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Zouk Jack & Jill
BZDC Official 2024

Compete in the official Brazilian Zouk Dance Council Jack & Jill Competition

Categories offered:

Novice

Intermediate

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Bachata Sensual Jack & Jill

Category Amateur

Registration:  $25 per person.  
No professional Bachata dancers allowed. A professional is defined as someone who regularly gets remunerated or has been regularly remunerated before to teach or perform Bachata at a dance school or public events.

 

Preliminary Round

All contestants will be assigned a bib.

There will be 3 Heats on different Bachata Sensual songs for 2 or 3 minutes.

Before each heat, the leaders and followers will line up for a random partner assignment done by draw.

Random partner switches between the heats will contribute to minimize the skill gap which could penalize some dancers.

The Judges, Luis & Andrea, will select the best dancers, evaluating dancers individually.
Luis will be evaluating the Leaders and Andre
a will evaluate the Followers.

A certain number of dancers will be selected to move on to the semi-finals based on the number of participants.
 

  • 30+ registrations: 8 Leaders and 8 Followers selected for semi-finals.

  • 16-29 registrations: 4 Leaders and 4 Followers selected for semi-finals.

  • 8-15 registrations: 2 Leaders and 2 Followers selected.

 

Semi-Finals

The format of the finals will be “Sudden Death” elimination with brackets.

A last random partner assignment will be done before the semi-finals begin. The followers will remove their bib.

A practice heat of 1 minute will be held for the dancers to familiarize themselves with their randomly assigned partner.

2 pairs will dance at the same time on a song for 2 minutes in front of the judges.
The 2 main judges Luis & Andrea will be voting separately on the round’s winner. If their votes are split, the tiebreaker judges William & Irene will cast their vote on the winner. The losing pair will be eliminated.

The elimination brackets continue until 2 pairs of dancers remain.

A 1-minute round happens to determine 3rd place.

Finals

For the final elimination a 1-minute spotlight round will happen with the pairs dancing individually on a repeated song segment.

Immediately after, the last song will be played and the 2 pairs will dance at the same time for 2 minutes.

The final vote is cast by the judges for the champions.

Trophies and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Category Advanced/Professional

Registration:  $30 per person. 
This division is suggested for professional Bachata teachers or dancers with well-rounded multi-year
 Bachata Sensual experience in performance or social dancing contexts.

Preliminary Round


All contestants will be assigned a bib.

There will be 2 Heats on different Bachata Sensual songs for 1.5 minutes.

Before each heat, the leaders and followers will line up for a random partner assignment done by draw.

Random partner switches between the heats will contribute to minimize the skill gap which could penalize some dancers.

The Judges, Luis & Andrea, will select the best dancers, evaluating dancers individually.
Luis will be evaluating the Leaders and Andrea will evaluate the Followers.

A certain number of dancers will be selected to move on to the semi-finals based on the number of participants.
 

  • 20+ registrations: 8 Leaders and 8 Followers selected for semi-finals.

  • 9-19 registrations: 4 Leaders and 4 Followers selected for semi-finals.

  • 1-8 registrations: 2 Leaders and 2 Followers selected.

Semi-Finals

The format of the finals will be “Sudden Death” elimination with brackets.

A last random partner assignment will be done before the semi-finals begin. The followers will remove their bib.

A practice heat of 1 minute will be held for the dancers to familiarize themselves with their randomly assigned partner.

2 pairs will dance at the same time on a song for 2 minutes in front of the judges.
The 2 main judges Luis & Andrea will be voting separately on the round’s winner. If their votes are split, the tiebreaker judges William & Irene will cast their vote on the winner. The losing pair will be eliminated.

The elimination brackets continue until 2 pairs of dancers remain.
 

A 1-minute round happens to determine 3rd place.

Finals

For the final elimination a 1-minute spotlight round will happen with the pairs dancing individually on a repeated song segment.

Immediately after, the last song will be played and the 2 pairs will dance at the same time for 2 minutes.

The final vote is cast by the judges for the champions.
 

Trophies and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

JUDGES' BIOS

Iago & Vanessa

Lambada champions from Sao Paulo, Iago & Vanessa are one of the most in-demand young couple of the Zouk World

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Luis & Andrea

Based in Spain, this internationally famous, champion level duo is currently one of the most in-demand Bachata Sensual couples in the World.  

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Judges' Bios

Walter & Larissa

Both internationally famous Zouk professionals from Rio de Janeiro, Walter & Larissa began their official partnership after the pandemic and have taught at the largest Zouk events in the World

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William & Irene

Based in Spain, Irene & William are partners in life and dance, combining Irene's lifelong experience in Ballroom and Bachata with William's incredible skills at both Bachata Sensual and Zouk.  

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