• Contest Rules
  • Mandatory Elements
  • Video submission

The Competition

Perform an Individual Routine (by yourself, no partner – 20 to 30 seconds) that MUST include the three (3) predetermined elements. (Click on the Mandatory Elements Tab for the full list)

WIN

  • Pair of Shoes from International, Aida, or Dance America
  • Dance Beat Magazine Subscription
  • Dance Entries at participating Events
  • Music Mills 1-year Subscription

ENTER NOW

  • Film your Dance
  • Click on the Video Submission Link above
  • Fill out the form and upload your video
  • Rinse and Repeat (for the dances you wish to enter)

GOOD LUCK!

A gaggle of famous Adjudicators will judge your dance(s) based on technique, styling, and the inclusion of the mandatory dance elements

Hint! Contact your coach or instructor if you have any questions making up your short routines. 

Have Fun!

30 for 30
Dance Contest

30 second videos

Rhythm

Cha Cha

  • 3 Cha cha chas
  • Basic movement
  • Cross over break (w or w/o spot turn)

Rumba

  • Cross body lead to Cuban walks
  • Back spot turn
  • Box Step

Swing

  • Tuck turn
  • Sugar foot swivels
  • Back walks and point/low kick

Bolero

  • Fifth position breaks
  • Basic
  • Side pass

Mambo

  • Crossover break & swivels
  • Peek-a-boo
  • Cross body leads

Smooth

Waltz

  • Promenade Chasse
  • Balance Step/5th position break
  • Right (natural) turn.

Tango

  • Corte
  • Open fan (w or w/o underarm turn
  • Cingle pivot from promenade

Foxtrot

  • Grapevine
  • Closed twinkle
  • Forward basic

Viennese Waltz

  • Left (reverse) turn
  • Right (natural) turn
  • Underarm turn from 5th position break

Latin

Cha Cha

  • Fan
  • Natural Top
  • There and Back

Samba

  • Criss Cross Volta
  • Reverse turn
  • Corta Jaca

Rumba

  • Hockey Stick
  • Closed Hip Twist
  • Cucaracha

Paso Doble

  • Drag
  • Grand Circle
  • Followay ending to Separation

Jive

  • Mooch
  • Stop and Go
  • Walks

Ballroom

Waltz

  • Natural Spin turn
  • Back Lock
  • Double Reverse Spin

Tango

  • Closed Promenade
  • Open Reverse Turn
  • Natural Twist Turn

Viennese Waltz

  • Reverse Turn
  • LF Backward Change
  • RF Forward Change
  • *For Silver & Gold: Reverse Fleckerl

Foxtrot

  • Natural Weave
  • Closed Impetus
  • Natural Turn

Quick Step

  • Natural Pivot Turn
  • Zig Zag, Back Lock and Running Finish
  • Triple Chasse to right

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