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Smartphone Video


  1. Submit your entry forms via Ballroom Express by clicking on the "Registration" tab on this website under "Competitors". You will then receive an invoice via email. Submit your payment for the balance due.

  2. We have created playlists for you on this website to easily access the music straight from your phone or any other device.

  3. In your invoice email, you will receive instructions to access the competitor’s page on Ballroom Comp Express. On this page, you will see a list of all the dances you’ve entered.

  4. You must record your videos using the music we provide. All of our music is set to official competition tempo and contains “audio markers” at the beginning and end of each track. Your pre-recorded videos MUST include the full audio markers at both the beginning AND end of every track.

  5. For all events, record your dances one at a time. For example, if you are competing in all five (5) of the Bronze Standard Single Dances, you will submit five (5) separate videos, one for each dance. For Multi-Dances, Scholarships, and Championships, record and submit your dances one at a time, submitting three (3), four (4), or five (5) videos per event.

How To Film Your Dancing:

  • Ask a friend or colleague to film your dancing. Have them follow you around the space to ensure you are always front and center in the shot. DO NOT use a tripod as it will be too difficult for the judges to see your dancing when you are far away.

  • In addition to the phone you will use to record your videos, you will need a separate device (for example, a second phone) to play your music. We recommend you connect your second device directly to your sound system and play the music from there.

  • Record your videos horizontally with your smart phone set to 1080p at 30 frames per second. This is usually the default setting on most smart phones. (To check, open your “Settings” then go to “Camera” to make sure your phone camera is set to 1080p).

  • When you are in position, the person filming should start recording BEFORE the person playing your music starts the audio track. This will ensure that the full audio marker is included in the recording. Each track contains a couple of seconds of lag time before the audio marker to give both the dancers and the camera operator time to get in position before the dance begins.

  • The person filming should continue recording until you are finished bowing AND until the ending audio marker has stopped. Please fully include both audio markers in the recording you submit.

  • DO NOT edit your videos in any way. Please submit the original video files for our professional editing team to edit.

How To Upload Your Final Videos:

  1. Once you have recorded your videos, upload each video to a folder on either Google Drive or DropBox. Please name the folder in the following manner: Leader Last Name, Leader First Name_Event. If you upload the wrong video by mistake, you can replace the incorrect video with the correct one. Once you have finished putting together the folder(s), please share them with

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