October 6th-8th, 2023

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, 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.

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

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 – 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 $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


Amateur – Senior 1, 2, 3, 4, 16+ and Under 21 Championship Scholarships
1st Place $150
2nd Place $100
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 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.


Can-Am Open Professional Championships


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

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

Show-Routine Championships

Individual routines only

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