Amateur Couples - Events & Registration Info

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Pro/Am & Teacher/Student Couples See: Pro/Am & Teacher/Student – Events & Registration Info.
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2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open
Events & Registration Info for Amateur Couples:

USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE), and WDSF Open.

This Competition is a USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) and WDSF Open.
This means that:

  • Competitors can qualify for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships at this Competition.   See Section 4.3 of the DanceSport Rulebook for the details on how to qualify.
  • Competitors can earn Proficiency Points at this Competition.  
    See Rule 5.2.2 and Section 4.8 of the DanceSport Rulebook for the rules regarding Proficiency Points.
  • Couples can earn USA Dance National Ranking Points at this Competition.  
    See Section 4.9 of the DanceSport Rulebook for the rules and details regarding USA Dance National Ranking Points.

    As a service to the USA Dance DanceSport Council, the official USA Dance National Rankings for all Championship Couples are posted approximately quarterly here on our Royal Palm DanceSport Championships website, until a leaderboard can be developed for the USA Dance National website.

  • Competitors can earn WDSF World Ranking Points at this Competition.   We offer WDSF Senior II Open Latin, and WDSF Senior I, II, III & IV Open Standard Events.   See WDSF Regulations for World Ranking Tournaments (Section 6, page 7), for the Schedule of World Ranking Points that can be earned in WDSF Open Standard and Latin Events, such as those offered at this Competition.

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Competition Events Offered for Amateur Couples.

Following is a Chart showing All the Dance Events Offered for Amateur Couples at our 2020 Competition:
Click to Download and Print (as a PDF document):
2020 Amateur Events Offered

WDSF Open Standard & Open Latin Events.

Our application for sanction of the following WDSF Open Events at our February 28-29, 2020 Competition was approved by the USA Dance DanceSport Council and WDSF, and our Competition is listed for these Events in the official WDSF Calendar:

2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships - Open to the World - WDSF Open!

We offer FIVE WDSF Events at our 2020 Competition:
WDSF Senior I Open Standard
WDSF Senior II Open Standard
WDSF Senior III Open Standard
WDSF Senior IV Open Standard
WDSF Senior II Open Latin
Those participating in WDSF Events can EARN WORLD RANKING POINTS!   See WDSF Regulations for World Ranking Tournaments (Section 6, page 7), for the Schedule of World Ranking Points that can be earned in WDSF Open Standard Events, such as those offered at this Competition.

For WDSF Events:

  • Although WDSF events allow and encourage open choreography, the WDSF Open Events at our Competition are open to all dance levels and your participation in WDSF events does not affect your eligibility to enter ANY proficiency level in this or any other USA Dance competition.
  • Couples are not limited to two consecutive Age Groups in WDSF Events. You may enter WDSF Events in more than two consecutive Age Groups – your own age and younger, not older.
  • All Competitors participating in WDSF Open Events must be members of WDSF and have a WDSF ID Card with MIN Number, and display it at check-in for the Competition.
    To obtain a WDSF ID Card, CLICK HERE.
  • A supplemental Entry Fee of $50 per couple per WDSF Event applies for WDSF Events, to help cover the additional fees that go directly to WDSF for these Events.

    Couples dancing only in WDSF Events have an option to purchase a reduced price “WDSF Only Competitor’s Pass” for $115 (rather than the usual Competitor’s Pass that permits you to dance also in National Qualifying Events and other Events at the Competition). The Competitor Pass includes your Admission to the Ballroom for all 4 Sessions, the Snacks & grapes on Friday Evening, and the Buffet Dinner (a $25.00 value) & Professional Show on Saturday Evening!

    Information on Competitor Fees for all Events at the Competition is found under Fees & Registration Deadlines below.

Register NOW! »

We look forward to seeing you in Sunny South Florida on February 28-29, 2020!!  
And, at the Dance Camp on Sunday, March 1, after the Competition! February 28-29 in Sunny South Florida!! 👍 👍

 

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FAQ:

  • Where do you find the Different Amateur Events in O2cm Online Registration?
     
