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Raising questions about “Amateurs” in competitive ballroom dance

By Denys Drozdyuk The term Amateur as it is used in today's competitive ballroom dancing is misleading, mismatched, and somewhat harmful to the dancers themselves. The way that the word "Amateur" is perceived by the dancesport industry is not the way that it is perceived by the outside world. This mismatch in perception raises problems, questions, and concerns
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Changing the system of judging

In dancing judges have the final word and the main focus lies on the comparison of assessment and application  of skills of the competitors on the day. Declaring the winner by use of the skating system (in principle a majority decision). The judges will place the dancers in order of merit, not assess the individual quality, but the order. What better way to do this than by seeing all these couples at the same time, under the same conditions?