Blind dating is mandatory for all CloseD dancers for Salsa and Polka, which means you are not allowed to start at the ETDS with your regular tournament partner.
For Standard and Latin, there will be new and random partner selected for every dance – just like in Kiel 2018.
All German/Czech dancers with a D-/ C-class, Dutch dancers with Debutants 1, Dutch dancers with C class ballroom or B- class latin, dancers of the Norwegian Konkurranseklass, are obliged to participate in the CloseD competition in the category (standard/latin).
Formation dancers outside Germany as well as German formation dancers lower than the 2. Bundesliga (i.e. Regionalliga, Oberliga, Landesliga) are obliged to participate in the CloseD class. If formation dancers have a current individual competition license, this class is crucial for the classification.
Every dancer who has reached one of the first three places at least twice in the highest possible Breitensport class during the last three tournaments of an ETDS (champions in Aachen 2017, masters in Kaiserslautern 2017, masters in Kiel 2018) is blocked for the next two tournaments of an ETDS in this corresponding discipline in the Breitensport tournament. These dancers will be allowed to dance in the CloseD tournament.
CloseD dancers in one discipline are allowed to participate in the Breitensport competition in the other discipline, if they don’t have a tournament license there.
Dancers who were inactive for at least 3 years in one discipline will be allowed to have one class below their highest achieved class in that discipline. This would make a Open dancer eligible for the CloseD competition under some circumstances; or make a CloseD dancer eligible for dancing the Breitensport level under different circumstances. Note that this means shift down in the class system in your country – e.g. if I had C class in Germany, and I was 3 years inactive, I would be assigned D class which means I have to dance CloseD class anyway. It does not mean that if my highest achieved class would mean dancing CloseD, that I could automatically dance Braitensport.
Open class dancers in one discipline have to participate in the CloseD or Open competition in the other discipline, even if they don’t have a tournament license there or they haven’t competed for more than 3 years. No one can be Open class dancer competing on Breitensport.
All CloseD couples can compete in Open class if they choose so. However, it is only possible to compete in a single competition per standard, and a single competition in latin. Meaning, one cannot compete in standard for both CloseD and Open; or for latin competition in both CloseD and Open.
CloseD class will have a random dance partner selected during the tournament for each dance, just as it was in Kiel 2018.
Required dances for Ballroom (Standard) and Latin
SW= Slow Waltz, TG=Tango, VW= Viennese Waltz, SF=Slow Foxtrot, QS=Quickstep
SA= Samba, CC= Cha-Cha, RU=Rumba, PD=Paso-Doble, JI=Jive
|Ballroom||SW, TG, VW, SF, QS|
|Latin||SA, CC, RU, PD, JI|