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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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2023 COMPETITIONS

Bachata Zouk Infinity Festival is the first event in Canada offering major Showcase and "Bring Your Own  Partner" Spotlight competitions for Bachata Moderna & Sensual and Brazilian Zouk.  

Our judges are World Champion level dancers in their respective styles and renowned for their history of incredible performances and achievements. See our Judges' Bio section.

Judging Panel:

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William & Paloma

Brazilian Zouk

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Luis & Andrea

Bachata Sensual

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Luka & Jenalyn

All Styles

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William & Irene

Bachata Sensual

Prizes

BYOP "Bring Your Own Partner"

Bachata:

  • Pro-Pro   

    • 1st  Place   $500 CASH and teacher spot at Bachata Zouk Infinity Festival 2024.
      (Graciously Sponsored by: $400 from Sue Dance  and  $100 from TenC Dance Co

    • 2nd Place   2 Full Pass to Viva la Bachata 2023 in Maryland, USA

  • Pro​-Am Advanced

    • 1st Place   ​1 Full Pass to Montreal Salsa Bachata Convention 2024

  • Pro-Am Intermediate​

    • 1st Place   1 Pass to Montreal Salsa Bachata Convention 2024

  • Pro-Am Novice​

    • 1st Place   ​$75 Gift certificate with Amor Elise dancewear and shoes (valid during event)

  • Am-Am Advanced​

    • 1st Place  2 Full Pass to Canada SBK, formerly Toronto Salsa Bachata Festival.

  • Am-Am Intermediate​​

    • 1st Place   2 Full Passes for Canada Sensual Bachata Weekender with Igor & Rocio, Toronto

  • Am-Am Novice

    • 1st Place   $50 ​Gift certificate with Amor Elise dancewear and shoes   (valid during event)


Brazilian Zouk:

  • Pro-Pro   

    • 1st  Place   2 Full Passes to Madrid Zouk Bachata Congress in Spain, Sept 15-17

  • Pro​-Am Advanced

    • 1st Place   ​ 1Full Pass to Bachata Zouk Infinity Festival 2024

  • Pro-Am Intermediate​

    • 1st Place   1 Full Pass to Toronto Zouk & Lamba Marathon, June 29-July 4

  • Pro-Am Novice​

    • 1st Place   ​1 Full Pass to Zouk Infinity Weekender, Nov 3-5  2023

  • Am-Am Advanced​

    • 1st Place  2 Full Passes to Aliança Zouk 2023, Rio Brazil, April 14-16

  • Am-Am Intermediate​​

    • 1st Place   2 Full Passes to ZE Montreal Weekender Sept 1-4

  • Am-Am Novice

    • 1st Place   2 Full Passes to Future Cult of Zouk Flow Experience in Cleveland April 28-30

BYOP "Bring Your Own Partner

For this style of competition:

  • Register as pre-determined partners (1 leader, 1 follower)

  • Each registered couple (no gender restrictions) gets a Number Bib which the leader must pin on their back.

  • Dance in a Heat or Spotlight round for 45 seconds to 1 minute to a random DJ selected song

    • A Heat is a round where multiple couples dance together at the same time on the dance floor​.

    • A Spotlight is a round where only one couple dances at a time in front of the judging panel and public.

  • Progress to semi-finals or finals and get the highest score to win.

  • Finalists get a copy of their scores on Technique, Musicality, Presentation, Rhythm, Difficulty, and Safety.

Divisions

Am-Am
Novice

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for less than 1 year in the chosen style.

Am-Am 
Intermediate

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for less than 4 years in the chosen style. 

Am-Am 
Advanced

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for less than 10 years in the chosen style. 

Pro-Am
Novice

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for less than 1 years in the chosen style. 

Pro-Am
Intermediate

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for less than 4 years in the chosen style. 

Pro-Am
Advanced

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is for Amateurs, defined as dancers who are not paid teachers and who have been dancing for 4 years or more in the chosen style. 

 Pro Pro

Brazilian Zouk / Bachata 

This Division is designed for dance professionals who currently get paid regularly to teach or perform the chosen style.  Experienced Amateurs (5+ years) are allowed to compete in this division.

There is no Heats round in this division and the competitors will dance a Spotlight every round. 

Winners of this division will get an opportunity to teach a workshop at the next Bachata Zouk Infinity Festival and compete for the Canada Latin Sensual Cup.

JUDGES' BIOS

William & Paloma

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William and Paloma are Brazilian Zouk champions who were trained by masters at the Alex de Carvalho in Rio and by Renata Pecanha, the creator of Zouk.

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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

Luka & Jenalyn

TV Sensations at World of Dance and Cabaret champions. This couple is based in Toronto, Canada.  They are also well versed in Salsa, Bachata, and Ballroom. 

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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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