Costume Specifications - Adult, Senior, Under 21, Youth, Junior 1 & 2

2022 U.S. NATIONAL AMATEUR DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
COSTUME SPECIFICATIONS FOR: ADULT AMATEUR, SENIOR, UNDER-21, YOUTH, JUNIOR II, JUNIOR I

Below are the costume specifications for all amateur costumed events. No entry will be considered fully accepted without final costume approval. All Adult Amateur, Senior, Under-21, Youth, Junior II, and Junior I costumes must be approved no later than two hours before their event. Please contact Pamela Licht with any questions.  Competitors may email photos of their costumes in advance to Pamela if they wish at pamela.pkdance@gmail.com

WOMEN
Shoulders
1. Each shoulder must use one of the following options
    a. cover the shoulder with fabric or decoration
    b. a minimum of a 1/2 inch strap over the shoulder
2. Flesh-tone fabrics require rhinestones or similar decorations that do not reveal the skin or create a similar effect

Bodice
1. Bust must be fully covered with no plunging necklines
2. Front and sides of the bodice must be covered with a fabric or decoration that does not reveal the skin or create a similar effect
3. Fabric for the bodice must lay no more than 3 inches below the crease of the armpit
4. Open backs must taper "inward" at a minimum from a point no lower than the back of the armpit crease to no lower than three inches above the waistline
5. Halter tops are not acceptable without shoulder straps or sleeves

Skirts
1. No shorter than mid-thigh
2. No transparent fabric above mid-thigh for the Latin and Rhythm styles
3. May be broken or slitted from the trunk line down, but must cover the legs when not in motion
4. Fringe must lay no higher than mid-thigh in the front, back, and sides of the skirt when standing still

Trunks/Legs
1. Regular cut dance trunks (no flesh tone fabric)
2. Fishnets must be worn for the Latin, Rhythm and Smooth divisions


MEN
Shirts
1. Front of shirts must be of a non-transparent fabric
2. Latin shirts may be open to bottom of the sternum

[November 24, 2021]