Dance With A Stranger (DWAS) Category Rules
  • Open to individual competitors, in Classic DWAS couples dance to an undisclosed piece of music.
  • Men and women are judged separately. The judges will however be looking for how well you interact with each partner.
  • Category level is dictated by an individual’s points. Therefore, a competitor’s level danced in Classic Freestyle and Classic DWAS may differ.
  • Competitors can only enter one Classic DWAS category level.
  • Men must dance the lead role and women must dance the follow role.
  • Each pairing will have a minimum of 30 seconds until all men have danced with all women.
  • Classic DWAS will have a maximum of 8 couples on the dance floor at one time.
  • No Aerials (Baby, Full, Death spirals or Acrobatics) are allowed in any Classic DWAS category level.
Newcomer DWAS
  • A Newcomer competitor must have 0-2 points.
  • Moves allowed are the Ceroc® Beginner moves as listed below:

Arm Jive
Accordian
Break Through
Ceroc Spin
First Move
Manhattan
Return
Squeezebox
American Spin
Left Side Change
Catapult
Fan
Hatchback
Man’s Comb
Shoulder Block
Step Across
Back Pass
Wurlitzer
Ceroc New Yorker
Figure Of 8
Loop Throughs
Push Spin
Slide Break
Travelling Return
Basket
Yoyo

Intermediate B DWAS
  • An Intermediate B competitor must have 3-39 points.
Intermediate A DWAS
  • An Intermediate A competitor must have 40-99 points.
Advanced B DWAS
  • An Advanced B competitor must have 100-179 points.
Advanced A DWAS
  • An Advanced A competitor must have 180-299 points.
Champions DWAS
  • A Champions competitor must have 300 points or more.
Judging Criteria

DWAS Judging Criteria Competitors will be judged on the following, listed in order of importance.

  • Timing
  • Technique
  • Partnership
  • Musicality
  • Moves
  • Presentation

For more information refer to the:

Ceroc NZ Competition Rules, Categories and Judging Criteria.