    Click to Open and print as a PDF Doc:
    Location of 2020 Amateur Events in Step-3 O2cm Drop-Down Menus - V2

     

  • See Check-In Procedures at the Competition »
  • Can you Qualify for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships at this Competition?   Yes.   This Competition is sanctioned as a USA Dance National Qualifying Event. Competitors dancing in the National Qualifying Events can qualify for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships at this Competition (and you can, of course, also dance in as many other Events at the Competition, as you’d like, subject to the Age Group & Proficiency Level Rules noted below). (See Section 4.3.6 and following paragraphs, in the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook for information on qualifying for USA Dance Nationals.)
  • Can you Earn Proficiency Points at this Competition?   Yes.   This Competition is sanctioned as a USA Dance National Qualifying Event, and Competitors can earn Proficiency Points at this Competition. (See Rules 5.2.2 and Section 4.8 in the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook for more information on earning Proficiency Points.)
  • Can you Earn USA Dance Ranking Points at this Competition?   Yes.   Because this Competition is sanctioned as USA Dance National Qualifying Event, you can earn the highest level of Ranking Points awarded. (For more information on Ranking Points, see Rule 4.9.3 and Section 4.9 of the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook).
  • Can you Earn World Ranking Points at this Competition?   Yes.   Because this Competition offers Senior I, II, III & IV WDSF Open Standard Events and a Senior II WDSF Open Latin Event, you can earn WDSF World Ranking Points in those Events at this Competition. (For more information on World Ranking Points, see WDSF Regulations governing WDSF World Ranking Tournaments, World Ranking Points and the World Ranking List).
  • What Memberships do I need to register for WDSF Events?   To register for WDSF Events, you need WDSF Membership current through the date of the Competition. To obtain a WDSF ID Card, CLICK HERE.
  • What Memberships do I need to register for USA Dance National Qualifying Events?   You can register for USA Dance National Qualifying Events with either current USA Dance Athlete Membership or WDSF Membership. Only those couples in which each partner has USA Dance Athlete Membership (i) current as of the date of the Competition and (ii) reflected in your individual O2cm RIN Account, will be counted in O2cm’s tabulation of who has qualified for USA Dance Nationals.
  • To register for National Qualifying Events, must my membership be current as of the Competition Date?   O2cm’s membership filters applied for National Qualifying Events prevent registration for those Events unless, at the time you register, your membership is current through the date of the Competition.

    However, based on strong feedback received, in consultation with O2cm, we have re-set those filters for this Competition, so that if you are registering before January 1, 2020 for USA Dance National Qualifying Events at the February 28-29, 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships, your membership (in either USA Dance or WDSF) must be current as of the date you register, and then to be eligible to qualify for USA Dance Nationals, you must renew your USA Dance Athlete Membership before the date of the Competition (and you must have entered your Membership Number in your individual O2cm RIN Account).

    We ask that all competitors who register before January 1, 2020 with membership not then current through the date of the Competition, renew your membership and present proof to the Organizer that you have done so no later than January 31, 2020, as explained further below.

    The O2cm membership filters will be reinstated at the beginning of January, so that if you register on or after January 1, 2020, your USA Dance Athlete Membership (or WDSF Membership) will then need to be in your RIN Account and current through the date of the Competition.

    Heads Up:   To avoid problems qualifying for USA Dance Nationals under O2cm’s new RIN System:   Be sure that each partner in your couple has entered your USA Dance Athlete Membership Number in your individual O2cm RIN Account at: https://competitor.o2cm.com/. (Click the small Login Link (upper right corner), login, select the dancer, and click the Membership Tab to enter that dancer’s Membership info & click Validate. Repeat for any other dancers in your account.)

    Also, be sure to Renew each of your USA Dance Memberships so that they will be current as of the Dates of our Competition. Unless both members of your couple have (i) entered your USA Dance Athlete Membership Number in your individual O2cm RIN Account, and (ii) renewed your membership so that it is current as of the date of the Competition, your couple will not be counted by O2cm in calculating who has qualified for Nationals.  

  • For All Competitors: When Must I Renew my Membership and Prove that I have done so?   Whether or not you are registering for USA Dance National Qualifying Events or WDSF Events, if USA Dance membership or WDSF membership is required for your Events and your membership will expire before the Competition, then you must renew your membership, and present proof of such renewal to the Organizer at the time you renew, which must be no later than January 31, 2020. Please e-mail a copy of your renewed membership card (showing an expiration date after February 29, 2020) to Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org, no later than January 31, 2020.
  • When and How Can I renew my USA Dance Membership?

    USA Dance confirms that you CAN renew your USA Dance Athlete Membership online NOW, and it will be good until December 31, 2020. If you can, why not do it NOW? It only takes a minute. :)

    To Join, Renew or Upgrade your Membership in USA Dance:

    You can easily join, upgrade, or renew your membership in USA Dance online, on the USA Dance National website. To Join USA Dance online, Go to: the Join Now Link on the USA Dance National Website.

