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This page contains information about the rules and registration for the championships!

  • Chennai Salsa Solo Open

  • Asia Kizomba Championship

To register for the Championships! 

  1. Book your Full Festival Pass​

  2. Fill in the competition registration form

  3. Receive a link for payment registration to complete your registration. 

P.S. One participant can compete in more than one division. 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Asia Kizomba Championship and the Chennai Salsa Solo open are open to all nationalities, cultures and countries.

  • It is a competition open to dancers of all levels and styles (including professional and amateur dancers)

  • Decisions and marking of the jury will be final and without appeal. Any form of disrespect from the participants or coaches towards the jury, the organization and/or the public in general, is forbidden.

  • Dancers/ couples must be at least 18 years old.

  • The Intention of the championships is to identity and encourage new talents and to encourage the dancing skills beyond just the showcase. 


4th Chennai SALSA SOLO Open

A Salsa Solo is open division for any individual amateur or Professional where a single participant showcases a choreographed salsa routine.​

  • The choreography is to present your skills in salsa and will be judged on your understanding of the knowledge in salsa music and dance techniques. We would like you to get creative as you stay with the roots of the art form. 

  • All the songs have to be mailed to salsamadras@gmail.com by 15th September. Format:  MP3. Mails after 15th will not be entertained. The file name should mention the participants name and surname clearly on the track.

  • The song length has to be between 1.5 to 2.5 minutes. 

  • The songs should contain 90% salsa (~12 seconds of non salsa is allowed)

  • Costumes will be taken in account on the overall presentation. No jeans, and street wear allowed.

  • Shoes mandatory

JUDGING CRITERIA


Choreographed routines will be judged by the following criteria:

  • TIMING 

  • TECHNIQUE 

  • DIFFICULTY 

  • CHOREOGRAPHY 

  • CONNECTION WITH THE AUDIENCE

  • ORIGINALITY 

  • APPEARANCE 

  • SHOWMANSHIP 

  • UNDERSTANDING OF SALSA MUSIC AND KNOWLEDGE  

The each of the judge in the panel will show the points out of 10, right after each performance. The total scores will add up to the marks and the winners will be decided instantly after the competition. 

WINNERS

  • Winners of the salsa solo division win a free festival pass to the Boracay Latin Dance Festival, Philippines, FEB 2018

  • The winner also get a cash prize of $100, sponsored by Aloe Veda 

  • All the participants will be given certificates of participation


3rd Asia Kizomba championship​

Kizomba championship will follow the format Jack & Jill. Partners will be randomly partnered with different dancers and their judged on their skill of dancing Kizomba. Further rules will be announced at the time of competition. 

EVALUATION


The dancers will be evaluated according to these criteria:

  • LEADING & FOLLOWING SKILLS 

  • MUSICALITY

  • TECHNIQUE 

  • AUTHENTICITY 

  • CREATIVITY

  • SOCIAL DANCING ABILITY (No show moves are allowed)

  • RELEVANCE TO MUSIC


Music will be the choice of the DJ and can vary from any genres under the umbrella term Kizomba (for eg. kizomba, urbankiz, ghetto zouk, tarraxinha, etc.) & Semba! 

 

WINNERS

  • The best Individual Male and Female winners will win a Full Festival pass to the Salsa Bangkok Fiesta, Thailand, Nov 207

  • Each winner (best male and best female) also gets a cash prize of $100, sponsored by Aloe Veda 

  • All the participants will be given certificates of participation

DEADLINES for both categories
 

  • Last date for registration: 15 September

  • Last date to send the songs by mp3 to salsamadras@gmail.com: 15th September

for any queries, please mail us at salsamadras@gmail.com

 

 

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