RULES VALS & MILONGA

European Vals & Milonga Championship 2018

RULES VALS & MILONGA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
CERVIA, JULY 7 – Magazzini del Sale – H. 8:00pm

The Vals & Milonga competition will consist of the following categories: Vals and Milonga. Entry to both categories is open to amateurs and professionals.

ORGANIZATION
The European Tango ASD will be the highest authority in the competition, with regard to the compliance of all the terms and conditions stated in these Rules. It will be the only one responsible for carrying out the event. The organization may charge a fee to enter the competition and for this purpose, the Organizer will state, in the Annex I of these Rules, all information related to dates and ways to register, additional awards and mentions to the one established in the present Rules.

REGISTRATION
To be eligible to register, dance partners must be 18 years of age by the start date of the local competition and must demonstrate a minimum of 1 (one) year of residence within the area of influence of the Preliminary, which is limited to which is limited to Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia , Bulgaria , Croatia , Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark , Estonia , Finland , France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece , Herzegovina , Hungary , Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Kosovo, Latvia , Liechtenstein , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Malta , Moldova , Monaco , Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Ireland, Republic of Macedonia , Romania, Russia, San Marino , Serbia , Slovakia , Slovenia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey , Ukraine, Vatican City.
No one will be allowed to register two or more times in the same category, but it will be possible in different ones, with the same or a different partner. If both members of the couple are natives or residents of different countries, they will have to choose the country of residence or birth of either one, as couples are allowed to represent only one country.

CHECK-IN

In order to check in, all contestants must fill the Online Registration Form, which will be available at www.eutango.com. In order to check in, all contestants must attend on the date and time specified by the Organization, with their ID card. At this opportunity, they will receive the order number and be informed of the approximate dates and times on which they will perform in the different stages of the corresponding category.
Those who do not check in will not be able to participate in the championship. A delay will only be considered in duly proven cases of force majeure, except in the event of circumstances of public knowledge.
All the information provided at the time of check-in will be considered a sworn statement. Any contradiction in the information, subsequent to the signature, shall be penalized by the Organization with the subtraction of points, disqualification from the competition, or any other resolution that this body may establish.
The ID and the registration form must be shown at every stage of the competition.
All championship contestants commit themselves to participate in various ceremonies and events planned by the Organization—such as press conferences, interviews for radio stations and over-the-air or cable television channels, etc.—if they are summoned for such purpose.

COMPETITION
The competition, in both categories, will be developed in 2 (two) stages: a) Qualifying Round, b) Final.

a) Qualifying Round: All registered couples will participate. They will dance twice (on the same or on a different day, according to the schedule established by theOrganization)
b) Final: Couples that have been selected in the Qualifying Round will participate and also the champions of the different European Vals & Milonga Championships.

In both categories, couples will compete in group performances, dancing to three songs, recorded, selected by the Organization.
The Organization will be entitled to eliminate from the competition those participants that:
a) Do not comply with the rules.
b) Commit any moral offense or improper act that tarnishes the image of the Championship or may cause displeasure in the public.

JURY

In both categories, the jury will be composed of a minimum of 4 (four) members, who— understanding and accepting the rules of the competition, and committing to their compliance— will determine the score of the participating couples. The juries will be appointed in accordance with the Organization.
All the decisions of the jury will not be subject to appeal. By enrolling, participants accept this condition. In case of distrust or disagreement, participants may submit a written statement (in Spanish or English) to the Organization and NOT directly to the panel of evaluating judges.
The final score for each performance will result from the accumulation of points, given by each member of the jury on a scale of 1 to 10, in accordance with the criteria described in the following section.
The jury will choose a winning couple in each category. Also, the jury (with the agreement of the Organizer) may grant awards and special mentions to the second and third place, and will be entitled to award other mentions if deemed appropriate.
In exceptional cases (power interruption, incidents on stage, etc.), the jury may determine that contestants should dance to additional songs to arrive at a fair verdict. Participants may not refuse to perform.
In case of a tie, the couples with the same final score will have to break the draw, either by dancing an additional round, until a winning couple emerges from the votes of thejury.

SUPERVISOR
Appointed by European Tango ASD, the Supervisor will bear the responsibility of ensuring the compliance of the present Rules and properly solve any inconvenience not considered in these Rules and establish or inform about the clarifying or interpretative rules that he considers necessary.

