Welcome to OC Salsa “Best Social Dancer” Amateur Salsa Competition, Qualifying round # 1, with over $1,500 in cash prizes, Jack and Jill Style, No partner or costumes needed. Come to compete, to watch or to have a great time!
Description of event:
4 dates competition: Friday 11/15, 11/22, 12/6 are qualifying round to the final. From each date 3 leads and 3 follows will move to the final round. 1st place winner of each qualifying date will get $100 cash prize.
Friday 12/13 will be the finals! The 9 leads and 9 follows from the qualifying rounds will compete for the grand prize of
1st place $1000
2nd place $200
3rd place $100
To compete you need to register. Registration begins at 8:30pm the day of the competition) in person and it”s first come, first serve (limited spots). Once we have the max total of contestants, registration will close. There is no fee to register, just pay the party cover fee ($10).
For the qualifying round, dancers will be randomly partnered and dance to the DJ music selection. By audience response, the best 3 couples will move to the finals for the chance to win the grand prize and to be crowned “Best Social Salsa Dancer, Amateur Level”
This is to crown the best social dancer, randomly partnered dancing to DJ Music selection. This competition is open to amateur level only. A jack and jill competition. May the best dancer became Master of the Dance Floor!
Dancers will have their name placed in a hat (one for leads, one for follows), then they will randomly be partnered up to whomever they got selected to dance. All dancers then will dance together 2 songs After the 2 songs are danced, audience will decide by applauses who their top 3 couples per qualifying date will move to the finals.
For the finals, dancers will randomly draw names to switch partners again (fun!) to have a different partner and test their social dance skills.
At the finals one couple at a time will be dancing to an upbeat salsa song where they will be judged by pro dancers.
Finals will be judged in this criteria:
Timing, Technique, Musicality, Audience response, Dance Partner Connection and Improvisation.
Be on time to register at 8:30pm, once spaces fill up, registration closes. The purpose of the competition is to promote camaraderie among dancers in Orange County while challenging dancers to improve their dance skills in the social floor and reward them for it. . Open to amateur level salsa dancers. No pros.
There will be open dancing after the competitions. Tacos outside! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Super fun and friendly. No attitude or egos welcomed. This really was designed to create a more open and fun dance Salsa/ Bachata dance scene in Orange County.
Address for Friday Competitions is at OC Salsa 2980 Mcclintock way, Costa Mesa
Questions? send us a message we ll be happy to answer. thank you!
OC Salsa Owner