Standard and Latin Competition

Competition Categories

  • Adult female standard and latin
  • Adult male standard and latin
  • Adult mixed 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 short.

If the same dance couple competes both in the standard and in the latin competition, they will automatically compete for the combined standard and latin prize.

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

Classification

The adult disciplines will be danced in classes from A (top level) to D (novice). Classification rounds will be danced at the start of the tournament.

Within the registration we will ask you to state your own expected class, but the final competition class will be assigned by the judges during the classification rounds.

The winning couple from each class will be invited to participate in the following class.

Dances and Music

In all competition rounds the music will be played for approximately 1 minutes and 45 seconds, except in 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

Tempo will be approximately (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, Paso doble and Jive
  • B class: Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive
  • C class: Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive
  • D class: Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive

Tempo will be approximately (bars per minute):

  • Samba: 50-52
  • Cha-Cha: 30-32
  • Rumba: 24-27
  • Paso doble: 60-62
  • Jive: 38-44.

In the preliminary rounds the Paso doble will be danced to the second highlight. In the finals it will be danced to the third.

All of the above is subject to change.


Ready to compete? Sign up today! Just fill in the registration form and we will send you the payment instructions. The participation fee is 15 € per dancer.