Prize money will be awarded to the Top 5 Instructors of the event. Both Male and Female Instructors with the highest total points, based on the accumulated points system as described below will make up the total of the Top 5 Placements.
|min. 150 entries||min. 100 entries||min. 75 entries||min. 50 entries||min. 25 entries|
Pro-Am Scholarship Prize Money
|Closed Bronze Scholarship||$100||$75||$50|
|Closed Silver Scholarship||$100||$75||$50|
|JR and Adult AM/AM Open Scholarships||$100||$75||$50|
|Open Pro/Am Scholarships and AM/AM||$200||$150||$100|
Equal prize money will be awarded in both American and International in all four styles, as well as Night Club. If less than three competitors, prize moneys will be halved.
Top Teacher Bonus Money
|300+ entries = $1000 Bonus Awarded to one teacher with the highest total points over 300 Entries|
|200+ entries = $750 Bonus Awarded to one teacher with the highest total points over 200 Entries|
|100+ entries = $500 Bonus Awarded to one teacher with the highest total points over 100 Entries|
The Top Teacher points are accumulated as follows:
Single or Two Dance Entries:
lst-8 points 2nd-7 points 3rd-6 points 4th-5 points 5th-4 points 6th-3 points 7th-2 points 8th-1 point
4 points for each call back.
Multi — 3, 4 or 5 Dance Entries:
1st-20 points 2nd-15 points 3rd-10 points 4th-8 points 5th-6 points 6th-4 points 7th-2 points 8th-2 points 5 points for each call back.
All points will then be added together resulting in the teacher’s placement.
Top Student Awards
Both Male and Female awards will be presented to the Top Newcomer, Bronze, Silver , Gold and one Top Overall Student.
The point system will be accumulated on the same scale as Top Teacher.
To be eligible, a student must enter a minimum of 25 single dance entries. The newcomer award is ONLY for a student that is competing for the very FIRST time.
Top Amateur Couple
An award will be given to the Amateur couple that has accumulated the highest overall points. A minimum of 25 accumulative single dance entries must be danced.
Pre-teens, Juniors, and Young Adults
Any Pro-Am that pays a reduced entry fee will receive half points as described above.
Top Studio Awards
There will be awards for Local Studios as well as Out of Town studios.
To qualify you must have a minimum of two teachers competing pro-am.
The point system is based on the same scale as Top Teacher.
Local studios are NOT required to have Teachers on a hotel package.
Studio will receive 1 point per Amateur Couple entry danced.