The Amateur Classic

The Amateur Classic

Open to couples meeting the amateur definition (see rules below).

Prizes include:

Cash: $200 first prize — $100 second prize — $50 third prize

Other: Trophies and merchandise vouchers and/or event passes.

  • This Balboa & Bal-Swing competition is designed to showcase the intricacies of partnering and musicality, as well as the excitement and energy of Bal-Swing and LA Swing.
  • Prelims: Couples will dance in heats to a minimum of three songs of three different tempos.
  • Finals: Finalists will dance to DJed music. They will dance one all-skate warmup song; then in a dual spotlight round to showcase diverse skill, partnering, and musicality; and in a final all-skate round.
  • All-skate warm up: All couples will dance in a single group to DJed music at a tempo of approximately 210 bpm.
  • Dual spotlight: Two couples will dance at a time to DJed music at a tempo of approximately 240 bpm.
  • Final all-skate: All couples will dance to DJed music at a tempo of approximately 250 bpm.


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