German Open Championships

Competition Rules

All NON-WDSF-competitions of the GOC are organized according to the rules of the WDSF. The approval for the implementation according to the rules of the WDSF was granted by the German Sports Director Ivo Münster.

Age restrictions GOC 2024

 

Juveniles I

2015 or later

both partners

Juveniles II

2013 or 2014
+ Juveniles I

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Junior I

2011 or 2012
+ Juveniles II

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Junior II

2009 or 2010
+ Junior I

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Youth

2006 to 2008
+ Junior II

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Under21

2004 to 2008

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Adult

2005 or before
+ Youth

the older partner (one partner maybe younger)

Senior I

1989 or before
1994 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior II

1979 or before
1984 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior III

1969 or before
1974 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior IV

1959 or before
1964 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

Senior V

1949 or before
1954 or before

the older partner and
the younger partner

For the Rising Star (Adult, Senior I, Senior II, Senior III and Senior IV) competitions, the appropriate age restrictions apply.

Conditions of participation 2024

The registration fee must be paid once per competition. This also applies to competitions that are scheduled over two days. A participation without confirmation will not be possible. In the event of television coverage or video recording the competitors agree that the rights to any fee from such productions will vest solely with the GOC-organizers. All data will be taken on file. 

 

WDSF Dress regulations GOC 2024

The WDSF dress regulations (see www.worlddancesport.org) apply to all competitions.

 

WDSF Restrictions of syllabus GOC 2024

The WDSF regulations apply to all competitions.

Doping controls GOC 2024

The WDSF regulations apply to all competitions.

 

Registration can only be made via the registration portal. The registration fee must be paid in advance.

Registration fee – early bird (until 30.06.2024):

WDSF-Competitions, Adult, Seniors, GOC Senior Rising Star

60,-- €

WDSF-Competitions Juveniles, Juniors, Youth

40,-- €

GOC-Competitions

40,-- €

 

Registration fee (from 01.07.2024):

WDSF-Competitions, Adult, Seniors, GOC Senior Rising Star

80,-- €

WDSF-Competitions Juveniles, Juniors, Youth

60,-- €

GOC-Competitions

60,-- €

When nominating couples must give their MINs (WDSF Member ID Number) for both partners. If you don't know your MIN, you can find it at WDSF List of Couples.

Participation in Rising Star competitions 2024

Allowed: Couples in A/S class
Not allowed: place 1 to 50 of the WDSF ranking lists

PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL DIVISION RISING STAR COMPETITIONS 2024

Only couples that have never reached final at any of the PD World or Continental Championship, World Cup or World Super Grand Prix Competitions may participate at “PD Open Rising Stars Competitions”.

Participation in A-class competitions 2024

In Adult A, Senior I A and II A competitions at the GOC, only couples of the second highest national category of the national WDSF member federation with A-class competition book are allowed to participate.

Senior I A and Senior II A couples are not allowed to participate if the couple

  • is listed in the WDSF ranking list Senior I + II + III + IV at place 1 to 50 (01.08.2024)

Senior II A1 couples from Italy are not allowed to dance.

Adult A couples are not allowed to participate if the couple

  • is listed in the WDSF ranking list Adult or Senior at place 1 to 50 (01.08.2024)

This will be exactly controlled at the check-in.

Couples without competition book are only allowed to start in A-class competitions at the GOC with an A class-confirmation from their national WDSF DanceSport federation (not from the club).

Without competition book or class-confirmation given by the national WDSF member federation a participation in A-class competitions at the GOC is not possible.

 

Rules for Stars GOC 2024

Exemptions according to WDSF Rules (WDSF World Ranking List 01.08.2024)

Dances

Age group

Latin

Standard

10 Dance (6 or 8)

Juveniles I

Samba, Cha-Cha, Jive

Waltz, Tango, Quickstep

Samba, Cha-Cha, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep

Juveniles II

Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep

Junior I – Youth

Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso doble (2. Highlight), Jive

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slowfoxtrott, Quickstep

Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso doble (2. Highlight), Jive, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slowfoxtrott, Quickstep

Adult – Senior III

Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso doble, Jive

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slowfoxtrott, Quickstep

 

Senior IV – Senior V

 

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slowfoxtrott, Quickstep

 

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