Blues Criteria

Criteria for achieving a Full Blue

For an Oxford University woman to be considered for the award of a Full Blue for Dancesport she must achieve the following:

  1. She must compete for the OUDC Varsity A-Team against Cambridge.
  2. She must make the quarter finals of the Team Match competition at the IVDA Nationals competition (“IVDC”).
  3. She must finish in the top 3 in her team dance in the IVDC team match competition.
  4. She must show true team commitment – she must train consistently hard and have a positive attitude toward her own and others training.

For an Oxford University man to be considered for the award of a discretionary Full Blue for Dancesport he must achieve the following:

  1. He must compete for the OUDC Varsity A-Team against Cambridge.
  2. He must make the quarter finals of the Team Match competition at the IVDA Nationals competition (“IVDC”).
  3. He must finish in the top 3 in his team dance in the IVDC team match competition.
  4. He must compete in an external ‘Pre-champ’ competition and make the final.
  5. He must show true team commitment – he must train consistently hard and have a positive attitude toward his own and others training.

It is important to note that these are minimum requirements for a man/woman to be considered for a Full Blue. Other factors will be taken into account including:

  1. Opens results, including “Advanced-Four-Dance” competetitions, as this shows individuals abilities across the whole range of dances and not just the one team dance.
  2. Comparison between individuals.

Our coaches play a major role in the selection and training of the Team. For this reason the Head Coach is consulted by the Captain prior to any Full Blue awards being made.