The United States National Amateur DanceSport Championships (the "Amateur DanceSport Championships") will be sanctioned by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. (the "NDCA"). Accordingly, as in previous years, the NDCA's Rules will apply to the Amateur DanceSport Championships.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL COMPETITORS
1. All competitors must purchase an admission ticket for each day that they compete. Entry fees are additional.
2. No entry may be accepted that does not include any required entry fee. Requests for refunds will only be honored up to the closing date.
3. All competitors are required to check in with the competition registrar at least one hour in advance of their scheduled time to dance.
4. All competitors are required to be in the on-deck area at least 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled time to dance.
5. Competitors will be allowed to dance no more than three events in any given style, including if they dance up to another age category.
6. Competitors must not be overly suggestive in their movements at all times while on the floor. Couples who are viewed as inappropriate will be warned once, and then will be subject to disqualification.
7. Any competitor who wears a costume deemed by the organizers to be unsuitable will be requested to change. If such request is not followed, the competitor will not be allowed to dance and their entry will be canceled. Specific costume requirements are listed separately.
8. In the U.S. National Amateur Ballroom and Latin events the Viennese Waltz and Jive will not be danced until the semi-final.
9. The U.S. National Amateur Ten-Dance Championship will be determined using NDCA rule III.D.35.a.
10. The video and television rights, including streaming, are owned by the organizers of this event.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITORS IN AGE SPECIFIC DIVISIONS AS DEFINED IN NDCA RULE X.A.
1. Proof of age will be required for competitors dancing in Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth, and Under 21 events. Proof of age may also be required of any Senior competitors whose eligibility comes under question.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPETITORS IN THE ADULT AMATEUR CABARET CHAMPIONSHIP
1. Under NDCA rule X.A.1.3. he Adult Amateur Cabaret Championship will be open to competitors 18 years of age and older.
2. The music for Adult Amateur Cabaret couples may not be longer than 4:00 (no music is allowed for the entrance and exit). An additional 0:45 total time will be allowed for the couple to enter and exit the dance floor (Example: 0:20 to get on and 0:25 to get off). The timing begins when either partner steps on to the floor, and stops when the last partner steps off the floor.
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