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MIB Dance Tour Details & Leaderboards

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MIB Grand Tour Details

Participation & Rules

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

  • To start participating in the MIB Dance Tour just enter one of the MIB Scholarship or MIB Multi Dance events this season.


  • Scholarship Qualifications: In order to compete in scholarships, you must dance the same number of single dance entries as are included in each scholarship event

  • For Scholarships, competitors may dance in only ONE PROFICIENCY LEVEL (Closed Bronze, Closed Silver, or Advanced) per style. Starting for the 2023/2024 season at Emerald Ball a competitor may only dance in ONE AGE GROUP (A-18- 49 or B-50+) per style. You may only enter the scholarship that reflects the highest level of proficiency of single dances you have entered and danced in that style at that competition.

  • Example: if a competitor dances in the full bronze and pre-silver single dance levels, the competitor may only enter the silver scholarship and must choose one age level in which to compete.

  •  Bronze and silver scholarship events are closed to bronze and silver students respectively.

  • NEW for 2023/2024 Season- Newcomer Multi Dance Events (formally aka Newcomer Championship) are offered in all 4 styles in 2 age divisions (A-18-49 or B - 50+). A newcomer is defined as someone who has 50 hours or fewer of ballroom dance instruction (any type of ballroom instruction from any instructor) by the debut event of the current tour season (Emerald Ball 2023) and must have competed in no more than 5 NDCA competitions prior to the start of the tour. Amateur competitors may enter both the Newcomer Multi Dance Division and the Bronze Scholarship, they may NOT dance in the Newcomer Multi Dance Division and the Silver or Advanced Scholarship.

  • Competitors winning any of the Grand Tour awards must be present at the Grand Tour Finale presentation (2023/2024 season at San Diego Beach Bash) to receive their awards. Exception to this rule would include written medical reasons, or death in the family.

  • Tour Finale: No entries added following the posting of the heat lists of the tour finale competition (Ballroom Beach Bash 2023/2024 Season), shall contribute to the amateur's overall points. Exceptions may be made by majority vote of the board of Directors in instances of injury or emergency. 

  • In the case of a tie for 1st place for one of the MIB Style Awards (Rhythm, Smooth, Latin, or Ballroom) for a Style Award, a 90 second dance off will occur at the MIB Finale events to determine the winner. Dancers will choose the dance from the style in which they are competing for the dance off.

  • At each competition there will be an optional social activity available at an additional expense. You do not have to sign up or participate in this fun activity to be eligible for top pro or top amateur awards. 

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

The Point System

  • The MIB Tour point system is based on the participation and placements in the MIB Tour Scholarships &/or MIB Newcomer Multi-Dance events at participating competitions during the season (apart from the All-In Smooth Scholarship - See below). There will be no points given for single dances or non MIB scholarships or non MIB multi dance events. 

  • Points will be accumulated throughout the entire season for the final awards. 

  • The MIB Newcomer Championship events will give points towards Rookie of the Year Award Only.

  • MIB Scholarships in the Bronze, Silver, and Advanced levels will give points towards the Style Awards, Overall Style Award, and Grand Champion Award. 

  • The All-In Smooth (all levels & 18+ ages) MIB Scholarship is a fun inclusive event and an additional opportunity for smooth dancers of all levels and ages to dance and win prize money . As this event is only available to smooth dancers, this scholarship will not accumulate points for the MIB Tour Awards. Points from this event will accumulate for the Pro Awards though, See Pro page for professional rules and point accumulation.

  • Points Certification: The organizers of the MIB Dance Tour reserve the right to exercise discretion in certifying the points awarded in the MIB Dance Tour. In particular, the MIB Dance Tour will certify points that are aligned with the spirit of the MIB Dance Tour Awards which include promoting equality, fostering a culture of excellence in dance and improving the lives of students. The organization of MIB Dance Tour's decision regarding the certification of the points will be final and binding.

The scoring system at a glance 

  • Participation Points: Each am/pro team receives a participation point for dancing in a MIB Scholarship or MIB multi dance event regardless of their placement. Every MIB event entered will earn 1 point. 

  • Placement Points: Each am/pro team will receive points determined by the number of competitors in a scholarship or championship final and 2 points for each call back. 

Example of points awarded for 6 couples from a semi.

1st place= 1pt + 6pts + 2pts = 9 pts

2nd place = 1pt + 5pts + 2pts = 8 pts

3rd place= 1pt + 4pts + 2pts = 7 pts

4th place = 1pt + 3pts + 2 pts = 6 pts

5th place = 1pt + 2pts + 2 pts = 5 pts

6th place = 1 pt + 1pt + 2 pts = 4 pts

Those that did not make the final will still receive their 1 participation point.


* Note: Established NDCA rules and the Chairman of Judges of the event will determine if there should be more than 6 couples in a final. The MIB Dance Tour and the Pro Awards has no control over these standardized rules that all NDCA competitions must follow.

Honors &

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Season Opener

2025/2026 Season Coming Soon!

MIB Scholarships Prize Money (at each competition):

  • 1st Place: $250​

  • 2nd Place: $150

  • 3rd Place: $100

  • 4th-6th Place Finalists: $50

​Season End MIB Grand Tour Awards: Trophy or Official MIB Jackets will be given for the winners of the...​

  • MIB Grand Champion - Leader in total points.​

  • MIB Smooth Champion - Leader across all levels and ages of smooth events (excluding the All In Smooth Scholarships).

  • MIB Rhythm Champion - Leader across all levels and ages of Rhythm events.

  • MIB Ballroom Champion - Leader across all levels and ages of Ballroom events.

  • MIB Latin Champion - Leader across all levels and ages of Latin events.

  • MIB Overall Style Champion - Winner of dance challenge amongst all 4 style winners at the finale event. Judges will choose a winner after each of the 4 finalists performs one short 90 second presentation of one of their competition routines from their style. 

  • MIB MVP Rookie Award - Leader in total points from the MIB Newcomer Multi Dance events.

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