SCTC is an exciting international Argentine tango competition open to everyone, regardless of skill level or residency. Anyone (amateur or professional) from any country can compete. Competitors are scored by our chosen panel of judges. All competition rounds will be open to spectators.
Social categories will feature multiple couples on the floor at the same time, dancing in improvised movements to random music. Stage categories will feature one couple (or one stage group) at a time dancing in choreography to pre-selected music.
Competitors are scored by the "ranking system", rather than the "point system". This allows for clearer distinction between competitor placements by negating possible conflicts in excessively even (and/or uneven) scoring by judges. For more info - see video here.
The social competition categories are intended to be danced IMPROVISED just as you would in a traditional milonga setting with an extra emphasis on elegance, connection, technique, musicality, and style. Social categories are danced each day in groups of 7-12 couples at a time, to 3 different songs (per group, per category). Competitors are encouraged to dance as "naturally" as they can in respect to the traditional tango style. Judges will give extra attention to each couple's posture, embrace, connection, elegance, musicality, walking, turns, and style.
The stage competition categories are intended to be danced using CHOREOGRAPHY in a typical stage setting with an extra emphasis on aesthetic and artistic expression. Stage categories are danced each day featuring one couple (or one stage group) at a time dancing choreography to their chosen music. Competitors are encouraged to dress-up and dance in a flashier and more expressive manner, using the entire floor as much as they like. Judges will give extra attention to artistic expression, musical interpretation, technical difficulty & execution, and synchronicity of the dancers.