Awards, Scholarships, and Prize Money
We invite you to shop around and compare our accommodations, package prices, scholarships, and prize monies with other events. It wont take you long to see that by attending the Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships, you will get more bang for your buck!

Top Teacher Prize Money -- $20,000

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Prize Money $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,000 $750 $500 $250 $100
Bonus $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,000 $750 $500 $250 $100
Minimum Entries 275 250 200 150 150 100 100 50
Total $6,000 $5,000 $4,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $200
Note: Pro/Am entries only. For Pro/Am solo exhibitions, proficiency freestyles and Pro/am junior entries danced on Sunday, the teacher will receive 1 point for the entry towards top teacher.

Top Gun Teacher

Last years Top Gun teacher was Eric Hudson from St.Paul, Minnesota. Eric competed with his students in International and American championship and scholarship events and battled hard against some very strong opponents to hold the overall best average and to walk away with a cash prize of $1,000.00. This is in addition to top teacher prizes offered at the event. You must have a minimum of 4 students dancing Championship or Scholarship events to qualify for this title.

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Prize Money $1,000 $700 $500 $300 $200

Top Gun Pro-Am Male and Female

The title of Top Gun female student went to Aiyesha Day from St. Paul, Minnesota. Aiyesha, with her instructor Eric Hudson, competed throughout the week in all four styles and at various levels to win this prestigious award. This is her First Top Gun title. The competition was fierce, with many of the events involving quarter and semi-final rounds. Top Gun Pro/Am winners will recieve scholarship awards and a Top Gun prize.

Pro-Am and Amateur Showcase Challenge

The top three solo exhibitions will dance on Thursday evening. The winner will be presented with a $200.00 scholarship!

  1st
Scholarship Prize Money $200

Scholarship Purse

LOOK AT THIS!!!! WE HAVE ADDED 20 NEW SCHOLARSHIP EVENTS!!! NOVICE (A & B-all styles) C division, BRONZE, SILVER, and OPEN in all styles!We have also added prize money to all six places in our Bronze and Silver Scholarships!

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pro-Am Novice Scholarships (A&B) $150 $100 $75 - - -
Pro-Am Closed Bronze & Silver Scholarships (A,B,&C) $200 $150 $100 $75 $75 $75
Pro-Am Open Scholarships (A,B,&C) $400 $300 $200 $100 $75 $75
Pro-Am Pre-Teen & Junior Scholarships $100 $75 $50 - - -
Amateur Open Scholarships $200 $150 $100 - - -
Amateur Junior Open Scholarships $150 $100 $50 - - -
NOTE: Students must choose either A , B or C scholarship in each category, they may NOT dance more than one age division in the same style. This will allow more opportunity for more competitors!

Professional Divisions

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Semi-Final
Open Professional Divisions $1,500 $1,000 $700 $500 $400 $300 $75
Professional Rising Star $500 $400 $300 $200 $100 $100 -
Showdance $500 $400 $300 $200 $100 $100 -

Top Studio

The top 5 studios of the Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships will be recognized on Saturday evening. A studio must consist of at least 2 instructors and 5 students to qualify.

April 23 - 27, 2014
The Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, WI