    To Renew and upgrade your USA Dance Membership, go to the Member Login Page on the USA Dance National Website, and click the Renewal Link that will appear in a yellow band at the top of your Profile page.

    If you have questions or need help with USA Dance membership, contact Mary at USA Dance Central at: (800) 447-9047 or usadancecentral@aol.com

    If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at: Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org

  • How Many Events Can you Enter?   In each Style of Dance, Amateur Couples may enter Syllabus or Open Events in up to two consecutive Proficiency Levels of those shown below (no lower than the Couple’s own Proficiency Level), in up to two consecutive Age Categories for which the couple qualifies under USA Dance DanceSport Rules. In WDSF Open Standard Events, couples may enter more than two consecutive Age Groups – your own age and younger, not older.

    See further explanation below of permitted Proficiency Levels and Age Categories.

    In addition, you may enter as many Open Amateur Challenges (for All Ages/All Levels) and as many Open Specialty/Social Dances (for All Ages/All Levels), as you’d like!

 

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Fees & Registration Deadlines – for Amateur Couples.

Your 2020 Amateur Competitor Pass Covers and includes:

  • All your Entries (All included; no separate Event Entry Fees, except $50 per couple per WDSF Event for WDSF Events only, to help cover the additional fees that go directly to WDSF for these Events);
  • Admission to the Ballroom for all 4 Sessions of the Competition;
  • Snacks & Grapes on Friday Evening;
  • Buffet Dinner on Saturday Evening ($25.00 Value)!!   AND
  • Saturday Evening Professional Show by
    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!!!
    , U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champions & One of the Top Professional Couples in the World!!!
    (Performing by invitation of Goldcoast Ballroom).
We are excited to report that our Entry List is Growing Fast!
Due to Amazing Early Interest, after only about 3 weeks of registration,
we already have Semi-Finals in many Championship, WDSF and other Events,
and already Quarter-Finals in some!!
The still low regular Early Discount Rates of
$155 for Adults & Seniors, and
$65 for Newcomers, Youths & Students,
apply until December 15
!  
So, Don’t wait!   Register Now and get in at those low rates!

The following Chart shows the Competitor Registration Fees & Deadlines for Amateur Couples (Click to see as PDF doc):
Amateur Fees & Deadlines - 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open

See Check-In Procedures at the Competition »

2020 Registration Deadlines – For All Competitors:

  • November 15, 2019 – “Deep Discount Early Bird” Registration Deadline for Deep Discount on Competitor Package & Registration Fees! All Amateur Competitors who Register by November 15, 2019 will pay a Special Extremely Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee, and the first 20 couples who register by November 15, 2019 will receive an receive an extra deep discount!
  • December 15, 2019 – Early Registration Deadline for Discounted Competitor Package/ Registration Fees! All Competitors who Register by December 15, 2019 pay a Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee.
  • January 31, 2020 – Registration Deadline for Standard Rate Competitor Package/ Registration Fees.   After January 31, 2020, Late Fees Apply.   Cancellation permitted with full refund (less 10% processing fee) until January 31, 2020. See our Generous Cancellation Policy.
  • February 14, 2020 – Final Registration Deadline for All Competitors.   Also Final Cancellation Deadline. No Refunds for Cancellations after this date. See our Generous Cancellation Policy.

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Online Registration by O2cm.

Online Competitor Registration for our 2020 Competition will again be provided by O2cm – along with the Latest Onsite Technology at the Competition!   This is the same technology that is used at all National Qualifying Events (NQE’s) of USA Dance.  

Heats Currently on the Floor, those On Deck, Call-Backs, and Heats coming within the next half hour, along with exact, up-to-the-minute Heat times will be projected in real time on a large screen in the Ballroom, continuously during the entire Competition! Judges will score with hand held computer pads, so that results will be available instantaneously. Competitors will also be able to use mobile phones, from wherever they are, to see the Current Event, What’s On Deck, their own Heat List, and Posted Marks available at all times during the day of the Competition. These are just a few of the benefits of the O2cm Technology.

Note: All competitors registering online via O2cm’s technology now need to have a Registrant Identification Number (RIN). This requirement has been in effect since April, 2019. If you have not already obtained a RIN, simply follow O3cm’s detailed instructions on how to obtain one, which are found at the bottom of our O2cm Login page (linked from the Registration page of this website).

