Eastern United States Dancesport Championships

February 21-23, 2020 • Boston Marriott Long Wharf

$105,600 in Prize Money & Awards


TOP TEACHER PRIZE MONEY

The Eastern United States Dancesport Championships offers three types of Top Teacher prize money: Guaranteed Stipend, Overall Purse, and the UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus. These 3 types of prize money ensure that no teacher dancing a large number of entries experiences a major “drop-off” in prize money based on placement. For example, the difference between 1st and 2nd Place at some competitions can be $2,000. At EUSDC, the maximum drop-off between placements is $500. Teachers can be confident in the total amount of prize money they will receive before they arrive. There will never be a major drop-off based on Top Teacher placement at EUSDC. Furthermore, the UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus ensures that winning potential is truly unlimited; the more entries a teacher dances, the more prize money they will receive. For example, the Top Teacher in 2018 received almost $10,000 in Top Teacher Prize Money through a combination of the Guaranteed Stipend, Overall Purse, and the UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus.

Guaranteed Stipend

The first type of Top Teacher prize money is a Guaranteed Stipend that is awarded to every teacher that meets the entry requirements regardless of how many teachers also qualify. For example, if 6 teachers all qualify for the $2,500 tier, they all receive it. There is no “drop-off” in this category.

$2,500 – Minimum 320 Pro/Am Points

$2,000 – Minimum 260 Pro/Am Points

$1,500 – Minimum 230 Pro/Am Points

$1,000 – Minimum 200 Pro/Am Points

$750 – Minimum 170 Pro/Am Points

$500 – Minimum 140 Pro/Am Points

$350 – Minimum 115 Pro/Am Points

$200 – Minimum 95 Pro/Am Points

Overall Purse

The second type of Top Teacher prize money is an Overall Purse awarded only to the top six teachers with the highest number of points who meet the entry requirements. The Overall Purse is an additional prize awarded on top of the Guaranteed Stipend. The “drop-off” between each place is minimal, varying from $250 - $500.

1st Place: $2,500 – Minimum 320 Pro/Am Points

2nd Place: $2,000 – Minimum 260 Pro/Am Points

3rd Place: $1,500 – Minimum 230 Pro/Am Points

4th Place: $1,000 – Minimum 200 Pro/Am Points

5th Place: $750 – Minimum 170 Pro/Am Points

6th Place: $500 – Minimum 140 Pro/Am Points

UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus

The third type of Top Teacher prize money is an UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus. All teachers with more than 320 points will receive $15 per point on all points above 320. This means that every teacher with 420 points will automatically receive an additional $1,500 in Top Teacher prize money on top of their Guaranteed Stipend and Overall Purse awards.

$15 Per Dance – Awarded per point for all points above 320

POINTS VS ENTRIES

Point and Entry Values are NOT Equivalent. POINTS ARE AWARDED PER DANCE, NOT PER ENTRY.

Each dance in a Pro/Am, Mixed Amateur or Student/Student event: 1 POINT
Each 9 or 10 Dance Pro/Am Entry: 5 POINTS
Each Solo Exhibition: 1 POINT
Each dance in an Amateur or Professional event: 1 POINT

All points awarded for PT/JR/Y events are reduced by ½.

EXAMPLES

20 Adult Pro/Am Single Dances = 20 Points
20 Adult Pro/Am Five-Dance Scholarship Championships = 100 Points
20 Youth Pro/Am Single Dances = 10 Points
2 Youth Pro/Am Five-Dance Championships = 5 Points
1 Adult Pro/Am 10-Dance Championship = 5 Points


***THESE 63 "ENTRIES" = 140 TOP TEACHER POINTS***

If 5 teachers respectively have 500, 499, 498, 497, and 496 points, those teachers would respectively win $7,700, $7,185, $6,670, $6,155, and $5,890 representing the total allotted overall purse, guaranteed stipend, and bonus.

TOP FEMALE OVERALL PURSE

The Top Female Overall Purse is awarded to the top three female teachers with the highest number of points who meet the entry requirements. All female teachers will receive both the Guaranteed Stipend and the UNLIMITED Pot of Gold Bonus. The top three female teachers will receive prize money from either the Overall Purse or the Top Female Overall Purse.

1st Place: $500 – Minimum 140 Pro/Am Points

2nd Place: $350 – Minimum 115 Pro/Am Points

3rd Place: $200 – Minimum 95 Pro/Am Points

TOP MIXED AMATEUR OVERALL PURSE

The Top Mixed Amateur Overall Purse is awarded to the top three Mixed Amateur teachers with the highest number of points who meet the entry requirements.

1st Place: $500 – Minimum 100 Points

2nd Place: $350 – Minimum 75 Points

3rd Place: $200 – Minimum 50 Points

EASTERN UNITED STATES
OPEN PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st Place: $1,500

2nd Place: $1,000

3rd Place: $700

4th Place: $500

5th Place: $400

6th Place: $300

EASTERN UNITED STATES
OPEN PROFESSIONAL 9 & 10 DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st Place: $250

EASTERN UNITED STATES
PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR CHAMPIONSHIPS, CABARET CHAMPIONSHIP, & EXHIBITION CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $450

3rd Place: $400

4th Place: $300

5th Place: $200

6th Place: $150

 

EASTERN UNITED STATES
OPEN “A” AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ballroom & Latin

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $400

3rd Place: $300

4th Place: $200

5th Place: $150 

6th Place: $100

Smooth and Rhythm

1st Place: $250

2nd  Place: $200

3rd  Place: $150

4th  Place: $100

5th  Place:  $75

6th  Place:  $50

EASTERN UNITED STATES
AMATEUR YOUTH & UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ballroom & Latin

1st Place: $200

2nd Place: $100

3rd Place: $50

Trophies Awarded for Youth 9 & 10 Dance, Under 21 10 Dance,
& Amateur 9 & 10 Dance

EASTERN UNITED STATES
PRO/AM SCHOLARSHIP CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Newcomer

Latin, Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom – A, B, C, S1, S2

 1st Place: $75 Voucher

2nd Place: $50 Voucher

3rd Place: $25 Voucher

Closed Bronze, Closed Silver, & Closed Gold

Latin, Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom – A, B, C, S1, S2
9 and 10 Dance (Closed Bronze/ Silver) – A, B, C, S1, S2

1st Place: $200 ($100 Cash, $100 Voucher)

2nd Place: $100 ($50 Cash, $50 Voucher)

3rd Place: $50 ($25 Cash, $25 Voucher)

Open

Latin, Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom – A, B, C, S1, S2
9 and 10 Dance – A, B, C, S1, S2 

1st Place: $350 ($175 Cash, $175 Voucher)

2nd Place: $250 ($125 Cash, $125 Voucher)

3rd Place: $150 ($75 Cash, $75 Voucher)

EASTERN UNITED STATES
TOP STUDIO AWARDS

Trophies shall be awarded to the Top Large, Top Medium, & Top Small Studios.

EASTERN UNITED STATES
TOP YOUTH STUDIO AWARDS

Trophies shall be awarded to the top 3 Youth Studios. 1 point shall be awarded per dance in Youth Pro/Am, Mixed Amateur, & PT/JR/Y/U21 Amateur events.

TOP STUDENT AWARDS

Trophies shall be awarded to the Top Bronze, Silver, Gold, Open, & Overall Male & Female Students.

 

The Organizers reserve the right to combine or cancel any Professional, Amateur, or Pro/Am event with 3 couples or less. In the event of a cancellation, competitors will be duly notified in advance of such cancellation. The Organizers also reserve the right to halve the prize money awarded for Professional, Amateur, or Pro/Am events with 3 couples or less.