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Dancesport Series
National Dance Council of America
Competition Rules & Regulations

    Pro/Am & Student/Student Event Guidelines

    Amateur Event Guidelines

    Professional Event Guidelines

    Rules and Regulations


Pro/Am & Student/Student Event Guidelines
Read this information before you download entry forms.

Pro/Am & Student/Student
Package purchase must be submitted with dance entries in order
to receive the discounted price of $30 / dance. No Exceptions.
Students with multiple teachers must coordinate package / dance
entry submissions.

Juvenile: 9 and under
Preteen: 10 - 12
Junior: 13 - 15
Youth: 16 - 18
Adult A: 18 - 25
Adult A1: 26 - 35
Adult B: 36 - 45
Adult B1: 46 - 55
Adult C: 56 - 65
Adult C1: 66 - 75
Adult D: 76 and over

• Age eligibility is based on the status of the student only.
• Adult pro/am students may dance in their proper age
category and in 2 younger age categories, if they wish.
• Pro/Am competitors may enter their proficiency level & two consecutive
adjacent levels higher (i.e. Bronze 1, Bronze 2 & Silver 1) plus Open Syllabus, Championships and Scholarship events,
per style.

Newcomer is restricted to Pro/Am students who have never competed in any ballroom dance competition. Newcomers are restricted to the Bronze syllabus.

competitors may dance only in the single dance events (newcomer through gold star) and solo exhibitions.

Solo Exhibitions
are limited to 4 solo entries per student; 3 minutes maximum each. Supply music on CD to the Music
Director 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled event.

Open Syllabus
competitors may use material outside syllabus restrictions, must be in good taste and geared to the talent and
level of the student.

Closed Syllabus Championships
are unisex events, merged into one age category. Levels are closed Bronze, closed
Silver and closed Gold.

DanceSport Series Championships
are open, unisex events which are qualifying rounds for the DanceSport Series
Team Match. Age groups A, B, or C. You may dance in only one
age category.

International/American Dance Challenge
is a 4- dance, unisex, one age-merged event offered in Smooth/Standard
and Rhythm/Latin divisions. Any level may compete. To qualify,
you must dance 4 single dance events in each style (Standard/
Smooth or Rhythm/Latin) entered.

Pro/Am Theatre Arts
- an open unisex event. The dance must be choreographed to the music, and have a beginning,
middle and end. Lifts are encouraged.

are unisex events. Each student must also compete in at least 4 Pro/Am single dances in the same age and
division as each Scholarship event in order to qualify. There are
two age categories. (A: 18+) (B: 45+). Closed Scholarship is
Bronze/Silver combined (No Gold). Open Scholarship is open gold and above.

DEADLINE for dance entries is December 10, 2012.

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