WLDC RULES - GENERAL RULES & INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFO FOR REGISTRATION

All Participants (this includes competitors who have already qualified and competitors yet to be qualified as well as past champions) must pay the Membership Fee for 2017 from the World Latin Dance Cup website prior to registering for the divisions you are wanting to compete in. NO EXCEPTIONS! You will also be required to sign a Liability waiver prior to participating in the competition. Online registration will open on March 1st, 2017 and will be available on the website.

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All competitors must check in with registration ON SITE, ONE DAY BEFORE they are scheduled to compete to update their entry forms, settle any remaining balance, pick up their competition number and wristbands and supply us with their hotel information.

Champions from the previous year of each division, will go directly to the Finals of that division. All competitors who placed second or third in the previous year for each division go directly to the Semi Finals. Past champions and 2nd and 3rd placings must still pay membership and division fees!

All competitors need to pay the designated division fees per division you are wanting to compete in. If you are entering a couple or a team, you only need to pay the fee for that entry once not per person in the team. However if you are entering 2 teams for example, you will need to pay the team fee twice, once for each division you are wanting to enter in.

All competitors can enter and compete in as many divisions they choose to as long as they qualify for the division and pay the appropriate fees. If they choose to perform in the same division  more than once, it MUST be with a different partner, song & choreography. Each entry is paid separately!

All competitors that have already qualified for the Semi Finals, must be available on Tuesday December 12, 2017 to register and by Wednesday December 13, 2016 at 9AM to compete.

All competitors that are wanting to qualify in Orlando, must be available on Monday December 11, 2017 to register, the competition will begin on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9AM. This is for all competitors who have not yet qualified in a particular division. If you have already qualified for a particular division but are wanting to compete in another competition, which you have not yet qualified in, you still need to qualify for this division in Orlando.

Competitors will only go straight to the Semi Finals if they have already qualified for that particular division this year or placed 2nd or 3rd in that division in 2016. Competitors who placed 1st in a division in 2016 will go straight to the Finals for that division.

It is recommended that all competitors stay at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive as there could be changes to the program/competition schedule based on the amount of entries. All major changes will be communicated via Facebook during the event.

Contact us as soon as possible for our discounted hotel rates as they sell out quickly.

The Room Rate for WDC Group is $142 ( for a room up to 4 persons ) + tx and resort fee ( around $170 total )

 

To reserve your room now and book your room at a discounted price visit our website venue page  or go directly to Wyndham Orlando Resort International drive Booking link . For more information please contact: worldlatindancecup@gmail.com

We will need your hotel and room number upon registering with us for the competition, so we can reach you and keep you informed. We will do our best to keep you informed, but it is YOUR responsibility to stay informed of any changes.

All changes will be updated on the Facebook Page of World Latin Dance Cup and on www.worldlatindancecup.com

EVENT SCHEDULE Click here, please be aware last minute changes may need to be made concerning the order and times of divisions, depending on the number of competitors. WE WILL NOT CHANGE THE DAY OF THE DIVISIONS, ONLY THE TIME AND ORDER IF NECESSARY!

Dancers are allowed to use any music they choose, as long it is of the same genre that is being danced to. Example: you cannot dance salsa to reggaeton music.

Music Timing

Music allowance for Couple and Team divisions is a minimum of 1 minute and 30 seconds and a maximum of 2 minutes. Points will be deducted if the music is longer than 2 minutes and you will be disqualified with no refunds if routine is longer than 2 minutes and 15 seconds.

Music allowance for the Soloist Division is a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 1 minute and 30 seconds. Points will be deducted if the music is longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds and you will be disqualified with no refunds if routine is longer than 1 minute and 45 seconds. Timing begins from the moment music starts.

No speaking introductions allowed as part of the music, such as mentioning dancers names or dance school or anything similar. If this occurs, points will be deducted. No bowing music allowed at the end of the routine. This will count towards your allowed time.

All dancers are expected to be prepared to perform a choreographed routine in the time given for each division. All dancers of ALL divisions are required to bring their own 90 second or two minute song (depending on division) pre recorded and mixed as an MP3 file on a Memory Stick OR CD or BOTH, even if you have already emailed us your music. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE YOUR MUSIC WORKS!

