Competitions


Zouk Jack and Jill

Jack & Jill competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous Zouk dancing and the ability to dance well with a variety of partners. In this division, the dancers will be judge on their Timing, Technique, Team-work for all levels and additionally their Musicality for Intermediate competitors only).

Competitors enter as individuals, are randomly assigned partners, and dance to music selected by the BraZouky Team and screened by the Head Judge. Male competitors must enter as “leaders” and female competitors must enter as “followers.” Depending on the number of registered dancers there might be 3 heats or less: Prelims, Semi-Finals and Finals. Each heat consists of a minimum of 3 different songs. Excluding the Finals heat, all other previous heats consists of at least 3 partner changes.

Novice Category

A person should compete in Novice if they have earned fewer than 15 Novice points and do not otherwise qualify for the Intermediate category. If a person is competing in the Intermediate Strictly competition but does not meet the Intermediate Jack & Jill requirements individually (ie: they are dancing up because of their partner), that person may compete in this category.

Intermediate Category

A person should compete in Intermediate if they have already competed at the Intermediate level and hold Intermediate points (and don’t qualify for a higher category) or they have earned 15 or more Novice points. Depending on the number of dancers the Finals may be done as ‘Spotlight’, which means only one couple will dance at the time.

PLEASE NOTE: each category will only proceed if 5 or more leaders and 5 or more followers register for the relevant category.

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Strictly Zouk

Strictly competitions are designed to highlight skills in spontaneous Zouk dancing with a chosen partner. Competitors enter as couples and dance to music selected by the BraZouky Team and screened by the Head Judge. Matching outfits are allowed, although it will not be marked by the judges.

Novice Category

Couples should compete in Novice if both dancers have earned fewer than 15 Novice points and do not otherwise qualify for the Intermediate Jack & Jill category.

Intermediate Category

Couples should compete in Intermediate if one or both dancers qualify for the Intermediate Jack & Jill Competition.

PLEASE NOTE: each category will only proceed if 5 or more leaders and 5 or more followers register for the relevant category.

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Zouk Pro-Am Routines – 2019 rules coming soon

This division is designed to develop routine dancers and showcase an amateur dancing with their Professional instructor.

The dance content must be 80% in that style. Lifts and Aerials are not allowed. Tricks are permitted providing one foot is always in contact with the floor. Each amateur can only enter once. Each Pro is limited to three (3) students.

To qualify for this Pro/Am Routine Category, there must be an instructor/student relationship. An Amateur is someone who HAS NOT RECEIVED payment for teaching, performing or any other dance related work. A Professional is someone who HAS RECEIVED payment for teaching group classes, private lessons or paid for a dance show or demonstration in the last three years.

Music must be no less than 1.5 minutes and no more than 3 minutes. Minimum of 3 couples for this competition to proceed, maximum of 10 couples in each style.

Both the Professional and Amateur are required to purchase an entry into the Showcase competition.

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Zouk Showcase Routines – 2019 rules coming soon

Showcase division is designed to highlight skills in choreographed Brazilian Zouk dancing. Competitors enter as a couple, supply their own music and perform a routine prepared in advance. Matching outfits are required and will be marked by the judges.

This category will be divided into 2 Levels, one for Amateurs and one for Professionals. An Amateur is someone who HAS NOT RECEIVED payment for teaching, performing or any other dance related work. A Professional is someone who HAS RECEIVED payment for teaching group classes, privates lessons or paid for a dance show or demonstration in the last three years. Each competitor can only compete once.

Music must be no less than 1.5 minutes and no more than 3 minutes. Lifts & Tricks are allowed. There is no limit on the number of lifts & Tricks. Competitors can only enter this division once. Minimum of 3 couples per Level for this Competition to go ahead, maximum of 5 couples per Level.

Both the leader and the follower are required to purchase an entry into the Showcase competition.

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BZDC Points Registry Information

The Brazouk Brazilian Dance Festival is a Brazillian Zouk Dance Council (“BZDC”) Registry Event. As such, points are awarded to the winners and place getters (and possibly finalists) of our Jack n Jill Competitions.

Brazilian Zouk Dance Council

The BZDC records and tracks points for every competitor and these points are used to identify the category a person should compete in. There must be a minimum number of five couples per category for points to be recorded.

Points will be recorded and tracked as follows:

Jack & Jill Scoring

We will consider your petition and approve or deny your petition based on your reasons and dance history. Please note, if you have petitioned to dance at a higher division at one event you may still need to petition at future events.The guidelines for each category are set out on this page. If you want to enter a category for which you do not meet the entry requirements stated or want to change categories, you may submit a petition by sending us an email with a brief explanation of the reason(s) for your request.