May 25 - 27, 2017
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
Prize Money & Awards

Top Teacher Awards

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Top MALE Teacher $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $800 $600 $400 $200 $100
Min Entries 300 250 200              
                     
Top FEMALE Teacher $1,500 $1,000 $500              
Min Entries 150 125 100              
  • All teachers must have themselves and one student on the 3-day package to qualify for Top Teacher Awards.
  • $1,000 bonus will be awarded to male teachers with over 325 entries.
  • $500 bonus will be awarded to female teachers with over 125 entries.

Scholarship Awards

  1st 2nd 3rd
Closed Bronze $125 $100 $75
Closed Silver $125 $100 $75
Open $250 $200 $150
  • Minimum of six (6) couples required for full prize money to be awarded. For events with fewer than 6 couples, prize money will be reduced to half (e.g. 1st place in Open Scholarship will be $125, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $75).
  • Students may enter only one closed Scholarship and in one age category.

Professional Purse

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Open Pro Standard, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm $1,000 $800 $600 $500 $400 $300
Professional Cabaret Division $600 $500 $450 $350 $200 $100
  • Minimum of six (6) couples required for full prize money to be awarded. For events with fewer than 6 couples, prize money will be reduced to half (e.g. 1st place in Open Professional will be $500, 2nd place $400, 3rd place $300, etc).

Special People's Choice Award

  Award
Most Impressive Student A BEAUTIFUL 14 KT. GOLD MEDALLION (by ballot)
Most Impressive Teacher A BEAUTIFUL 14 KT. GOLD MEDALLION (by ballot)

Additional Awards

   
Top Overall Male Student  
Top Overall Female Student  
Top Junior Couple  
Top Amateur Couple  
Top Bronze, Silver, Gold Male Student  
Top Bronze,Silver, Gold Female Student  

Points for Top Student and Top Teacher

Points for the Top Student and Top teacher categories will be calculated as follows:

  Entry 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Single Dance Events 1 3 2 1
2-Dance Events 2 6 4 2
3-Dance Events 3 9 6 3
4-Dance Events 4 12 8 4
5-Dance Events 5 15 10 5

Proficiency entries (non-competitive events) will receive 1 point for the entry and 1 point for any placement.