Competition Info

Rules

Explanation of Events and rules governing them

 

1. PRO AM

These events are for Professional dancers either competing or non competing, dancing with an Amateur dancer either registered or non registered.

 

Division Guidelines – Blackpool Event

  • PLATINUM LEVEL: Any Registered competing Professional with a registered competing Amateur – Non Restricted Syllabus (Under 12 – Restricted Syllabus)
  • DIAMOND LEVEL:  Any Registered competing Professional with a non-registered Amateur  – Non-Restricted Syllabus
  • EMERALD LEVEL: Any Non-Competing Professional with a registered competing Amateur – Non-Restricted Syllabus (Under 12 – Restricted Syllabus)
  • TOPAZ LEVEL: Any Non-Competing Professional with a non-registered Amateur Non-Restricted Syllabus
  • AMBER LEVEL:  Any Non-Competing Professional with a non-registered Amateur Restricted Syllabus

 

Division Guidelines – Area Events

  • SAPPHIRE LEVEL: Any Professional dancing with any Amateur DancerNon-Restricted Syllabus
  • OPAL LEVEL: Any Professional dancing with any Amateur Dancer – Restricted Syllabus

Partner changes are not permitted in any one event.

 

Definition of Registered Amateur/Professional:

– a competitor who requires membership from their countries’ governing dance body to compete in open competitions (this is not a medalist, social or hobby dancer)

 

Age categories – All Events:

All the above levels will be offered in the following age groups:

      • Under 12: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer (11 years and under)
      • 12-15 years: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer (12 years to 15 years inclusive)
      • Under 25: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer (16 years old plus)
      • Under 40: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer (16 years old plus)
      • 40 & Over: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer
      • 60 & Over: This must be the age of the Amateur dancer

If the age allows, entry is permitted in more than one section in each genre.

Each event will be a 3 dance final. Dances for all rounds and finals will be selected from The Hat at the commencement of each round unless stated. Dances to be selected from the 5 Ballroom or Latin dances.

 

Syllabus Guidelines – All Events:

Non-restricted syllabus: Open choreography.
Restricted syllabus: See Syllabus page.

 

Costume requirements – All Events:

No restrictions, except Under 12 sections – Juvenile dress restrictions apply.

 

2. TEACHER/COACH STUDENT

These events are for any Professional or Amateur Coach dancing with a non-teaching Amateur Dancer at four levels.

 

Division Guidelines – All Events:

      • RUBY LEVEL: Any Amateur/Professional Teacher with any non-registered Amateur  Student – Non-Restricted Syllabus
      • TURQUOISE LEVEL: Any Amateur/Professional Teacher with any non-registered Amateur  Student – Restricted Syllabus
      • PEARL LEVEL: Any Amateur/Professional teacher dancing with registered Amateur Student  – Non-Restricted Syllabus (Registered couples can not compete together)
      • CORAL LEVEL: Any Amateur/Professional teacher dancing with registered Amateur Student  – Restricted Syllabus (Registered couples can not compete together)

Only one partner change is allowed in one event.

 

Age categories – All Events:

      • Under 10 years: This must be the age of the student
      • Under 12 years: This must be the age of the student
      • 12-13 years: This must be the age of the student
      • 13-14 years: This must be the age of the student
      • Over 16: This must be the age of the student
      • Under 25: This must be the age of the student (16 years plus)
      • Under 40: This must be the age of the student (16 years plus)
      • 40 & Over: This must be the age of the student
      • 60 & Over: This must be the age of the student

If the age allows, entry is permitted in more than one section in each genre

Each event will be 2 dance final. Dances for each round will be selected from The Hat at the commencement of each round unless stated. Please see event leaflet for dances.

 

Syllabus Guidelines – All Events:

Non-restricted syllabus: Open choreography.
Restricted syllabus: See Syllabus page

 

Costume requirements – All Events:

Under 10 and Under 12: As per normal regulations (NOTE: no stones, no glitter, no sparkle, no tail suit).
12 and Over: no restrictions.

 

 

3. U.K. SOLO DANCE

These events are for any solo Amateur dancer, no partner is required.

 

Division Guidelines:

  • FIRST STEP: dances – see event leaflet (restricted syllabus: see the Syllabus page for details)
  • MEDIAL: dances- see event leaflet (restricted syllabus: see the Syllabus page for details)
  • OPEN: dances- see event leaflet (non-restricted syllabus)

Competitors dancing in the Medial events may also dance in the Open events; competitors dancing in First Step Events may also dance in Medial Events. They can not dance in all 3 Events.

 

Age categories:

  • Under 10 years
  • Under 12 years
  • Under 14 years
  • Under 16 years
  • Under 25 years

Competitors may also dance ONE age category higher (if applicable) but they can not dance in a lower age category!

If you are a registered competitor you are not allowed to dance in First Step category.

 

Syllabus Guidelines:

Non-restricted syllabus: Open choreography.
Restricted syllabus: See Syllabus page

 

Costume requirements:

Under 10s and under 12s: As per standard regulations (NOTE: no stones, no glitter, no sparkle, no tail suit).

Under 14, under 16s and under 25s – any dress permitted.

Due to the nature of the events, IE solos, heavy arm jewellery, bangles, and floaters should be kept to a minimum.

 

4. QUARTZ Groups

This is a group of people that fit into the criteria of the competition and consist of four people.

 

  • They dance as a group of four
  • They dance at the same time as other groups
  • They dance for the length of music played
  • They may wear the same sort of outfits / but not necessary
  • The routine may involve changing partners within the group / may also be solo
  • The idea is four people dancing as one unit

 

Division Guidelines:

  • OPEN: dances: R, J (non-restrected syllabus) – this is a 2 dance competition.

 

Age categories:

  • Under 12 years
  • 12-15 years
  • 16 years and over

 

Syllabus Guidelines:

Non-restricted syllabus: Open choreography.

 

Costume requirements:

Under 12s: As per standard regulations (NOTE: no stones, no glitter, no sparkle, no tail suit).

12 – 15 years and 16 years and over – standard regulation dress.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry fees:
Please note all fees are due in advance for each event. These fees are non-refundable.

Advance Ticket Sales On-Line:
Advance Tickets Sales for all our events are non-refundable.