2017 events


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PRO/AM, AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL

 FREESTYLE EVENTS

AMERICAN STYLE

Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz
ChaCha, Rumba, Bolero, Mambo, East Coast Swing
Samba, Merengue, Salsa, West Coast Swing, Night club 2-step, Hustle, Argentine Tango, Peabody

INTERNATIONAL STYLE

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep
ChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive


AM/AM LEVELS

Novice
Pre-Championship
Open Amateur
Senior I
Senior II


PRO/AM LEVELS

BRONZE

Newcomer*
Beginner I
Beginner II
Pre
Intermediate
Open Intermediate
Full
Open

* Less than 50 hours
of instruction

SILVER

Newcomer
Pre
Intermediate
Open Intermediate
Full
Open

GOLD

Newcomer
Pre
Intermediate
Full
Open
Advanced Open


AM/AM AGE CATEGORIES

Pre-teen I

9th birthday or less

Pre-teen II

9 - 11

Junior I

12 -13

Junior II

14 - 15

Youth

16 - 18

ADULT

A  -  16+
A1  -  21+
A2  -  31+
A3  -  41+
B1   -  51+
B2  -  61+
C1  -  71+
C2  -  81+

PRO/AM AGE CATEGORIES

Pre-teen A

up to age 8

Pre-teen B

9 - 11

Junior C

12 - 15 

Junior D

16 - 18

ADULT

A   -  16+
A1  -  21+
A2  -  31+
A3  -  41+
B1  -  51+
B2  -  61+
C1  -  71+
C2  -  81+


PRO/AM EVENTs

TOP GRAND SLAM STUDENT 

All ages combined

 

Pro/Am Multi-Dance Challenges

Newcomer

CLOSED BRONZE
BEST OF THE BEST
A • B • C

CLOSED SILVER
BEST OF THE BEST
A • B • C

 

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • S

International Ballroom
W • T • Q

International Latin
C • R • J

 

OPEN
 

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51-61

SR
age 62+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F • VW

American Rhythm
C • R • S • B • M

International Ballroom
W • T • VW • F • Q

International Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

PRO/AM NIGHT CLUB MULTI-DANCE CHALLENGE

CLOSED BRONZE + CLOSED SILVER

2 separate events

West Coast Swing
Night-Club 2-step
Hustle

 

PRO/AM 6, 9 AND 10-DANCE
CHALLENGES *

CLOSED BRONZE + CLOSED SILVEr

2 separate events

American Smooth / Rhythm
W • T • F • R • C • S

International Ballroom / Latin
W • T • Q • C • S • P

 

OPEN 9-DANCE MULTI-DANCE CHALLENGE:

American Smooth / Rhythm
W • T • F • VW • C • R • S • B • M

 

OPEN 10-DANCE MULTI-DANCE CHALLENGE:

International Ballroom / Latin
W • T • VW • F • Q • C • S • R • P • J

 

* All 6, 9, and 10-dance Multi-Dance Challenge events must be danced with one student and one teacher that remain the same for all dances in both styles.

Each style in the 6, 9 and 10 dance challenges will be danced on the same day that the freestyle events in that style are danced.

 

WORLD PRO/AM DANCESPORT SERIES QUALIFIER

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F • VW

American Rhythm
C • R • S • B • M

International Ballroom
W • T • VW • F • Q

International Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

DANCE VISION SCHOLARSHIPS

CLOSED BRONZE

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • ECsw
 

Rules:
This event is open to all Bronze and Silver students. 

Figures may be danced from any NDCA recognized syllabus including DVIDA
(NDCA Elements and Restrictions will be strictly enforced).

Each event is unisex (Ladies & Gentlemen combined).

These events will be invigilated.

 

Pro/Am Scholarships

CLOSED BRONZE + SILVER
A • B • C

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • S

International Ballroom
W • T • Q

International Latin
C • R • J

 

OPEN
A • B • C

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51+

SR
age 62+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F • VW
* This is the Global Pro/Am Open Smooth Scholarship (below) *

American Rhythm
C • R • S • B • M 

International Ballroom
W • T • VW • F • Q

International  Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

GLOBAL PRO/AM OPEN SMOOTH SCHOLARSHIPS

To qualify for the Global Scholarship the student must be entered in a minimum of 5 freestyles per scholarship division entered.

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51+

SR
age 62+


AMATEUR/AMATEUR & MIXED AMATEUR EVENTS

Adult amateur Scholarships

19+

OPEN AMATEUR

American Smooth
W • T • F • VW

American Rhythm
C • R • S • B • M

International Ballroom
W • T • VW • F • Q

International Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

Am/Am Multi-Dance Challenges

BRONZE + Silver

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51-61

SR
age 62+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • S

International Ballroom
W • F • Q

International Latin
C • R • J

 

pre-championship

A
age 16-35

B
age 36-50

C
age 51-61

SR
age 62+
 

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • S

International Ballroom
W • F • Q

International Latin
C • R • J

 

OPEN AMATEUR

A
age 19+

B
age 36+

C
age 51+

SR
age 62+

American Smooth
W • T • F • VW

American Rhythm
C • R • S • B • M

International Ballroom
W • T • F • VW • Q

International Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

AMERICAN STYLE JUNIOR/YOUTH AMATEUR MULTI-DANCE CHALLENGE

OPEN

American Smooth
W • T • F

American Rhythm
C • R • S

 

PRE-TEEN I
9th birthday or less

PRE-TEEN II
9 - 11

JUNIOR I
12 -13

JUNIOR II
14 - 15

YOUTH
16 - 18

 

FORDNEY FOUNDATION
INTERNATIONAL STYLE MULTI-DANCE CHALLENGE ***

OPEN

International Ballroom
W • T • F • VW • Q

International Latin
C • S • R • P • J

 

PRE-TEEN I
9th birthday or less

PRE-TEEN II
9 - 11

JUNIOR I
12 -13

JUNIOR II
14 - 15

YOUTH
16 - 18

*** Fordney Foundation points will be accumulated for ranking beginning and ending with the Ohio Star Ball each November.

Monetary awards will be given at the Ohio Star Ball to the top 10 couples in Standard and the top 10 couples in Latin.


PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

PROFESSIONAL NOVICE 2-DANCE

Friday

Professional Novice American Smooth
W  •  T

Professional Novice American Rhythm
C  •  R

Professional Novice competitors must never have made a Professional Rising Star final where a semi-final was danced.

 

OPEN PROFESSIONAL

SATURDAY

Open Professional International Ballroom
W  •  T  •  VW  •  F  •  Q

Open Professional International Latin
C  •  S  •  R  •  P  •  J

 

SUNDAY

Open Professional American Smooth
W  •  T  •  F  •  VW

Open Professional American Rhythm
C  •  R  •  S  •  B  •  M

 

 

Professional Rising Star Events

FRIDAY

Rising Star International Ballroom
W  •  T  •  VW  •  F  •  Q

Rising Star International Latin
C  •  S  •  R  •  P  •  J

 

SATURDAY

Rising Star American Smooth
W • T • F • VW

Rising Star American Rhythm
C  • R  •  S  •  B  •  M

 

OPEN PROFESSIONAL SHOWDANCE

SUNDAY

Open Professional American Smooth / Star Dance Tour
Finalists in this division will present one (1) Showdance as part of the Star Dance Tour Showdance.

Open Professional American Rhythm
 

Click here for
Star Dance Tour Rules
 

Showdance Rules

A couple must only enter one routine.

The routine may be no longer than 4 minutes from when one person touches the floor.

Props may be used as long as they are carried on and off of the floor in one trip.