Competition EN

Competition

The European Same-Sex Dance Association (ESSDA) rules and guidelines shall apply to this competition.

The competition will be adjudicated by 5 international and French judges:

  • Marioara Cheptene (Paris, France)
  • Kai-André Lillebø (Oslo, Norway)
  • Stéphanie Godet (Rouen, France)
  • Ralf Janßen (Berlin, Germany)
  • Louise Sampson (London, United Kingdom)

The chairman of adjudicators is Patrick Sharkey (United Kingdom).

The DJ is Patrick Masereel (Paris, France).

The masters of ceremony is José Rodrigues.

The event includes the following competitions:

Women’s, men’s and mixed couples latin and ballroom dances

The Latin dances and standard dances competitions are divided into 4 classes ranging from confirmed competitors (A class) to beginners (D class).

The distribution of couples according to their categories is made by the adjudicators during the classification rounds.

Dances presented depend on the class competitors compete in.

  • For ballroom :
    • C and D categories: slow waltz, tango, quick step
    • B category: slow waltz, tango, quick step, slow foxtrot
    • A category: slow waltz, tango, quick step, slow foxtrot, Viennese waltz
  • For latin :
    • C and D categories: cha-cha-cha, rumba, jive
    • B category: cha-cha-cha, rumba, jive, samba
    • A category: cha-cha-cha, rumba, jive, samba, paso doble

The fun competition

The fun competition is primarily made for the audience. Anyone can register on the spot, till the last minute, to feel the thrill of competition in either latin dance and/or ballroom dance.

The competition dance will be Tango and Cha-cha-cha.

The objective is not to confront the most experienced dancers (A and B classes dancers are kindly requested to give up their place), but to have fun, to enjoy, to feel the stress that precedes the entry on the dance floor, and so many other things.
The couples will be marked by judges present at the competition, according to the same criteria.