If you would like to send us your song ahead of time per email to shorten your registration time at the event, this needs to be done by SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2017. You can make changes to your music after this time, however you will need to do this on-site when you register. Please send all music to DJ Robby at: salsadjrobbyla@gmail.com

You need to include: name of team/couple or soloist, division, name of song and artist. THE MUSIC MUST BE IN MP3 FORMAT!

Music Format & Information

The following are IMPORTANT POINTS.

ALL music needs to be in MP3 format on a Memory Stick and ALSO on a CD. ONE SONG PER CD (Even If It’s the Same Song).

Music will only be accepted as an MP3 on a Memory Stick AND on a CD. Let’s be really clear! Music will NOT be accepted if it is not on a Memory Stick AND on a CD. This means NO IPODS or IPADS/Laptops etc. ONLY MP3 on a memory stick AND in addition a CD.

All music needs to be at the speed the dancers require for the competition. Our staff and DJs have hundreds of songs and routines to coordinate and will not be allowed per the producer to play your music faster or slower than it was recorded!

Please ensure your CD has a cover so it will not get damaged! We are not responsible for any damage to CD’s without covers. On the cover AND the CD please write the following CLEARLY and in black magic marker: Name of Team/Couple or Soloist, Division, Name of Song, Name of Artist and if possible name of the music label. We also need this information typed into the song name of the MP3 when saving it on the Memory Stick.

No CD or Memory Stick will be accepted without this information.

No routine which has previously been performed in past years at the World Latin Dance Cup can be used again. Also if you are competing in more than one division, you cannot use the SAME SONG OR the SAME CHOREOGRAPHY in another division.

Props are not allowed in ANY division. Extra costume pieces such as hats or jackets are permitted if they are a part of the costume, and are not discarded (thrown away) or taken off at any time during the performance. Failure to follow this rule will result in points being deducted off the final score by the judges. Hairpieces, jewellery or clothing pieces that fall on the stage during routine can also result in lower scores to be given by the judges.

No Chairs, Canes, Guns, Knives, Fire effects, or any other stage props allowed!

No motion of hands asking the audience for applause. POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED!

No changing of partners can occur after you have entered the qualifying rounds. If you have already qualified with a certain partner, you must compete with the same partner at the World Latin Dance Cup.

No amateur dancer can compete in any team or division that is not amateur, except for Pro Am, Limitless, Family or 75 and Over. READ DEFINITION OF DIVISIONS BELOW!

5 CATEGORIES:

PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS

PRO AM DIVISIONS

AMATEUR DIVISIONS

CHILDREN / JUNIORS DIVISIONS

SPECIAL DIVISIONS (LIMITLESS & FAMILY)

If we are unable to inform you of any changes and you are missing in action or late, we regret to inform you that your partner and you or your team will be disqualified with no refund. (No Exceptions). Happened last year!

We will not accept ANYONE being late for meetings, rehearsals or competition time. If someone is missing from your team or partnership, judges will be notified and points may be deducted or you may be disqualified.

The judges and the WLDC committee will have the final say on ALL discrepancies, equal scores, etc…

ALL decisions are FINAL!

World Latin Dance Cup reserves the right for ANY photography or filming to be permitted during the full event including qualifiers, semifinals and finals of the WLDC.

All photography and filming are property of the WLDC & Albert Torres Productions, Inc.

ALL competitors consent to release the use of their photographs, biographies and names, for ANY video or television footage for sale.

All of this is property of the WLDC & Albert Torres Productions, Inc. The event will be recorded on film, video and photography.

These may be used for WLDC promotional purposes and marketing without any obligation.

WLDC reserves the right to change the program and competition if necessary without consultation.

World Latin Dance Cup and Albert Torres Productions, Inc. does not accept responsibility for loss or injury to persons or loss of possessions in relation to this event.

World Latin Dance Cup and Albert Torres Productions, Inc. cannot be held liable for injury sustained by dancers or anyone else attending and/or participating in the event.

All dancers will sign a Release Of Liability Form, if not they will not be allowed to participate in this event.

There will be NO refunds for dancers that pull out of this event or are disqualified.

World Latin Dance Cup and Albert Torres Productions, Inc. does not take any responsibility for loss or theft of any personal items or articles.

For Liability form click here.

