Chicago, August 18-20, 2017

Competitor Rules and Expectations

  • All competitions are open to competitors of ALL LEVELS. Novice and advanced competitors are encouraged to participate.

  • Competitors┬ádo not need a full weekend pass to participate. They only need to pay entry to the dance and the competition.

  • Each competitor should register separately.

  • Both people in a┬ácouple needs to register for the Pure Balboa and Slow Balboa competition. Partners names should be listed during registration.

  • Competitors should read contest descriptions, rules, and judging criteria.

  • All competitors should be present at the competitors meeting and check in with the contest coordinator 10 minutes before prelims and finals or else they may be scratched from the competition without refund.

  • Leaders may be any gender. Followers may be any gender.

  • Competitors are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner at all times during the event

  • A couple consists of one lead and one follow.

  • Contest registration closes at 11:45pm on Friday August 18. All contestants should pick up their competition number from the registration desk by noon Saturday.

  • Only the leader needs a number for couples contests. Leaders and followers need a number for the Balboa Shuffle competition. Numbers should be worn on the torso and not on the leg. Competitors should keep numbers to be worn again in finals.

  • Finalists will be announced and posted during the Saturday night dance.