July 21-25, 2021

Prize Purses

Ranking among Canada's largest prize purses

Over $120,000 in total prizes!

Be part of the exciting action of this world-class competition event with some of the largest prize purses in North America available to be won.

Top Teacher Award: $24,200 Total Cash Purse

Cash awards offered to the top ten teachers. To qualify, the teacher, needs to have the minimum number of entries that applies to the particular placement and prize money level. All entries must be received by deadline and paid in full otherwise they will not count towards top teacher awards. “Sharing” students does not qualify both teachers. However, once a teacher qualifies, points will accumulate from all students with whom they dance.

Prize Money Min # Entries
1st $10,000 350
2nd $5,000 300
3rd $3,000 250
4th $2,000 225
5th $1,500 200
6th $1,000 175
7th $700 125
8th $500 100
9th $300 75
10th $200 50

Top Studio Awards

Trophies will be awarded to the top studios in the following categories:
Small Studio
From 1 to 2 competing students
Medium Studio
From 3 to 6 competing students.
Large Studio
7 or more competing students.

Top Student Awards

Top Male, Female and Amateur Couple Award
Trophies will be presented in each of the Newcomer, Bronze, Silver and Gold/Advanced levels for both American & International Styles. Points are calculated from all entries and placements in the relevant styles and levels.

Top Solo Exhibitions

Awarded in each level. Critique sheets will be issued

Top Teacher Point System

1 point for every Single Pro/Am, Student/Student Amateur Entry. 5 points for each Pro/Am, Amateur Multi-Dance entry. For each recall from Preliminary Rounds, 1 point is awarded. One placement deducted for uncontested events. Additional points awarded for placement as shown below. Multi-Dance Entries receive double the points shown below.

1st Place 8 points
2nd Place 7 points
3rd Place 6 points
4th Place 5 points
5th Place 4 points
6th Place 3 points
7th Place 2 points
8th Place 1 point

Every Pro-Am student and amateur couple competing in single dance events and is on package will receive a Can-Am participation plaque.All single dance event participants will receive a $3, $2 and $1 voucher for their 1st, 2nd or 3rd placement results. Critique sheets will be issued for solo exhibitions. Scholarships checks will be made payable to the studio or teacher designated by the student. Student and Studio Awards based on the same point system as the Top Teacher.

Amateur Championships & Pro/Am Scholarships – $50,700 Total Cash Purse

Scholarship money will be awarded in Pro/Am Multi-Dance Scholarship events and Open Amateur Championships. Pro/Am Scholarships include A, B, C & SR Age Divisions. Award amounts shown apply to each of those age categories.

Open Amateur Championships
1st Place $800
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $400
4th Place $300
5th Place $200
6th Place $200
Can-Am Open Pro/Am Scholarship Championships
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200
4th-6th Place $100 Can-Am Vouchers
Closed Syllabus, Pro/Am Scholarship Championships and Can-Am Senior Scholarship
1st Place $250
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $100
4th-6th Place $50 Can-Am Vouchers
Senior 1, 2, 3, 4, 16+ and Under 21 Championship Scholarships
1st Place $150
2nd Place $100 Can-Am Voucher
3rd Place $50 Can-Am Voucher


Junior, Juvenile, Youth Championship Scholarships
1st Place $150
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50

If any division has less than 6 entries scholarship purse will be half the amount. Scholarship money in Canadian Funds. Can-Am DanceSport reserves the right to cancel any event with less than 3 entries. The top three (3) ranking couples and all finalists in any multi-Dance event are awarded the “Can-Am DanceSport” Medallions.

Top 20 Students DanceSport Series Vouchers $2,000

Can-Am DanceSport Gala is proud to be a World Pro-Am DanceSport Series Event in Region 7. Accumulation of points earned from callbacks and placements will determine the top 20 students who will each receive a $100 voucher that can be used towards Pro/Am entries at Series events. Info at www.dancesportseries.com

Can-Am Open Professional Championships

  • 1st – $2,500
  • 2nd – $1,500
  • 3rd – $1,200
  • 4th – $1,000
  • 5th – $700
  • 6th – $400

The organizers will award $200 per couple reaching the semi-final but not advancing to the final in the Can-Am Open Championships provided a quarter final is required.

Theatre Arts/Cabaret Championship

Individual routines only

  • 1st – $1,250
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $300
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

Show-Routine Championships

Individual routines only

  • 1st – $1,250
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $300
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

Rising Star Championships

  • 1st – $700
  • 2nd – $500
  • 3rd – $300
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200