Rules & Policies

Important Rules and Policies


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Dancesport Series?
The Global DanceSport Series was Started in 2000 by 5 Pro-Am teachers running 4 events, whose sole purpose was to direct the benefits to the Pro-Am teachers and their students. The Global DanceSport Series began offering the highest Pro-Am prize money in the open divisions and starting scholarships in the bronze and silver levels, all the while keeping the package costs lower for the students. The Global events started giving Pro-Am parties in addition to the traditional Pro Party. The Mission was to ask what Pro-Am students and teachers wanted and structure events to that end.

The Global Group recognizes that the Pro-Am competitors are the primary reason we have some many wonderful dance competitions. The "GLOBAL MISSION" is a focus on how to better serve the Pro-Am student teacher teams. You are not just another number at a Global Event! Global events were some of the first in the country to literally "roll out the red carpet" for students and pro/am teachers. Global year end recognition for teachers and students! For more information visit Global Dancesport Series.

What is the Dancesport Series?
The Emerald Ball is honored to be a member of the largest series event, The
World Pro-Am Dancesport Series. (Region 6.)

The World Pro/Am Dancesport Series is a network of over 80 Dancesport events held throughout North America that promotes their events with a highly desired reward system. The series is about giving back to you! Accumulating points is the name of the game! Points will rank you Regionally, Nationally, and get cash back to spend!

The top 20 overall students who compete in a World Pro/Am Dancesport event will each receive a Region pin along with their $100 Voucher Award, which can be used towards Pro/Am entries at any other World Pro-Am Dancesport event outside the region in which you reside.

The placements you receive in our Multi-Dance Championships will earn you points towards the largest Team Match in North America held at the Ohio Star Ball Championships in November 2013.

All Teachers accumulate points towards the top overall teacher award ($25,000) to be presented at the Ohio Star Ball Championships.

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What is the Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge?

The Best of the Best Dancesport Challenge is a yearly competition between some of the top Pro/Am couples in the country.

The Best of the Best Dancesport Challenge is a yearly competition between some of the top Pro/Am couples in the country.

The winners of the Closed Bronze Rhythm Smooth, Latin & Ballroom and Closed Silver Rhythm, Smooth, Latin & Ballroom Multidance Championships in both the A & B age categories will be invited to represent the Emerald Ball in the Grand Finale at the Ohio Star Ball in November.

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