Ballroom Dance > Philly Fest 2008

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by samina, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. CGInTheSand

    CGInTheSand New Member

    I will be there.

    I was looking at all the events, and I have a newbie question... What's the difference between "open scholarship" and "closed scholarship"? Just curious!
  2. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    closed is limited to the syllabus figures defined by the event -- in some cases there are separate bronze, silver, and gold closed scholarships. at the philly comp, it's one combined bronze/silver/gold closed scholarship.

    open allows choreography outside of syllabus. the elite level of dancing for pro-amers. :)
  3. CGInTheSand

    CGInTheSand New Member

    Thanks, sam!

    Another newbie question: The rules say "ALL PRO-AM EVENTS WILL BE UNISEX AND JUDGED TOGETHER." Does that happen a lot in ballroom comps? This is my first ballroom competition. I have done country dancing competitions before, and they always judge the men and women separately - at least, that's been my experience!
  4. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    In my experience, the men are generaLly judged separately in single dances, but the men & women are judged together in the scholarships. This may be the only event I've done where they are mixed for all events.
  5. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    This doesn't ever happen, but I really hope its true. It's no fun for me dancing uncontested.
  6. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it is the norm at a few competitions I know.

    Specifically American Star Ball and New Jersey State. COnsidering the organizers of Philly and the ASB/NJS are friends I can see how they might share similar ideas.
  7. CGInTheSand

    CGInTheSand New Member

    Thanks, everyone! You all have been so great with answering my questions!

    I have one more: Do pro-am heats regularly contain more than one level of dancing and/or more than one age group level? Or is that only done to combine uncontested levels? (I noticed that there is at least one heat where I am listed along with someone competing at a different age level, and at least one heat where I am listed along with someone competing at a different "skill level", if that's a good thing to call it - I am Newcomer and the other person is Full Bronze.)
  8. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Hi CGITS! In my experience with pro-am, many age and level categories (whether contested or uncontested) can be on the floor in the same heat/dance.
  9. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Just a quick off topic comment, anyone planning to do rutgets on a way to philly??? looking for someone to share car rental with :)
  10. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    wonder if you will find such enthusiasts.. is one comp in one day not enough for you?
  11. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    I have a special arrangement with someone at Rutgers, I cannot miss it...

    and philly I dont want to miss
  12. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    I cannot wait for TONIGHT!!!!

    Should be a FANTASTIC comp!

  13. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    Me too! Website say tickets for tonight's session are available at the door so I'll be there.
  14. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    Anyone got any results?
  15. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Kat & Alex won Am Standard... :D

    Congrats Kat!!!
  16. reb

    reb Active Member

    Congratulations Kat!

    Good luck tomorrow Sam!!

    Anyone see the Pro Rhythm of know the results?
  17. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Thanks, reb.
  18. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Thank you:)

    am results

    2 tal kate
    3 valentin and melodie
    4 damien karolina
    5... didnt't catch the name
  19. Nik

    Nik Member

    Pro Latin:

    1. Ilya and Nadya
    2. Nikolai and Tanya
    3. Nikolai and Natasha
    4. Alex and Lydia
    5. (not sure of guys name) and Irina Boubnovskaia
    6. Plamen and Radostina
    7. Rene Ostarek & Bronislava
  20. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    Congratulations Kat!

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