Competition Categories

  • Male adult standard, latin and combined standard and latin
  • Male senior standard, latin and combined standard and latin
  • Female adult standard, latin and combined standard and latin
  • Female senior standard, latin and combined standard and latin
  • Mixed adult standard, latin and combined standard and latin
  • Mixed senior standard, latin and combined standard and latin

Dancers may take part in separate competitions with different partners, but please note that time for breaks and costume changes may be scarce.

Medals and diplomas will be presented to dancers of adult, senior, and combined standard and latin disciplines.

Classification

The adult disciplines (except combined standard and latin) will be danced as graded events from A (top level) to D (starters). Classification rounds will be danced at the start of the tournament. Note: We will not ask you to submit your own expected grading. The winning couple from each class will be invited to participate in the following class.

Senior Competitions

There are senior competitions in all categories and combined standard and latin competitions. The senior and combined standard and latin competitions will not be danced separately. The results will be calculated on the basis of the final placement in the relevant competitions. If the same dance couple competes in the standard and the latin competition it will automatically compete in the combined standard and latin competition. Age definition for senior couples: combined age at least 90 years and the youngest at least 40 years on the day of the competition.

Dances and Music

In all competition rounds the music will be played for approximately 1 minutes and 45 seconds, except Viennese Waltz and the Jive where it will be played for approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Standard

  • A class: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slowfox and Quickstep
  • B class: Waltz, Tango, Slowfox and Quickstep
  • C class: Waltz, Tango and Quickstep
  • D class: Waltz, Tango and Quickstep

Tempi will approximately be (bars per minute): Waltz: 28-30, Tango: 31-33, Viennese Waltz: 58-60, Slowfox: 28-30, Quickstep: 50-52.

Latin

  • A class: Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Pasodoble and Jive
  • B class: Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive
  • C class: Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive
  • D class: Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive

Tempi will approximately be (bars per minute): Samba: 50-52, Cha-Cha: 30-32, Rumba: 24-27, Pasodoble: 60-62, Jive: 38-44.

In the preliminary rounds the Pasodoble will be danced to the second highlight, in the finals it will be danced to the third.