If there are fewer than 3 soloists in a Solo Division, fewer than 3 couples in a Couple Division or fewer than 3 teams in any of the team divisions, the WLDC Reserves The Right To Cancel The Competition For That Division.

JUDGING CRITERIA

PANEL OF JUDGES: The judges will be aware of all judging criteria for each category (see “What the judges look for” below).

To maintain fair judgement, if there is a big difference in allocation of points from one judge compared to the other judges, then that judge will be asked to explain his/her decision to the other judges. This is to avoid a judge being “biased” towards particular competitors.

A judge will also be present to ensure fairness is executed at all times. The judges appreciate the diversity of salsa dancing; therefore any style of salsa will be permitted i.e. Cuban, LA, New York, On1 or On2 etc.

The judges and WLDC committee will have final say on all discrepancies, equal scores, etc.. all decisions are final.

Timing & Rhythm: “On 1” or “On 2”; Musicality & Consistency with the beat – Strict Tempo.

Partnering: Lead & follow; unity / synchronization between partners.

Dance Ability & Music Interpretation: Style, control and execution of the dance or choreography.

Appearance/ Stage presence: Connection, Costumes, confidence and presentation.

Salsa Timing for all divisions of this competition has been defined as “Quick-Quick-Slow” as designated by the counts “1-2-3” of each bar or music. Dancers can choose to break on the “1” or the “2”. The timing score asks, was the correct rhythm maintained throughout the routine? Were syncopations deliberate and within the acceptable deviations of timing for the dance?

We, the producers of the World Latin Dance Cup, Inc have decided not to deduct points, if you are dancing “On 1” and return by breaking “On 5″. The same if you are dancing on ” 2″ and return by breaking on “6 “. If your timing is not consistent to your selected division, the judges will deduct points off your total score. If you return on any other beat than what is mentioned above, the judges will deduct points.

Men and women must maintain at least 25% salsa timing steps in full 8 counts during the routine. Marking only “1” and “5” or “2” and “6” is not considered as a full 8 counts of salsa timing. If this is not the case points will be deducted on timing by the judges according to how many times this occurs during the routine. Recognized salsa timing is designated for this competition as “1-2-3, 5-6-7”. Competitors can choose to break on “1” or on “2”, but must maintain consistency for the duration of the routine.

The direction of the break step can be either to the front or the back, as long as this is consistently maintained (either “1” and “5” or “2” and “6”).

Competitors in all salsa divisions must demonstrate routines that are 70% salsa. Couples dancing in any of the cabaret divisions, must also demonstrate basic timing for a minimum of 50% of their routine. This can be reflected in turn patterns, shines, etc…

Failure to demonstrate basic salsa rhythm for the duration of the routine will result in a deduction of points.

Note: if any of the participants dance on timing, different from that which is specified in their application, they will be disqualified with no refund.

Couples will demonstrate their ability to creatively work with the timing of their individual music. This can be done in a variety of ways, including patterns, footwork,” hits”, tricks, etc…Judges will evaluate the level of interpretation of the music of your choice, different nuances, breaks and accents, the overall synchronization of the dancers with the music, etc. How effectively did the couple utilize the breaks and nuances of their chosen piece of music? Were they rhythmically in sync with the piece?

Reflected through balance, placement and line. Partners must reflect adequate “Latin” / “salsa motion” and “isolations” as designated by the dance style. Movement should appear to be effortless. These are reflections of good dance technique.

What was the level of the turns, patterns, intricacy of shine movements, level of tricks, dips, drops, and flares? The amount of turns on both double and single feet? By both dancers or only one? Any movements requiring exceptional balance, flexibility or strength? Were all movements attempted successfully executed?

Example: in the cabaret divisions, what was the difficulty of the lift? Was it properly executed? How about jumps, kicks and extensions? In order to get credit for any of these, the movements must be successfully executed!

This is reflected in the lead / follow aspect of the dance. Are partners truly connected, or are they merely executing choreography while holding hands? Synchronicity during side by side or shines will also help determine the score in this category. For the Solo Divisions, is there connection with the audience?

