January 10, 11 & 12, 2020
RULES, REGULATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
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
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 Beginning 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 3 entries.
Students MAY NOT enter both the Bronze and Open Multi-Dance Events and Scholarships in the same style.
Silver students MAY enter both the Silver and Rising Star events in the same style.
Students MAY enter both the Gold and OpenMulti-Dance Events and Scholarships in the same style.
To qualify for Top Studio trophies...
Small studios must have 1-2 teachers.
Large studios must have 3 or more teachers.
Trophies will be presented to the top 3 small studios and the top 3 large studios based on entries.
TOP Male +
Will be determined by a combination of entries and placements as described on the DanceSport Series website.
In addition to the Teacher's Pot of Gold prize money, the top male and female teachers will receive trophies.
Multi-Dance and Scholarship entries count as 1 entry toward the Teacher's Pot of Gold award money and Top Teacher awards.
Top Teacher placements will be announced on the World Pro/Am DanceSport Series point system.
World Pro/Am DanceSport Series web address: www.DanceSportSeries.com/rules.php
Teachers must personally dance each entry toward Top Teacher qualification.
Will be awarded to the 6 top teachers whose students place highest across multiple styles.
Top Grand Slam Teacher prize money rewards your expertise and your student's placements in Multi-Dance and Scholarship events.
Tp qualify for a prize you need a minimum of 4 students entered in a minimum of 8 Multi-Dance and/or Scholarship events.
1st place Top Grand Slam Teacher will receive a trophy in addition to the prize money.
1st $1000 • 2nd $700 • 3rd $500 • 4th $300 • 5th $200 • 6th $100
Solo exhibitions can last a maximum of 3 minutes. Music must be individually labeled with student’s name and heat number.
Only USB thumb drives will be accepted.
No CDs and no cell phones/ipods/or otherportable music devices.
Will be awarded to the 6 top Pro/Am students in Scholarship and Multi-Dance events.
Top Grand Slam student awards are designed to honor the versatile Pro/Am dancer who excels in multiple styles.
Each student must enter a minimum of 4 Scholarship and/or Multi-Dance events to qualify for the award and prize money.
1st $500 • 2nd $400 • 3rd $300 • 4th $250 • 5th $200 • 6th $100
Trophies will be awarded to the Top Male and Top Female Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Open and Overall Pro/Am students bases on number of entries.
A trophy will also be presented to the Top Amateur couple based on number of entries.
Closed Bronze and Closed Silver dancers compete in the Best of the Best Challenge in their age division.
Winner in each style and age division have a dance-off against other age divisions in that style to determine the overall winner who will participate in the Grand Finale Challenge at Ohio Star Ball.
8 representatives will be selected at the Snow Ball.
Closed Bronze: Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom + Latin
Closed Silver: Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom + Latin
PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRIES.
EARLY PAY PRICING is available for entries received with payment in full by
DECEMBER 6, 2019
Standard rates apply after December 6.
Balances paid after the deadline must be paid with cash, cashiers check.
There is a 4% processing fee for credit card payments.
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, 2019. 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.
A registration fee is required for each day a Pro/Am student, Am/Am or Pro/Am teacher is competing.
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Deadline is December 20, 2019.
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Professional videographers will be available to videotape your dancing for a fee.