Prize Money

City Lights Open is proud to offer over $60,000 cash prizes and awards. If three or fewer couples, the organizer reserves the right to adjust the prizes. Top teachers must be present on Saturday evening to receive full prize. Please click here to view other regulations related to prizes and awards.

Pro Am Closed Scholarships

Pro Am Closed Scholarships

1st Place – $200

2nd Place – $150

3rd Place – $100

Pro Am Open Scholarships

Birgit Starmanns Award
Commemorative scholarship – $100
This is a new sponsored award in commemoration of Birgit Starmanns’ memory. The award will be awarded to a Pro-Am student who is a “shining star” in the competition – it will not be based on placement or entries, but will be a student who is on the floor showing their love of dance.

Pro Am Open Scholarships

1st Place – $300

2nd Place – $200

3rd Place – $100

Amateur Scholarships

Adult/Youth Amateur Scholarships

1st Place – $150

2nd Place – $100

3rd Place – $75

Junior 1 & Junior 2 Amateur Scholarships

1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $75

3rd Place – $50

Senior Amateur Scholarships

1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $75

3rd Place – $50

Professional Rising Star & Show Dance

Professional Rising Star & Show Dance

1st Place – $700

2nd Place – $500

3rd Place – $300

4th Place – $200

5th Place – $150

6th Place – $100

Open Professional

Open Professional

1st Place – $2000

2nd Place – $1500

3rd Place – $1000

4th Place – $700

5th Place – $500

6th Place – $400

Top Teacher Awards

To qualify for top teacher you must have the minimum number of entries indicated below. These awards are based on the total number of entries and total points acquired during the event. The City Lights Open organizers reserve the right to reduce prize awards if minimum entry requirement is not met. Click here to view additional regulations.

Overall Top Teacher

Overall Top Teacher Cash Award

PLACE

PRIZE MONEY

MINIMUM ENTRIES

1st

$7000

350

2nd

$5000

250

3rd

$4000

200

4th

$3500

175

5th

$2500

150

6th

$1000

100

Top Female Teacher

Top Female Teacher

PLACE

PRIZE MONEY

MINIMUM ENTRIES

1st

$1000

150

2nd

$750

100

3rd

$500

75

The City Lights Open organizers reserve the right to reduce prize awards in case of low entry or if minimum entry requirement is not met. Top teachers must be present on Saturday evening to receive full prize. Click here to view additional regulations.