Total Cash Prize Purse – $95,000
Emerald Ball Pro/Am Top Teacher Prizes
Proficiency entries do not count towards top teacher points. Student/Student entries do not count toward top teacher placements.
Uncontested entries count at 1/2 point value.
Top Pro/Am Teacher Cash Prize Money – $25,000
- 1st Place – $7,000
- 2nd Place – $6,000
- 3rd Place – $4,500
- 4th Place – $3,000
- 5th Place – $2,500
- 6th Place – $2,000
The Top Female Teacher | Value $5,000
The top female teacher will also receive a stunning Emerald Ring & a Gold Necklace from Dee Berkley Jewelry.
You must have a minimum of 100 entries to qualify.
Emerald Ball Top Studio Awards
Trophies will be awarded to the Top Studios in the following categories (points are calculated from all entries and placements):
- Small Studio | 1-3 competing students
- Medium Studio | 4-6 competing students
- Large Studio | 7 or more competing students
* Student/Student entries count toward Top Studio. Uncontested entries count at 1/2 point value.
Emerald Ball Top Youth Studio Award
A trophy will be awarded to the top studio.
Emerald Ball Pro/Am Scholarship Cash Prize Money – $36,000
*Pro/Am Scholarships are per event
**In addition to prize money, a trophy will be awarded to all first places
Closed Bronze, Silver & Gold Scholarship Prize Money per event for American Rhythm, Smooth, International Standard and Latin in divisions for:
A (18-35), B (36-50), C (51-60), S1 (61+).
Prizes: 1st – $200, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100
Open Scholarship Championships Prize Money per event for American Rhythm, Smooth, International Standard and Latin in divisions for:
A (18-35), B (36-50), C (51-60), S1 (61-70), S2 (71-75) & S3 (76+).
Prizes: 1st – $400, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200
To qualify for all scholarship events, a student must enter a minimum of 4 (Smooth) and 5 (Rhythm, Ballroom, Latin) Pro/Am single dances per scholarship event entered. All scholarships are unisex competitions for adults. Closed scholarships are restricted to Bronze, Silver & Gold students. Please remember that the closed scholarships are restricted to closed syllabus figures (Bronze restricted to Bronze Syllabus and Silver restricted to Bronze & Silver Syllabus, etc). Open scholarships are not restricted to any figures. In any scholarship event with fewer than three entries, the organizer reserves the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions and merge competitors into one division.
- Students may NOT enter both Bronze & Silver scholarship levels in the same style.
- Students MAY enter both the Silver & the Open scholarships in the same style.
- Students MUST enter the scholarship level of the highest single dance entry level in a style.
For example: If a student enters single dance entries in Full Bronze and Pre Silver they would be eligible for the Silver Scholarship NOT the Bronze Scholarship in that style.
Emerald Ball Professional Cash Prize Money – $27,000
Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm
Prizes: 1st -$1,200, 2nd -$1000, 3rd -$700, 4th -$600, 5th -$400, 6th -$300
Rising Star Events
Standard & Latin, American Smooth & Rhythm
Prizes: 1st -$600, 2nd – $500, 3rd -$400, 4th -$300, 5th -$200, 6th -$100
Emerald Ball Show Dance
Prizes: 1st -$500, 2nd -$400, 3rd -$300, 4th -$200, 5th -$200, 6th – $200
Emerald Ball Top Pro/Am Awards
Trophies will be presented to the following:
Top Male and Female Students in each of the Newcomer, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for American style and International Style Single Dances & Top Overall Student in all Styles.
Emerald Ball Kids Day Awards
Single Dances – Placement ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
All Multidance Events – A 1st Place Trophy and medallion will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be recognized with medallions for 2nd – 6th place.
Solos – Medallions and critique sheets will be awarded. (Due to our tight schedule, we will only accept 5 Solos at 2 minutes max. per Solo.)
Formations – Medallions will be awarded. (Due to our tight schedule, we will only accept 5 Formations at 3 minutes max. per Formation.)
California Gold Rush Dancesport SERIES FINALE
The Emerald Ball is the Series Finale event of the California Gold Rush DanceSport Series. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placement at the Emerald Ball, in addition to points accumulated from all other circuit events, will determine the winners in each category.
Dance Vision Circuit SERIES FINALE
The Emerald Ball is the beginning and end of the Dance Vision Circuit, the epic dancesport circuit offering $80,000 cash prize money to top pro/am students and studios!
Global Dancesport Series
***DOUBLE POINTS FOR EMERALD BALL 2019***
Emerald Ball is a member of the Global Dancesport Series. Global year end recognition for teachers and students!
- Teachers and Students collect points at every Global Event
- Cash, vouchers and trophies awarded at the end of the year.
World Pro/Am Dancesport Series Event Vouchers
Emerald Ball is a member of the World Pro/Am Dancesport Series event. The top 20 students at the Emerald Ball will receive $100 voucher. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placement at the Emerald Ball will determine the top 20 students who will each receive a $100 voucher that can be used towards Pro/Am entries at Series events outside.
Best of the Best Competitions
The Emerald Ball is the host of the American & International Style Closed Bronze & Silver competitions. The winners of these competitions will be eligible to compete at the Grand Finale competition held each year at the Ohio Star Ball.
Junior 1 & 2 and Youth Cash Prize Scholarships
Friday Eve | These events sponsored by Dance Vision and presented by Wayne & Donna Eng
Youth International Ballroom (W, T, VW, F, Q) 1st – $500 , 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200
Youth International Latin (CC, S, R, PD, J) 1st – $500 , 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200
Sunday | These events sponsored by Dance Vision and presented by Wayne & Donna Eng
Junior 1 International Ballroom 5 Dance (W, T, VW, F, Q) 1st – $300, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $150
Junior 2 International Ballroom 5 Dance (W, T, VW, F, Q) 1st – $300, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $150
Junior 1 International Latin 5 Dance (CC, S, R, PD, J) 1st – $300, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $150
Junior 2 International Latin 5 Dance (CC, S, R, PD, J) 1st – $300, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $150