Divisions & Categories

There is a division and category for everyone!


The competition includes:

 

  • solo categories and partnered categories

  • solo, duet, couples and team categories

  • opposite gender and same gender couples

  • categories for all levels of dance

  • categories both Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha and other Latin styles

  • choreographed categories, freestyle categories, and battles (solo and couples)

 

 

Please note regarding team categories

 

There are only three types of teams:

  • Youth Teams

  • Amateur Teams:
    All members of an amateur team must be registered as amateur dancers.

  • Open Teams:
    This category allows for a mix of dancers (amateur, semi-pro, masters and pro)

 

Please note regarding open categories

There are four open categories:

  • Open Duets:
    This category allows for a mix of pro and semi-pro dancers

  • Open Couples:
    This category allows for a mix of pro and semi-pro dancers

  • Open Shines Teams:
    This category allows for a mix of dancers (amateur, semi-pro, pro, masters, youth 16+)

  • Open Partnered Teams:
    This category allows for a mix of dancers (amateur, semi-pro, pro, masters, youth 16+)

NEW CATEGORY IN 2019

Freestyle Showdown Couple Battles

Please note:

(1) This is a tentative list of divisions and categories. Pending registrations, the organization reserves the right to merge, alter and/or cancel any given category as required. (2) Any given category must have a minimum of 5 entries for it to go ahead.

Division Definitions

17 years or less.

17 years or less / 18 years +
 

Defined as a partnership between a youth dancer (17-) and an adult dancer (18+).

 

In this division only the youth dancer is judged.

Defined as a student/person who does not make a living or have any financial gain from any type of dance related activities, including teaching, performing, judging, dance studio ownership, etc. A person who engages in dancing strictly as an avocation and/or recreational activity only.

18 years +
 

Defined as a person who has previously received or currently receives financial compensation from dance related activities including teaching, performing, judging, etc..., but who does these activities on a part time/casual basis and makes the majority of their income in another profession.

18 years +


Defined as a person who receives financial compensation through dance related activities such as teaching, performing, judging, etc... and who makes the majority or entirety of their income from these activities.

18 years +The Open division allows for a mixture of different level dancers.

  • Open Duets (pro and semi-pro)
    Open Couple (pro and semi-pro)

  • Open Shines Teams (amateur, semi-pro, pro, masters, youths 16+)

  • Open Partnered Teams (amateur, semi-pro, pro, masters, youths 16+)
     

40 years +
 

Defined as a person of 40 years and over.

 

18 years +

 

Defined as two dancers of the same gender

 

  • male / male

  • female / female

 

18 years +
 

Defined as a partnership between an amateur dancer and a pro/semipro level dancer. E.g.

  • Amateur/Pro

  • Amateur/Semi-Pro

 

In this division only the amateur dancer is judged.

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