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Dear Dancers,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the First Coast Classic hosting The World Masters Professional American Rhythm, Smooth and Showdance in St. Augustine, Florida on March 8, 9, 10, 2018. Remember, this is the last competition to qualify for Best of the Best in Ohio.

Event Info

 

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 SCHEDULE (times subject to change)

 

World Dancesport Series Senior Championships Rhythm  World Dancesport Series – Rhythm Multi-Dance Championship

World Dancesport Series Senior Championships Rhythm

Wednesday Evening
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
VIP Welcome Cocktail Party for 2018 Package Holders
Thursday Matinee
6:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM
American Smooth Single, Proficiency, Challenge & Rising Star Dance Events
World Dancesport Series – Smooth Multi-Dance Championships
World Dancesport Series Senior Championships – Smooth
World Dancesport Series Championships
International Latin Single, Proficiency, Challenge & Rising Star Dance Events
World Dancesport Series – Latin Multi-Dance Championships
World Dancesport Series Senior Championships – Latin
World Dancesport Series Championships
Thursday Evening
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Solo Exhibitions
First Coast Classic Newcomer Scholarship Smooth
World Masters Pro/Am Scholarships Smooth
World Masters Pro/Am 9-Dance Championships – Smooth Dances
First Coast Classic Newcomer Scholarship Latin
World Masters Pro/Am Scholarships Latin
World Masters Pro/Am 10-Dance Championships – Latin Dances
World Masters Pro-Am Showdance Scholarships Semi Final
Friday Matinee
6:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM International Ballroom Single, Proficiency, Challenge & Rising Star Dance Events
World Dancesport Series – Ballroom Multi-Dance Championships
World Dancesport Series Senior Championships Ballroom
World Dancesport Series Championships
American Rhythm Single & Proficiency NC – Full Bronze Only
4:00 PM Dance Seminars
Friday Evening
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM First Coast Classic Newcomer Scholarships Ballroom
World Masters Pro/Am Scholarships Ballroom
World Masters Pro/Am 9-Dance Championships – Rhythm Dances
First Coast Classic Newcomer Scholarships Rhythm
World Masters Pro/Am Scholarships Rhythm
World Masters Pro/Am 10-Dance Championships – Ballroom Dances
Professional Rising Star Events All Styles
Saturday Matinee
6:00 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM American Rhythm Challenge & Rising Star Dance Events NC BZ – Open Gold
American Rhythm Single & Proficiency Open Bronze – Open Gold
World Dancesport Series – Rhythm Multi-Dance Championship
World Dancesport Series Senior Championships Rhythm
World Dancesport Series Championships
Saturday Evening
6:00 PM Grand Banquet
World Masters Pro/Am Bronze Grand Championships (Best of the Best)
World Masters Pro/Am Silver Grand Championships (Best of the Best)
World Masters Pro/Am Gold Grand Championships (Best of the Best)
World Masters Pro/Am Showdance/Theater Arts Finals
World Masters Open Professional American Smooth
Open Professional International Latin
World Masters Open Professional American Rhythm
Top Student, Teacher & Studio Awards
Open Professional International Ballroom
World Masters Open Professional Showdance
VIP After Party Dinner (Masquerade Theme) + Cocktail Party – Pro and Package Holders

Showtime
Choreographed by Wendy Johnson – choreographer for Dancing with the Stars

Prizes

TOTAL CASH PRIZES AND AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $100,000

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TOP TEACHERS PRIZES

To qualify for Top Teacher Awards, teachers must have 50 single entries and must be on a package. All entries must be received and paid in full by the deadline.

Point system for top teacher and top student

1,2 Dance Events         3,4,5 Dance Events

1st   8                             20
2nd  7                             15
3rd   6                             10
4th   5                              8
5th   4                              6
6th   3                              4
7th   2                              2
8th   1                              2
Recall 4                  Recall 5
Proficiency entries get 1 point
Entries get 1 point

ANY TEACHER WITH 300 OR MORE ENTRIES GETS $1000 BONUS

Top Teacher (with 251+ entries)

1st $10,000       2nd $6,000       3rd $4,000       4th $3,000       5th $2,000
6th  $1,000        7th $1,000        8th $1,000       9th $1,000      10th $1,000

Top Teacher (with 50 – 250 Entries)

1st $3,000      2nd $2,500       3rd $2,000        4th $1,500       5th $1,000
6th $500          7th $250           8th $200            9th $150         10th $100

PRO COUPLES WITH 40 PRO AM ENTRIES RECEIVE 50% BONUS ON THEIR PRIZE MONEY PER STYLE. EXAMPLE –  PRO COUPLES ENTERING THREE STYLES MUST HAVE 120 PRO AM ENTRIES TO RECEIVE THE BONUS IN EACH STYLE.

