Competitor Classification is required to remain consistent across all styles and divisions (eg. It is not possible to be Professional for Salsa, but Amateur for Bachata etc.) For the purposes of the Australian Dance Cup, the following competitor definitions will apply:
A Student or person for whom dance is purely recreational. An Amateur does not make and has never made a living or earn any income from any type of dance related activities, including teaching, performing, judging, etc.
A Semi-Pro competitor may receive, or may have previously received financial compensation from dance related activities, provided this is purely on a part-time/casual basis, while the majority of their income is earned in another profession.
A person who earns the majority or entirety of their income through dance related activities, including but not limited to teaching, performing, judging, etc.
Competitors aged 17 or less at the time of the competition.
Adult competitors of 40 years of age or over.
N.B. Masters competitors and Youths over the age of 16 may also compete in any other division outside of their classification, provided they consistently stay within the constraints of the status they best identify with, be it Amateur, Semi-Pro or Professional.