WLDC FOR THE THIRD TIME IN LEBANON

The only WLDC Qualifyer in Lebanon and the region.

Win the opportunity to represent your country in the most important Latin Dance Competition

seen all over the world and go directly to the semi finals in Miami, December 2017.

MC & JUDGES

 

Alien Ramirez

Cuba

 

Amneris Martines

Puerto Rico

 

Esteban Isnardi

 Uruguay

FEES & REGISTRATION

Adults:

Full pass holders 30$ per competitor per division.

Non pass holders 50$ per division including Thursday night party, 30$ per extra division per competitor

UNDER 12

FULL PASS HOLDERS 20$ PER COMPETITOR PER DIVISION

NON PASS HOLDERS 30$ PER DIVISION

DEADLINE for registration : June 30, 2017

Please contact Anna Chiha 00961-3-727240 or send an email to:

Anyone competing in WLDC Lebanon is eligible for an invitation / visa letter to WLDC in Miami. Winners of 1rst and 2nd place in each division will qualify to go directly to semi finals in Miami. In some instances Albert Torres will also invite the 3rd place, but it's up to him to decide.

PRO DIVISIONS

PRO TEAMS: (Min 3 Max 20 Dancers)

PRO COUPLES:

PRO SOLOISTS:

Bachata Team Pro (Non Cabaret)

Bachata Cabaret Team Pro

Casino Rueda Pro (Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Cabaret Team Pro

Salsa Ladies Team Pro (Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Men Team (Cabaret Allowed)

Sasla Team Pro (Non Cabaret)

Tango Team Pro (Cabaret Allowed)

Samba Ladies Team

Bachata Cabaret Couple Pro

Bachata Couple Pro (Non cabaret)

Cha Cha Cha Couple Pro (Non Cabaret)

Kizomba Couple Pro (Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Cabaret Couple Pro

Salsa On 1 Couple Pro (Non cabaret)

Salsa On 2 Couple Pro (Non Cabaret)

Tango Couple Pro (Cabaret Allowed)

Samba Soloist Lady Pro (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist lady Pro (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Lady over 50 Pro (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Man Pro (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Man over 50 Pro (Non Cabaret)

 AMATEUR DIVISIONS

AMATEUR TEAMS:

AMATEUR COUPLES:

AMATEUR SOLOISTS:

Bachata Amateur Team (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Amateur Team (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Ladies Amateur Team (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Men Amateur Team (Non Cabaret)

Tango Amateur team (Non Cabaret)

Bachata Amateur Couple (Non Cabaret)

Salsa On 1Amateur Couple (Non Cabaret)

Salsa On 2 Amateur Couple (Non Cabaret)

Tango Amateur Couple (Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Soloist Amateur Lady (Non cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Amateur Man (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Amateur Lady Over 50 (Non Cabaret)

Salsa Soloist Amateur Man Over 50 (Non Cabaret)

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PRO AM DIVISIONS

All Instructors in Pro Am Division are allowed to dance with up to five students per division as long as the Music and Choreography is not the same. Students are eligible to dance in as many pro am divisions that they qualify for.

Pro Am Bachata Lady Lead (Lady Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Bachata Man Lead (Man Pro Lead - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Cha Cha Cha Lady Lead (Lady Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Cha Cha Cha Man Lead (Man Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Salsa On 1 Lady Lead (Lady Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Salsa On 1 Man Lead (Man Pro Lead - Nn cabaret)

Pro Am Salsa On 2 Lady Lead (Lady Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Salsa On 2 Man Lead (Man Pro Lead - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Tango Lady Lead (Lady Pro - Non Cabaret)

Pro Am Tango Man Lead (Man Pro Lead - Non Cabaret)

CHILDREN & JUNIOR DIVISIONS

CHILDREN - Junior Team:

Salsa Children & Juniors Team (3 to 17 years old - Cabaret Allowed)

Slas Children Team (3 -11 years ols - Cabaret Allowed

Salsa Children Boys Team (3 to 11 years old - Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Children Girls Team (3 to 11 years old - Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Junior Team (12 to 17 years old - Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Junior Boys Team (12 to 17 years old (Salsa - Bachata - Cha Cha Cha - Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Juniors Girls Team (12 to 17 years old (Salsa - Bachata - Cha Cha Cha - Cabaret Allowed

