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ACTIVITY & RULES

WIDS COMPETITIONS
 

  • World Championship

In all World Championships only 2 competitive units for nationality can partecipate.

  • European Championship

In all World Championships only 2 competitive units for nationality can partecipate.

  • WIDS International Open

WIDS International Open competitions are open to the world.

DISCIPLINES

Ballroom

  • Slow Waltz

  • Tango

  • Viennese Waltz

  • Slow Foxtrot

  • Quickstep

Latin

  • Samba

  • Cha Cha Cha

  • Rumba

  • Paso Doble

  • Jive

10 Dance

  • 5 Ballroom + 5 Latin

AGE DIVISION
 

  • JUNIOR

Under 15

  • YOUTH

Under 18

  • ADULT

Over 19

Over 25

Over 35

Over 45

Over 55

Over 65

  • PROFESSIONAL

Over 25

  • MASTER (teachers)

Over 45

Over 55

COMPETITIVE UNITS
- COUPLE (2 units --> Male + Female) Ballroom, Latin, 10 Dance
- SOLO M (1 unit --> Male) 5 Ballroom, 5 Latin, 10 Dance
- SOLO F (1 unit --> Female) 5 Ballroom, 5 Latin, 10 Dance
- DUO (2 units --> Female) 5 Latin
- TEAM (3+ units --> Female or Mix) 5 Latin

RANKING and EVALUATION

In all WIDS World and European Championships the SYSTEM of judgment and evaluation is used that concerns the performance of each competitive unit, whether it is COUPLE or SOLO, which sees the stipulation of a unique RANKING of 15 positions for each category and class. No shifts, rounds, and evaluations with marcks etc...

With the exception of the WIDS International Open competitions, in which the classic competitive system already used in all federations and associations is adopted.

DURATION and EXECUTION

In all WIDS World and European Championships where is the RANKING up to 15, the competitive unit must present its performance for the duration that is determined by the execution of its choreography that must cover all 4 sides of the floor, ONE LAP OF THE FLOOR, for each dance. The ATHLETE or the COUPLE cannot perform a choreographic routine that covers more than 4 sides or that exceeds a complete lap of the FLOOR. In dances where the LAP of TRACK is not provided, as for the cha cha cha, rumba and jive dances, the duration of the musical piece cannot exceed 90 seconds (1 min. 30 sec.)

With the exception of the WIDS International Open competitions, in which the classic competitive system already used in all federations and associations is adopted.

In all WIDS World and European Championships, the competitive unit must not affix any race number on its clothes. The evaluation of these events is made on the performance of each individual unit that will be distinguished by the relative names that each judge has indicated in his evaluation sheet, and that will be mentioned and presented by the speaker of the event.

With the exception of the WIDS International Open competitions, in which the classic competitive system already used in all federations and associations is adopted.

  • CONVOCATION & COMPENSES JUDGES

All WIDS competitions competitions include a panel of judges of only 5 (five) international judges, divided as follows: 4 (four) WIDS international judges + The WIDS International President, each of whom is paid for the performance according to the scheme as follow:

  • WORLD & EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

1000,00 Euro for one day is paid to each International Judge

  • WIDS International Open competitions

800,00 Euro for one day is paid to each International Judge

Hotel and travel expenses are paid by the organization for all adjudicators.

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