Dislocate: This is a skill in gymnastics, that involves a rotating of the shoulders when performing a backwards turn or movement. Dislocates require a degree of shoulder flexibility to perform.Â On bars, dislocates are often done out of a glide … Continue reading →
DÃ©veloppÃ©: This is a ballet and gymnastics dance movement. A dÃ©veloppÃ© is done by drawing the toe of the gesture leg (which bends at the knee and hip) up the front, side, or back of the supporting leg, until it … Continue reading →
Demi-pliÃ©: Literally translated to a small bend. This is aÂ fundamental ballet movement that calls for the knees, to bend in perfect alignment over the toes with the feet flat on the floor and making sure that theÂ heels of … Continue reading →
Degree Of Difficulty: A rating that measures the difficulty of the specific moves in a gymnast’s routine. It is factored into the total score after judges have scored the execution of the moves. Each skill has a Level of difficulty … Continue reading →
Deduction: Points that each judge deducts for each incorrect execution and/or composition. Points are taken off a gymnast’s score for any errors. Most deductions are pre-determined, such as a 0.5 deduction for a fall from an apparatus or a 0.1 … Continue reading →
Dawes: An uneven bar skill named after U.S. gymnast Dominique Dawes.Â It is a back giant with 1 Â½ turn in the handstand.Â It has been rated by the FIG as a D level skill.Â Its FIG number isÂ 4.403.