CHA CHA CHA Couple

CHILDREN - JUNIOR COUPLES:

CHILDREN - JUNIOR SOLOISTS:

Salsa Children Couple (3 to 11years old - Cabaret Allowed)

Salsa Junior Couple (12 -to 17 years old - Cabaret Allowed)

CHA CHA CHA team

Salsa Children Soloist Boy (3 to 11 years old - Non Cabaret)

Salsa Children Soloist Girl (3 to 11 years old - Non Cabaret)

Salsa Junior Soloist Boy (12 to 17 years old - Non Cabaret)

Salsa Junior Soloist Girl (12to 17 years old - Non Cabaret)

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LIMITLESS DIVISION

Limitless Open For Physically & Mentally Challenged Dancers

Open Free Division

This division is designed for physically & mentally challenged dancers. We will see that music and Latin dance is Limitless. One or both of the dancers / half of the team needs to be physically or mentally challenged. One of the dancers / half of the team are allowed to not be physically or mentally challenged. Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes. Acrobatics are allowed. Tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed.

DIVISIONS DEFINITION

DEFINITIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL 

Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes. Any individual who has or is receiving financial compensation for teaching or performing in salsa or Latin dances. If teaching in other genre like ballet or jazz, hip hop etc but not teaching salsa or latin dance, they will not be considered a professional for the WLDC.

 

AMATEUR

Any individual that enjoys all forms of dance as a hobby and has not and does not earn a living in the salsa or Latin dance industry. You cannot be considered an Amateur if you have been paid for performing or teaching in the past in the Salsa World. This final decision is made by the Producer of the event. Cannot be an Amateur and dance on a Pro Division. Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes. NO ACROBATICS / LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks / Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

PRO – AM

One Professional Dancer dancing with One Amateur Dancer to form a partnership.

 

JUNIORS

Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

 

CHILDREN

Any individual between the ages of 3 and 11 years old.

 

ROUNDS

Each round, be it semi final round or final round is considered a fresh start for the competitors. The order of the performances will be based on the score of the previous round. With the lowest scored competitors performing first and the highest score performing last. Example: All dancers qualifying for the finals will not bring their semi final score to the finals. All dancers will start fresh in the next round. The best soloist, couple or team during the finals will be the winner.

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RULES & CONDITIONS

PROFESSIONAL

 

BACHATA Couples / NON CABARET 

This is a Pro Couple Partnership.This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted.

Performance must be 90% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Lifts, cartwheels are not allowed.

Up To 5 Tricks With At Least One Foot Always On The Floor Is Allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

CHA CHA CHA COUPLE PRO

This is a pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Cha Cha Cha. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET

 

KIZOMBA COUPLE PRO 

THIS A COUPLE PARTNERSHIP

MIX VARIOUS TYPES OF KIZOMBA (Slow, Fast, Tarraxinha) during the 2 minutes that are allocated to them or use one song. Maximum length is 2 minutes.

Dancers in this division will be evaluated according to the following criteria :

- Technical : mastery and execution of movements.

- Creativity and originality : Use of new or different movements in the choreography.

- Rhythm and interpretation : Definition and consistent use of timing during the execution of the dance and fluidity of body movements.

= Visual presentation : Couple aesthetics (hairstyle, costume, makeup, etc.)

Choreography : Capacity of improvisation evolution of the dance, complexity, movements symchronised to the music.

Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronisation, formation and pesentation for the duration of the performance.

Lifts, catwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are allowed.

Cabaret is allowed.SALSA ON 1 / Couples / NON CABARET

This is a Pro Couple Partnership. No lifts, cartwheels, aerials, or any similar lifts are permitted. Performances must be 70% recognizable Salsa. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Emphasis will be on the downbeat (the 1st beat of the phrase). Timing must be maintained consistently throughout the performance. Up To 5 Tricks With At Least One Foot Always On The Floor Is Allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

SALSA ON 2 / Couples / NON CABARET 

This is a Pro Couple Partnership. No lifts, cartwheels, aerials, or any similar lifts are permitted. Performances must be 70% recognizable Salsa. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Emphasis will be on the up beat (the 2nd beat of the phrase). Timing must be maintained consistently throughout the performance. Up To 5 Tricks With At Least One Foot Always On The Floor Is Allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

SALSA / Couples / CABARET 

This is a Pro Couple Partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Also 50% of the performance needs to be dancing. Points will be deducted if over 50% of the performance is Cabaret and if any lifts / tricks are not executed correctly. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

 

SOLOIST MAN 

This is a Male Solo Pro Division & Amateur Division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, performance.

