Prizes

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Total Cash Prize Purse

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Pro/Am Top Teacher Prizes

Total Top Teacher Cash Purse: $25,000

Proficiency entries do not count towards top teacher points. Student/Student entries do not count toward top teacher placements.

Uncontested entries count at 1/2 point value.

Place Prize Bonus Total
1st
$3,500
$3,500
$7,000
2nd
$3,000
$3,000
$6,000
3rd
$2,250
$2,250
$4,500
4th
$1,500
$1,500
$3,000
5th
$1,250
$1,250
$2,500
6th
$1,000
$1,000
$2000

Placement Points for Teachers for each Pro/Am Entry:

See Placement points chart.

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Top Pro/Am Awards

Trophies will be presented to the following:

Top Male and Female Students in each of the Newcomer, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for American style and International Style Single Dances & Top Overall Student in all Styles.

 

Placement Points for Students for each Pro/Am Entry
Top awards for Pro/Am students are based on the number of entries and placements. Points between levels cannot be combined. (This chart also applies to Placement points for Teachers:)

For each: Adult Single Dance Entries Closed Multi-Dance Entries Open Multi-Dance Entries
1st Place
8 points
16 points
24 points
2nd Place
7 points
14 points
21 points
3rd Place
6 points
12 points
18 points
4th Place
5 points
10 points
15 points
5th Place
4 points
8 points
12 points
6th Place
3 points
6 points
12 points

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Top Studio Awards

Trophies will be awarded to the Top Studios in the following categories (points are calculated from all entries and placements):

 

  • Small Studio | 1-3 competing students
  • Medium Studio | 4-6 competing students
  • Large Studio | 7 or more competing students

 

* Student/Student entries count toward Top Studio. Uncontested entries count at 1/2 point value.

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Top Youth Studio Awards

A trophy will be awarded to the top studio.

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Pro/Am Scholarship Cash Prize Money - $36,000

*Pro/Am Scholarships are per event


**In addition to prize money, a trophy will be awarded to all first places

 

Closed Bronze, Silver & Gold Scholarship Prize Money per event for American Rhythm, Smooth, International Standard and Latin in divisions for:
(18-35), B (36-50), C (51-60), S1 (61+), S2 (71+)
Prizes: 
1st – $200, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100

 

Open Scholarship Championships Prize Money per event for American Rhythm, Smooth, International Standard and Latin in divisions for:
(18-35), B (36-50), C (51-60), S1 (61-70)S2 (71-75) & S3 (76+).
Prizes: 
1st – $400, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200

 

To qualify for all scholarship events, a student must enter a minimum of 4 (Smooth) and 5 (Rhythm, Ballroom, Latin) Pro/Am single dances per scholarship event entered. All scholarships are unisex competitions for adults. Closed scholarships are restricted to Bronze, Silver & Gold students. Please remember that the closed scholarships are restricted to closed syllabus figures (Bronze restricted to Bronze Syllabus and Silver restricted to Bronze & Silver Syllabus, etc). Open scholarships are not restricted to any figures. In any scholarship event with fewer than three entries, the organizer reserves the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions & merge competitors into one division and reserves the right to cut the prize money amount in half.

 

  • Students may NOT enter both Bronze & Silver scholarship levels in the same style.
  • Students MAY enter both the Silver & the Open scholarships in the same style.
  • Students MUST enter the scholarship level of the highest single dance entry level in a style.
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For example: If a student enters single dance entries in Full Bronze and Pre Silver they would be eligible for the Silver Scholarship NOT the Bronze Scholarship in that style.

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Professional Cash Prize Money - $37,000

Professional Open to the World Events
Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm
Prizes: 1st -$1,200, 2nd -$1000, 3rd -$700, 4th -$600, 5th -$400, 6th -$300

Professional Rising Star Events
Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm
Prizes: 1st -$600, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$400, 4th -$300, 5th -$200, 6th -$100

Professional Open to the World Theatrical Showdance Championship – INVITATIONAL ONLY
Prizes: 1st -$1,500, 2nd -$1,200, 3rd -$1,000, 4th -$750, 5th -$750, 6th – $750

To receive the full prize money in any Professional events, there must be a minimum of 6 participants. If there are less than 6 participants, the organizer reserves the right to cut the prize money amount in half.

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Kids Day Awards

Single Dances – Placement ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

 

All Multidance Events – A 1st Place Trophy and medallion will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be recognized with medallions for 2nd – 6th place.

 

Solos – Medallions and critique sheets will be awarded. (Due to our tight schedule, we will only accept 5 Solos at 2 minutes max. per Solo.)

 

Formations – Medallions will be awarded. (Due to our tight schedule, we will only accept 5 Formations at 3 minutes max. per Formation.)

Fordney Foundation
Scholarship Cash Prize Money - $5,000

For select Amateur International Junior & Youth Multidance Scholarship events. See entry form for FF events.

 

JUNIOR Scholarship Prizes:

  • 1st Place – $300
  • 2nd Place – $200
  • 3rd Place – $100
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YOUTH Scholarship Prizes:

  • 1st Place – $400
  • 2nd Place – $300
  • 3rd Place – $200
  • 4th – 6th – $100 each
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Series Finale

The Emerald Ball is the Series Finale event of the California Gold Rush DanceSport Series. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placement at the Emerald Ball, in addition to points accumulated from all other circuit events, will determine the winners in each category.

Series Finale

The Emerald Ball is the beginning and end of the Dance Vision Circuit, the epic dancesport circuit offering over $85,000 cash prize money to top pro/am students, teachers and studios!

Global Dancesport Series logo

Emerald Ball is a member of the Global Dancesport Series. Global year end recognition for teachers and students!

 

  • Teachers and Students collect points at every Global Event
  • Cash, vouchers and trophies awarded at the end of the year.
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Emerald Ball is a member of the World Pro/Am Dancesport Series event. The top 20 students at the Emerald Ball will receive $100 voucher. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placement at the Emerald Ball will determine the top 20 students who will each receive a $100 voucher that can be used towards Pro/Am entries at Series events outside.

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he Emerald Ball is the host of the American & International Style Closed Bronze & Silver competitions. The winners of these competitions will be eligible to compete at the Grand Finale competition held each year at the Ohio Star Ball.

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