Dancesport
Championships
February 14 - 18, 2018
Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA
Prizes & Awards
Prizes & Awards
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Top Teacher

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Prize Money $5,000 $3,500 $2,000 $1,000 $700 $500 $400 300
Min # of entries req. 250 200 150          

Going for Top Teacher?!?

Bonus $!!! Take home your BONU$ BUCK$...Regardless of placement!!!

Enter a minimum of 100 paid entries and earn a $150 bonus, regardless of placement! Enter 150 paid entries and earn $250... 225 & your bonus goes to $500 and last but not least, enter 300 paid entries and take home an extra $1500...regardless of placement!!!

There's more...!!!

Top Teacher per STYLE!!!

1st Place-$500 in each style

Smooth   Rhythm   Ballroom   Latin

 

In order to qualify for Top Teacher, teachers must have a minimum of 60 pro/am entries.

To qualify for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, a teacher must have a minimum of 250, 200 and 175 pro/am entries, respectively. In the event the 1st, 2nd and 3rd top teacher does not meet the minimum requirements, prize money will be awarded one place down.

All entries must be danced to qualify for top teachers points.

Entries received after the deadline or at the competition will not count towards top teacher awards.

All points through this event will be added to your total points for the Dancers Cup Tour, as well as the World Pro/Am Dancesport Series.

Professional Purse

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Semi-Final
Professional $1,500 $1,000 $600 $400 $300 $200 $75
Rising Star $600 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100 -
NEW!! American Novice $300 $200 $100 $50 $50 $50 -
Cabaret $600 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100 -

Equal prize money will be awarded in the STANDARD, LATIN, SMOOTH, and RHYTHM divisions.

Scholarships

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pro/Am DCT Newcomer $200 $150 $75 $50 $50 $50
Pro/Am Closed (Bronze & Silver) $300 $200 $100 $50 $50 $50
Pro/Am Open $400 $300 $200 $100 $75 $75
Pro/Am DCT Senior $300 $200 $150 $100 $50 $50
Open Amateur (Ballroom, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm) $400 $300 $200      
Pro/Am Pre-Teen & Junior Ballroom and Latin $150 $100 $50      
Open Amateur Under 21 Ballroom and Latin $150 $100 $50      
Amateur Ballroom & Latin "Grand Slam" $300 $200 $100      
Pro/Am PreTeen and Junior Ballroom and Latin $150 $100 $50      
Amateur Youth Ballroom & Latin "Grand Slam" $300 $200 $100      

See entry forms or rules & regulations for scholarship qualifications.

Top Studio and Top Student

TOP STUDENTS: Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Top Newcomer, Bronze, Silver and Open, both man and lady, will be awarded a top student award.
  • Top Senior I (66+) & Top Senior II (76+)
  • Top overall American Style and International Style student.

To be eligible for top student awards, a student must enter a minimum of 8 dances in that style.

 

TOP STUDIOS: Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Youth Studio: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy.
  • Top Studio 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (see chart below)
  • Dancers Cup Tour "Studio of Excellence"

Each studio must have a minimum of 50 entries. (Excluding Youth Studio)

  1st 2nd 3rd
Top Studio $1,000 $500 $250