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RULES

NDCA

All rules will be compliant with the National Dance Council of America official regulations.

  • All competitors, Amateur, Pro-Am, and Professional must provide proof of NDCA 2023 registration before dancing.  ​Any competitor not currently registered with the NDCA will be required to register at the competition on their smartphone, and to show proof of registration, before being given a package, number, heat sheet or allowed to dance.
     

  • The NDCA syllabus is used for all closed categories. Closed syllabus events will be invigilated by an NDCA certified Invigilator.

  • We use the NDCA Premier competition software and the following categories will be included in the NDCA Premier National Ranking circuit. 
       Professional Open Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
       Amateur Open Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
       Pro/Am Open A Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
       Pro/Am Open B Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
       Pro/Am Open C Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
       Pro/Am Open Senior Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth


PRE-TEEN CLOTHING RESTRICTIONS

  • Pre Teen (11 & Under) competitors are restricted in costuming as per the NDCA rule book
     

  • For more information please visit www.NDCA.org

Registration

Early Payment Discount
 

  • Early Payment Discount ends on February 10th 2024.

Final Registration and Payment Deadline

  • Final Registration and Payment Deadline is February 26th 2024.  

  • A $50 late fee per person will be charged for all registration and payments received after the Final Registration Deadline.
     

  • No studio checks, personal checks, money orders, and cashiers checks will be accepted after the Final Registration Deadline or at the competition.  

  • Only cash and credit card payments will be accepted after the Final Registration Deadline and at the event.
     

  • A $40 surcharge will be issued on all returned checks.

Levels  
 

  • A student may only enter two dance levels, their own level plus one higher. Example:  A bronze level dancer may dance all bronze and silver levels but may not enter gold. 

Ages

  • Adult students may enter their own age level plus any age level below down to A.

Newcomer Events
 

  • Newcomer Events are open to students who have competed less than one calendar year.​

 

Scholarships
 

  • To enter any Pro-Am Scholarship you must dance the same number of single dances as listed in each scholarship​. For example: each 3 dance Scholarship you must dance 3 single dances, for each 4 dance scholarship you must dance 4 single dances, for each 5 dance scholarship you must dance 5 single dances.... etc
     

Proficiency Events
 

  • We are now offering proficiency categories in all levels and age groups for those who wish to compete for their own individual score rather than against others.

Circuits

Dancers Cup Tour

  • Each DCT Competitor may redeem $300 maximum at Gateway Dancesport.  The voucher amount redeemed can only be used towards entries, it cannot be used towards packages, tickets, or miscellaneous purchases.  The student must purchase a minimum of twice the amount redeemed. For example: if they redeem $300, they must have $600 in entries (not including packages, tickets, etc). 
     

  • DANCERS CUP TOUR  only accepts vouchers from within the past one year - no exceptions. ​
     

  • All vouchers must be accompany your payment to be applied to your balance.  Photocopies, pictures, text and emails of vouchers will not be accepted.
     

World Dancesport Series

  • WDSS voucher amounts can be redeemed only for entries, it cannot be used towards packages, tickets, or miscellaneous purchases.  The student must purchase a minimum of twice the amount redeemed. For example: if they redeem $300, they must have $600 in entries (not including packages, tickets, etc). 
     

  • WDSS only accepts vouchers from within the past one year - no exceptions. ​
     

  • All vouchers must be accompany your payment to be applied to your balance.  Photocopies, pictures, text and emails of vouchers will not be accepted.

Dancevision Circuit

Fordney Foundation

Refunds

Cancellations
 

  • After the final registration deadline (February 26) and before the first day of the event (March 9): Cancellations with refunds requests will be take on a case by case basis.  No refunds will be issued for meal tickets, reserved seats, or general admission tickets.  Any refunds given will be mailed by business check within 30 days after the close of the event, minus a $50 processing fee.
     

  • From the first day of the event onward: cancellations, missed heats, and scratches will not be eligible for refunds.  Emergency cancellations will be assessed on a case by case basis and may be eligible for a credit to next year's event.

Release

All attendees, being fully cognizant of the risks inherent in ballroom dancing and exhibitions, shall hereby:
 

  • Assume all risks of bodily injury (including death) and property damage inherent in attending this event.
     

  • Release and hold harmless Promenade Extravaganza, Gateway Dancesport Championships,  Larinda McRaven, and the National Dance Council of America, Inc. from all liability arising out of bodily injury (including death or damage), loss or theft of articles suffered by me while attending this event.
     

  • Consent to use and release of his/her name and likeness to be used in photographs, television filming and recording of the event used in connection with the television broadcast, exhibition, distribution or promotion of the event in any manner and by any means, now or in the future by Gateway Dancesport Championships LLC, Larinda McRaven, and the National Dance Council of America, Inc. If any person has an objection to being video taped or the possibility of being seen on these tapes or in any publicity trailers or other use of his or her picture, please notify the organizers of this event in writing thirty days prior to the commencement. Failure to notify will be considered as permission granted.  
     

  • Be bound by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. rules and by participating in this event, automatically become obligated to adhere to them.

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