World Dance Masters Choreography Competition
A renowned event that looks to help new choreographers find their first steps into the Line Dance circuit. Each year more than 50 dance entries are judged against each other in two categories; Country and Non-Country. The prizes for winning? Paid teaching slots to prestigious events and cash prizes.
Start the process of registering your entry below. See the sidebar for information on rules, prizes, and terms and conditions for this years event.
Competitors — All competitors must have a full weekend pass for the World Dance Masters event. Dances will not be eligible unless the dance choreographer has a full weekend pass and is at the event to perform their dance to the judges. Assisting performers do not need a full weekend pass and may dance with the choreographer with just a day pass. Registration for the competition does not gain you access to the event. To buy tickets for the event please see here.
Multiple entries & preliminaries — Choreographers can only enter one dance in each category (a maximum of 6 dances per entrant if they were to enter each category in both divisions). In the event of more than 20 dances being submitted to a category there will be a preliminary round before the event where scripts will be analysed. The best written scripts will be forwarded to the final. Choreographers will be notified as soon as 20 dances have been entered and finalists will be notified two weeks before the event.
Merging of categories — If a category has less than ten entries, World Dance Masters may choose to merge with another respective category. This will only be announced at the event.
Dancing your dance — You can dance your dance alone, or with as many friends as you wish.
Music and profanity — it is the responsibility of the choreographer to check that their music choice is suitable for a family audience. Music that is deemed inappropriate for the audience and time of day will not be played and your entry forfeit without refund.
World Dance Masters 2017 Teaching Package:
Prize includes — 2 free entry passes & a minimum of 1 teaching spot.
Line Dance Showdown 2017 Teaching Package:
Expenses paid trip — includes return flights to Logan International Airport up to the value of 750USD, transfers to & from the venue, 4 nights accommodation (Thursday - Sunday) & 3 teaching spots.
Joint Choreography — The lead choreographer will win the Line Dance Showdown part of the Grand Champion prize. The co-choreographer can also attend flying at their expense with JC Productions covering the cost of accommodation (sharing with lead choreographer), transfers & pass for the co-choerographer.
Under 18's —Under 18's who take advantage of the Showdown teaching package must be accompanied by an adult travelling at their own expense. JC Productions will cover the cost of accommodation with winner, transfers & pass for the adult.
* World Dance Masters reserve the right to amend or change these term & conditions at any time without prior notice. You are accordingly advised to consult the Terms & Conditions page each time you view and use this website.
1. Timing limits - in a scenario where categories are full (20 dances) choreographers will be limited to 2:30 minutes per dance unless the dance is an A/B or contains a tag, in which case the dance will be played fully. Dances that are limited to 2:30 minutes will not be affected by judges marks.
2. Dances - Dances should be no older than 6 months of closing date for entry (1 August 2016), and therefore must have been choreographed ON OR AFTER 1 February 2016. Dances can not have been in the Top 10 in any dance chart.
3. Dance classification - Regardless of if your dance falls into a sub-category such as Lower Intermediate/Higher Intermediate etc, you must ONLY classify your dance as one of the categories offers (Beginner OR Intermediate OR Advanced). Do not use any of the following: Absolute Beginner (This would be classified as Beginner in terms of the competition) Lower Intermediate (this would be classed as Intermediate in terms of the competition); Higher Intermediate (It is at your own discretion if you class your dance in terms of the competition as Intermediate or Advanced).