The choreography is the couple or team’s interpretation of the music. Did the routine flow easily from one movement to the next? A good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. For the On1 and On2 team divisions, a few creative tricks will help with your score (however this is not a requirement). For the cabaret divisions, dancers should creatively demonstrate lifts and tricks, and also smooth transitions. All choreography should be musical and dancers should show a good usage of the space onstage.

Originality is a factor here. How well put together was the performance? Did the routine flow easily from one movement to the next? Was there something clever or new that was part of the routine? Was there emphasis on the musicality of the choreography?

Routines must ideally reflect the following: Turn Patterns (which will be judged on level of difficulty and/or originality), Open Shines, Footwork, Floorcraft (proper usage of the stage space), and Tricks or Trick Combinations that are appropriate for this division. Routines should show originality, or something unique to showcase the couple/team /soloist.

How professional and polished did the couple/team/soloist appear to be? How did they project to the audience and capture their attention? Contestants will show etiquette during the competition by refraining from distracting others while other competitors are dancing. If this is not the case the judges will deduct points. Costumes or matching outfits are required. All costumes should be in good taste with all private parts covered by non-transparent material.

We strongly suggest that jeans are not used as costumes and ladies wear dresses or skirts with nylon pantyhose or fishnet stockings. Also recommended that men not wear sleeveless tops. If you decide not to do this no points will be automatically deducted. Be aware that judges might be looking at this as a personal preference.

Teams must be synchronized when parts are choreographed to be synchronized. How synchronized was the team during side by side movement or shines, combinations, lines, hands & feet and body movement?

Infractions: if a team loses synchronicity points will be deducted each time. How well did the team work together? Was there a lead / follow relationship established? How synchronized was the team during side-by-side movement or shines?

NON-ACROBATIC DIVISIONS: No moves in which both feet leave the ground at the same time, will be permitted in any non acrobatic divisions! This includes any move above the shoulders. If both feet leave the ground at any time for either dancer, points will be deducted. If ANY part of the body of either dancer goes above the partner’s shoulders, the couple or team will be disqualified with no refund.

FOR ALL COMPETITORS: Participants will also be disqualified without a refund if they have entered an Amateur division but hold a Professional status (read definition of divisions below) or if the participant has entered a division with an age requirement, but is above or below the required age. Each participant will need to bring proof of age upon registering.

All the information will be provided to the competitors at the registration / info desk at the hotel. Each round is considered a fresh start for competitors, meaning no previous scores are kept or added. Order of performance will be based on a random draw, before each of the rounds. Meaning no previous scores are kept or added.

All competitors have the opportunity to conduct their rehearsal on the stage where the competition is to be held, as long as time allows. No competitor will be allowed on stage to rehearse without permission.

All decisions are final and are to be determined by the judges. However if there is a relevant amount of disagreement on decisions after the competition, the judges (and ONLY the judges) will hold a meeting with the other judges and the producer to discuss the issue and then have the right to change the score if necessary. The producers of the event need to be informed before the final decision. After the competition and only after the final competition judges will be allowed to communicate his or her decisions with the competitors.

Judges should always maintain neutral and professional. Competitors will be allowed to see their scores after the end of each round but not allowed to talk to judges until after the Sunday finals of all the competitions.

Competitors in no way will be allowed to raise their voice or be unprofessional to any judge or member of the organization. If this is to occur this person will be disqualified for any future events worldwide hosted by Albert Torres Productions, Inc. and the World Latin Dance Cup.

All Scores will be published on the internet and upon request will be sent a detailed copy of the judges score sheets within 2 months of the finals. All parties should respect each other’s opinion.

A. Partnerships in couple divisions will be designated as one male and one female partner unless specifically designated as a Same Gender division.

B. Showcase or choreographed routines should be no more than 2 minutes long for teams and couples and 1 minute and 30 seconds long for solos, starting from the beginning of the song. Talking introductions or bowing music is not allowed. Judges will deduct points for this, at their discretion.

C. All divisions are able to use any music.

D. Music for all salsa divisions must be 70% salsa music, the same goes for bachata, cha cha, kizomba, tango and zouk. You are allowed to mix no more than three different songs in one routine. The remaining 30% of your routine music, for which you are allowed to have other music besides salsa, can be any music.

