The iN10se Dance Challenge Competition (Event) is sponsored and organized by the organization
iN10sive Care Unites, Inc (Organizer). Final decisions on any matter pertaining to the competitions
rest solely with the Organizer.
B. General Competition Requirements
a. Must purchase a WAP (Weekend Access Pass)
b. Must sign a release of liability waiver
c. Must pay appropriate category registration fee(s)
d. Must follow individual division guidelines as outlined
e.Meet all other general requirements as outlined in this document
2. Age requirements:
a.Minimum age to enter all categories in the competition is 18 except for the PrimeTime Division in which minimum age requirement is 50 years
a. Every competitor must sign waivers before being allowed to compete
4. Partner Restrictions:
a. Eligible competitors are not allowed to enter multiple divisions with the same partner
5. Lead/Follow requirements
a.There are no gender specifications as to lead and follower roles
6. Appropriate Dress Code
a. Where costumes are not allowed or required, couples are asked to appear dressy casual, matching or complimentary outfits.
No JEANS ALLOWED.
b. Inappropriate attire is prohibited (“inappropriate”)is defined by, and at the discretion of the judge(s) in consultation of the
C. General Information
1. Entries Per Division
a. There is no maximum limit to the number of entries per division or contest.
b. If there are fewer than 5 entries in a category, the Organizer reserves the right to;
i. Pro-rate the award winning when there’s 3-4 couples competing per category
ii. Cancel the category with 2 OR less couples competing
iii. Dance the category as an exhibition without awarding prize money when 2 OR less couples are competing
iv. Refund the registration fee when 2 OR LESS couples are competing in a category
v. Registration fees for heated categories are 40.00 each category and registration fees for solo categories are 100.00 each
vi. Cash awards available in heated categories are 1st place $300, 2nd place $150 and 3rd place $50 when 5 or more couples
are competing in that specific category. Cash awards available in solo categories are 1st place $1000, 2nd Place $500, and
3rd place $250 when 5 or more couples are competing in that specific category.
2. Music and Videography
a. Event DJ(s) will select music for performances all heated categories
b. No information about the music will be provided in advance
c. Length of music is at the discretion of the Organizer during heated divisions
d. Contestants will provide their own music during solo performances in the line dance division and top gun division
e. Music must be free of vulgarity and/or profanity otherwise couple will be disqualified
f. Music used in solo performances must be submitted to the Organizer for review by Sept 1st 2019
g. Please contact the Organizer for permission to video tape and/or record during category presentations. All video, and audio
are protected under the rights of the Organizer. Without prior arrangements from the Organizer, there is to be no video
recording during the competition.
a. The Organizer reserves the right to hold preliminary rounds during heated divisions
a.Registrations-Any contestant(s) may cancel their registration for any category within the guidelines and expectations in the policy below:
1. 100% refund of registration fee minus $20 processing fee until May 31, 2019, midnight
2. 80% refund of registration fee minus $20 processing fee June 13, 2019, midnight
3. No refunds on or after July 1, 2019
b. All Day Access Passes / VIP Tables
–All sales are final. No refunds are given for cancellation. Passes and/or tables may be transferred or resold by the purchaser to another. Transfers will be honored when the Organizer is made aware, in writing of the change of ticket and/or table holder by September 10 2019.
5. Judging, ScoringReview, Conduct/Grievances
a. Judging Criteria–All categories will be judge on the following aspects of dance as it relates to the level and genre of dance
1. Timing– Related to tempo & rhythm of the music.
2. Teamwork– How well a leader and follower dance together and lead/follow dance variations.
3. Technique– How clean and precise the partner dancing is executed.
b. Scoring Review
–Score cards will be available for review immediately following the awards. The review is for competitors only. Head judges and other judges will be available for questions. All decisions made by the judges are final, but if there is a concern, the Organizer will hear your grievance.
c. Conduct and Grievances
1. Conduct—Judging will be done during the dance presentation, but may be influenced by the contestants; actions during the entire time they are on the floor. Therefore, good sportsmanlike conduct should be maintained at all times. Unsportsmanlike
conduct or harassment of officials by contestants may be cause for disqualification.
