Contests 2018-08-14T12:17:35+00:00

BALBOA CONTESTS

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

Prize passes include BadAZ Bal, BalastOff!, Balhalla, BALtimore, Great Lakes Balboa Escape, Hot Rhythm Holiday, Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout, and more!

Competitors must be Full Weekend Pass or Dance Pass holders.

*NEW* Adv/Nov Social

This is a novice competition designed for newer Balboa competitors. To ensure that these dancers will have the best first experience we can give them, we will be randomly partnering each novice dancer with an advanced dancer for the competition. Only the novice dancer will be judged. There are no prelims and the finals will be in all-skate format. Contest is limited to 10 follows and 10 leads and registration is first come, first served. Open to those competing less than 2 years having not placed top 3 in another balboa competition.

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. 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. The format may be spotlight, jam, all skates, or a combination of these formats.

Awards will be announced nightly after contest finals. Scores will be posted Sunday night after last awards have been announced.