Awards and Prizes

1st2nd3rd4th5th
$7000$4000$3000$2000$1000
6th7th8th9th10th
$600$500$400$300$200

In order to qualify for Top Teacher, teachers must have a minimum of 1 package and 75 entries. Alternatively, the package requirement will be waived if you have a minimum of 125 entries.

Entries received after the deadline or at the competition will not count toward Top Teacher Awards.

If you are competing in any event with a monetary prize, you will be asked to provide your tax information (W-9 form), before you receive your competition number and/or admission to the ballroom. We are required by US Tax Law to have this information available whether or not you actually win any prize money. All information collected will be handled with privacy and discretion.

The point system is the same as the World DanceSport Series: http://www.dancesportseries.com/

1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
Professional$1400$1000$800$600$400$300
Rising Star$500$400$300$200$150$100
Cabaret$700$600$500$400$300$200

If you are competing in any event with a monetary prize, you will be asked to provide your tax information (W-9 form), before you receive your competition number and/or admission to the ballroom. We are required by US Tax Law to have this information available whether or not you actually win any prize money. All information collected will be handled with privacy and discretion.

Equal prize money will be awarded in the BALLROOM, LATIN, SMOOTH, and RHYTHM.

1st2nd3rd4th5th6th
Open Bronze
(A, B, & C)
$200$150$100$75$50$50
Open Silver
(A, B, & C)
$200$150$100$75$50$50
Open Gold +
(A, B, & C)
$200$150$100$75$50$50
9 & 10 Dance$200$150$100$75$50$50
Senior 1 & Senior 2$200$150$100$75$50$50

To enter the "Best of the Best" Scholarships events, each student must also be entered in all the single dances of the dance Style and Level of Scholarship event they are entered in.

If you are competing in any event with a monetary prize, you will be asked to provide your tax information (W-9 form), before you receive your competition number and/or admission to the ballroom. We are required by US Tax Law to have this information available whether or not you actually win any prize money. All information collected will be handled with privacy and discretion.

Every Pro/Am student and amateur couple who is doing freestyle entries will receive a participation award. Top Students, male and female, will be presented. To be eligible for Top Student awards, a student must enter a minimum of 8 dances in that level.

Three (3) Top Studio Awards will be presented.

A Supreme Award will be presented to the student with the highest scoring solo in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels.