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WCLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 |October 29, 2022

6th West Coast Latin Dance Championships

October 29, 2022

Join us at the West Coast Latin Dance Championships for an exciting weekend of competition and social dancing after! Invite your family and friends to come watch you dance your heart out!

COVID-19 safety information: We will follow all federal, state, and local guidelines. Proof of vaccination is currently required for event attendance. Masks are currently mandated at large indoor events in San Francisco. Safety measures may be subject to change based on current regulations at the time of the event. By purchasing a ticket to the festival, you agree to abide by all safety regulations.

When?

October 29, 2022
7PM – 1AM

Where?

At JUST BALLROOM
2500 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA

Schedule

6:30PM – Competitors Check in
7PM – Competitors call time
7PM – Doors Open
7:30PM – Competition Starts
10pm- 1am Social Dance
Social dance one of Bay Area guest DJ

Note: competitors you can warm up in the competition floor only 6:30-7PM.

Payment & Registration

$15 Pre-Sale til October 27th
$20 at the door | Space is limited!

 

General Entrance Fee: Only $20
(Pay at the Door)
Sangria or wine

Competition Information

For all divisions, trophies will be awarded for first place with medals being awarded for second place and third place. For professional couple and pro-am couple divisions, first place will also be awarded a cash prize. And Qualifier for the WLDC in Cartagena, Colombia 2023.

Competitors Registration Fees:

Children/Juniors/Couple/Duo/Divisions – $75
Soloist Divisions – $50
Children/Juniors/Amateur Team Divisions – $30 per person
Professional Team Divisions – $30 per person *Note: A team must be composed of 2 or more couples.

PRICES go up : 10/15 $10 more per division
Registration can be completed online via PayPal (johnandlizpayments@yahoo.com) or Venmo (@johnandlizproductions-10). Please note: PayPal registration includes a small service fee or send to family or friend not charge a fee.

Competitors must register (forms and payment) by 10/26. Submit your completed registration form. Submit payment to John and Liz Productions via PayPal or Venmo.
Show up!

**Please Register and turn in music by 10/26, send music to wcldmusic@gmail.com | If you don’t you can’t compete on Saturday.

Competitors need to check in by 6:30pm on 10/29. Competition starts at 7:30PM.

Prizes

For all divisions, trophies will be awarded for first place with medals being awarded for second place and third place.

For professional couple and pro-am couple divisions, first place will also be awarded a cash prize.

Note: If we don’t have 3 or more competitors in the same division we will combine with the other division. For a division with a cash prize, it will only be awarded if there is a minimum of five (5) entries in the division.

Divisions
Amateur Divisions:
Amateur Salsa Couple
Amateur Bachata Couple
Amateur Bachata Cabaret Couple
Amateur Soloist
Salsa / Bachata Amateur Duo
Amateur Small Team (minimum of 2-3 couples)

Amateur Large Team (4 or more couples)
Amateur Ladies Team
Amateur Men’s Team

Pro-Am Divisions:
Pro-Am Salsa Couple (Am-Leader)
Pro-Am Salsa Couple (Am-Follower). Pro-Am Bachata Couple (Am-Leader)
Pro-Am Bachata Couple (Am-Follower)
Pro-Am Salsa Cabaret Couple
Pro-Am Bachata Cabaret Couple
Pro-Am Duo
Pro-Am Small Team (minimum 2-3 couples)

Pro-Am Large Team (4 or more couples)

Age Restricted Divisions:
Pro-Am Over 75 Salsa Couple (combination of ages)
Over 75 Salsa Couple (combination of ages)
Over 50 Soloist

Children’s Divisions (3-11 years old):
Children Salsa/Bachata Couple
Children Salsa/Bachata Soloist
Children Duo
Children Team (minimum of 2 couples)

Juniors Divisions (12-17 years old):
Juniors Salsa/Bachata Couple
Juniors Salsa/Bachata Soloist
Juniors Duo
Juniors Team (minimum of 2 couples)

Professional Divisions:

Professional Salsa Couple
Professional Bachata Couple
Professional Soloist
Professional Duo
Professional Small Team (minimum of 2-3 couples)

Professional Large Team (4 or more couples)
Professional Ladies Team
Professional Men’s Team

General Rules
Competitors are limited to one entry per division.
An exception to this rule exists for the pro-am couple divisions: professional dancers are allowed up to five entries in the pro-am couple divisions.

