Raise your flag in the... Bachata Social World Cup

Are you ready to represent your country in The Best Bachata Social Competition In The World?

With a total of 7.000€ in prizes,
well-coordinated organization, elite dancers from around the world, renowned judges, and transparent scoring, we’re the leading international social dance competition.

The Bachata Social World Cup will be in a Jack and Jill format, which means that you don’t need to join with a partner, as dancers will be matched up randomly. Besides, it is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and creativity. But the most important thing is that you will have a lot of fun!

How can I join? Registration

Deadlines

  • Registrations will open on January 17th January.
  • Registrations will close on Sunday 28th January.
  • Announcement of selected participants will be on Wednesday 7th February.
  • Selected participants published here.
Quota & Availability
 
  • There will be only 150 spots.
  • If there are more than 150 applications, our committee will select the best 75 leaders and 75 followers to participate based on the video uploaded in the registration form.
Payment information
 
  • Payment details will be provided once your participation will be confirmed.
  • If you have a full pass, the registration fee is 5 EUR.
  • If you have a party pass, the registration fee is 10 EUR.
  • If you want to watch the competition, you can enter for free.
** Please, don’t forget to bring your ID card when picking up the dorsal.
 
 

What do I win? The Prizes

1st leader/follower

500 EUR
+
Become an artist of the Bachata Geneva Festival – The Festival of Nations 2025
(2 nights of hotel and food included).

1 Full Pass Alpes Bachata Congress 2024

1 Full Pass Bachata King Festival 2024

2nd leader/follower

1 Full Pass El Sol Festival 2024

1 Full Pass Madrid Esencia Festival 2024

1 Combo Pass BCN Dance Life Hot Weekend / BCN Congress 2024

1 FP of Bachata Geneva Festival 2025

3rd leader/follower

1 Full Pass Esencia Bachata Masters 2025

1 Full Pass Adam Bachata Festival 2024

1 Full Pass Bachata Day 2025

1 FP of Bachata Geneva Festival 2025

4th leader/follower

1 Full Pass Family Swiss Bachata 2024

1 Full Pass Tallin Bachata Experience 2024

1 Full Pass Berlin Bachata Festival 2024 (Adicto)

5th leader/follower

1 Full Pass Ritmo Berlin Festival 2024

1 Full Pass Bachata French Touch 2024

1 Full Pass Diamond Bachata Festival 2024

6th leader/follower

1 Full Pass Bindaas Bachata Sensual Festival 2024

1 Full Pass Annecy Lake Festival 2024

1 Full Pass Bachata Gala Helsinki 2025

1st leader/follower vote from the public

1 FP Bachata Zouk Royals 

1 Party Pass Croatian Summer Salsa Festival 2024 (Wednesday to Sunday)

1 FP of Bachata Geneva Festival 2025

What is gonna be evaluated? Judging Criteria

    1. The Timing: The steps are in rhythm with the music.
    2. The Technique: Quality of guidance/following, and cleanliness of the dance.
    3. The Musicality: Dance and musical interpretation.
    4. The Connection: Dancer’s ability to understand each other and have fun.
    5. The Attitude & Styling: Individual interpretation and self-expression on the dance floor.

How are you gonna be evaluated? Rating System

▶ Classification groups & Preliminaries: The judges will evaluate each participant of the corresponding role using scores of +1, 0, or -1. The average of these scores will then be calculated to determine the results.

▶ Semifinals:  The judges will evaluate each participant in the corresponding role using a scale from 0 to 5.

▶ Finals:

  • The judges will evaluate each participant in the corresponding role on a scale from 0 to 3 for each of the criteria listed above.
  • Participants will score each of the finalists they have danced with on a scale from 0 to 5.

⚠️ In the event of a tie between participants, all tied contestants will advance to the next round.

You have to respect... The Rules

  1. Dorsal Collection: Please ensure to collect your dorsal by 17:00.
  2. Punctuality Requirement: Late arrivals will result in disqualification, and your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.
  3. Competition Briefing: Be present for the competition debriefing at 17:45.
  4. Dorsal Display: Your dorsal must be worn and visible at all times.
  5. Acrobatics Limitation: Acrobatic moves above the shoulders are prohibited.
  6. Format: The competition follows a Jack and Jill format, which includes partner rotation with each song.
  7. Respect and Conduct: Respect towards other dancers and judges is mandatory. Inappropriate or uncomfortable behavior will lead to disqualification.
  8. Open Participation: Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of teaching experience.
  9. Scoring Transparency: Results will be posted as soon as they are available.
  10. Enjoyment: The most important rule – Have fun!

How is the competition structured? The Format

Sunday 7th April

▶ 15:00 – 17:00 | Dorsal delivery

▶ 17:00 – 17:45 | Social Dancing warmup

▶ 17:45 – 18:00 | Debriefing

▶ 18:00 – 19:15 | Classification groups

  • There will be 3 random groups composed of 25 couples.
  • From each group, 10 couples will be chosen to go to the preliminaries.
  • 6 songs with different bachata styles will be played with 3 partner switching per song.

▶ 19:10 – 19:30 | Break – Social Dancing

19:30 – 20:00 | Preliminaries

  • The preliminaries are composed of the best 30 couples.
  • The best 15 couples will be classified into the semifinal.
  • 6 songs with different bachata styles will be played with 3 partner switching pers song.

20:00 – 20:15 | Break – Social Dancing

▶ 20:15 – 20:45 | Semifinal

  • The semifinal is composed of 15 couples.
  • The best 6 couples will be classified into the final.
  • 5 songs with different bachata styles will be played with 3 partner switching per song.

▶ 21:00 | Announcement of finalists online

23:00 – 23:45 | Final 

  • The final is composed of the best 6 couples.
  • 3 songs with different bachata styles will be played. Participants will switch with participants  (2 partner changes per song).
  • 3 songs with different bachata styles will be played. Participants will switch with judges (2 partner changes per song).

Who is gonna judge you? The Judges

Marco & Sara

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Gaby & Estefy

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Azael

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Antony & Ysenah

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Phothomas

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