Heads Up: To avoid problems qualifying for USA Dance Nationals under O2cm’s new RIN System:   When setting up your RIN Account, be sure that each partner enters your USA Dance Athlete Membership Number in your individual O2cm RIN Account at: https://competitor.o2cm.com/. If you have not already entered your membership information there, it is very important that you do so now.

Please take a moment to review the Important Competitor Registration Tips found on the Competitor Registration Page of this website.

If you have questions on how to use O2cm,
Click Here for More Detailed Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Register via O2cm,
or e-mail us at Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org.   We’ll be happy to help. :)

Further Important Note: Please see Information above on O2cm’s membership filters, and membership requirements that apply to registration for WDSF Events and National Qualifying Events.

See also information on How to Join, Renew or Upgrade your Membership in USA Dance.

If you have questions or need help, please e-mail us at: Info@royalpalmdancesport.org.

Where do you find National Qualifying Events, WDSF Events, Amateur Open Challenges, Specialty/Social Dances and Other Amateur Events in O2cm Registration?  

Register Online NOW!

If you prefer to register using paper Registration Forms, please e-mail Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org, and request that the Paper Registration Forms for Amateur Couples be sent to you by e-mail.

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Competition Rules & Policies.

The Royal Palm Dancesport Championships – NQE is governed by the Official USA Dance, Inc. Dancesport Rulebook.

For more information on the USA Dance Dancesport Rulebook and our Competition Rules & Policies, see Competition Rules, Regulations & Policies. There you will find a link to the Dancesport Rulebook and information on our Competition Rules & Policies – including the rules regarding USA Dance Membership requirements, age categories, dress code, cancellation policy, and more.

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USA Dance Membership Requirements.

As an Amateur Couple, you both must be Athlete Members of USA Dance or WDSF Members to participate in Qualifying Events at this Competition. Only Athlete Members of USA Dance who meet the requirements of the USA Dance DanceSport RuleBook, including Section 4.3 thereof, may qualify for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships.

Amateur Couples may participate in National Qualifying Events at this Competition only if both members of the couple are “Adult Athlete,” “Student Athlete,” or “Minor Athlete” Members in good standing of USA Dance, Inc. or hold membership in equivalent categories in WDSF. (Note: Those who are not U.S. Citizens or do not meet the residence and membership requirements of the USA Dance DanceSport Rules to qualify for the USA Dance National Championships will not be counted in determining the placements of competitors in National Qualifying Events, for purposes of determining qualification for Nationals. For National Qualifying Events, only U.S. Athlete members of USA Dance are included in calculating those who qualify for the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships, pursuant to the Rules of USA Dance.)

Following are the Athlete Membership categories (and cost of each) in USA Dance:
Athlete Membership Categories - USA dance

Important Note: See information under FAQ above on O2cm’s Membership Filters, as of what date your membership must be current in order to register for National Qualifying Events or WDSF Events, and requirements in order for your results to be counted toward qualifying for USA Dance Nationals.

USA Dance confirms that you CAN renew your USA Dance Athlete Membership online NOW, and it will be good until December 31, 2020. Why not Get it done NOW? It only takes a minute. :) See links below to join or renew your USA Dance Membership online NOW.

If you have questions or need help with USA Dance membership, contact Mary at USA Dance Central at: (800) 447-9047 or usadancecentral@aol.com.

For All Competitors: If membership is required for the Events you are entering, and your membership is current at the time you register, but will require renewal to be current as of February 28-29, 2020, you must present proof of such renewal to the Organizer no later than January 31, 2020, by e-mailing a copy of your renewed membership card (showing an expiration date after February 29, 2020) to Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org at the time you renew, which must be no later than January 31, 2020.

To Join, Renew or Upgrade your Membership in USA Dance:

You can easily join, upgrade, or renew your membership in USA Dance online, on the USA Dance National website. To Join USA Dance online, Go to: the Join Now Link on the USA Dance National Website.

To Renew and upgrade your USA Dance Membership, go to the Member Login Page on the USA Dance National Website, and click the Renewal Link that will be found in a yellow band at the top of your Profile page.

If you have questions or need help with membership, contact Mary at USA Dance Central at: (800) 447-9047 or usadancecentral@aol.com

Exceptions to USA Dance Athlete Membership Requirement:

Amateur Newcomers

Adult Amateur Couples in which neither member of the couple has ever danced in a dancesport competition before, and who dance only in “Newcomer Events,” may be Social Adult Dancer ($35.00 per year) or Social Youth Dancer ($10.00 per year) members of USA Dance, or members in equivalent membership categories in WDSF or any affiliated organization in another country. Athlete membership is not required, unless you also dance in Bronze events, in which case Adult Athlete or Student Athlete membership (or equivalent membership in a similar organization in another country) is required.

