The Basics Of Competing

Ballroom and Latin Same-sex dance competitions will normally follow this structure:

FIRST CLASSIFICATION:

All couples will dance and be placed into the categories A, B, C, or D

 

SECOND CLASSIFICATION:

A chance for the judges to review the categories, and make any changes as necessary

 

COMPETITION ROUNDS AND SEMI-FINALS:

The couples will compete in their categories, with the judges selecting who will make it through to the next round

 

FINALS:

Normally up to 6 couples will compete in the final of the Ballroom and Latin competitions The dances required for each category are as follows, and usually danced in this order:

BALLROOM:

A - Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep

B - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep

C - Waltz, Tango and Quickstep

D - Waltz, Tango and Quickstep

 

LATIN AMERICAN:

A - Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

B - Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive

C - Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive

D - Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive

 

Usually, the All-Male couples with compete against each other in their own competition, and the All-Female couples will compete against each other in their own competition. But please note, on occasion the organisers may decide to combine the All-Male and All-Female couples into one competition if the total number of entrants is low