World Masters Professional (All Styles)

1st $1,500         2nd $1,000            3rd $800
4th  $600           5th $400               6th $300

Professional Rising Star Events (All Styles)

1st   $500          2nd $400               3rd $300
4th  $200           5th $150               6th $100

World Masters Professional Showdance/Theatre Arts

1st  $750            2nd $500                 3rd $400
4th $300            5th $200                  6th $100

TO QUALIFY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDENT MUST BE ON A PACKAGE AND PURCHASE A MINIMUM OF 8 ENTRIES FOR EACH SCHOLARSHIP.

World Masters Pro/Am Scholarships

1st  $500            2nd $300                3rd $200
4th $175              5th $150                6th $100

FIRST COAST CLASSIC NEWCOMER SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN TO STUDENTS THAT HAVE NEVER COMPETED BEFORE. STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ENTER AND COMPETE IN THE FIRST COAST NEWCOMER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONE YEAR AFTER THEIR VERY FIRST COMPETITION.

First Coast Classic Newcomer Scholarships

Students will receive VOUCHERS up to six places in these amounts ….. 200, 150, 75, 50, 50, 50

Teachers will receive 100 bonus points for each student with 20 entries or more at FCC

THE WORLD MASTERS PRO/AM SHOWDANCE IS A CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE UNDER 2 MINUTES WITH MUSIC OF YOUR CHOICE. THE TOP SIX COUPLES WILL COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER ON SATURDAY NIGHT  WORLD MASTERS GRAND FINALE.

World Masters Pro/Am Showdance

1st $500            2nd $300       3rd $200
4th $175             5th $150       6th $100

Dancers Cup Tour Newcomer & Senior Scholarships

1st $200            2nd $150       3rd $100
4th $50               5th $50         6th $50

OFFICIALS AND DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS

 

 

Entry Info

Registration Forms and Regulations

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Download all competition Registration Forms BELOW. You will need “Adobe Acrobat Reader” to view and print these forms. Please read Event Rules, Policies, and Syllabus carefully before submitting entries and packages.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ALL THE FORMS

STUDENT MAY ENTER 3 CONSECUTIVE LEVELS AND 2 AGE CATEGORIES IN EVERY STYLE AND EVERY DIVISION. SINGLE, CHAMPIONSHIP, RISING STAR AND PROFICIENCY.

PROFESSIONAL PRICING INFO – CLICK HERE

Students will be entered to WIN a special cash prize drawing for $1000 !!! For every 50 entries, you receive a chance to win. Double your entries, double your chances to WIN!

Please call 904 338 9219 for more info and packages

 

 

 

