Mexico Salsa Bachata Congress Rules
****Formal Dress Code Strictly Enforced****
All ages welcome for all nights.
*Competitors & Judges must be at the Red Lion Hotel at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, 2013 for a meeting & a drawing to determine the competitors' order, or they will be automatically disqualified.
*Whichever competitors make it to the final round must present themselves at the Red Lion Hotel on Saturday, August 17th at 9:00 p.m. for a meeting & a drawing to determine the competitors' order, or they will be automatically disqualified.
The Red Lion Hotel
1800 Fairview Ave. Boise, ID 83702
*It is expected that all judges will be neutral, fair and consistent in their evaluations of the performances even if you personally know the competitors.*
Mandatory rehearsals with Albert Torres will be held from 5-6 p.m. on both days.
Timing: 1 – 40 points _________
Be aware that you may look great and do some great steps and even do moves that the crowd will love, but if your timing is not consistent, your will be deducted points.
Appearance (Includes Costumes) 1 – 10 points _________
We strongly suggest tasteful, colorful, matching costumes.
Style: 1-10 points ________
You will also be judged in your styling technique and how it blends with the routine and music. Hands, movements, how graceful and how clean certain moves are done will all be judges in this category.
Partnering: 1 – 10 points __________
You will be judged on how well you and your partner or team execute your routine and that you are a balanced couple or team in the showmanship of your choreography. Leading and Following is what this category is all about.
Choreography: 1 – 10 points _________
You will be judged on your choreography and its interpretation with your routine and music. We will judge the originality of your choreography. In this category we are also looking at your creativity and the level of difficulty of your choreography and how clean it is presented.
Overall Presentation: 1 – 10 points _________
You will be judged by your overall presentation. The judges will be looking at all of the categories in general. They will also be watching your confidence on stage. Contestants will be judged from the moment they are on the dance floor until the moment they leave the stage.
Points for Audience Reaction 1 – 10 points _________
The judges upon their own discretion can decide to give 1 – 10 points to the overall score depending on if they feel the audience reaction is sincere.
Semi-Final Round - August 16th, 2013 in Boise, ID USA
You must be at the Red Lion Hotel at 9:00 p.m. to draw your number for what order you will compete. You will be disqualified if your music is longer than 2 minutes. We will choose four to five couples for the finals (Solo Female & Male, Amateur and Professional). You will forfeit the right to compete if you are not present at the time of the drawing.
Final Round - August 17th, 2013 in Boise, ID USA
You must be at the Red Lion Hotel at 9:00 p.m. to draw your number for what order you will compete. You will be disqualified if your music is longer than 2 minutes. You will forfeit the right to compete if you are not present at the time of the drawing. Point totals from Friday and Saturday night will be added together and will result in your final score for first, second and third places in all categories (Solo Female & Male, Amateur and Professional).
Competitors must bring their own music (2 CDs) and the routine must be no longer than 2 minutes. You will be disqualified if your music is longer than 2 minutes for the semi-finals on Friday August 16th, 2013 and the finals Saturday August 17th, 2013.
At this competition dips, lifts and tricks are allowed.
Full passes need to be picked up between 6pm and 7pm on Friday at the Red Lion Hotel. Check back frequently for updates.
Competitors agree and understand that any photos or videos taken of them at any point during the nights of the competitions (from welcome party, or the semi-finals or finals) may be used in media produced by Gemini Entertainment. Furthermore, they understand that they will not receive any compensation for the use of photos or video that they appear in.