With respect to the American Classic Balboa Championships and Social competitions at ABW, an Amateur is someone with the following attributes:
- Does not make 60% of their income from teaching Balboa (or other forms of swing dancing).
- Has NOT made the finals of the Open ACBC (2003-2016).
- Has NOT made the finals of other national or international Balboa competitions (2003-2016).
Please note that the final decision as to whether someone will be able to compete as an amateur is up to the discretion of the organizers of ABW. If you register for a level that the organizers of ABW find inaccurate, you will be notified as such and the appropriate change will be made.