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The Semi-Pro and Student Dance Team Competitions!

Last Revised: January 10, 2012

Attention All Aspiring Dance Teams!

The third Annual New Jersey International Salsa Congress is pleased to include the most elite among Semi-geniuses and Student groups in a solitary disposal, down to business rivalry for CASH Prizes and presentation!

It's an ideal opportunity to SHOW YOUR GAME FACE!
It's an ideal opportunity to draw out the BEST in YOU!
The dates are April 27-29, 2012!

The place is New Jersey International Salsa Congress 2012!


Only 8 Teams Per Category Will Compete

Each category, Semi-Pro and Student, will have only 8 entries. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, followed by screening for eligibility.

Cash Prizes and Bonuses

For the winners:
  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Professional portfolio photoshoot on site
  • Professional video production on site
For the runner ups:
  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Professional portfolio photoshoot on site


Schedule of Competitions

Deadline for all entries

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 6:00PM
Notification of acceptances to team representatives will be sent by email

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 8:00PM to 9:30PM
Round 8/8
Semi-Pro First Heat / Number of Teams: 8
Student First Heat / Number Teams: 8
Results announced approximately 2 hours later

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 8:00PM to 8:55PM
Round 4/8
Semi-Pro Semi-Finals / Number of Teams: 4
Student Semi-Finals / Number of Teams: 4
Results announced approximately 2 hours later

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012 9:00PM to 9:30PM
Round 2/8
Semi-Pro Finals / Number of Teams: 2
Student Finals/ Number of Teams: 2
Results announced approximately 2 hours later


Competitions Rules

  1. Limited to Semi-Professional and Student Teams, specializing in a Latin Dance form (Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, Cumbia or Bachata). No professionals will be considered. NJISC2012 will thouroughly screen entrants and reserves its right to disqualify a team based on performance history as a professional (paid) group.
  2. As children may be present, please be tasteful, respectful and politically correct!
  3. Eligibility based on limited record, history and experience.
  4. Only 8 teams for each category to be selected, with a minimum 4 participants. No single couples will be considered. No exceptions will be made.
  5. An additional 2 teams per category will be selected as alternates in case a selected team withdraws from competition.
  6. Teams may either repeat their performances in each round or feature a new routine. It is highly recommended to have at least 2 different choreographies.
  7. Register your team by February 28, 2012. Acceptance is made on a first come, first served basis.
  8. Each team member must purchase a Performer's Pass. Teams will be given their own discount code. Purchases will be limited to the number of team members. The Performer's Pass grants General Admission to NJISC2012, workshops and other special events.
  9. Optional technical rehearsals are scheduled as follows:

    • APRIL 27, FRIDAY, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
    • APRIL 28, SATURDAY, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
    • APRIL 29, SUNDAY, 3:00PM to 6:00PM

  10. Judging will done by our Distinguished Panel (TBA) and by your friends and fans at NJISC2012 and on facebook! Details on how to vote for your teams will announced soon.
  11. All competitions will be broadcasted live on http://www.njisc.com and on our facebook Fan Page, on high definition provided by Livestream and UStream!
  12. All participants will be available for press and photo sessions while competing.
  13. All teams must submit a copy of their soundtracks upon confirmation of entry. Details to follow on how to submit a CD or MP3.
  14. There will be NO other available performance dates for NJISC2012.
  15. One single group leader, dance coach or school director must fill the following form
  16. Please note we will not consider applications nor solicitations via email, Facebook, twitter, etc.
  17. All team members must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.
  18. All team members must sign the Performance Team Waiver upon acceptance.


Applications Are Now Open!

This form will be available until 11:59 PM February 28, 2012. Only 8 teams entries per category are available.

We would like to thank the teams who performed at NJISC2011 and we encourage you to apply!

If you have any questions or problems using this form, please email us at production@njisc.com

And yes! This is the form!

(You will receive an email confirming your entry)

Group Name
Name of Dance Performance
Song(s) and Artist(s) for Choreograph(ies)
(e.g., "Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Babarabatiri" by Machito, etc.)

Website or YouTube link of your most recent choreography

Duration of Performance in minutes. Limited to 3 minutes for 2 couples. Choreographies that do not comply with this requirement will not be considered and may be disqualified on site.
Our routine is minutes : seconds.

Number of Dancers. Specify a minimum of 2 couples (4 dancers). No single couple nor solo acts will be considered. Choreographies that do not comply with this requirement will not be considered.
We have dancers.

Contact Name
Dance School, Academy or Organization
Cell Number Business Phone
Email Zip Code

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Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your interest in NJISC2012!

We hope to see you in April 2012!


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