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Competition Ballroom Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing

Friday, August 3, 2018

9:00am - 3:00pm

Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center

Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal & Tissue Recipients,
Bone Marrow Recipients, and International 

Competitors will compete in the following experience levels, dancing divisions and dance matchup choices:

*NOTE* Athletes can compete in a maximum 2 dancing divisions. The four divisions are American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin, International Standard. Giving the option to compete in 6 total dances within those 2 divisions. 

Experience Level: 
-Newcomer (0-2 years)
-Novice (2-4 years)
-Intermediate (4-6 years)
-Expert (6+ years) 
American Rhythm     American Smooth     International Latin   International Standard
Swing & Rumba     Foxtrot & V. Waltz     Jive & Samba   Waltz & Quickstep
Cha-Cha & Bolero     Foxtrot & Tango     Cha-Cha & Paso Doble   Foxtrot & V. Waltz
Mambo & Cha-Cha     Waltz & V. Waltz     Jive & Rumba   Tango & Quickstep

Entry Regulations:
1. Competing dancers must submit partner names at check-in. Partners must be pre-registered to compete in ballroom dancing.
2. Dancers may NOT submit partners that are not pre-registered for ballroom dancing.

1. All events will be finals. If the groups are large enough, the event may be divided into preliminary rounds, called heats. Each heat will begin with all dancers for 90 seconds. Judges will then choose the top three couples to compete for the gold, silver and bronze medal via another 90 second heat.
2. Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each athlete experience level and age category. 


1. Only the choices provided can be medal eligible.
2. Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third by Division 1 and Division 2 categories within the respected age groups. As well as professional and amateur groupings. 

Sport Guidelines:
1. Competitors with professional male partners will only compete with other professional male partners; competitors with professional female partners will only compete with other professional female partners; amateur partners will only compete against other amateur partners.
2. All heats and dances will be based solely on the impression system of the judge.
3. Professional partners and amateur partners may not be on the dance floor at the same time.
4. Competitors may not add or change dances on the day of competition.
5. Competitors will get hip numbers at competitor check-in.
6. Ballroom dancing staff will be responsible for queuing competitors prior to the scheduled heat and will direct athletes to the stage.
7. Ballroom dancing staff may combine events/dances based on schedule and number of competitors. This will not affect medal award categories.
8. The judge’s impression system will be used for all competitions. 

Once an event is completed and results are available, ballroom dancing staff must record all competitors and scores to the appropriate system/documents. When electronic scoring is being utilized a manual backup system must be in place to record results.

When available, during the course of competition, sports directors may post results (identified as preliminary) for public and competitor review.

Upon conclusion of the day’s competition, sports directors must submit final results for each event. Manual documents must be signed and dated by the appropriate staff member. Results will be reviewed for accuracy and posted in the TGA Village. 

**Rules and format are subject to change and may be modified based on each competition.