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MIB Dance Tour Details & Leaderboards

Heart of America Smooth


emerald ball rhythm


Dance Award


heart of america ballroom


emerald ball latin


MIB Grand Tour Details

AmPro Smooth Ohio

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 Championship 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

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

  • Students may dance in only ONE SCHOLARSHIP or CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL. Levels are Bronze, Silver, and Open. You should choose the scholarship that matches the highest level of single dances you have entered/danced at the competition. .

  • Competitors winning any of the Grand Tour 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.

  • In the case of a tie for 1st place in one of the Styles (Rhythm, Smooth, Latin, or Ballroom) for a Style Award, a dance off will occur (dancers will choose the dance from the style they are competing for award). 

  • Style Awards are awards given to the Leader across all levels and ages in that style.

    • Example: MIB Rhythm Champion - Leader across all levels and ages of Rhythm events through the entire season.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

The Point 

  • The MIB Tour point system is based solely on the placements in MIB Tour scholarships &/or newcomer championship events at participating competitions during the season. There 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. 

  • The MIB Newcomer Championship events will give points towards Rookie of the Year Award Only. MIB Scholarships will give points towards the Style Awards and Overall Style Award.

  • The All In Smooth Scholarship is an additional scholarship opportunity and will NOT give you points towards the MIB Grand Tour Awards, as this is an additional Smooth Scholarship opportunity that is not available for the other styles. 

  • Though you may dance both the A and B age divisions for any of the  MIB scholarships during the tour for a chance to win additional scholarship prize money, you will only be awarded MIB points for ONE AGE DIVISION. Example if you enter the A and B Smooth Bronze Scholarships, Leaders will only receive points in either the A or B scholarship but not both (the highest points earned will be used).

  • ​Points will be determined by the number of competitors in a scholarship 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. Competitors will also earn 1 point for participating in a qualified scholarship (only one level & one age group per style). 

To show another example, an 8 couple final that advanced from a semi-final round would be awarded the following points. 

1st Place-8 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation Point= 11 Points 

2nd Place-7 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point = 10 Points 

3rd Place-6 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 9 Points 

4th Place-5 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 8 Points 

5th Place-4 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 7 Points 

6th Place-3 Points + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 6 Points 

7th Place-2 Point + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 5 Points 

8th Place-1 Point + 2 Call Back Points + 1 Participation point  = 4 Points 

Honors &

MIB Grand Tour Awards

MIB Tour


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 State Dance Challenge

Nashville, TN

presented by

David Medeiros

Website & Info

August 10-13th, 2022

Heart of America Dancesport Championships

Kansas City, MO

presented by

Eric & Michelle Hudson

Website & Info

November 15-20th, 2022

Ohio Star Ball

Columbus, OH

presented by

Sam Sodano

Website & Info

March 2-4th, 2023

Vegas Open Dance Challenge

Las Vegas, NV

presented by

Maria Hansen & Mikal Watkins

Website & Info

Season Finale

April 4-8th, 2023

San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash

San Diego, CA

presented by

Toni Redpath, Jonathon Roberts & Michael Mead

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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 Level Championship events.

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