The Pro Am 9-Dance Championship returns to Waltz Across Texas as part of the Saturday evening show. The 9-Dance format is danced in flights, similar to the top-level of Couples competition. The smooth flight includes Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Night Club, Triple Two, and West Coast Swing. The rhythm flight includes Two Step, Cha Cha, Polka, and East Coast Swing. There is no Show Dance.
The competition offers four divisions:
A Pro may enter only one student per division. Any contestant is eligible that meets the gender, age, and professional status for each division. Each partnership may enter up to eight dances, but must dance at least 5 dances, including Waltz, Two Step, at least one swing, and any two of the remaining dances (Viennese Waltz, Triple Two, Polka, Cha Cha, or Night Club).
Male and female students will compete only against their own gender in each Division, but may dance in the same flights as the other gender, depending on the number of entries in each division. Scoring is by placement, not medals. Music for each dance will be from 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes in length. Other rules are identical to the Superstars division according to the current ACDA rules. The registration cost is $10 per dance. Please register online at Country Dance Director.