E. Props are not allowed in ANY division. Extra costume pieces such as hats or jackets are permitted if they are a part of the costume, and are not discarded (thrown away) or taken off at any time during the performance. Failure to follow this rule will result in points being deducted off the final score by the judges. Hairpieces, jewellery or clothing pieces that fall on the stage during routine can also result in lower scores to be given by the judges.

No Chairs, Canes, Guns, Knives, Fire effects, or any other stage props allowed!

F. Tricks, dips, drops, leverage moves & flares. A trick is defined as any movement that requires the support of the other partner to maintain balance. This is regardless of whether the feet remain on the floor or not.

Non-Acrobatic On1, On2 and Team divisions:

-One foot must always remain on the floor even during tricks.

– If both feet of any competitor in these divisions leave the floor at the same time via the assistance of the other partner, it will be considered a lift and there will be a major deduction from the final score. A maximum of five tricks / dips or flares are permitted for the routine in these divisions (NOTE: a trick / dip or flare is not a LIFT!). Any lift above the shoulder is subject for couple or team to be disqualified in these divisions.

Multiple positions are okay in trick combinations but no more than three total positions may be achieved in any combination. However there cannot be any stops during the combinations. Positions must constantly flow from one to the next, with no stops. If there is a stop, each position will be counted as a separate trick, and will account toward the five trick limit. No trick or trick combination can last more than two 8 counts.

Cabaret divisions: All cabaret couples or teams in cabaret divisions may utilize lifts and overheads. Routines in the cabaret couples and teams with acrobatics need to be at least 50% salsa dancing or whichever other latin dance the division specifies.

CLARIFICATION

Cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are permitted as long as the division rules allows it.

Lifts are defined as any assisted movement whereby any partner is carried off the floor. Whether the feet are 2 inches off the floor or 10 feet, this type of assisted movement will still be considered a LIFT.

LIFTS and TRICKS combinations are expected to remain within the confines of salsa timing and or musicality of the routine.

TRICK COMBINATIONS:

Multiple Positions (Non Cabaret Divisions): Are okay in trick combinations but no more than 3 total positions may be achieved in any one combination. However, there cannot be any stops during the combinations.

Positions must always flow from one to the next, without stops. If there is a stop, each position will be counted as a separate trick, and will count toward the 5 trick limit.

No trick or trick combination can last more than two 8-counts (4 measures). One foot must remain on the floor at all times.

A lift is considered when any of the dancers leave the floor with both feet at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other to assist the lift.

Tricks / Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed in non-cabaret divisions.

Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

Any assisted movement whereby the movement cannot be balanced or performed without the assistance of the partner is considered to be a trick.

DEFINITION:

The point at which both feet of one partner are off the ground due to the other partner and not maintaining contact with their partner.

DEFINITION:

The point at which the head goes below your partner’s waist and weight is not self supported.

Turns / Maximum allowed is up to 4 counts of 8.

For all divisions: a maximum of 8 bars / 32 beats / 4 counts of 8 are allowed for continuous turns.

More than this will result in a penalty and point deduction of the final score.

All preparations for turns and or checks must maintain basic timing. For the “On1 style”, preps must occur on the 1-2 or the 5-6. For the “On2 style”, preps must occur on the 2-3 or 6-7.

Coming out of a turn, sometimes preps can also start on 8 or on 4 in the “On1 style” and on 1 or on 5 for the “On2 style”..

DEFINITION:

Multiple / Continuous turns such as multiple turns in one spot, touch and go style turns, or pot stirrers / corkscrews cannot last longer than 4 counts of 8 and cannot happen more than 2 times in the routine. If this is not the case points, will be deducted.

DEFINITION:

A full stop of the legs and no body movement (like a pause). Dancers cannot maintain an extended stop or freeze position for more than 1 count of 8.

Extended stops or freezes cannot happen more than 2 times in the routine. So it is only allowed to stop or freeze two times in the routine for an entire count of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. You can do this only two times during the whole routine. If you do this more than two times, points will be deducted.

If you decide to stop or freeze for less than 1count of 8, it is still counted as a freeze or stop. In this case there will be no points deduction by the judges, however a judge might give you a lesser score in the choreography section if he or she thinks that there were too many stops or freezes in the routine.

Dancers cannot maintain an extended stop or freeze position for more than 1 count of 8. Extended stops or freezes cannot happen more than two times in the routine.

