Rules & Regulations

  • The rules for the championships will be as follows :
    • Beginners (Chacha, Jive, Rumba, Salsa, Bachata) :
      • Anyone who has won any of the above categories in the previous year will not be allowed in the Beginners category in this year.
      • The choreographies can be done based on the syllabus upto the Bronze Level (Chacha,Jive,Rumba) of the ISTD course.
      • The judges will be judging only based on the Bronze Syllabus. In case anyone uses the Silver level Syllabus, the points will be deducted.
      • Tricks can be used. Lifts will not be allowed.
    • Latin Show Dance :
      • The styles used could be Chacha, Jive, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble.
      • The participant can use one style or a medley of styles.
      • The track limit : Minimum 1.5 minutes, maximum 2.5 minutes
      • If you exceed 2 minutes 5 points will be cut.
      • Lifts and tricks are allowed.
      • Judging criteria :

Showmanship and Appearance : n/10

Choreography and Musicality : n/10

Technique and Execution : n/10

Timing and Rhythm : n/10

  • Solo Open :
    • This category will be a part of the HongKong World Salsa Championship Qualifiers.
    • The winner will get a chance to skip the qualifiers round at the HKSF Championships (If there is a qualifier happening)
    • It will be a mixed category (ladies and men)
    • Time duration : Minimum 1.5 minutes, maximum 2 minutes
    • Style allowed will be Salsa only.
    • 80% of Salsa Music is compulsory. 20% of latin music will be allowed.
    • Bachata Open, Salsa Open:
      • This category will be a part of the HongKong World Salsa Championships Qualifiers.
      • The winner will get a chance to skip the qualifiers round at the HKSF Championships (If there is a qualifier happening)
      • 80% of Authentic Salsa/Bachata Music is COMPULSORY for the championship. 20% Latin Music will be allowed.
      • Time limit : Minimum 1.5 minutes, maximum 2.5 minutes
    • Judging Criteria for the HongKong World Salsa Championships will be as follows :
      • Showmanship and Appearance : n/10
      • Choreography and Musicality : n/10
      • Technique and Execution : n/10
      • Timing and Rhythm : n/10
    • Open group championship :
      • Any style/Fusion of styles will be allowed in the following category.
      • The dance will not be judged on the technique of a particular style but how the overall choreography looks because the judges are not specialized in every style.
      • No. Of participants : Minimum 3 and maximum 10
      • Time limit : Minimum 3 minutes and maximum 5 minutes
      • The criteria for judging will be as follows:
        • Choreography, Coordination, Costumes, Xfactor(Something that is personally appealing to the judges. It can be anything for eg. The theme/ the costume/ the difficulty level/the humor/the emotion and so on).
      • Fire, Water, Flowers, Colours etc. Props will not be allowed on stage. Anything that is going to be thrown on stage will not be allowed on stage. In that case, the team will be disqualified.