Top Awards

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 amateur couples dancing in separate events will be awarded “coaching” points and will accumulate points per couple.

Coach and amateur couple MUST be identified at the time of registration.  There will be no points awarded for any scratched entries, etc. 

Each entry, whether for single dance, multi-dance challenge or scholarship event will receive a single entry point. 

Youth events will be award 50% points.  Placement points will be awarded according to the following schedule:

Proficiency

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.)

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OVERALL TOP TEACHER

A teacher may only win ONE top teacher award, either an Overall Award or one of the Top 3 Female or Male Awards.

1st Place (minimum 350 pro/am entries) $7,000*2nd Place (minimum 300 pro/am entries) $5,000*3rd Place (minimum 250 pro/am entries) $3,500*

FEMALE TOP TEACHER

The Top 3 Female Teachers that did not place in the Overall Top 3

1st Place (minimum 200 pro/am entries) $2,000*2nd Place (minimum 150 pro/am entries) $1,5003rd Place (minimum 100 pro/am entries) $1,000

MALE TOP TEACHER

The Top 3 Male Teachers that did not place in the Overall Top 3

1st Place (minimum 200 pro/am entries) $2,000*2nd Place (minimum 150 pro/am entries) $1,5003rd Place (minimum 100 pro/am entries) $1,000

All prizes will be awarded as long a 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 300 pro/am entries, he or she will receive $5,000, not $7,000.  In the same scenario, if the 2nd place Top Teacher also has 300 pro/am entries, he or she will also earn $5,000.  If there are not 9 qualified Top Teacher candidates, then fewer places will be awarded.

*Teachers AND Students must be on a package (Big Kahuna, VIP, or A) to qualify for the award money for the top 3 overall and 1st place Female or Male Top Teacher Awards regardless of number of entries.

The 2021 Hawai’i Star Ball will award the following Top Student awards:

  • Top Newcomer Lady/Gent
  • Top Bronze Lady/Gent
  • Top Silver Lady/Gent
  • Top Gold & Above Lady/Gent
  • Top Amateur Couple
  • Top Solo Grand Prix Winner
  • World Dancesport Series Top 20 Overall Students (receive vouchers)
  • Overall Top Lady/Gent

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Awards will be given to the top studios in the following 3 categories

  • Top Large Studio (7+students)
  • Top Medium Studio (3-6 students)
  • Top Small Studio (1-2 students)
  • Top Local Studio

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  • 5-Dance International Ballroom
  • 5-Dance International Latin
  • 4-Dance American Smooth
  • 5-Dance Rhythm
Cash Awards
[Value: $9350.00]

Rising Star Divisions

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

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1st: $750 2nd: $600 3rd: $500 4th: $400 5th: $300 6th: $200[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Open Professionals” tab_id=”1514657251525-4-10″][vc_column_text]

  • 5-Dance International Ballroom
  • 5-Dance International Latin
  • 4-Dance American Smooth
  • 5-Dance Rhythm
Cash Awards
[Value: $22100.00]

Open Professional Divisions

1st: $1,500 2nd: $1,000 3rd: $500 4th: $400 5th: $300 6th: $200

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PRO/AM CLOSED Scholarships in 2 Levels of Bronze and Silver in each Age Categories A, B, and C. (Total of 24)

  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm

PRO/AM OPEN Scholarships in each Age Categories A, B, C, Senior 1 and Senior 2. (Total of 20)

  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
Cash Awards

Closed Pro/Am Scholarships:

  • 1st: $200 2nd: $100 3rd: $50
  • 4th – 6th: $40 voucher

Open Pro/Am Scholarships:

  • 1st: $300 2nd: $200 3rd: $100
  • 4th – 6th: $50 voucher

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