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Rules for Open and Amateur Divisions

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

$20 per person

Anything goes in both rounds – there are no restrictions. Dancers will be randomly paired and will dance to music selected by the DJ. You cannot lead and follow in the same division.

Please see the Schedule for times of the Prelims and Finals.

  • 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).
  • Final Round – Finalists will be randomly paired and will compete as a couple. Couples will not change partners during finals. Leaders may be male or female. Followers may be male or female. Judging will emphasize how well the dancers adapt to their partners. Finalists will dance to 3 songs of varying tempos.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday night.  See the schedule for details.