The competition is divided in three parts:  

Part 1: On-line Selection

For this part, after paying the application fee, couples can apply to the competition filling in the application form on the website:, they can send a video of their show and they will be part of the online selection.

People will vote online on Youtube Bachata day page and each couple that will take part in the online selection could publish their link on the their social websites to make people vote. The vote is "I like" - "unlike" not will be taken into considerations.

Each vote will be registered and when voting period will be ended, the six couples with the highest number of votes will be allowed to participate to the final part of the competition.

Couples can apply from December 27th, 2017 to January 28th, 2018; The online vote will be open from February 1st, 2018 to February 15th, 2018.

 Part 2: On Tour Selection 

The second part consists of direct selections, through competitions that will take place on the national and international territory. More information about time and place will be published on the website and on a facebook page of bachata day.

Couples will be judged on their own show by international judges that will be chosen competition after competition.

10 couples will be chosen to take part in the final part of the competition.

Part 3: Final part 

The sixteen selected couples will compete in the evening of Friday, March 2nd 2018 in a one vs one competition. The rounds will be chosen by draw and the shows have to be improvised. The two performing couples will perform simultaneously, dancing on the same music and the judges will declare the winner that will be through the round, directly at the end of the performance.

The winning couple of each round, will compete the next rounds following the same rules mentioned above, till the final round.

The two final couples will compete by performing two shows:

- The improvised show

- The own show

The Judges will judge the couples’ performances and they will declare the winner only at the end of all the performances.


The competition fee is:

60€ per couple. By applying to the competition, couples are allowed to take part in the dancing night of March, 2nd.

People with Full Passes or Vip Passes do not have to pay the competition fee.


The couple: must be composed of man and women


Each couple must perform on music that will be decided at the moment; potential songs will not be communicated and they can be Sensual, traditional/dominican, modern or remix.  The two finalist couples will perform on random music and they will also perform their own show.

The jury will be composed at least of 5 members chosen by the organizer

Performances will be judged both from emotional and technical point of view according to the judges’ taste.

All decisions from the judges are final

The winning couple will have the opportunity to represent Italy at the Bachatea World Congress 2019. The winning couple of the International Bachata Competition will also receive a prize of €500,00.

The management reserves the right to cancel the competition if the minimum number of participants won’t be reached. The Management reserves the right to modify this Regulation in any of its at any time, if necessary.

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