Hawai’i Star Ball Top Teacher, Top Students and Top Studio awards are based on both entries and placements. Teachers and students must dance the events to earn points.
- Teachers that dance Pro/Am and also have student couples dancing in separate single dance adult student/student single dance events will be awarded “coaching” points and will accumulate 1/2 points per couple. Coach MUST be identified at the time of registration.
- There will be no points awarded for any scratched or missed entries for any reason.
- Each entry, whether for single dance, multi-dance challenge or scholarship event is considered a single entry point.
- Placement points will be awarded according to the following schedule:
Youth events will be award 50% points.
Placement points will be awarded according to the following schedule:
1 pt per entry, no extra points for placements (1/2 pt per entry youth)
1-2 Dance events
1st= 8pts 2nd=7pts 3rd=6pts 4th=5pts 5th=4pts 6th=3pts 7th=2pts 8th=1pt plus 4pts/recall (youth events at 50% i.e., 4 pts, 3.5 pts, 3 pts, etc.)
3-5 Dance events
1st=20pts 2nd=15pts 3rd=10pts 4th=8pts 5th=6pts 6th=4pts 7th=2pts 8th=2pts plus 5pts/recall (youth events at 50% i.e., 10 pts, 7.5 pts, 5 pts, etc.)
2023 TOP TEACHER
1st Place (minimum 300 pro/am entries): $7,000*
2nd Place (minimum 250 pro/am entries): $5,000*
3rd Place (minimum 200 pro/am entries): $3,000*
4th Place (minimum 150 pro/am entries): $1,500
5th Place (minimum 100 pro/am entries): $1,000
6th Place (minimum 50 pro/am entries): $500
7th Place (minimum 50 pro/am entries): $500
8th Place (minimum 50 pro/am entries): $500
9th Place (minimum 50 pro/am entries): $500
10th Place (minimum 50 pro/am entries): $500
All prizes will be awarded as long the minimum entries are met; however only the amount of money qualified for will be given out. For example, if the 1st place Top Teacher has only 275 pro/am entries, they will receive $5,000, not $7,000. In the same scenario, if the 2nd place Top Teacher also has 275 pro/am entries, he or she will also earn $5,000. If there are not 10 qualified Top Teacher candidates, then fewer places will be awarded.
*Teacher AND Students must be on a package (Big Kahuna, VIP, or A) to qualify for the award money for the top 3 Top Teacher Awards regardless of number of entries.