Pro-Am Couple (Female)
Pro-Am Couple (Male)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
12:00 PM – Doors Open/Registration Opens
12:30 PM – Competitor Briefing
1:00 PM – Amateur Couple Division
1:30 PM – Amateur Soloist Division
1:45 PM – Amateur Duo Division
2:00 PM – Pro-Am Couple (Male)/Pro-Am Couple (Female) Divisions
2:45 PM – Break
3:15 PM – Professional Couple Division
3:30 PM – Presentation of Trophies and Prizes
Note (1) All competitors must have completed registration and briefing before the competition commences.
Note (2) Presentation of trophies and prizes will take place at the end of the entire competition.
Note (3) John and Liz Productions reserves the right to alter the event schedule if necessary.
Competitors are limited to one entry per division. An exception to this rule exists for the Pro-Am Couple divisions: professional dancers are allowed up to five entries in the Pro-Am Couple divisions.
All choreographed routines must consist of 70% recognizable Salsa dancing and music; any other dance style is permitted for the remaining 30% of the routine. If a non-Salsa style is incorporated into a competitor’s routine, the music will need to be pre-approved by John and Liz Productions (before September 30, 2014) to ensure this limit is not exceeded.
Competitors must maintain their chosen Salsa rhythm (e.g., On 1, On 2) throughout their routine. Competitors can choose to break forward or backward as long as this is consistent throughout the routine.
The term “trick” is taken to include any lift, dip, drop, flare or other leverage move. A trick is defined as any movement that requires the support of the other partner to maintain it. This is regardless of whether the dancer’s feet remain on the floor or not. A maximum of five tricks are permitted in a routine. No more than two of these tricks may be lifts with the remaining three tricks requiring that both competitors maintain at least one foot on the floor at all times. Competitors violating this rule will receive a 5 point deduction from their total score.
The music used by competitors for the Professional Couple, Amateur Couple and Pro-Am Couple divisions must be between 1:45 minutes and 2:00 minutes in length. The music used by competitors for the Amateur Soloist and Amateur Duo divisions must be between 1:15 minutes and 1:30 minutes in length. These music length limits include any optional entrance and/or exit music. Competitors need to provide a ready-to-play CD containing only one track with your competition music. The DJ will not slow down or speed up music for any competitor.
The following scoring criteria will be used for all divisions:
Timing – 30%
Choreography, Musicality and Presentation – 40%
Difficulty and Technique – 30%
Timing: Competitors can choose to break On 1 or On 2, but must maintain consistency for the duration of the routine. The direction of the break step can be either to the front or the back as long as the timing of the break is consistently maintained (i.e. either 1 and 5, or 2 and 6). The routine should show recognizable Salsa Timing.
Choreography: The interpretation of the music by the dancers. Good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. All choreography should be musical, and dancers should show a good usage of the space itself. Originality is a factor here.
Musicality: Dancers will demonstrate their ability to creatively work with the timing of their individual ways, including patterns, footwork, “hits”, tricks, etc.
Presentation: You Will Be Judged By Your Overall Presentation. This includes costuming, showmanship, and also good sportsmanship.
Difficulty: This is reflected by the difficulty of patterns and turns, the intricacy of shine movements, and the level of tricks. For example, how many turns were done (on one foot)? How intricate were the shines? What was the difficulty of the lift work? How many jumps, kicks, extensions were performed? Were there any movements requiring exceptional balance, flexibility or strength? In order to get credit for any of these things, the movement must be successfully executed.
Technique: This is reflected through balance, placement and line. This also refers to general technique for partner dance where the movement is “grounded” and there is clarity of proper weight change from foot to foot. Technique and/or body styling should be specific to Salsa Dance. Movement should appear to be both clear and effortless.
For all divisions, trophies will be awarded for first place with medals being awarded for second place and third place. For Professional Couple and Pro-Am Couple divisions, first place will also be awarded a cash prize.
Amateur Couple/Amateur Soloist/Amateur Duo Divisions:
1st Place – Trophy
2nd Place – Medals
3rd Place – Medals
Pro-Am Couple (Male)/Pro-Am Couple (Female)/Professional Couple Divisions:
1st Place – Trophy + $100 cash prize
2nd Place – Medals
3rd Place – Medals
Note: For a division with a cash prize, it will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five (5) entries in the division.
The judges for the competition have been selected according to experience, exposure and knowledge with regard to salsa and dance.
Competitor registration (forms and payment) must be finalized by September 30, 2014.
Step 1: Submit your completed Registration Form (http://goo.gl/Brqyga).
Step 2: Submit payment to John and Liz Productions ([email protected]) via PayPal (see below).
Step 3: Show up!
Registration Fee (for Salsamania members): $35 per division (http://goo.gl/onvbaL)
Registration Fee (for non-members): $35 per division (http://goo.gl/AFwzv1)
General Entrance Fee: $5
John and Liz Productions reserves the right for any photography or filming during the competition/event. John and Liz Productions will not accept responsibility for loss or injury to persons or possessions in relation to this event.
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