The Leading Follows Pro Awards

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** Shalene Archer & Jennifer Corey are not eligible for Leading Follows Pro Monetary Award at the Grand Finale Event.

The Leading Follows Pro Awards

Info & Details

MIB Dance has teamed up with the Leading Follows Tour to create the Grand Tour. Where as MIB Dance will be rewarding and recognizing the amateur leaders in our Grand Tour, the Leading Follows Tour's mission is to  recognize the hard work and dedication of the professional followers in the dancesport industry. The Leading Follows Tour will be fully sponsoring the end of season awards for professionals on the Grand Tour. The Top Teacher Purse is $32,000. 

Participation & Rules

  • Professional and Amateur must be registered with the NDCA and current on dues to participate in the tour. 
     

  • Participation in any of the MIB scholarship or MIB championship events at any one of the six participating tour competitions will earn you points for the Grand Tour Awards.
     

  • Competitors winning any of the top teacher awards must be present at the Grand Tour Finale presentation (2022/2023 season at San Diego Beach Bash) to receive their award. Exception to this rule would include: written medical reasons, or death in the family.  
     

  •  Professional leaderboard & amateur leaderboard. All leaderboards will be posted publicly on this website​​​

  • Our Newcomer Championships are are open to all ages and offered in all 4 styles. A newcomer is defined for MIB events as someone who has had less than 50 lessons prior to the start of the tour. 

  • NOTE: there are no gender restrictions for this tour, or for the Grand Tour Awards. The only qualification is that in Am-Pro the Amateur must be the leader and the Professional must be the follower in the team. 
Grand Tour Awards Top Teacher

The Point 
System

  • The Leading Follows Pro Awards point system is based solely on the placements in MIB Tour scholarships &/or newcomer championship events at participating competitions during the season. Their will be no points given for other events at participating competitions such as single dance events or non MIB scholarship or non MIB championship events. 

  • ​Points will be accumulated throughout the entire season. Professionals will earn points for each of their students participating. You will receive 1 point for each student participating in a MIB Scholarship or Championship regardless of placement.

  • Each am/pro team will receive points determined by the number of competitors in a scholarship or championship final. For example, a 6 couple final would award 6 points for 1st place and 5 for 2nd place continuing through to 1 point for 6th place. Plus, 2 points will be awarded for each call back. A teacher will also receive 1 point per student participating in MIB events.

To show an example. A teacher with a student that placed 3rd overall from a semi final would receive 7 Points total (1 pt for student participating, 4 pts for 3rd place, and 2 pts for the call back from the semi)

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Honors &
Awards

Leading Follows Pro Awards

  • 1st Place: $13,000

  • 2nd Place: $8,000

  • 3rd Place: $5,000

  • 4th Place: $3,000

  • 5th Place: $2,000

  • 6th Place: $1,000

1st Place Professional will also receive a exquisite  trophy designed by Esther Ching.

2022/2023
MIB Tour

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Season Opener

Apr. 26- May 1st, 2022

Emerald Ball

Los Angles, CA

presented by

Wayne & Donna Eng

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July 28-30th, 2022

Volunteer Dance Challenge

Nashville, TN

presented by

David Meideros

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August 10-13th, 2022

Heart of America 

Kansas City, MO

presented by

Eric & Michelle Hudson

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November 15-20th, 2022

Ohio Star Ball

Columbus, OH

presented by

Sam Sodano

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March 2-4th, 2023

Vegas Open

Las Vegas, NV

presented by

Maria Hansen & Mikal Watkins

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Season Finale

April 4-8th, 2023

San Diego Beach Bash

San Diego, CA

presented by

Toni Redpath, Jonathon Roberts & Michael Mead

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