You can easily join or renew your membership in USA Dance online, via the links provided above.

Specialty/ Social Dance Events

Those who participate only in Specialty/ Social Dance Events (Argentine Tango, Hustle, Salsa, or West Coast Swing), need not be members of USA Dance.

College Students

College Students who participate only in “Collegiate Events” (such as a Collegiate Formation Team Showcase) or only in “Newcomer Events” are not required to be members of USA Dance.

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Age Classifications.

In each Style of Dance (Standard, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm), an Amateur Couple can enter into as many Syllabus (Bronze, Silver or Gold) or Open (Novice, Pre-Championship, or Championship) Events as they choose in up to two consecutive Age Classifications for which they qualify, and up to two consecutive Proficiency Levels (explained further below) for which they qualify under USA Dance Rules.

For WDSF Open Standard Events only, competitors may enter more than two consecutive Age Classifications – including your own Age Group and younger, but not older. These Events are typically danced only by Championship and Pre-Champ level dancers.

In addition, the couple may enter any Events offered for All Ages, including Open Challenge Events and Specialty/ Social Dance Events.

Following is a copy of Section 4.8.4 of the USA Dance DanceSport RuleBook, setting forth the Age Classifications that apply for Amateur Couples, and for all categories of Events (subject to limitations on Age Categories offered for Amateur Showdance, Cabaret, Theatrical Ballroom, and Professional Events; and different Age Categories applicable to Pro/Am & Teacher/Student Scholarship Events) at the February 28-29, 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE:

Based on Ages Reached in the Calendar Year of the Competition (2020):

Section 4.8 USA Dance Age Classifications (1)

Section 4.8 USA Dance Age Classifications (3)

Within any particular Style of Dance (American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, or International Latin), an Amateur Couple can enter events in up to two consecutive Age Classifications (listed above) for which the Amateur Couple qualifies. For Amateur Couples, your Age Classification is measured by the ages that you and your partner will reach during the Calendar year of the Competition, 2020.

Adult and Senior couples may not dance in older Age Classifications than the oldest one for which they qualify, but Seniors may dance down in Age Classifications lower than the oldest one for which they qualify, if they wish.

For Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth, and Adult Classifications, one partner of the couple may be no more than two age classifications younger, except in Teacher/ Student events, where only the Student must meet the age requirements.

Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth Athletes may compete in their own Age Category, the next higher Age Category held at our Competition, provided that both Athletes are in the same age category, or separated by only one age classification.

Pre-Teen I and Pre-Teen II competitive events are limited to Syllabus events only. This Age Category is not permitted to dance in Novice, Pre-Championship and Championship events. Closed Gold Championship events may be offered for this age group.

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How Many Events & “Proficiency Levels” Can You Enter?

Proficiency Levels – For Amateur Couples

Following is a diagram found in the USA Dance Inc. DanceSport Rulebook, illustrating the different “Proficiency Levels” for Amateur Couples:

Proficiency Levels - Illustration from USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook

Within each Style of Dance (Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm), Amateur Couples may enter into as many Syllabus and Open Events as they wish within up to two consecutive “Proficiency Levels” of those listed above for which the couple qualifies, and within up to two consecutive Age Categories for which the Couple qualifies pursuant to the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook, as explained further below.

Rule 4.8.3.1 provides: “Athletes may compete in up to two consecutive age categories within each style of dance. Within each age category athletes may compete in up to two consecutive proficiency levels; the proficiency levels may be different for each dance style and age category.”

In addition, the couple may enter into any Open Challenge Events and any Specialty/ Social Dance Events, which are open to all Proficiency Levels and all Age Groups, without restriction.

Newcomer

In addition to the Proficiency Levels pictured above, Newcomer events (preceding the Bronze Level and including only the 1st five steps of Bronze) are also offered.

Amateur Couples neither member of which has ever danced as an amateur couple in a ballroom competition are eligible to dance in Newcomer events (in which only the first 5 steps in a bronze syllabus are allowed). Competitors who qualify for Newcomer events may choose to dance in ONLY Newcomer events or in both Newcomer AND Bronze Syllabus events.

Amateur Newcomer couples who dance in Bronze Events must be Athlete Members ($70.00 dues per year) of USA Dance, Inc. Newcomers who dance only in Newcomer Events need not be Athlete Members, but must be at least Social Dance Members ($35.00 dues per year) of USA Dance, Inc.

