Top Awards & Prize Purses

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Over $111,000 in total prizes!

Top Teacher Award: $23,500 Total Cash Purse

Cash awards offered to the top ten teachers. To qualify, the teacher, needs to have the minimum number of entries that applies to the particular placement and prize money level. All entries must be received by deadline and paid in full otherwise they will not count towards top teacher awards. “Sharing” students does not qualify both teachers. However, once a teacher qualifies, points will accumulate from all students with whom they dance.

Prize Money Min # Entries
1st $9,000 250
2nd $5,000 200
3rd $3,000 150
4th $2,000 125
5th $1,500 100
6th $1,000 75
7th $800 50
8th $600 50
9th $400 50
10th $200 50

Top Studio Awards

Trophies will be awarded to the top studios in the following categories:
Small Studio
From 1 to 2 competing students
Medium Studio
From 3 to 6 competing students.
Large Studio
7 or more competing students.

Top Student Awards

Top Male, Female and Amateur Couple Award
Trophies will be presented in each of the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for both American & International Styles. Points are calculated from all entries and placements in the relevant styles and levels.

Top Solo Exhibitions

Awarded in each level. Critique sheets will be issued

Top Teacher Point System

1 point for every Single Pro/Am, Student/Student Amateur Entry. 5 points for each Pro/Am, Amateur Multi-Dance entry. For each recall from Preliminary Rounds, 1 point is awarded. No deduction taken for uncontested events. Additional points awarded for placement as shown below. Multi-Dance Entries receive double the points shown below.

1st Place 8 points
2nd Place 7 points
3rd Place 6 points
4th Place 5 points

5th Place 4 points
6th Place 3 points
7th Place 2 points
8th Place 1 point

Every Pro-Am student and amateur couple competing in single dance events will receive a handsome personalized award in which to mount their gold, silver, bronze or finalist medals. Critique sheets will be issued for solo exhibitions. Scholarships checks will be made payable to the studio or teacher designated by the student. Student and Studio Awards based on the same point system as the Top Teacher.

Open Amateur Championships & Pro/Am Scholarships — $42,000 Total Cash Purse

Scholarship money will be awarded in Pro/Am Multi-Dance events and Open Amateur Championships. Pro/Am Scholarships include A, B, C & SR Age Divisions. Award amounts shown apply to each of those age categories.

Open Amateur Championships
1st Place $800
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
4th Place $300
5th Place $200
6th Place $200
Open Pro/Am Scholarship Championships
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200
4th-6th Place $100 Can-Am Vouchers
Closed Syllabus, Pro/Am Scholarship Championships

Bronze & Silver, in each category $2,000

1st Place $250
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100
4th-6th Place $50 Can-Am Vouchers

If any division has less than 6 entries scholarship purse will be half the amount. Scholarship money in Canadian Funds. Can-Am DanceSport reserves the right to cancel any event with less than 3 entries. The top three (3) ranking couples in any multi-Dance event are awarded the “Can-Am DanceSport” Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallions.

Top 20 Students DanceSport Series Vouchers $2,000

Can-Am DanceSport Gala is proud to be a World Pro-Am DanceSport Series Event in Region 7. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placements will determine the top 20 students who will each receive a $100 voucher that can be used towards Pro/Am entries at Series events. Info at

Can-Am Open Professional Championships

  • 1st – $2,200
  • 2nd – $1,600
  • 3rd – $1,250
  • 4th – $1,000
  • 5th – $750
  • 6th – $500

The organizers will award $200 per couple reaching the semi-final but not advancing to the final in the Can-Am Open Championships provided a quarter final is required.

Theatre Arts/Cabaret Championship

Individual routines only

  • 1st – $1,200
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $300
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

Show-Routine Championships

Individual routines only

  • 1st – $1,200
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $300
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

Rising Star Championships

  • 1st – $800
  • 2nd – $600
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $300
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200