2. Grievances — Grievances against competing contestants or because of mechanical problems will be presented to the head judge, who will call a meeting of the judges to resolve the grievance. These grievances must be filed within (15) minutes after the problem has occurred. Any other grievance may be filed within (48) hours after the end of the competition with the
Organizer and will be considered by the investigated by a committee. Any grievance filed after this (48) hour period will not be considered.
6. Dance Descriptions
a. Chicago Steppin–The swing dance known as Chicago style steppin, Chicago steppin, or Steppin, is derivative of the “Chicago Bop”, originating from Chicago Illinois. This soulful dance is performed in a 6 or 8 count basic pattern of one double and two
syncopated triples. The social dance is distinct in the footwork, style, and showmanship.
b. Detroit Ballroom–The urban dance known as Ballroom, Detroit Ballroom, Detroit Style Ballroom, Detroit Urban Ballroom, Motown Ballroom, Urban Ballroom, Club Style Ballroom, or Contemporary Ballroom is soulful rhythm and blue derivative of the cha-cha, normally performed after an open break from the “Social” or “Graystone”; originating from Detroit, Michigan.
It is performed in an 8 count basic pattern of two doubles and two rolling triples (2 measures of music in 4/4 time signature). It’s smooth, graceful, elegant execution of spins, turns, and dips are it’s calling card.
c. Swing- Swing is an American Rhythm Dance based on a foundation of 6 beat and 8-beat patterns that incorporate a wide variety of rhythms built on 2-beat single, delayed, double, triple, and blank rhythm units. The 6-beat patterns include, but are
not limited to, passes, underarm turns, push-breaks, open-to-closed, and closed-to-open position patterns. The 8 beat patterns include, but are not limited to, whips, swing outs, Lindy circles, Shag pivots, etc. Although they are not part of the foundation of the dance as stated above, 2-beat and 4 beat extension rhythm breaks may be incorporated to extend a pattern, to phrase the music, and/or to accent breaks. Swing is danced to all forms of music all across the nation. All swing dances
(except Chicago Steppin, which has its own division) are eligible to compete in this division
a. Beginner Cabaret
Music- Provided by IDC organizer
Experience: Up to 3 years of dance experience
Costumes: Not allowed
Choreography: Not allowed
2. Specifics: No lifts, leans, drops, dips, splits, drags, and aerials are allowed. With the exception of turns and spins break
aways are not allowed. Execution of turns and/or spins exceeding 2 full revolutions are not allowed.Both feet must remain on the floor at all times. Performances must consist of at least 75% of the identified dance
b. Intermediate/Advance Cabaret
1. Danced- Heats
Duration- 3mins (maximum)
Music-Provided by IDC organizer
Experience: Minimum 4 years of dance experience
Costumes: Not required
Choreography: Not required
2. Specifics: Leans, drops, dips, splits, and drags, are allowed. Breakaways are allowed; maximum 3 allowed not to exceed 8 beats each. Multiple turns and spins are allowed. No lifts and aerials allowed. One foot must remain on the floor at
all times. Performances must consist of at least 75% of the identified dance.
c. Prime Time (over 50) (any genre)
Duration-4 mins 30 secs
Music- Provided by IDC organizer
Experience: No specific requirement
Costumes: Not required
Choreography: Not required
Age: Must be over 50 years old (age will be verified)
2. Specifics:This will be a social dance category open to all levels of dance and all genres of dance. Three musical selections of varied tempos will be played in each heat. Dancers will perform for one minute and thirty seconds to each song played.
Lifts and aerials are not allowed. At least one foot shall remain on the floor at all times during the performance. This is your opportunity to show your creativity and range. JUST DANCE!
d. Top Gun
Duration–3 minutes–4 minutes
Music–Provided by contestant
Costumes: Highly recommended
2. Specifics: So you think you can dance? Just Bring It! This is a no-holds barred category open to all genres of dance. Aerials are not mandatory, but allowed. Lifts, dips, drops, leans, leverage moves, splits, and other moves are allowed without restrictions! All manner of tricks are allowed. No props. Bring your swing, bring your ballroom, bring your steppin, bring your latin dance, bring your kizomba, bring your blues dance, bring the energy, bring the talent, bring the skills, bring the heat!
f. Jack and Jills (Detroit Ballroom, Chicago Steppin, and Swing)
1. Jack & Jill contests allow individuals to enter without a partner and demonstrate skills in spontaneous dancing with a variety of partners. There is an inherent “luck of the draw” factor involved. Leaders and followers are randomly paired and scored as a couple. No choreography nor costumes are allowed.
