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  • MEGA TEAM $5,000 2017 ULTIMATE LATIN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

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WELCOME TO ULTIMATE LATIN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Mega Salsa Team:

Description- This is a new division never before seen in the Salsa world. This division must be a minimum of 60% Salsa moves and can be a fusion of 40% of any other genre of dancing. The music is open to what ever the competitor choices.  We want your creativity in this division. Think transitions, music changes, be more creative than you’ve ever been before, and push the limits.  We want you to embrace out of the box thinking without losing the core of salsa.  Each mind interprets salsa differently, let us see inside your mind.

Participants- There must be a minimum of 12 dancers and there is no limit with the amount of dancers that can be on stage.  Dancers can include: Professionals, Semi-Pros, Amateurs.  Age: 12 & Over.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits in this division. You may use props, tricks, as many people as you can fit on stage, music changes, and more.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, synchronization, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

Entry Fees: $100.00 per person

Salsa Teams:

Description- This is a team division only with Salsa music.

Participants- There must be a minimum of 6 dancers and a maximum of 11 dancers for this division.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 3 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits to this division. You can do tricks, drops, splits, ect. in this division. We want to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, synchronization, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.


Entry Fees: $100.00 per person


Salsa Cabaret Couples:

Description-This is a couples Salsa division with tricks, lifts, drops, splits, ect.

Participants- This division can be male and female dancing together or same gender dancing together.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and 30 seconds) and a maximum of 2 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits in this division. You can do tricks, flips, lifts, drops, ect. in this division. We want to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, connection, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.


Entry Fees: $100.00 per person


Salsa Couples:

Description- This is a couples Salsa division with no cabaret tricks, lifts, or any acrobatics in the air.

Participants- This division can be male and female dancing together or same gender dancing together.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and 30 seconds) and a maximum of 2 minutes.

Limits- You cannot do any acrobatics in this division. This means at least one hand or foot for each person must be touching and connected to the floor at all times.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, connection, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.


Entry Fees: $100.00 per person

Bachata Teams:

Description- This is a team division only with Bachata music.

Participants- There must be a minimum of 6 people for this division

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 3 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits to this division. You can do tricks, drops, splits, ect. in this division. We want

to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, synchronization, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative

as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

Entry Fees: $100.00 per person

Bachata Couples:

Description- This is a Bachata couples division which means you can only use Bachata music. You are allowed to do acrobatics, lifts, tricks, drops, ect.

Participants- This division can be male and female dancing together or same gender dancing together.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and 30 seconds) and a maximum of 2 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits in this division. You can do tricks, flips, lifts, drops, ect. in this division. We want to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, connection, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

Entry Fees: $100.00 per person


Female Salsa Solo:

Description- This is a female Salsa solo division. This means you can only use Salsa music.

Participants- This division is only for one female dancer.

Time- This routine should be at a minimum of 1 minute and no longer than 2 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits in this division. You can do jumps, tricks, ect.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

 

Male Salsa Solo:

Description-

The salsa technique is fundamental in a category like that of a soloist, since hands, arms, legs and body are in complete exposure for a judge.

The footprint must be accompanied by a mandatory leg position with a Light pliè, as stretched legs while performing basics of salsa is typical of other dance techniques. (and therefore frowned upon, in regards to "stretched legs/other dance techniques")

The arms have to maintain a masculine salsa stance with emphasis on free flow of the dance, with hands absolutely towards the inside and not with your wrist folded towards the outside as is typical of the feminine posture. When choreography requires the stretching of arms, strokes, circular movements and rotations of any kind will have to look in masculine form in respect of the category.

The hip will have to maintain a controlled posture, since movements as for example lateral in a exagerated form are typical feminine movements. The circular movement of the hip (in example the Cuban style) with a correct pliè of the legs and a controlled execution will be accepted as masculine.

Within the choreography in the footwork sequence, there must be fundamental basic Salsa steps: Susie-Q, three three, half box, spyro, cross over, shoulder movement among others, obviously with the possibility of enhancing and personalizing them, always maintaining and respecting the basic techniques of salsa.

The torso with the shoulders should maintain a harmony between them, since the rhythm of son (father of the SALSA rhythm ) gives us the most beautiful basic movement of the torso and shoulders. Having the torso locked without a good harmonious movement is an obvious sign of minimal salsa technique. The exaggerated movement of the torso surpassing the limit of a masculine dancer would have to maintain in order to be respectful of the masculine form.

Participants- This division is only for one male dancer.

Time- This routine should be at a minimum of 1 minute and no longer than 2 minutes.

Limits- There are no limits in this division. You can do jumps, tricks, ect.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.


Salsa Pro-Am Couples:

Description- This is a Salsa Professional & Amateur division. Which means one dancer must be a professional dancer which means they are a paid dancer and dance to make money. The other dancer must be an amateur dancer which means that dancer is not a paid dancer and does not make money as a dancer.

