NDCA Travel Reimbursement Allowance Prizes

NDCA TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT ALLOWANCES FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, HELD IN PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 7-9, 2018

NDCA travel allowance reimbursements prizes totaling up to $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 7-10, 2018 are eligible to receive up to a $1,000.00 travel reimbursement 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 7-9, 2018, 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 reimbursement 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 reimbursement allowance they will understand how it works. Only couples who dance in the final may become eligible for these travel reimbursement 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 reimbursement 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 reimbursement 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 2018.

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 travel reimbursement allowance 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 reimbursement 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 reimbursement 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 travel reimbursement:
A - When you return from the championship you should submit your travel receipts to Dennis Rogers, Treasurer of the NDCA. Please note that you must contact Mr. Rogers no later than February 1, 2019 if you wish to receive any travel reimbursement from the NDCA.
B - Allowable travel expenses that may be turned in for reimbursement are limited to:
- Airline Tickets - Economy class only (no Business or First Class, etc)
- Airport Parking - up to a maximum of $150.00
- Airport Shuttle, Taxis, Uber, etc - up to a maximum of $175.00 total
- Hotel - up to two nights maximum only if the organizer has not already provided accomodations (no upgraded rooms)
C - No travel reimbursements may be issued unless supporting receipts are provided
D - Mr. Rogers will issue each couple up to the amount of $1,000.00 from the NDCA as a travel reimbursement, according to the receipts turned in.
E - Any travel expenses not reimbursed by the NDCA will need to be absorbed by the couples themselves.
F - You may contact Mr. Rogers at Drdansport@aol.com