 

SOLOIST LADY

This is a Ladies Solo Pro Division & Amateur Division. Emphasis will be on timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, performance.

 

SAMBA LADIES TEAM OPEN

This is an all female open partnership. Defined as a team of 3 to 20 dancers.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Samba. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judge

 

TANGO COULE PRO

This is pro couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

CABARET ALLOWED

 

 

PRO AM DIVISIONS

 

 

CHA CHA CHA PRO - AM  LADY LEAD

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Cha Cha Cha. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NO ACROBATICS /LIFTS WILL BE PERMITTED. A lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other. Tricks/ Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any steps or position that partners cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

NON CABARET

 

CHA CHA CHA PRO - AM  MAN LEAD

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Salsa (ONLY On1 is permitted). Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Each couple will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no more than 2 minutes.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

 

SALSA OR BACHATA 

Pro – Am is a division where amateur students partner with a professional dancer. In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 15 years old. Pro dancers are allowed to dance with up to 5 different amateur students, however each partner must have a different routine with different pre approved music. The dance content in this division can be Salsa, Bachata. No lifts are allowed.

Up To 5 Tricks With At Least One Foot Always On The Floor Is Allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

TANGO PRO AM  LADY LEAD

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Lady.

NON CABARET

 

 

TANGO PRO AM MAN LEAD

This is a pro am couple partnership. One professional dancer dancing with one amateur dancer to form a partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

In this division only the amateur is judged. Competitors must be at least 11 years old.

The lead in this division must be a Pro Man.

NON CABARET

 

 

AMATEUR 

 

BACHATA AMATEUR COUPLE

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be 70% Bachata. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts are not allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

SALSA ON 1 AMATEUR COUPLE

This is an amateur couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances need to be On 1 and must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. No lifts, cartwheels and aerials are permitted This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

SALSA ON 2 AMATEUR COUPLE

This is an amateur couple partnership. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances need to be On 2 and must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. No lifts, cartwheels and aerials are permitted This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

SALSA AMATEUR TEAM On 1 or On 2

This is an amateur team partnership. Defined as a team of 5 to 20 dancers. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be 70% Salsa. Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance. No lifts, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

Up to 5 tricks with at least one foot always on the floor is allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

 

TANGO AMATEUR COUPLE

This is an amateur couple partnership.

This division is judged on choreographed performances. Shines are permitted. Performance must be at least 70% Tango. Performances must maintain a consistency in their timing, synchronization, formations and presentation for the duration of the performance.  Emphasis will be on the timing, technique, choreography, musical interpretation, partnering, and shines during their performance.

Also over 70% of the performance must be dancing. Lifts, cartwheels or any similar lifts or tricks are not allowed. Up to 5 tricks are allowed. This will be at the discretion of the judges.

NON CABARET 

 

 

CHILDREN & JUNIOR DIVISIONS

 

 

SALSA CHILDREN Couples / 3 - 11 Years Old 

Defined as a couple who are between the ages of 3 years old and 12 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed.

 

 

SALSA JUNIORS Couples / 12-17 Years Old 

Defined as a couple who are between the ages of 10 years old and 16 years old. This division is judged on choreographed performances. Performances can be On 1 or On 2 but must maintain a consistency in their timing for the duration of the performance. Lifts, tricks, cartwheels and aerials are permitted. This will be at the discretion of the judges. Up to 5 lifts or tricks allowed.

BASIC INFORMATION

All competitors must check in with registration to update their entry forms or take care of remaining balance or pick up their competition number and supply us with their hotel info.

All competitors No Exceptions) need to sign a Liability Waiver.

All competitors who have a full pass need to pay a fee of 30$ per dancer for each division they decide to compete in.

All competitors can enter and compete in as many divisions they choose to as long as they qualify for the division and pay the appropiate fees.

Anyone late or missing their scheduled meetings or rehearsal time for ANY reason will be warned or disqualified at the discretion of the producer and or judges.