Rules and Regulations

1. NO PERSONAL CHECKS, BUSINESS CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE COMPETITION. CASH ONLY.
2. All persons attending the First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships (FCCDC) whether as spectators, competitors, or guests of officials shall be bound by the NDCA rules and by participating in the events are automatically obliged to adhere to them.
3. No responsibility for the loss or theft of personal belongings can be accepted by the organizers, the NDCA, FCCDC, or Julisar Enterprises Inc., nor can they be liable for any injuries sustained while attending the FCCDC. Everyone attending does so at their own risk.
4. FCCDC will not be held liable for any personal charges made at the hotel. All participants must pay for their own personal charges, room service, etc.
5. Student may enter in three consecutive levels and one lower age division (i.e. Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, age division B and A) and may repeat the same in the 1 dance championship, the 1 dance performance, and the 1 dance pro/am rising star entry; they may also enter in the “open” entry of the same level.
6. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel all categories and entries that do not materialize. In any category with three entries or less, the organizers reserve the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions, and merge competitors into one category.
7. Competitors are requested to report to a designated area and check in at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled heat. Competitors who do not take the floor when called by the Master of Ceremonies will face disqualification for that event.
8. No videotaping or filming will be allowed. A professional video production company will be present at each of the championships to video participant’s dancing. Tapes will be made available for purchase. Everyone who attends a championship has, by his or her presence, irrevocably given and granted to FCCDC their consent to use their name, voice likeness, acts, poses, appearances and utterances as part of and in connection with any collateral material, videos or photographs which FCCDC may wish to edit and or alter for exhibition, transmission, distribution, solicitation, and sale in all fields and media throughout the world without limitations. Any participant having an objection to being taped or to the possibility of being seen on tape or television should notify the producers in writing thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the championship.
9. Late Entry Fees: All entries not postmarked by September 1, must add $50.00 late fee per person. (Including Teachers)
10. PACKAGE HOLDERS: PLEASE TREAT YOUR ADMISSION TICKETS AS CASH. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR MISPLACED TICKETS!
No exchange or refunds will be made on admission tickets.
11. Cancellations received in writing prior to September 14th will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee per person. After this date, cancellations will not be refunded. (We’re SORRY, but there are NO EXCEPTIONS.) Any refunds due will be made within four (4) weeks following the competition. There will be no substituting of a student with another student during the entire event.
12. Refunds will be considered only in case of an emergency and a doctor’s certificate is required. Refunds will be mailed 30 days after the event. A 20% administration fee will be applied if cancelled after February 16th . Absolutely no refunds will be made at the event.
13. Materials used should be based on any NDCA approved syllabus. International restricted to ISTD syllabus.
14. No continuity style in Closed Bronze divisions.
15. A minimum of 8 single dance entries, championship entries, pro/am rising star entries, or proficiency entries must be entered in the same style and level in order to qualify for each World Masters Pro/Am Scholarship.
16. Adult Pro/Am Scholarships are open to ages 18 and above with no age divisions. Students must do 10 free styles for each scholarship they dance. Scholarships are not included in the Pot of Gold or the Top Teacher. If less than three competitors participate in a scholarship, prize money will be half of the stated amount.
17. There is a maximum of three lifts allowed in the World Masters Professional Showdance.
18. Advertisements are available in full page ($230) half page ($200), or quarter page ($150). All ads must be camera ready.
19. For participants with special diet needs, please contact us for arrangements (904) 338-9219.
20. Acts of God, war, strikes, government regulations, disasters, civil unrest, labor disputes, transportation availability, shortage of materials or any other emergency making it inadvisable or impossible to provide the facility and/or services associated with the production of a ballroom dance event do not pose a refund situation.
21. The WORLD MASTERS Pro/Am Showdance is a choreographed routine under 2 minutes with music of your choice. The top six couples will compete against each other on Saturday Night World Masters Grand Finale.
22. The winners of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold World Masters Scholarships will compete on Saturday night for the Grand Championship to qualify for the “BEST OF THE BEST” at the Ohio Star Ball.
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: First Coast Ballroom Classic

Tickets

Tickets:

 

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Morning Session 1 on Thursday – $ 25.00
Morning Session 3 on Friday – $ 25.00
Morning Session 5 on Saturday – $ 25.00
Front Row Morning Session 1 on Thursday – $ 35.00
Front Row Morning Session 3 on Friday – $ 35.00
Front Row Morning Session 5 on Saturday – $ 35.00
Evening Session 2 on Thursday – $ 45.00
Evening Session 4 on Friday – $ 45.00
Evening Session 6 on Saturday – $ 45.00
Reserved Front Row Evening Session 2 Thursday – $ 50.00
Reserved Front Row Evening Session 4 Friday – $ 55.00
Reserved Front Row Evening Session 6 Saturday – $ 60.00
Thursday Dinner including Reserved Seating Session 2 – $ 120.00
Friday Dinner including Reserved Seating Session 4 – $ 130.00
Saturday Grand Banquet & Reserved Floor Seat Session 6 – $ 150.00
Saturday Evening Reserved Floor Seat Session 6 & VIP Cocktail After Party w Buffet + Cocktails – $ 150.00
Saturday Evening  VIP After Party w Buffet + Cocktails – $ 125.00
Saturday Grand Banquet, Reserved Floor Seat Session 6,  VIP After Party w Buffet + Cocktails – $ 250.00

 

 

 

 

Event schedule for Thursday, Friday & Saturday:
Day Sessions 8:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Show – doors open 7:30pm

Saturday night show choreographed by Wendy Johnson

Click here for ticket info and reservation email or fill out our contact form
Call the ticket office Noon – 9:00pm at 904-338-9219
to purchase tickets or for more information

 

 

ALL TICKETS AT WILL CALL. Tickets are not refundable and not exchangeable.

 

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FAQ’s

What is appropriate dress for Spectators?
Day Sessions – dressy casual, Evening Show Thursday & Friday – dressy/cocktail attire, Evening Show Saturday – Formal/Black Tie

Do Tickets include meals?
Tickets do not include any meals, unless you purchase a Dinner Ticket.

What does Dinner include?
Friday night dinner is a full buffet. Saturday night is formal 3-course dinner with dual entrees of Filet Mignon and Mahi.

Vendors

Contact

Contact us
First Coast Classic
8221 Southside Blvd Suite 3 Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel.: 1-(904)-338-9219
Entry forms fax to: 1-(772)-468-2900
firstcoastclassic@gmail.com