ROUNDS

A round is a level of competition for example the Qualifiers are considered as the first round, the Semi Finals as the second round and the Finals as the third.

Each round is considered as a fresh start for the competitors. The order of the performances will be based on the scores of the previous round. Those competitors with the lowest scores in the previous round will perform first and those with the highest score in the previous round will perform last.

Example: All dancers competing in the Semi Finals will not bring their scores from the Semi Finals to the Finals. All dancers will start fresh in the next round. The best soloist, couple or team during the finals will be the winner.

Each round, be it Semi Final or Final round, is considered a fresh start for the competitors. The order of the performances will be based on the scores of the previous round.

During the Qualifiers, Semi Finals and Finals, dancers may use any music of their choice, as long as the music fits the criteria of the division they are qualifying in!

Dancers can use the same music in the Semi-Finals and Finals, however we suggest you wear a different costume for each performance.

If you wish to change your music between the Semi Finals and the Finals, you need to register your music at the registration desk the day before your competition at the latest.

All dancers Pro, Amateur, Teams, Children & Juniors can qualify in divisions in which they have not yet qualified in.

The Qualifiers will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. You need to be available and registered by 10pm on Monday, December 11, 2017. Registration opens on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3pm.

We suggest you arrive in Orlando at least one day before the qualifying rounds, if you wish to qualify. Those who are successful in the qualifying rounds, will move on the the Semi Final round and compete against those who have previously qualified.

In the qualifier rounds, dancers are permitted to use music of their choosing as long as the music fits the criteria for that division.

The Semi Final Rounds will be held on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14, 2017.

You need to be available and registered by 10pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

We suggest you arrive in Orlando at least one day before the Semi Final rounds. Dancers who placed 2nd and 3rd in the previous year in each division, go directly to the semi final round of that division.

All dancers that have qualified at Official Qualifiers Worldwide will go directly to the semi final round, in the division they have qualified for.

The Top 5 of each division will compete in the Final round unless the Producer or the Judges decide otherwise.

The Final Rounds will be held Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2017.

All champions of each division from the previous year, go directly to the Finals.

Representation will be unlimited per country. This ruling will hold true for each division. This can only be changed by the Producer or at the Judge’s discretion.

COMPETITION DIVISIONS SPECIFIC RULES

PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS

DEFINITION: PROFESSIONALS

Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1 minute and 30 seconds and no more than 2 minutes long. Each soloist will perform a routine no less than 1 minute and no more than 1 minute and 30 seconds long.

Professional is defined as any individual who has or is receiving financial compensation for teaching or performing in Salsa or Latin dances. Teaching in other genres such as ballet, jazz or hip hop etc. is allowed but not teaching or performing Salsa or Latin dances in return for compensation. These competitors will be considered as professional for the World Latin Dance Cup. Any combination of over two dancers is considered a team.

The same 2 people may not dance together more than once in any couple division, even if they have 2 different dance styles. The same 2 people can only compete as a couple ONCE in any couple division!

PRO TEAMS

This is a pro team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is a pro team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 50% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed,(please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 Pro Dancers. Performance must be at least 70% recognized as Casino Rueda. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed,(please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). Points will be deducted if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is a pro team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed,(please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is an all female pro partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is an all male pro partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is a pro team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This division consist of two couples, two ladies and two men. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performances must be 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. No lifts, cartwheels or aerials are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is a pro team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). Points will be deducted if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

This is an all female open partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Samba. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

PRO COUPLES

This is a pro couple partnership. Defined as a bachata dominicana cabaret couple pro. Music to be bachata dominicana. Cannot mix with sensual music.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 50% Bachata.

Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges. Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership. Defined as a bachata dominicana couple pro. Music to be danced is bachata dominicana. Cannot mix with sensual music.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership. Defined as a bachata sensual cabaret couple pro. Music to be bachata sensual. Cannot mix with dominicana music.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 50% Bachata.

Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges. Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership. Defined as a bachata sensual couple pro. Music to be danced is bachata sensual. Cannot mix with dominicana music.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Cha Cha Cha. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed,  (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership.

Mix various types of Kizomba (Slow, Fast, Tarraxinha) during the 2 minutes that are allocated to them or use one song. Max length is 2 minutes. Dancers in this division will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

– Technical: Mastery and execution of movements.