Choreography

All choreographed routines must consist of 70% recognizable Salsa (or Bachata as specified by division) dancing and music; any other dance style is permitted for the remaining 30% of the routine. If a non-Salsa (or Bachata) style is incorporated into a competitor’s routine, the music will need to be pre-approved by John and Liz Productions (before October 26, 2022) to ensure this limit is not exceeded.

Competitors must maintain their chosen Salsa or Bachata) rhythm (e.g., On 1,
On 2) throughout their routine. Competitors can choose to break forward or backward as long as this is consistent throughout the routine.

The term “trick” is taken to include any lift, dip, drop, flare or other leverage move. A trick is defined as any movement that requires the support of the other partner to maintain it. This is regardless of whether the dancer’s feet remain on the floor or not. A maximum of five tricks are permitted in a routine. No more than two of these tricks may be lifts with the remaining three tricks requiring that both competitors maintain at least one foot on the floor at all times.

Competitors violating this rule will receive a 5 point deduction from their total score.
(All Divisions are allowed 5 tricks, only two lifts and three tricks with one foot on the floor)

Music
The music used by competitors for the couple and team divisions must be between 1:45 minutes and 2:00 minutes in length. The music used by competitors for the soloist and duo divisions must be between 1:15 minutes and 2:00 minutes in length. These music length limits include any optional entrance and/or exit music. Competitors need to send an MP3 file to wcldmusic@gmail.com by 10/26, exact time limit of your division. The DJ will not slow down or speed up music for any competitor.

Disclaimer
John and Liz Productions reserves the right for any photography or filming during the competition/event.
John and Liz Productions will not accept responsibility for loss or injury to persons or possessions in relation to this event.

Scoring Criteria
The following scoring criteria will be used for all divisions:
Timing: 30%
Presentation, Choreography, Musicality: 25%
Difficulty & Technique: 25%
Connection & Synchronization: 20%

Timing: Competitors can choose to break On 1 or On 2, but must maintain consistency for the duration of the routine. The direction of the break step can be either to the front or the back as long as the timing of the break is consistently maintained (i.e. either 1 and 5, or 2 and 6). The routine should show recognizable Salsa timing. Similarly, for Bachata divisions, the routine should show recognizable Bachata timing.


Presentation: You Will Be Judged By Your Overall Presentation. This includes costuming, showmanship, and also good sportsmanship.

Choreography: The interpretation of the music by the dancers. Good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. All choreography should be musical, and dancers should show a good usage of the space itself. Originality is a factor here.

Musicality: Dancers will demonstrate their ability to creatively work with the timing of their individual ways, including patterns, footwork, “hits”, tricks, etc.

Difficulty: This is reflected by the difficulty of patterns and turns, the intricacy of shine movements, and the level of tricks. For example, how many turns were done (on one foot)? How intricate were the shines? What was the difficulty of the lift work? How many jumps, kicks, extensions were performed? Were there any movements requiring exceptional balance, flexibility or strength? In order to get credit for any of these things, the movement must be successfully executed.

Technique: This is reflected through balance, placement and line. This also refers to general technique for partner dance where the movement is “grounded” and there is clarity of proper weight change from foot to foot. Technique and/or body styling should be specific to Salsa (or Bachata) dance. Movement should appear to be both clear and effortless.

Choreography: The interpretation of the music by the dancers. Good choreography should contain clever turn patterns and shines. All choreography should be musical, and dancers should show a good usage of the space itself. Originality is a factor here.

Connection: Connection is reflected in the lead/follow aspect of the dance. Coordination of movements between partners.

Synchronization: Synchronization refers to coordinated movements and timing among members of a team and couples during shines.

Tickets

For more information, visit http://www.salsamaniaproductions.com/ or contact us (liz@johnandlizproductions.com or 510-697-1892).

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