Rules & Policies

Rules, Policies & Category Information

PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

$46,000 TOTAL CASH PURSE

THEATRE ARTS / CABARET / EXHIBITION
No compulsory dance - Individual routines only - Session 7
1st $1,100 2nd $800 3rd $500 4th $300 5th $200 6th $100

RISING STAR EVENTS
1st $800 2nd $600 3rd $500 4th $300 5th $200 6th $100

AMERICAN SMOOTH - W/T/F/VW - Session 5
AMERICAN RHYTHM - CC/R/SW/B/MAM - Session 5
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM - W/T/VW/F/Q - Session 5
INTERNATIONAL LATIN - CC/S/R/PD/J - Session 5

OPEN PROFESSIONAL EVENTS
1st $2,000 2nd $1,500 3rd $1,250 4th $1,000 5th $800 6th $500

In appreciation for the professional participation at the Heritage Classic, the organizers will award $200 per couple reaching the semi-final but not advancing to the final in the Open Championships provided a quarter final is required. (13 to 15 couples will produce a semi-final of 10; 16 to 24 couples will produce a semi-final of 12; 25+ couples will require a 4th round to produce a quarter final of 18.)

AMERICAN SMOOTH - W/T/F/VW - Session 9
AMERICAN RHYTHM - CC/R/SW/B/M - Session 7
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM - W/T/VW/F/Q - Session 7
INTERNATIONAL LATIN - CC/S/R/PD/J - Session 9

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION: Professional couples are advised that they should be prepared to dance onto the floor when introduced in the semi-final round of each event. Couples should prepare a suitable entry group not to exceed 16 measures of music. The selected introduction dances are as follows: American Ballroom - Viennese Waltz American Rhythm - Mambo International Standard - Viennese Waltz International Latin - Samba Finalists in the Open Championships will be introduced separately and enter the floor from the stage to dance a one-minute solo.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES JANUARY 31

Here you will find complete listings of all available competitions, including age levels and rules for each event.