Which Proficiency Levels Do You Qualify For?

USA Dance Proficiency Point Rules

Under USA Dance Proficiency Point Rules, individual Amateur Athlete members of USA Dance earn Proficiency Points based on their results in certain events at USA Dance National Qualifying Events (NQE’s) or National Championships. After earning a certain level of Proficiency Points at a particular Proficiency Level, the Athlete is no longer eligible to participate in events at that Level and must move up to a more difficult Proficiency Level.

Rule 4.8.3.2 provides: “The eligibility to compete in a proficiency level is determined by the proficiency point total of an Athlete calculated annually immediately following the USA Dance National DanceSport Championships. A partnership is only eligible to compete in a level if EACH member is eligible to compete in that proficiency level and if both members are age eligible.”

Each couple and each individual partner is responsible for monitoring your own Proficiency Points and complying with the USA Dance Proficiency Point Rules. For more information on the USA Dance Proficiency Point Rules, see Section 4.8 of the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook.

No Entries Permitted Below a Couple’s Minimum Proficiency Level, but Competing in Higher Levels is Permitted

Amateur Couples must not compete in any events below the minimum Proficiency Level which is appropriate to their level of dancing and for which EACH partner is eligible under USA Dance Rules, but they may compete in higher Proficiency Levels.

USA Dance Rule 4.8.3.6 specifies, “A Partnership may not compete in any proficiency level below the minimum proficiency level for which each member is eligible.”

USA Dance Rule 4.8.3.7 provides that, “A Partnership may compete in any proficiency level higher than the minimum proficiency level for which both members are eligible.”

Mixed Proficiency Couples

As noted, Rule 4.8.3.2 states, in part: “A partnership is only eligible to compete in a level if EACH member is eligible to compete in that proficiency level and if both members are age eligible.”

If your couple is of mixed proficiency – for example, if the Gentleman is a Pre-Championship Level Dancer (at minimum) and the Lady is Gold Syllabus Level (at minimum) – then you cannot dance as an Amateur Couple in any Amateur Events below Pre-Championship Level. The Gent cannot dance down below his minimum Proficiency Level (Pre-Championship), but the Lady can, if she wishes, dance above her minimum Gold Proficiency Level. In any case, in each Style of Dance, they cannot dance in more than two consecutive Proficiency Levels (e.g. Pre-Championship and Championship), or more than two consecutive Age Classifications for which they are eligible.

If the Gentleman is instructing the Lady, another option for this mixed proficiency couple may be to enter in Teacher/ Student Events, in which only the Student (the Lady in this case) would be judged. See Teacher/ Student – Registration Info.

Summary

At the February 28-29, 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships – NQE, within each Style of Dance (American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, and International Latin), Amateur Couples may register for as many Syllabus Events (Proficiency Levels: Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, or Gold) or Open Events (Proficiency Levels: Novice, Pre-Championship, or Championship) as they wish:

  1. Within up to two consecutive Proficiency Levels listed above in which both of you are eligible to compete under the USA Dance Proficiency Point Rules. You may not dance at a Proficiency Level lower than the lowest Proficiency Level in which you both are permitted to dance under the Proficiency Point Rules; and
  2. Within up to two consecutive Age Classifications for which the Amateur Couple qualifies per the USA Dance DanceSport Rules. The Age Classifications for Amateur Couples are found Above. For WDSF Open Standard Events only, competitors may enter more than two consecutive Age Classifications – including your own Age Group and younger, but not older.

In addition, the Amateur Couple may enter into as many Open Challenge Events and as many Specialty/ Social Dance Events as they wish. These Events are open to all Proficiency Levels and all Age Groups, without restriction.

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Register Online NOW!

REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS IN WHICH YOU MAY WANT TO DANCE.
ADDING EVENTS AT THE COMPETITION WILL BE LIMITED.

You will be able to scratch events at the Competition, by using the forms that will be provided.

Competitors must pay their applicable Competitor Fees online at the time they register.

Your Competitor Registration will not be complete until we receive BOTH
Your Registration Form AND Your applicable Competitor Entry Fees.

 

If you have any questions about Online Registration, please feel free to e-mail Info@royalpalmdancesport.org

 
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USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
February 28-29, 2020 in Sunny South Florida!!
USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) & WDSF Open
Open to the World!   WDSF Open Events Included!

The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition,
sponsored & organized by USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter # 6016, and now in it's 17th year,
is one of the most highly regarded
dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Pro/Am, and Professional competitor couples
from around the United States, Canada, and the World!

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