NDCA TRAVEL ALLOWANCES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, HELD IN PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 8-10, 2017
NDCA travel allowance prizes totaling $42,000.00 will be awarded as follows:
Couples who place in the top two positions in the following events held in Provo, Utah March 8-11, 2017 are eligible to receive a $1,000.00 travel allowance (per couple) from the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) if they attend the WDC World Amateur Championship, which will be held in Paris, France December 8-10, 2017, and dance for the United States of America at that event.
U.S. National Amateur Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Amateur Ten-Dance Championship
U.S. National Under 21 Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Senior I Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Senior II Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Senior III Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Youth Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Junior I Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Junior II Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Pre-Teen I Ballroom & Latin Championships
U.S. National Pre-Teen II Ballroom & Latin Championships
1 - Should any of the eligible couples from each event not attend the world championships, then the successive couples from the final, in order, become eligible for the $1,000.00 travel allowance. All finalists in each division, except for the Amateur Ten-Dance, are receiving this letter, so that in the event any couples placing 3rd through 6th, 7th, or 8th become eligible for a travel allowance they will understand how it works. Only couples who dance in the final may become eligible for these travel allowances, and only the top two couples in the Amateur Ten-Dance may become eligible.
2 - Partner changes are not allowed.
3 - A couple may qualify for multiple travel allowances if they qualify in more than one event in the U.S. National Amateur DanceSport Championships. However, any one couple may only qualify for a maximum of two travel allowances, even though they may have placed in the top two of three or more events.
4 - All travel allowances will be awarded following the conclusion of the world championships in December of 2017.
5 - If an eligible finalist couple moves from one division to another between March and December (including amateur to professional) they are still eligible for the NDCA scholarship that they earned in March if they dance in Paris. Examples would be a couple moving from Junior I to Junior II, or Senior I to Senior II. Couples are not required to compete in Paris in the style that they danced in Provo to qualify for a travel allowance, but they must compete in at least one style (Ballroom or Latin) in Paris to qualify for a travel allowance. Additionally, should a couple change to another country in the time period between when they qualify and when they attend the world championships in Paris, they will not be eligible for an NDCA travel allowance.
6 - If you do in fact attend the Open World Championships in Paris, then you should do the following upon your return from Paris in order to receive your $1,000.00 travel reimbursement:
A - Send a copy of your airline ticket confirmations to Dennis Rogers, NDCA Treasurer Drdansport@aol.com
B - Tell Mr. Rogers your mailing address, and he will then send you a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to be used to help with the costs of your travel. Travel allowance checks will be sent only to USA addresses, bank transfers will not be allowed.
C - All requests for travel allowance reimbursements must be received by Mr. Rogers no later than February 1, 2018. Any requests received after February 1, 2018 will not be reimbursed.
D - Please note that any additional expenses (travel, lodging, meals, etc) above $1,000.00 will be your responsibility.