Special thanks to Joel Plys for allowing the original Rendezvous prizes to be used once more at our event.
Battle for the Rendezvous plaque!
Our winning couples will receive two championship plaques engraved with the signatures of Balboa legends like Maxie Dorf, Hal Takier, Anne Mills and many more. They will also have their names added to the Balboa Rendezvous winners' plaque, originally created for the International Balboa Championships held in the historic Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach, CA. Winners also retain the option to return as instructors the following year!
Competitors select their own partners and enter the contest as couples. The contest begins with a single Pure Balboa Prelim, followed by several other rounds. See below.
Entry is $20 per couple, pre-register or payable on the day of the contest.
*all competitors must have a dance pass or full weekend pass.
**This is an open-level contest.
RENDEZVOUS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE
Friday Night (First and second band break)
Pure Balboa Challenge: The name says it all: Pure Balboa only. The prelim will take place during the first band break. Competitors who advance are entered in both the Pure Balboa Finals and the Bal-Swing Semi-finals.
Please note: The Pure Bal Challenge will continue until there is only one champion couple left! It is a Prelim but also a contest in its own right.
The Pure Balboa Finals occur during the second band break.
*there will be no disqualifications or point reductions for opening up into bal swing for round one but your bal swing will NOT be judged this round.
Saturday After Classes
Draw Contest Prelims: Mix and Match Follows and Leads will be judged separately
RENDEZVOUS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND TWO
Bal-Swing Semi-Finals: Show us your best Bal-Swing! Results will battle it out in the Rendezvous Cup Finals.
Draw Contest Finals (first band break)
RENDEZVOUS CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND THREE
Rendezvous Cup Finals (second band break): Anything goes! Winners will receive two plaques proudly displaying the signatures of many of the Balboa greats, originally created for the Balboa Rendezvous' International Balboa Championships.
This is an open-level contest.
Prelims: competitors are randomly assigned partners of the opposite role and dance to music of three different tempos. Partners rotate randomly between musical selections. Leads and follows are judged separately.
Finals: competitors are randomly assigned partners. Competitors keep these assigned partners for the duration of the finals and are judged as couples.
Slow Balboa Contest
This will be free/fun dance contest. Competitors will be tapped out until there are three finalists who will battle it out (slowly) to receive a special prize announced during the weekend!
2019 Champions: Jennifer and Blake