Contests 2017-10-18T20:42:28+00:00

BALBOA CONTESTS

Cash prizes are awarded to the top placing couples in each competition.

Prize passes include Balast Off!, Balhalla, California Balboa Classic, Great Lakes Balboa Escape, Hot Rhythm Holiday, I *Heart* Bal, and Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout.

Competitors must be Full Weekend Pass or Dance Pass holders. Contest registration closes at 6:00 PM the day of the contest.

Open Social

Anything in the realm of Balboa/Bal-Swing goes.  Judges look for timing, teamwork, finesse, foot work, and musicality.

Preliminary Round – During the preliminary rounds, dancers rotate. The number of heats (and rotations within each heat) is determined by the event organizers. Competitors are selected to advance to the finals individually but judged on how well they dance with their partners.

Final Round – Finalists are paired randomly and compete as a couple. Couples do not change partners during finals. Couples dance to live music by Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander. The format may be spotlight, jam, all skates, or a combination of these formats.

Open Strictly

Anything in the realm of Balboa/Bal-Swing goes.  Judges look for timing, teamwork, finesse, foot work, and musicality.

Preliminary Round –  The number of heats (and rotations within each heat) is determined by the event organizers. Competitors are selected to advance to the finals as a couple.

Final Round –  Couples dance to live music by Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander. The format may be spotlight, jam, all skates, or a combination of these formats.

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