Newcomers

Cost - £20 per fixed couple

Number of places - 12 fixed couples

A new category for the 2021 Champs - ideal for people coming out of lockdown and want to venture into a competition. This category is perfect as you can only enter if this is your first major competition.

 

Competition Rules

1) Only Amateurs may participate, no professionals.

2) You may only enter this competition if you have not enetered a major competition before. Small local competitions like DWAS attached to a freestyle, or the Escape Weekender Saturday night competition do NOT count. You must not have competed in a ceroc/modern jive competition before (think Welsh/London/Scottish/Midlands/Cystal Blues/Blackpool/Indies/Open Blues at Breeze etc this list is not comprehensive)

3) Couples will dance to music chosen by the organisers. This could be anything from 40's to current day chart music. 

4) All judging will be by points system. Dancers are encouraged to dance to all tracks in their round. Qualifying dancers will be asked back to the next heat/round. All judges decisions are final.

5) Points in the Newomers category are awarded for style, musical interpretation, synchronisation of the couple, quality of dancing and dress of the couple rather than the complexity of the movements and links.

 

6) No Aerials or airsteps of any kind are permitted in the category. Attempting these moves will mean instant disqualification. 

7) Couples are permitted to perform dips, leans and drops (although no points are awarded for them), so long as one of the ladies feet stays in contact with the floor at all times, otherwise it will be counted as an airstep.

 

8) Partners must not break contact/handhold for more than 8 beats.

Extra notes

Ceroc Devon reserve the right to change the programme and competition if necessary without consultation.

The event will be recorded in full and photograph, these maybe used by Ceroc for promotional purposes.

The organisers accept no responsibility for injury to person or possession in relation to this event.

There will be no refund for entrants who pull out of this category beforehand.