All couples who made the final of the U.S. National Amateur Ballroom and Latin Championships in 2017 are exempt from dancing in the first round of their respective championship this year provided the partnership is the same as last year.
Those couples who are exempt from round one this year are:
Angelo Gaetano & Clarissa Morelli
Florin Vlad & Natalia O'Connor
Ockar Wljciechowski & Karoline Holody
Austin Joson & Nino Dzneladze
Pasha Stepanchuk & Gabriella Sabler
Nikolai Tarasov & Sarah Nolan