2. The DJ picks the music. Tempo and style will vary. All songs will be appropriate for the dance division entered.
Cash prizes for the winners will depend on the number of participants competing in the division and
amounts will be determined the day of the event.
See Flyer For Smooth Styles Category, and Houston 2 Step Category Information along with information on the National Urban Dance Champion Award.
8. Changes to these Rules
a. The Organizer will make every effort to conduct all competitions in accordance with these rules. However, the Organizer reserves the right to make any changes in schedule or format deemed necessary for any competition. Competitors will be informed of any and all rule changes immediately
Aerial: A move where one partner is lifted by the assisting partner so that the head and torso are above the waist of the supporting partner and the lifted partner is released by the supporting partner leaving them momentarily in “mid-air”.
Breakaway: A set of symmetric or complementary movements or footwork executed by a couple who intentionally break contact (except for spins and turns), which is not a clearly lead-able derivative of a recognizable swing pattern.
Costumes: Attire which, in the opinion of the judges, is specifically designed or selected for couples competition and would not generally be worn for social dancing.
Dip: A move where a dancer’s weight is supported by the partner and the head is below the partner’s waist.Drag: A move where one partner is pulling another partner’s weight across the floor.
Drop: A move in which either partner’s head and torso goes below knee level of the other partner
Heat: When multiple couples perform simultaneously; could also be used in a preliminary round or qualifying round
Lean: A move where the dancer’s feet are in contact with the floor. The dancer’s weight is supported by the partner with the top of his/her head not lower than the top of the support partners shoulders (relative to being the same height). The support partner’s knees are not extending in front of the support partner’s toes.
Lift: A move where the dancer is not in contact with the floor. The partner supports the dancer’s weight. Any more lasting longer than a full beat of music where the feet of one partner are clearly off the floor and the other partner supports the lifted partner’s weight. Low leans are not considered drops.
Props:Throw away skirts, shirts, scarves, etc., are considered props in this context and are not allowed. Anything other than what would be considered acceptable clothing. Props are not allowed in any category.
Splits: A move where the legs are extended to the right and left of the torso or forward and back or the torso.
First Rule Infraction in a given heat and/or performance: 1 Placement Deduction
Multiple Rule Infractions in a given heat and/or performance: 2 Placement Deductions
AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION: VULGAR MUSIC, AND/OR UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT
D. Responsibilities of Competitors
1. Plan Ahead
a. Know the competition and weekend schedule in advance
i. Registration for contests will end promptly at the times posted on the schedule
ii. Contest will start promptly as described on the scheduleb. Competitors are responsible for checking with the Organizer for
2. Know the Rules:
a. All competitors should read these rules prior to the competition.
b. Competitors are responsible for adhering to these rulesc. Questions about the rules should be asked prior to the competition. Contestants may call Al Johnson the Chief Executive Officer of the Organization at 443-621-4032, email In10se Dance Challenge (subject line: questions) at , or on our Facebook inbox at the Facebook page iN10se Dance Challenge. We are here to serve you.
3. Be Prepared:
a. Competitors should be present in the ballroom at least 10 minutes prior to the start of their categories the day of the event
b. Competitors are responsible for their bib numbers. Leaders should wear their bib number on their upper back and followers should wear their bib number on their lower back if possible
4. Demonstrating Good Behavior and Conduct
a. Competitors must demonstrate good sportsmanship, conduct and behavior on and off the dance floor, this includes in and around their local dance community, and on social media outlets
b. Competitors must refrain from any behavior that the judges deem inappropriate (“inappropriate” is defined by, and at the discretion of, the judge(s) in consultation of the Head Judge)
c. Failure to adhere to this code of behavior may result in disqualification
5. Be on time
a. The contest will run on-time
b. Failure to be in the ballroom when your contest happens will result in disqualification. No refund of any kind will be rendered
6. HAVE FUN!
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