May 9 - 11, 2024
Renaissance Waverly Plaza
Atlanta, GA

Top Teacher Awards

Any teacher with 300 or more entries gets a $1,000 bonus!

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Prize Money $9,000 $6,000 $4,500 $3,500 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Min. Entries Req. 350 275 200 175 150 125 125 125 125 125

Teachers must be on a package to qualify for Top Teacher prizes.

Any teacher who did not make the top 10 with over 100 entries gets a $200 bonus.

Minimum entry requirements are for qualification purposes only. Meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee placement. Teachers with the highest points totals meeting the minimum requirements will be determined the winners. ONLY ONE WINNER PER PLACE.

Entries received after the deadline or at the competition will not count towards top teacher awards. 


Professional Purse

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Open Professional $1,500 $1,000 $800 $600 $400 $200
Professional Rising Star $600 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100
Professional Cabaret $800 $600 $500 $400 $300 $200

Equal prize money will be awarded in the Standard, Latin, Smooth and Rhythm events.


Pro-Am Scholarships

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Pro-Am Best of the Best Closed Scholarships $250 $200 $150 Voucher Voucher Voucher
Pro-Am Best of the Best Open Scholarships $350 $250 $150 Voucher Voucher Voucher
Pro-Am Best of the Best Gentlemens' Only Scholarships $200 $150 $100 Voucher Voucher Voucher

Voucher prizes are for one single dance entry at the next year's Atlanta Open.


Pro-Am and Amateur Awards

Every pro/am student and amateur couple entered in freestyle events will receive a participation award. Top freestyle students, male and female, will be presented. To be eligible for Top Student awards, a student must enter a minimum of 8 dances in that level.

Three Top Studio Awards will be presented as well as a Top Youth Studio. A Top Studio must consist of at least two teachers.