, presentation, required elements of a freestyle and how deductions are being given.

Freestyle judges will evaluate routines based on difficulty and presentation. Judges will also record any deductions.

There are four different types of freestyle judges, each responsible for evaluating one or more areas of the score.

# Music failure

If the music fails during an event, the athlete(s) should continue the event without music and the judges should keep scoring the event.

If the wrong music is played, the athlete(s) should stop their routine within 5 seconds and judges will stop scoring. Judges will receive further direction from the Floor Manager or Tournament Director.

Last Updated: 2023-03-01