Tenga en cuenta que todas las categorias estarán sujetas a ser combinadas en categorías abiertas si al menos 3 competidores no se han inscrito para competir.

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Competitor Requirements and Policies:

1.  All competitors must possess A Performers Pass to be eligible to compete.

2. ALL competitions must be registered and paid for on eventbrite.com linked --------> 

3.  Late or on site entries will be subject to a late fee per entry.

4.  The organizer has the right to cancel or combine categories for any division with less than 3 entries.

5.  Competitors must adhere to the definitions and choose their status (Amateur or Professional) and are not permitted to change status from one entry to another.

Detalles de la Competencia:


Criteria Scoring of the Showcase Routines will be based upon the following criteria, and will be weighted in the scoring room in the following manner:

20% Timing: Recognized Salsa Timing is designated for this competition as 1-2-3, 5-6-7. Competitors can choose to break ON 1, ON 2 or Colombian Style, but must maintain consistency for the duration of the routine. The direction of the break step can be either to the front or the back, as long as the timing of the break is consistently maintained (either 1 and 5, or 2 and 6). The majority of the routine should show recognizable Salsa Timing.

15% Musicality: Competitors will demonstrate their ability to creatively work with the timing of their individual music. This can be done in a variety of ways, including patterns, footwork, “hits”, tricks, etc.

15% Technique: Technique is reflected through balance, placement and line. This refers also to general techinique for partner dance, where the movement is “grounded”, and there is clarity of proper weight changes from foot to foot. Technique and/or body styling that is specific to Salsa Dance. Movement should appear to be both clear and effortless.

15% Difficulty: Reflected by difficulty of patterns, turns, intricacy of shine movements, and level of tricks, dips, drops and flares. Examples: The amount of turns done on both double and single foot. How intricate were the shines? In the cabaret division, what was the difficulty of the lift-work? Was it properly executed? How about jumps, kicks, extensions? Any movements requiring exceptional balance, flexibility or strength? In order to get credit for any of these things, the movement must be successfully executed.

15% Partnering/Connection: This is reflected in the lead/follow aspect of the dance. Are partners truly connected, or are they merely executing choreography while holding hands? Synchronicity during side by sides or shines will also help determine the score in this category.

10% Choreography: The interpretation of the music. Good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. All choreography should be musical, and competitors should show a good usage of the space itself. Originality is a factor here.

10% Overall Presentation: You Will Be Judged By Your Overall Presentation. This includes costuming, showmanship, and also good sportsmanship.

All performers and competitors MUST have a performer pass.

Each competition needs a separate registration. If you have any problem please email ivydances@aol.com with each entry that you would like to participate in.

Espacio disponible: Registracion extendida 12 de abril


Esto es para TODAS las competencias Amateur, Pro-Am, Am-Am & Professional Divisiones de "SHOWCASE".**


Please note that all current categories are considered Amateur. ​

Pro-Am Division: Defined as one Professional Dancer (Instructor) dancing with one Amateur Dancer (Student) to form a partnership, or a group of Amateur and Professional dancers performing together to form a team.

Amateur: Defined as a student or person who does not make a living as a Dance Instructor, Performer, Dance Competitor or Dance Adjudicator and who never receives financial compensation for these activities.

Junior Division: Defined as a team, couple or child whose partners are under 16 years of age.

Children's Division: Defined as a team, couple or child whose partners are under 11 years of age.


1. All Couples & Solo Showcase Routines should be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 2.5 minutes long. This includes optional entrance and/or exit music.

2. All Team Showcase Routines should be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 3 minutes long. This includes optional entrance and/or exit music.

3. Music for all Salsa divisions must be 80% Salsa music.

4. Music for all Bachata divisions must be 80% Bachata music.

5. Music for all Cha Cha divisions must be 80% Cha Cha music

6. Competitors will have no more than 20 seconds to get into place for performance. Any choreography prior to the beginning of the music will be counted toward the overall timing of the performance. Likewise, dancers will have a maximum of 20 seconds at the conclusion of their routines to bow and leave the stage. ​

7. Props are not allowed.

8. Music for performances to be supplied in CD format to the disc jockey, or designated deck captain, and must be provided no less than 1 hour prior to the start of the competition.

9. Song for the actual performance to be the ONLY song on that CD.

10. CD’s should have the names of the competitors clearly marked on the CD.

11. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in a penalty of 10% off of the final score.

Smiling David's Dance Extravaganza

Escape to the Poconos