Rules, Regulations and General Information


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Syllabus Restrictions

Material danced should be based on the NDCA,
ISTD, DVIDA, Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray, or
equivalent syllabus. Lifts are allowed only in a solo exhibition.

The NDCA approved step list will be invigilated.

NDCA dress codes will be strictly enforced.

NDCA Web address


Dancing Consecutive Levels
and Age Divisions

Students can dance Newcomer for one year only, regardless of style.

Teachers can only have one entry per dance/level and age category.

Students MAY dance up to 6 consecutive levels
in each style. For example, 6 levels would be
Newcomer Silver, Pre Silver, Intermediate
Silver, Open Intermediate Silver, Full Silver and Open Silver.  

Adult students MAY dance their actual age group, plus one age group younger.

Organizers have the right to merge or cancel heats in any event with fewer than three entries.

Students MAY NOT enter both the Bronze and Open Multi-Dance Events and Scholarships in the same style.

Students MAY enter both the Silver and Open Multi-Dance Events and Scholarships in the same style.

NDCA Registration

All Pro/Am teachers and professionals are required to have a 2017 Registration Number with the National Dance Council of America. 

Register online

Pro/Am students do not need to be registered.

Top Teacher Information

Multi-dance and scholarship entries count as one entry toward the Teacher’s Pot of Gold award money, and Top Teacher awards*.

Top teacher placements will be announced based on the World Pro/Am DanceSport Series point system.

World Pro-Am DanceSport Series
Web address


Top Grand Slam Teacher – Teachers must have a minimum of 4 students dancing a minimum of 8 Multi-Dance or Scholarship events to qualify for this title and prize money.

Top Grand Slam Student - Pro/Am students must enter a minimum of 4 Scholarship and/or Multi-Dance events to qualify for the title
and prize money. 

Teachers must personally dance each entry toward Top Teacher qualification.

Top Studio  Qualifications

Top studios - small studios must have 1-2 teachers and large studios must have 3 or more teachers to qualify for Top Studio trophies.


Solo exhibitions can last a maximum of 3 minutes. Music must be individually labeled with student’s name and heat number.
Only CD’s will be accepted. No mini Cd’s or cassettes are allowed.

Payment Policy

Payment must accompany entries.
Early Pay pricing is available for entries received with payment in full by December 1, 2016. 

Standard rates apply after December 1.

Balances paid after the deadline must be paid with cash, cashiers check, or via PayPal®

Any prize money (scholarships, Pot of Gold, Professional), cannot be used to deduct any balances due.

In the event of lack of entries, the organizer has the right to combine, cancel or reduce the prize money for any scholarship or professional event.

The deadline for cancellation with full refund is December 10, 2016. A letter requesting a refund of payments must follow cancellations. After this date, you have the option of a 100% credit for entries next year, or a 20% service charge on cash refunds. Registration fees and admission tickets are not refundable.

Canceled entries taken at the event cannot be substituted by another entry and will not be refunded.

No Private Videotaping

Professional videographers will be available to videotape your dancing for a fee. 

No private videotaping will be allowed.


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