Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Championships

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because this rule was adopted less than 12 months ago the NDCA Executive Committee has approved a delay in the implementation of the eligibility requirements for the U.S. National Amateur DanceSport Championships until the 2018 national championships.  Competitors dancing in this year's national championships (March 8-11, 2-17) will not be bound by these requirements this year only.

However, for the information of all competitors please be advised that these requirements will be in effect for the 2018 national amateur championships.  For your reference the rules appear below for next year.


NDCA Rule VI.D.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - AMATEUR COMPETITORS
UNITED STATES NATIONAL AMATEUR BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIPS: Properly registered Amateur Competitors are eligible to dance in any closed championship of the United States Ballroom Championships if they fulfill one of the following criteria:
a. Both members of the partnership are United States citizens, and neither member of the partnership has represented or been listed as being from another country in the previous 12 months.
b. One half of the partnership is a United States citizen, and neither member of the partnership has represented or been listed as being from another country in the previous 12 months, and the half of the partnership that is not a U.S. citizen has resided in the USA for the previous 6 months.
c. Both members of the partnership are non-United States citizens, but both members of the partnership have resided in the USA for the previous 6 months, and neither member of the partnership has represented or been listed as being from another country in the previous 12 months.