Bachata Sensual Sweet 16 (Jack & Jill Competition)

This is a Jack & Jill competition with randomly drawn partners in which connection, musicality and social dance skills are key. It proceeds as a single elimination tournament beginning with 16 couples, and ending with one winning couple. Each round consists of a series of heats, each of which has two couples dance against each other for approximately one minute. When the music ends, the couples turn their backs to the 5 judges and wait their decision on who advances to the next round.

The tournament will proceed in this manner:

  1. Each couple is determined randomly.
  2. A one minute warm-up dance immediately follows for all couples.
  3. Round 1 begins with 16 couples randomly placed in 8 heats. 8 couples advance to the next round.
  4. Round 2 begins with 8 couples randomly placed in 4 heats. 4 couples advance to the next round.
  5. Round 3 begins with 4 couples randomly placed in 2 heats. 2 couples advance to the final round, while the other 2 enter the third-place tiebreaker round.
  6. The tiebreaker round begins with the 2 couples eliminated in round 3 in one more heat. The winner takes 3rd place.
  7. The final round begins with the 2 finalist couples participating in both a heat and a spotlight, each lasting one minute. The winner takes 1st place, while the other couple takes second place.

RULE #1: Any lifting or flipping of a partner above the shoulders will result in immediate disqualification of the couple.

RULE #2: Our judges may disqualify a couple on the spot if they consider one of the dancers is at risk of injury. Please dance safely.

MC: Lucky Sipin


-Lety Cano (Spain)
-Abdel Cubano (Spain)
-Irene Teixeira Conesa (Spain)
-William Teixeira (Brazil/Spain)
-Dora Yaneva (Canadian Cabaret Champion)

Prizes will then be awarded:

  • 1st place: 2 Full Passes to Bachateando Miami Dance Festival 2020
  • 2nd place: 2 Full Passes to Montreal Salsa Bachata Convention 2020
  • 3rd place: 2 Full Passes to Los Angeles Dance Fusion Festival 2020
  • 4th place: 2 Full Passes to Quebec Sensual Dance Weekender 2020

(All prize passes are non-transferable and not for resale)

If you want to join in on this exciting activity, waste no time and register below!