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Event Location:
Sheraton Premiere Tyson's Corner

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Fax: 703-957-2911

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National Dance Council of America
Competition Rules & Regulations

    Pro/Am & Student/Student Event Guidelines

    Amateur Event Guidelines

    Professional Event Guidelines

    Rules and Regulations


Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations
1. All persons attending the Yuletide Ball Championships, whether as spectators, competitors, officials, or guests of the
organizer, shall be bound by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. rules, and by participation in this event
automatically become obligated to adhere to them.

2. No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in Changing Rooms, Ballrooms or Hotel Rooms can be
accepted by the Organizer, or by the National Dance Council of America, Inc., and neither can they be held
liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk.

3. In the event that television, video or other pictures are taken, it should be understood that anyone in the ballroom
may be photographed, and this photography shown elsewhere. Therefore, each person in the ballroom, by their
presence, agrees to be photographed, waives any and all claims related to the use of the photography and the
rights, if any, of copyright, privacy, and publicity, and consents to the use of the photography.

4. Personal Videotaping is NOT permitted. Please do not bring private video equipment into the ballroom.
Competitors wishing a videotape of their performance may make arrangements with the vendor who is
contracted to videotape all events.

5. All Professionals, Pro/Am Teachers and Amateur Couple competitors must be currently registered with the NDCA. To
register, contact Eleanor Wiblin, NDCA Registrar, (phone: 801-422-8124, fax: 801-442-0541)(Email:

6. Competitors should be in the ballroom at least 30 minutes before your scheduled event. The session will
not be delayed for latecomers.

7. Changes and corrections must be made at least 1/2 hour before the session in which they are to be danced begins.

8. The syllabus for American and International style closed events to be used: NDCA Rule Book Step List. Invigilators will be used.

9. All fees must be paid before competing. Competitor numbers will not be issued if fees are owed.

10. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or combine with other events any event with less than three entries.

11. The decision of the Judges and the Chairman of Judges is final.

12. Marks for each event will be posted after the awards are announced. Photocopies will be available for a nominal fee.

13. Pro/Am & Student/Student "package-A" purchase must be submitted with dance entries in order to receive the
discounted dance entry price. Students with multiple teachers must coordinate package / dance entry submissions.

14. Discount offers cannot be applied retroactively after full price items have been purchased.

15. Payment must accompany all entries and purchases.

16. No refunds will be made for any cancellations for this event - including entry fees, packages, dinners. Credit may be
applied to the 2012 Yuletide Ball Championships at the Organizer’s discretion. No refunds or credit will be issued for
general admission tickets.

17. Deadline for dance entries is December 10, 2012.

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