– Creativity and originality: Use of new or different movements in the choreography.

– Rhythm and interpretation: Definition and consistent use of timing during the execution of the dance and fluidity of body movements.

– Visual presentation: Couple aesthetics (hairstyle, costume, makeup, etc).

– Choreography: Capacity of improvisation evolution of the dance, complexity, movements synchronized to the music.

Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed. Up to 5 lifts and 5 tricks are allowed. (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

This is an all female pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% in the LATIN STYLE you have selected. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET Same Gender

This is an all female pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% in the LATIN STYLE you selected. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges. Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET Same Gender

This is an all male pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% in the LATIN STYLE you selected. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET Same Gender

This is a men’s same gender couple cabaret pro partnership. Defined as a salsa men’s same gender cabaret couples pro. Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Up to 5 lifts / tricks are permitted. (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET Same Gender

This is an all female pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Also over 50% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges. Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET

Combination Of Age must add to a minimum of over 75 years.

Both must be Professional dancers. Lifts and tricks are allowed.

Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration. You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style. (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

This is a pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On1 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is a pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On2 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). Points will be deducted if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET ALLOWED

PRO SOLOISTS

This is a ladies solo pro division. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here)

This is a ladies solo pro division.

Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here)

This is a ladies solo pro division.

Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here)The competitor must have celebrated their 50th birthday by the date of the competition.

This is a male solo pro division.

Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here)

This is a men’s solo pro division.

Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges,  (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). The competitor must have celebrated their 50th birthday by the date of the competition.

PRO AM DIVISIONS

DEFINITION: PRO AM – PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS

One Professional Dancer dancing with One Amateur Dancer to form a partnership.

The Pro can dance up to 5 times with different partners in each Pro Am division, the amateur dancer can also dance with different partners, different routines and different registered music, up to 5 times in each pro am division they qualified for.

The Amateur must be minimum 11 years old. Each performance would needs to paid as a separate entry. Each couple will perform a routine no less than 90 seconds and no more than 2 minutes long.

NO ACROBATICS / LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks / Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

PRO-AM COUPLES

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old. (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

Performance must be 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Lifts, cartwheels are not allowed. This is to be at the discretion of the judges.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

NO ACROBATICS/LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other.

Tricks / Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NO ACROBATICS / LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other.

Tricks/ Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Cha Cha Cha. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NO ACROBATICS /LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks/ Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Cha Cha Cha. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NO ACROBATICS/ LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks/ Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On1 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minute and no longer than 2 minutes.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On1 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no more than 2 minutes.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On2 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On2 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

Combination Of Age

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration. You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors combined ages must add up to over 75 years at the time of the competition.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NON CABARET

Combination Of Age

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration. You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors combined ages must add up to over 75 years at the time of the competition.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NON CABARET

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

AMATEUR DIVISIONS

DEFINITION: AMATEURS

Any individual that enjoys all forms of dance as a hobby and has not and does not earn a living working in the salsa or Latin dance industry. You cannot be considered an Amateur if you have been paid for performing or teaching in the past in the Salsa World. This final decision is made by the Producer of the event. You cannot be considered an Amateur and dance on a Pro Division or vice versa. Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

NO ACROBATICS / LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks / Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner. No amateur dancer can perform on any team or division that is not amateur except for Pro Am, Limitless, Family, or Over 75.

AMATEUR TEAMS

This is an amateur team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

Minimum 3 max

20 dancers

This is an amateur team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

Minimum 3 max

20 dancers

This is an all female amateur partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

Minimum 3 max

20 dancers

This is an all male amateur partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

Minimum 3 max

20 dancers

This is a amateur team partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa. Performances can be On1 or On2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

Minimum 3 max

20 dancers

AMATEUR COUPLES

This is an amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is an all female amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration. You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

The same 2 people may not dance together more than once in this division, even if they have 2 different dance styles. The same 2 people can only compete as a couple ONCE in this division!

NON CABARET

Same Gender

This is an all male amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration. You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

The same 2 people may not dance together more than once in this division, even if they have 2 different dance styles. The same 2 people can only compete as a couple ONCE in this division!

NON CABARET

Same Gender

Combination Of Age must add to a minimum of over 75 years.

