October 4th-6th, 2024

Prize Purses

Ranked among North America's largest prize purses.

OVER $100,000 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: $15,300 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 $5,000 300
2nd $4,000 250
3rd $2,000 225
4th $1,500 200
5th $1,000 175
6th $700 150
7th $500 125
8th $300 100
9th $200 75
10th $100 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 and Female Awards
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.

Solo Exhibitions

Solo awards & Critique sheets will be listed

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

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.


Mixed Amateur Point System

Multi-dance entries receive one point per dance.

Prize Money Min # Entries
1st $300 75
2nd $200 50
3rd $200 50

Amateur Championships & Pro/Am Scholarships – Over $50,000 in Cash Prizes

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 $500
3rd Place $300
4th Place $100
5th Place $100
6th Place $100

Can-Am Open Pro/Am Scholarship Championships

1st Place $200
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50


Amateur – Senior 1, 2, 3, 4, 16+ and Under 21 Championship Scholarships
1st Place $200
Junior, Juvenile, Youth Championship Scholarships
1st Place $150

If any division has less than 6 entries scholarship purse will be half the amount. Scholarship money is 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.

North American Open Professional Championships

  • 1st – $1,800
  • 2nd – $1,400
  • 3rd – $1,000
  • 4th – $700
  • 5th – $500
  • 6th – $300

Theatre Arts/Cabaret Championship

Individual routines only

  • 1st – $1,000
  • 2nd – $600
  • 3rd – $300
  • 4th – $100
  • 5th – $100
  • 6th – $100