Participants- This division can be male and female dancing together or same gender dancing together.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and 30 seconds) and a maximum of 2 minutes.

Limits- You cannot do any acrobatics in this division. This means at least one hand or foot for each person must be touching and connected to the floor at all times.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, connection, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

 

Entry Fees: $50.00 per person


Salsa Amateur Couples:

Description- This is an amateur couples Salsa division. You can only use Salsa music. Both dancers must be amateurs and cannot make money dancing.

Participants- This division can be male and female dancing together or same gender dancing together.

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 1:30 (one minute and 30 seconds) and a maximum of 2 minutes.

LimitsThere are no limits in this division. You can do jumps, tricks, ect.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, connection, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.


Entry Fees: $50.00 per person

 

Amateur Salsa Teams:

Limits- There are no limits to this division. You can do tricks, drops, splits, ect. in this division. We want

Description- This is a team division only with Salsa music.

Participants- There must be a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12 people for this division

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 3 minutes.

to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, synchronization, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative

as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely

important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone

else’s style.

Entry Fees: $25.00 per person

 

Amateur Bachata Teams:

Limits- There are no limits to this division. You can do tricks, drops, splits, ect. in this division. 

Description- This is a team division only with Salsa music.

Participants- There must be a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12 people for this division

Time- This routine must be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 3 minutes to see what you have and push your creative limits.

Scoring- You will be judged on technique, synchronization, timing, costumes, musicality, and your ability to be as creative as possible. Your ability to be creative and have a fusion will be important. Originality is also extremely important. We want to see something new and innovative not a watered down version of someone else’s style.

Entry Fees: $25.00 per person

 

Rules :

Competing and Performing.

All teams, couples, and soloist are encouraged to participate on both events.  Las Vegas Salsa Congress is the #1 Salsa Congress in the USA.  We pride ourselves in always having the best.  We require all competitors and performers that will be participating in both, to ensure separate choreographies.  We will not allow you to perform AND compete if you are planning to dance the same choreography.   

Passes and Fees:

Competitors must purchase a competitor pass + the fees for each division. Here are the scenarios for competitors.

1. If you are performing already at the Las Vegas Salsa Bachata Congress and paid your performers fee then you are only required to pay your $100 per person per division fee.

2. If you are not performing at the Las Vegas Salsa Bachata Congress then you must pay the performers fee of what rate it is during the time of purchase plus the $100 per person per division fee.

3. If you are participating in the Salsa/Mambo/Bachata Showdown then you will pay your Showdown fee plus the $100 per person per division fee.

4. If you are an invited performer, you will be required to pay the $100 per person per division fee.

Qualifying Dates and Finals:

All competitors are required to qualify on Thursday June 30th, 2016 at the Tropicana hotel and Casino inside the Cohiba Ballroom. We will have a mandatory meet and greet at 9AM with judges, producers and talk about the vision of the competition.  We will take the top 4 finalists with the highest scores and they will then compete in the finals at 8pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be 3 division finals each night. COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Scores and Final Decisions:

All scores are final. Competitors are not allowed to ask for advice from the judges before or during the competition. All scores will be posted publicly. You will have the opportunity to consult the judges after the competition is over to ask for ways to improve, but not before or during the competition.  We want to have a transparent competition, where there are no controversies.  We are very proud to be getting the best judges we can have, to ensure the quality of the competition.


Timing:

If you dance On1 or On2 or On3 or On4 we ask that you stay on that count. YOU MUST BE CONSISTANT!!! There will be major point deductions for not being consistent on your timing.  We recommend that if you start your choreography On 1, it should end On 1.


Release of Liability:

All competitors are required to sign a release of liability due to injury at the event. You will release the

event, and it’s organizers from any injury liability.


Photography and Videos:

The Ultimate Latin Dance Championship and Sin City Salseros Dance Company LLC has full 100% rights to

all photographs, videos, and images at the ULDC. You are not allowed to film or photograph during

the competition. All participants are required to sign a release to use their videos, photographs, AND

personal information like names and biographies. All of the content recorded and filmed are property of

the Ultimate Latin Dance Championship and Sin City Salseros Dance Company LLC.


Refunds:

There will only be refunds due to injury and you must provide a Doctor’s note to us disclosing your injury. If there is a death in the family then you can also be issued a refund, but must provide proof.  Unfortunately we must ask for proof as bad as it sounds as there are people that will not be honest for the reason of cancelling.  Dancers that pull out last minute will not be awarded any type of refund.

 

Music:

Music must be emailed to our head DJ at his email . Please bring a backup USB drive with your music to the competition. NO CD’s!!!!!!
All music must be email in advance to Head DJ to ensure we run a smooth competition.  Try to make all changes before you send to DJ to avoid confusion by sending multiple version.