Competition Rules

Purpose:

The purpose of this competition is to provide an opportunity for all couples and teams to present their latin style dance in the best possible way both amatiors and professionals. TWO couples/teams having highest score will be rewarded from each devision at the end.

There is a good reason for having two winners from each division. The difference between 1st and 2nd place is usually minimal and judgement who is better is always controvercial.

For this reason we think both couples/teams deserve to be awarded.

Prizes:

The TWO couples/teams with highest score from each division will be awarded a FULL PASS and chance to present their shows on various salsa festivals in Bulgaria and abroad:

  • Monaco
  • Rome
  • Amsterdam
  • Athens
  • Halkidiki
  • Volos
  • Vermio
  • Thessaloniki
  • Vama Veche
  • Stara Zagora (National salsa congress)
  • Borovetz (Balkan salsa congress)

Divisions:

  • Division „Salsa L.A. on 1 / N.Y. on 2 - Couples“
  • Division „Bachata - Couples“
  • Division „Salsa Rueda de Casino / L.A. - Teams“

Salsa L.A. on 1 / N.Y. on 2 - Couples:

Eligable for this division are all couples regardless of the level. A choreography with duration 2 minutes must be prepared. Couples will present freestyle dance and their choreography after that. There is no limitation for dance tricks!

Bachata - Couples:

Eligable for this division are all couples regardless of the level. A choreography with duration 2 minutes must be prepared. Couples will present freestyle dance and their choreography after that. There is no limitation for dance tricks!

Salsa Rueda de Casino / L.A. - Teams:

Eligable for this division are all teams regardless of the level. A choreography with duration 2 minutes must be prepared. There is no limitation for dance tricks!

Requirements:

Divisions "Salsa L.A. on 1 / N.Y. on 2 - Couples" and "Bachata - Couples".

  • Music must be at least 80% salsa/bachata. Mixing of up to 3 songs is allowed.
  • Couples in the Salsa division must dance either on 1 or on 2. The selected rhythm must be kept throughout the whole dance.
  • Performing of any tricks is allowed.
  • Each couple must prepare their show music in MP3 format on USB stick or, if not possible, on Audio CD. Each CD must contain only the track for the corresponding show.
  • Stage costumes are required.

Division "Salsa Rueda de Casino / L.A. - Teams".

  • Music must be at least 80% salsa/bachata. Mixing of up to 3 songs is allowed.
  • Performing of any tricks is allowed.
  • Each couple must prepare their show music in MP3 format on USB stick or, if not possible, on Audio CD. Each CD must contain only the track for the corresponding show.
  • Stage costumes are required.

Criteria:

During the competition judges will be watching for:

  • Timing
  • Dificulty/Techniques
  • Overal performance – choreography, artistic skills, costumes
  • Free style

Entry fee:

Participation fee of 20 EUR per couple will be collected. Teams will be charged according to the number of couples.

Competition:

The competition will take place in Samokov hotel on October, 25 (Sunday) at 18:00.