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Gateway dancesport March 7-9 2024



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

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

  • All competitors, Amateur, Pro-Am, and Professional must provide proof of NDCA 2024 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.

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

  • For more information please visit

Registration & Payments

Early Payment Discount Deadline ... February 5 2025

  • Only entries PAID FOR for by February 5 will be eligible for the Early Payment Discount.

  • Entries and Checks that are mailed must be post marked by February 5th.

  • Additional entries received or paid for after February 5th will not be pro-rated

       at the Early Payment Discount price.


Final Registration...February 24 2025

  • All Entires Received after February 24 will not qualify for discounted package prices, regardless of purchasing a meal/ticket package.

Late Fees...After February 25 2025 

  • All Entries received from February 25th onward are subject to an additional $50 per person late fee, and must be paid for with a CC before they will be accepted. 

After the Event Starts...March 6 2025

  • Entries received after the start of the competition will be added soley at the discretion of the Organizer.


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

  • After the Final Registration Deadline we only accept cash or credit card payments.

  • All CC payments will be accompanied by a 4% fee.

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



  • After the final registration deadline and before the first day of the event (March 6): 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.



  • 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. 


  • 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.​



  • 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

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


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

  • No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in Changing Rooms, Ballrooms or Hotel Rooms can be accepted by the Organizer, or by the National Dance Council of America, Inc., and neither can they be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk.

  • All persons attending this event, whether as spectators, competitors, officials, or guests of the organizer, shall be bound by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. rules, and by participating in this event automatically become obligated to adhere to them.

  • 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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