Rules & Regulations

WDO World Championships will be open
for all dancers from all organizations.

Age Categories:

Juveniles I - Under 8
Juveniles II - Under 10
Juveniles III - Under 12
Junior I - Under 14
Junior II - Under 16
Youth I - Under 19
Youth II - Under 21
Amateur - Over 16
Senior I - Over 35
Senior II - Over 45
Senior III - Over 55
Age categories are determined by the date of birth.
Juveniles, Junior, Youth can additionally dance one
age category above theirs.
Senior can dance one age category below theirs.

Styles & order of dances:

Ballroom: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep.
Latin: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive.

Figures to be danced in the Viennese Waltz:

Natural Turn
Reverse Turn
Change step danced forward or backward
The Reverse and Natural Flecker Contra Check (1 bar)

Tempo of Dances Ballroom:

Waltz: 28-30 bpm
Tango: 32-34 bpm
Viennese Waltz: 56-60 bpm
Slow Fox: 28-30 bpm
Quickstep: 48-50 bpm
Tempo of Dances Latin:
Cha Cha Cha: 28-30 bpm
Samba: 50-52 bpm
Rumba: 25-27 bpm
Paso Doble: 56-60 bpm
Jive: 42-44 bpm

Length of Music:

The length of music played for WDO Championships should be from
1min 30s up to 2min. except for Paso-Doble, which may stop
at the second Highlight for all preliminary rounds. For the final
round the complete song with 3 Highlights must be played.