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Saturday January 10 & Sunday, January 11, 2015

MInneapolis/St. Paul
Airport/Mall of America Hilton Hotel


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Pro/Am, Amateur and Professional Events • 2015


 

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

International Style:
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep
ChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive


Am/Am Levels:
Novice
Pre-Championship
Open Amateur
Senior I
Senior II

Pro/Am Levels:
Newcomer Bronze(Less than 50 hours of instruction)
Pre Bronze
Intermediate Bronze
Full Bronze
Open Bronze

Newcomer Silver
Pre Silver
Intermediate Silver
Full Silver
Open Silver

Newcomer Gold
Pre Gold
Intermediate Gold
Full Gold
Open Gold
Advanced Open Gold

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 ............... 19+
Senior I ........... 35+
Senior II .......... 51+

Pro/Am Age Categories
Pre-teen A ....... up to age 8
Pre-teen B ....... 9 - 11
Junior C ........... 12 - 15
Junior D ........... 16 - 18
A1 .................... 16 - 25
A2 .................... 26 - 35
B1 .................... 36 - 45
B2 .................... 46 - 55
C1 ................... 56 - 65
C2 ................... 66 - 75
C3 ................... 76+


Professional/Amateur Events

Top Grand Slam Student:
(All ages combined)

Pro/Am Multi-Dance Challenges:
Newcomer, Closed Bronze [Best of the Best] and Closed Silver [Best of the Best]
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,S
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,Q
Latin – C,R,J

Open:
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,VW,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

World Pro/Am DanceSport Series Qualifier:
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,VW,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Pro/Am Night Club Multi-Dance Challenge:
Closed Bronze and Closed Silver (2 separate events):
West Coast Swing, Night-Club 2-step, Hustle

Pro/Am 6, 9, and 10-Dance Challenges:
Closed Bronze and Closed Silver (2 separate events):
Smooth / Rhythm – W,T,F,R,C,S
Intl Ballroom / Latin - W,T,Q,C,S,P

Open 9-Dance Multi-Dance Challenge:
Smooth / Rhythm - W,T,F,VW,C,R,S,B,M

Open 10-Dance Multi-Dance Challenge
:
Standard / 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.


Pro/Am Scholarships:
CLOSED BRONZE & SILVER “A” “B” & “C”:
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,S
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,Q
Latin – C,R,J

Open:
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,VW,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Dance Vision Scholarships:
Closed Bronze “A” & “B”:
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,ECsw

Closed Silver “A” & “B”:
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,ECsw,B

 

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.



Amateur/Amateur & Mixed Amateur Events

Adult Amateur Scholarship:
Open Amateur
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,VW,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Am/Am Multi-Dance Challenges:
Bronze
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,S
Intl. Ballroom – W,F,Q
Latin – C,R,J

Silver
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,S
Intl. Ballroom – W,F,Q
Latin – C,R,J

Pre-Championship
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,J

Open Amateur
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,F,VW,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Senior I
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,F,VW,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Senior II
Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rhythm – C,R,S,B
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,F,Q
Latin – C,S,R,J

American Style
Am/Am Junior/Youth Amateur Multi-Dance Challenge
:
Open
Smooth – W,T,F
Rhythm – C,R,S

Fordney Foundation
International Style Multi-Dance Challenge*
Open
Intl. Ballroom – W,T,F,VW,Q
Latin – C,S,R,P,J

* 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 Rising Star Events

American Smooth & Rhythm Events:
Rising Star American Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rising Star American Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M

International Ballroom & Latin Events:
Rising Star International Ballroom – W,T,VW,F,Q
Rising Star International Latin – C,S,R,P,J

Open Professional Events:
Rising Star American Smooth – W,T,F,VW
Rising Star American Rhythm – C,R,S,B,M

Professional Showdance**

** 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 the floor in one trip.