Prize Money

South Open Top Awards

We strive to provide a plethora of opportunities to challenge our competitors and win big! Please click on the prize categories below for more details.

Teacher must dance in at least 3 of the 4 DST 2018 events to qualify.
Teacher points counts per every dance, except scholarships.
​Teacher must be present to receive awards.
​South Open Dancesport Championships 2017 will be counted as double points.

1st place - $5,000
​2nd place - $3,000
​3rd place - $1,500
4th place - $1,000
5th place - $500
6th place - $300
​7th place - $200

Total Prizes and Awards Value: $11,500.00

Triple Crown Year-End Awards

Champion titles will be earned via point accumulations. The exception being the solo routines where the highest score will prevail. Participants will accumulate points when they attend a Triple Crown DanceSport Championship on a minimum of a 'B' package and purchase ten dance entries in the style in which they wish to compete (American or International). At the culmination of the Triple Crown year, participants who earn the most points or highest scores in the advertised categories will become Triple Crown Champions and receive awards, merchandise and/or scholarships.

01. Triple Crown Exhibition Champions

Male or Female with the year-end highest score. Bronze...$100 Silver...$100 Gold & Above...$100 Amateur Couple...$100 Junior...$100

02. Triple Crown Theatre Arts Champions
Male or Female with the year-end highest score. Bronze...$100 Silver...$100 Gold & Above...$100 Amateur Couple...$100 Junior...$100
03. Triple Crown Showcase/Formation Champions
Male or Female with the year-end highest score. Bronze...$100 Silver...$100 Gold & Above...$100 Amateur Couple...$100 Junior...$100
04. Triple Crown Newcomer Champions
$100 presented to... Male, Female, and Amateur Couple (American or International) who accumulate the most points)
05. Triple Crown Rising Star Challenge Champions

Male & Female Pro/Am and Amateur in age categories AA, A, B, C & D --as well as J1 & J2 Juniors who accumulate the most challenge points. Per - Smooth, Rhythm, Int'l. Ballroom, and Latin... Pro/Am - Age Categories AA, A, B, C & D...$100 Amateur Couple - Age Categories A, B, and C...$100 Junior - Age Categories J1 & J2...$75

06. Triple Crown Silver Challenge Champions

Male & Female Pro/Am and Amateur in age categories AA, A, B, C & D --as well as J1 & J2 Juniors who accumulate the most challenge points. Per - Smooth, Rhythm, Int'l. Ballroom, and Latin... Pro/Am - Age Categories AA, A, B, C & D...$100 Amateur Couple - Age Categories A, B, and C...$100 Junior - Age Categories J1 & J2...$75

07. Triple Crown Gold and Above Challenge Champions

Male & Female Pro/Am and Amateur in age categories AA, A, B, C & D --as well as J1 & J2 Juniors who accumulate the most challenge points. Per - Smooth, Rhythm, Int'l. Ballroom, and Latin... Pro/Am - Age Categories AA, A, B, C & D...$100 Amateur Couple - Age Categories A, B, and C...$100 Junior - Age Categories J1 & J2...$75

08. Triple Crown Top Student Champions
Male and Female (American or International) who accumulate the most points per level. Bronze...$100 Silver...$100 Gold...$100 Above Gold...$100
09. Triple Crown Overall Champion
$500 presented to... Male or Female (American or International) who accumulate the most points.
10. Triple Crown Professional Champions

Professional couples who accumulate the most points and also compete in at least two of the Triple Crown Events. Also required to be present at the Triple Crown Awards Breakfast on Sunday Morning and purchase breakfast ticket.

Open Smooth...$750 Rhythm...$750 Int'l. Ballroom...$750 Latin...$750 Theatre Arts...$750 Showdance...$750.

Rising Star Smooth...$250 Rhythm...$250 Int'l. Ballroom...$250 Latin...$250 Theatre Arts..$250

11. Triple Crown Studio Champions
Studios that accumulate the most points. Small...$250 Medium...$500 Large...$750
12. Triple Crown Teacher Champions
Teachers who accumulate the most points. 1st Place...$1,500 2nd Place...$1,000 3rd Place...$750 4th Place...$500 5th Place...$250