February 14 - 18, 2018
Hilton Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA
Prizes & Awards
Prizes & Awards
Prizes & Awards

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
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