Contests 2017-07-01T17:19:29+00:00

BALBOA CONTESTS

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

Competitors must be Full Weekend Pass or Dance Pass holders. Registration for all competitions closes 10 minutes before the mandatory competitor’s meeting.

Open Social

Anything in the realm of Balboa/Bal-Swing goes. Dancers are paired randomly and dance to music selected by the contest DJ. 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. Finalists dance to 2 songs of varying tempos.

Open Strictly

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

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

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

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