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Everyone is welcome to join us for the first ever Patron's Hacienda Bachata Open Competition and Qualifier for the Midwest Bachata Open.

Process is as follows:

  • 1. There will be a 4-week qualifier (10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27) where 2 couples will advance to the final round on (11/3).
  • 2. No choreography is needed for the qualifying rounds. The Dj will select a Sensual and a Traditional Bachata Song that the contestants must free style to.
  • 3. The Audience Applause will determine the two couples advancing to Final on (11/3)
  • 4. On the day of the Final, there will be 8 couples max to compete from each of the 4 qualifying weeks.
  • 5. The FINAL will be judged by a panel of Judges and will be broken down into 2 portions:
    a. Free Style Round (Dancing to a Sensual and Traditional Bachata Song)
    b. Choreography Round (2 minute max routine)
  • 6. After the Free Style Round, 4 couples will be eliminated, leaving only 4 couples to advanced to Choreography Round
  • 7. The Judges will combine all scores from both Free Style to determine the winner.

Rules:

  • 1. Because it is an Open Competition, everyone is invited to compete including Amateurs, Pro-Am and Professional dancers.
  • 2. All contestants must be 21 years of age or older!
  • 3. For Qualifying rounds, contestants must be at Patrons by 10 pm to register. Competition will begin at 11pm
  • 4. For Choreography portion of Final Competition, up to 2 songs are allowed to be mixed. Only Bachata Songs are allowed to be used for mix of choreography.
  • 5. For FINAL, music must be turned by 9 pm in form of CD or USB.
  • 6. The contestants are allowed a maximum of 2 lifts/tricks, however starting pose with lift is considered a trick.
  • 7. Couples that advanced to FINAL, must compete with the partner they qualified with, or must re-qualify with new parter.

Weekly Prizes:

1st place:

  • Advancement to the Finals on November 3rd
  • Gift Basket from Tequila Patron
  • $50 Cash

2nd place:

  • Advancement to the Finals on November 3rd

Grand Prizes:

1st place:

  • Pair of GFranco Dance shoes
  • Full Pass to the Chicago International Salsa Congress
  • Paid Hotel at venue of CISC
  • Automatic pass to the finals of the Midwest Bachata Open with a chance to win Full Expense paid trip to Oaxaca Salsa Bachata Festival
  • Gift Basket from Tequila Patron
  • Gift Basket from Distinct Bath & Soap
  • 2 Event Tickets from Dos Equis
  • $500 Cash

2nd place:

  • Weekend Pass to the Chicago International Salsa Congress
  • Automatic pass to the finals of the Midwest Bachata Open with a chance to win Full Expense paid trip to Oaxaca Salsa Bachata Festival
  • $300 Cash

3rd place:

  • 4 Night pass to the Chicago International Salsa Congress
  • $100 Cash

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