CONTEST and EVALUATION CRITERIA

Vals & Milonga (unrestricted entry, amateurs and professionals)
Both categories will be executed mainly in close embrace. Once formed, the couple must not separate while the music is playing. It is understood that in certain figures, this may be flexible. In some figures in the execution of rotations and other figures, embrace can change from close to open, (keeping contact in hands) but not throughout all dance. All movements must be made within the space allowed by the couple’s embrace.
Couple can use all figures fitting into a framework of the above-mentioned rules including such as barrida, sacadas al piso, an enrosque and others. All other figures inherent in a scenic tango – gancho, jumps, supports are forbidden. As is typical in a dancehall, couples must constantly move counter clockwise and may not stay in the same part of the choreographic space as this would obstruct the circulation on the dance floor.
Within these parameters, the couple may perform any commonly used figures of “social” tango (Vals and Milonga), including barridas (sweeps), sacadas al piso (drawn to the floor), enrosques (twists), boleos bajo (boleos altos are not admitted) etc. Jumps, figures that involve losing the contact of both feet with the floor and all other choreographic possibilities typical of Stage Tango are completely forbidden. For any adornments by each partners in couple, it would be better not to raise a foot higher than a level of knees.
Musicality: rhythm, accelerations and delays, distinction of rhythm and melody, phrasing, pause; style and elegance of step; embrace: body posture, elegance of lines, contact in couple , balance of both partners; skills of improvisation, composition of steps of partner are estimated; skills of following and adornments (relevance and musicality) of lady are estimated.
Outfits will not be taken into consideration during the judging process.

FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHING
The Organization reserves the right to record all the stages of the Championship, by any means known or to be known—including but not limited to filming, recording, photographing, digitalization, etc.—by itself or third parties, in order to promote and advertise the event. The recorded material obtained will be exclusive property of the Organization. By entering the Championship, participants explicitly and irrevocably authorize the use of the recorded material, without this suggesting—or implying—any compensation for any reason whatsoever by the Organization of the Preliminary and/or the Office of Festivals, in favor of any person or organization that claims entitlement to any right that may be invoked. This clause also includes, without limitations, all photographic material published and/or made available for promotion, advertisement, etc.

PRIZES
Each category of VALS and MILONGA will have one winning couple.
The first prize in each category will be provided by the Organization and will consist of one Special Performance in Buenos Aires, at one of most popular Milongas, and one Special Performance in Italy, at one of most popular Milongas.
The organization may establish additional prizes, and all contestants will obtain the corresponding participation certificate.

A couple’s registration and subsequent check-in implies knowledge and acceptance of these Rules by each one of the participants.

“ANNEX I”
REGISTRATION
To be eligible to register, dance partners must be 18 years of age by the start date of the local competition and must demonstrate a minimum of 1 (one) year of residence within the area of influence of the Preliminary, which is limited to which is limited to Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia , Bulgaria , Croatia , Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark , Estonia , Finland , France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Herzegovina, Hungary , Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malta , Moldova , Monaco , Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Ireland, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain , Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey , Ukraine, Vatican City.
No one will be allowed to register two or more times in the same category, but it will be possible in different ones, with the same or a different partner. If both members of the couple are natives or residents of different countries, they will have to choose the country of residence or birth of either one, as couples are allowed to represent only one country.

REGISTRATIONS FORMALITIES
The registration and participation in the Vals & Milonga European Championship 2018 will have a cost of Euro 30,00 for each couple in each category. The registration in both categories will have a cost of Euro 50,00 for each couple.
To register, each of the parties concerned must complete the following formalities:
– Complete the Application Form published online on official website of the 9th
Those interested can register until june 15, 2018, retaining the Organization may anticipate or extend this date if it deems it necessary.
The formalities of payment will be communicated by e-mail at the address indicated on the on-line registration form.
Registration will be complete and confirmed contextually with the payment of the corresponding fee.

PRIZES
Each category of VALS and MILONGA will have one winning couple.
The first prize in each category will be provided by the Organization and will consist of one Special Performance in Buenos Aires, at one of most popular Milongas, and one Special Performance in Italy, at one of most popular Milongas.
Will be awarded with the Official Cup of the Vals & Milonga European Championship, First classified couples, for each category (1° place in Vals; 1° place in Milonga).
Will be awarded with the Official Medals of the Vals & Milonga European Championship, First 3 classified couples, for each category (1°, 2°, 3° place in Vals; 1°, 2°, 3° place in Milonga).
All contestants will receive the Vals & Milonga European Championship 2018 Attendance Certificates.
The organization may establish additional prizes.