Competitions 101

Ballroom Dance Competition Guidelines

(Everything you need to know about competitions)

Whether you plan on taking the floor with a partner, or just coming to competitions to cheer on the team, what follows is an explanation of all that goes on regarding comps. The purpose of this guideline is to provide the information necessary for you to fully appreciate and understand what’s happening on the floor.

Part One: Categories & Divisions
Part Two: Dancing Styles
Part Three: Heats, Rounds, and Finals
Part Four: Presentation
Part Five: Selling It
Part Six: What to Expect
Part Seven: What Judges Look For
Part Eight: Final Thoughts