CONTESTS

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top placing couples in each competition. The winning couples will also receive a free weekend pass to a national event (TBA).

Open Balboa Jack & Jill

All competitors must be Full Weekend Pass or Dance Pass holders. Registration for all competitions closes 10 minutes before the mandatory competitors meeting.

Anything in the realm of Balboa/Bal-Swing goes. Dancers will be randomly paired and will dance to music selected by the DJ.

Preliminary Round – During the preliminary rounds, dancers will rotate. The number of heats (and rotations within each heat) will be determined by the event organizers. Leaders and followers will be selected to advance to the finals individually (but will be judged on how well they dance with their partner). Judges will be looking for timing, teamwork, finesse, foot work and musicality.

Prelims will be held on Saturday evening at 8:30 PM in the downstairs of the Turnverein

Final Round РFinalists will be randomly paired and will compete as a couple. Couples will not change partners during finals. Finalists will dance to 2 songs of varying tempos.

Finals will be Saturday night at the beginning of the 2nd band set (roughly 10 PM)

Prize money to be determined by the number of entrants.

Open Balboa Strictly

All competitors must be Full Weekend Pass or Dance Pass holders.

Anything in the realm of Balboa/Bal-Swing goes. Dancers will dance to music selected by the DJ. Judges will be looking for timing, teamwork, finesse, foot work and musicality.

Preliminary Round – The number of heats will be determined by the event organizers. Please note that you are being judged against ALL of the other couples in the contest not just your heat. Therefore the couples brought back for the final round will be the best out of all heats. There is no minimum number of couples to be brought back from each heat.

Final Round – Competitors will dance one judged all skate, each couple will get a 1 1/2 minute spotlight dance, then all competitors will dance to a second and final judged, all skate.

Finals will be Saturday night at the beginning of the 3rd band set (roughly 11 PM)

Prize money to be determined by the number of entrants.

Awards will be announced Sunday evening, final round judging results will be posted Sunday evening after the awards.