Both must be Professional dancers. Lifts and tricks are allowed. Any style of latin dance can be chosen for this division, however you must decide and let our staff know at registration.

You can not change your style after registering and you can not mix styles. Performance must be at least 70% of your chosen style.

NO ACROBATICS / LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

NON CABARET

This is an amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On1 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is an amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On2 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

This is an amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.  Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here). This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

AMATEUR SOLOISTS

This is a ladies solo amateur division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

This is a male solo amateur division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

This is a ladies solo amateur division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

The competitor must have celebrated their 50th birthday by the date of the competition.

This is a men’s solo amateur division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

The competitor must have celebrated their 50th birthday by the date of the competition.

CHILDREN & JUNIORS DIVISIONS

DEFINITION: CHILDREN

Any individual between the ages of 3 and 11 years old. Need to show proof of age.

Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

Each solo routine will be no less than 1 minute and no longer than 1.5 minutes. Acrobatics are allowed.

3 TO 11 YEARS OLD

CABARET ALLOWED BUT NOT MANDATORY

DEFINITION: JUNIORS

Any individual between the ages of 11 and 17 years old. Need to show proof of age.

Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

Each solo routine will be no less than 1 minute and no longer than 1.5 minutes. Acrobatics are allowed.

11 TO 17 YEARS OLD

CABARET ALLOWED BUT NOT MANDATORY

CHILDREN - JUNIORS TEAM

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers who are between the ages of 3 years old and 17 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

3 to 17 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers who are between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 of Salsa Children Boys Team who are between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old. This group consist of all children boys team. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 of Salsa Children Girls Team who are between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old. This group consist of all children girls team. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers as a Salsa Junior Team who are between the ages of 11 years old and 17 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

11 to 17 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers as a Salsa Junior Boys Team who are between the ages of 11 years old and 17 years old. This group consist of all Junior Boys Team. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

11 to 17 years old

Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers as a Salsa Junior Girls Team who are between the ages of 11 years old and 17 years old. This group consist of all Junior Girls Team. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing , synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

11 to 17 years old

CHILDREN - JUNIORS COUPLES

Defined as a couple who are between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a couple who are between the ages of 11 years old and 17 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances.

Performances can be On1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance.Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed, (please read the definition of lifts and tricks click here).

CABARET ALLOWED

11 to 17 years old

CHILDREN - JUNIORS SOLOISTS

Defined as a Boy Solo Dancer who is between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old.

Emphasis on children Solo Divisions will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition for tricks click here).

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a Girl Solo Dancer who is between the ages of 3 years old and 11 years old.

Emphasis on children Solo Divisions will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition for tricks click here).

3 to 11 years old

Defined as a Junior Boy Solo Dancer who is between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.

Emphasis on Junior Solo Divisions will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition for tricks click here).

11 to 17 years old

Defined as a Junior Girl Solo Dancer who is between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.

Emphasis on Junior Solo Divisions will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation & performance.

Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 tricks allowed, (please read the definition for tricks click here).

11 to 17 years old

SPECIAL DANCE DIVISIONS

FAMILIA - FAMILY COUPLE

Child or Adult dance with parents or grandparents.

This division is for family members to dance among each other and keep the spirit of the music and dance alive for generations to come. Children will be able to dance with their parents or grandparents. A variety of music chosen by the DJ will be danced to by the participants.

Winners will be chosen by the audience and all participants will dance on stage at the same time. DJ and producers will decide how long the participants will dance.

OPEN

FREE STYLE

FREE DIVISION

For Physically & Mentally Challenged Dancers Special dancers do not pay division fees, just their membership fee.

This division is designed for physically & mentally challenged dancers. We will see that music and Latin dance is Limitless. One or both of the dancers need to be physically or mentally challenged.

One of the dancers is allowed to not be physically or mentally challenged.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 90 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes. Acrobatics are allowed. Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks are allowed.

OPEN

COUPLES OR GROUP

FREE DIVISION

CABARET ALLOWED BUT NOT MANDATORY

SPECIAL TROPHIES BEST COSTUMES

BEST COSTUME LADY

BEST COSTUME MAN

BEST COSTUME COMBINATION

BEST COSTUME CHILDREN | JUNIOR

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