No CD will be accepted with intro of dance team or competitors names, etc…as part of the recording during their performance.

No competitors routines can exceed two minutes except for the solo divisions which cannot exceed 1.5 minutes (90 seconds).

No choreography used in previous years can be used again.

No amateur dancer can perform on any team or division that is not amateur.

World Latin Dance Cup reserves the right to cancel any divisions

World Latin Dance Cup Inc cannot be held liable for injury sustained by dancers or anyone else attending the event.

World Latin Dance Qualifications does not take any responsibility for loss or theft of any personal items or articles.

GENERAL RULES:

Dancers in ALL divisions will dance to routines they have choreographed, music does not need to be from approved song list. Dancers competing in MIAMI WORLD LATIN DANCE CUP need to use music from approved song list.

Solo division dancers will perform a routine no less that 1 minute and no longer than 1.5 minutes.

Each couple or team will perform a routine no less than 1.5 minutes and no longer than 2 minutes.

Couple and Team divisions will have points deducted after two minutes and five seconds and will be disqualified with no refunds if routine goes over 2 minutes & 15 seconds.

Timing begins from the moment music starts.

No speaking intro allowed as mentioning dancers names or dance school or anything similar. If this occurs points will be deducted. No bowing music allowed. This will count towards your allowed time.

All dancers will be expected to be prepared to perform a choreographed routine in the time given each division.

All dancers of ALL divisions are required to bring their own 1.5 minute or two minute (depending on division) pre recorded music on a CD format.

The following are IMPORTANT POINTS :

ALL music needs to be on their own CD. ONE SONG PER CD (Even If It’s the Same Song). Music will only be accepted on a CD format. Lets be really clear!. Music will NOT be accepted If Not On A CD Format. No IPods, No IPads, No MP3 / NADA. ONLY CD FORMAT!

All CDs need to be at the speed the dancers need it played. Our staff and DJs have hundreds of CDs and will not be allowed per the producer to play your CD faster or slower than it was recorded.

On the CD in black magic marker we need clearly written the following, Competition Number, Name Of Dancers or Team, Name of Song, Name of Artist and if possible name of label. No CD will be accepted without this information.

NO routine previously performed in past years at the World Salsa Championships or World Latin Dance Cup will be allowed to be used again. No changing of partners can occur after you have entered the qualifying rounds.

It is recommended that all competitors should stay at the Competition Hotel or the other overflow hotels since there could be changes to the program based on the amount of entries.

We will need your hotel and room number upon registering with us so we can reach you and keep you informed. We will do our best to keep you informed, but it is YOUR responsibility to stay informed of any changes.

All changes will be updated on the Facebook Page of LEABNON LATIN FESTIVAL QUALIFICATIONS. LIKE this page and stay updated.

If we are unable to inform you of any changes and you are missing in action or late, we regret to inform you that your partner and you or your team will be disqualified with no refund. (No Exceptions).

We will not accept ANYONE being late for meetings, rehearsals or competition time. If someone is missing from your team or partnership, judges will be notified with a warning but also points can be deducted or you can even be disqualified.

World Latin Dance Cup reserves the right for ANY photography or filming to be permitted during the full event including qualifiers, semi finals and finals of the WLDC.

All photography and filming are property of WLDC & Albert Torres Productions, Inc.

ALL competitors consent to release the use of their photographs, biographies and names, for ANY video or television footage for sale.

All of this is property of WLDC & Albert Torres Productions, Inc.

The event will be recorded on film, video and photography.

These may be used for WLDC promotional purposes and marketing without any obligation. WLDC reserves the right to change the program and competition if necessary without consultation.

WLDC will not accept responsibility for loss or injury to persons or loss of possessions in relation to this event.

There will be NO refunds for dancers that pull out of this event or are disqualified.

A Lift is considered when any of the two dancers both feet are off the ground at the same time and any part of their bodies are touching each other.

Tricks / Up To 5 Tricks With At Least One Foot Always On The Floor Is Allowed. Tricks are any step or position that partner cannot execute without the assistance of their partner.

Turns / Maximum allowed is up to four eight counts.

The judges and WLDC committee will have final say on ALL discrepancies, equal scores, etc…

ALL Decisions Are Final!

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