COMPETITION FORMAT

COUPLES
In the Australian Bachata Championship - the Professional / Semi-Professionals / Pro-Amateur and Amateur Couples Categories will dance TWO ROUNDS.

FIRST ROUND – FREE STYLE - All couple categories will dance a FRE STYLE component  // Value 80% total score.
The Free Style component will consist in one song drawn from a hat (free style) for 2 minutes & 15 seconds.

SECOND ROUND – JACK & JILL - All couple categories will dance a JACK & JILL component //  Value 20% total score.
All dancers will dance one song drawn from a hat (free style) for 2 minutes & 15 seconds with a partner drawn from a hat from his/her dance category. Judges will give each dancer individual scores that subsequent will be added to their “Free Style” couple scores.

TEAMS
– All Teams will dance a choreographed song of their choice. This song must be of a minimum of 2 minutes and 15 seconds and not exceeding 3 minutes

 CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWCASES
Open to any couple that has competed in the Couple Category who wish to perform a choreographed song of their choice.
This song must be of a minimum of 2 minutes & 15 seconds and not exceeding 3 minutes.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

* Open to all couples living in Australia over the age of 16 years old.

* Participants in the Couple Categories must be a couple of different gender.

* Competitors can live in two different Australian States but compete representing just one of them.

* There is no a limit in the number of Categories those competitors can register and compete. 

* Competitors can represent a Dance School, organization or just on their own. There is no limit to the amount of competitors that can represent a particular school or organization.

* There is a registration fee of $100 per dancer/ per category participating in the Australian Bachata Championship. 
Couples $200  // Team (per dancer) $100  //
Special Offer: If you register in a Team + dancing as one in a couple. Team + 1 couple $170  // Team + 2 couples $240
(All registrations fee includes the entry fee for the two nights of the Championship)

*
 The music selected for the choreographies in the Teams, Shines and Showcases MUST be 80% of recognized Bachata music. A panel of judges will assets your music to determine if compile with this requirement. 

* All Choreography music MUST be provided to the Championship Director NOT LATER than 10 days before the competition. 

 

JUDGES
Judges will be appointed at the sole discretion of the Championship Director.

 Disputes
– In the event of any dispute, the Competition Director and the Head Judge of the Panel will make a final decision.
– The results and decisions of the Judges will be final, binding, and conclusive on all matters.
– By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Dancers will be judged (from 1 to 10) in the following criteria: 

Rhythm/Timing
This is the highest proportion of the marking (30%)
Do the Dancers exhibit an understanding of the rhythm? Can they maintain the rhythm? When required can they change between the rhythms & syncopations. Are “Highlights” on time?

Musicality (30%)
Ability to interpret the music and match the dance to the music. Do the Dancers dance with movements & steps that match the music played

Partnering (20%)
Couple Dynamics – Body Movement & flow. Do they interact with each other, dance as a couple. Is there something happening between them or are they just 2 individuals, doing their own thing

Overall Presentation /Appearance (20%)
The complete package. Their entrance and exit, introduction steps, end poses, stage presence & confidence. Moves should be well executed. Any highlights and step sequences should not interrupt the flow of the dance. Do the costumes match; suit the dancers and the performance.

FOR TEAMS & SHINES
Choreography 
Are Highlights well placed? Are the moves original (creation or re-creation of moves)? What is the level of difficulty of the moves? How dynamic and clean is their presentation. Does the dancers’ styling suit Bachata dancing and each other, is it unique, does it add to the performance or does it detract from the dance.

PRIZES
Below are the prizes awarded at the Australian Bachata Championship.
NOTE * : In any given Category with money prizes, a minimum of 4 entries is necessary for Prize Money to be awarded.
If in any given Category there is not the minimum of 4 entries, trophies only will be awarded to Winners, Second & Third places.

Professional Couple
WINNER
Two trophies awarding the title of  "Australian Bachata Champion 2017”.
* $1000 cash prize
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

 Semi Pro Couple
WINNER
Two trophies awarding the title of  "Australian Semi-Pro Bachata Champion 2017”.
* $500 cash prize
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

Second & third place
Trophies awarding second and third place respectively.

ProAm Couple
WINNER
Two trophies awarding the title of  "Australian Semi-Pro Bachata Champion 2017”.
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

Second & third place
Trophies awarding second and third place respectively.

Amateur Couple
WINNER
Two trophies awarding the title of  "Australian Pro/Am Bachata Champion 2017”.
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

Second & third place
Trophies awarding second and third place respectively.

Open Teams
WINNER
One trophy awarding the title of  "Australian Team Bachata Champion 2017”.
* $1000 cash prize
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

Second & third place
Trophies awarding second and third place respectively.

Team Shines
WINNER
One trophy awarding the title of  "Australian Shines Team Bachata Champion 2017”.
* $1000 cash prize
Invitation to perform at the Sydney Bachata Festival 2018

Second & third place
Trophies awarding second and third place respectively.

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