Royal Palm Chapter, USA DanceUSA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

Preliminary Schedule

2019
Royal Palm DanceSport Championships
USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

Times & Order of Events Below Subject to Change
More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back often.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 – two days before the Competition:

  • All Day until 6:45 PM –
    Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice or private lessons or coaching.
    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour or per lesson, whichever is shorter.
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.
  • *Floor Fee includes 6% FL Sales Tax


Friday, February 8, 2019 – the day before the Competition:

  • 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM –
    Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice or private lessons or coaching.
    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour or per lesson, whichever is shorter.
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.

    *Floor Fee includes 6% FL Sales Tax

  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM –
    ALEXANDER & VERONIKA VOSKALCHUK!! – U.S. Open Professional Champions & One of the Top Professional Couples in USA and the World!!
    We are honored that by invitation of Goldcoast Ballroom, Alexander & Veronika will be performing the Professional Show on Saturday Evening at our Competition!

    Workshop Admission: $20.00 per person or $30.00 per couple
    You won’t want to miss this!

    To reserve your place in this Workshop and/or Alexander & Veronika’s Workshop on Sunday Morning (see below), Contact Alexander & Veronika directly at:
    (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com!

    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk are also available for private lessons or coaching at Goldcoast Ballroom on Thursday and Friday before the Competition and on Sunday after the Competition, or thereafter at Goldcoast Ballroom. Contact Alexander & Veronika directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com to schedule lessons or coaching with them.

  • 8:00 PM – 12:01 AM –
    Friday Night Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom – open to the public.
    Admission: $18.00 per person (includes FL 6% Sales Tax).
    Evening includes:

    • Ballroom, Latin & Party Mix – 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Competition Day & Evening:

MORNING SESSION:

  • 8:00 AMBallroom opens for Competitor Check-In/ package pick-up & practice, and Spectator Admission.

    Practice/ Warm-up on Ballroom Floor (included in Competitor Fee) available on Saturday:

    • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
    • During any Lunch Break possible before the Afternoon Session;
    • In any General Dancing Breaks possible during the Competition; and
    • For all Championship Events, immediately prior to the commencement of each elimination round, a one-minute warm-up period on the actual competition floor will be provided to (and restricted to) all entrants in that round, with correct tempo music for the first dance in such round, in accordance with USA Dance DanceSport Rule 5.9.2.
  • 8:15 AM – Competition Morning Session begins, and includes in the following order:  
    • International Latin – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions) + Amateur Open Challenges
    • American Rhythm – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions) + Amateur Open Challenges
    • Specialty/ Social Dances

    Lunch will be available for purchase in the Ballroom. More information and
    a list of Restaurants in the vicinity is also found on the Food page of this website, for those who have time to leave the Ballroom.

AFTERNOON SESSION:

  • 12:00 PM* – Afternoon Session begins, and includes the following Events in approximately the following order: (Some of the Standard & Smooth Events may be interspersed, later in the day. Watch for further updates.)
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    *The Afternoon start time is approximate and subject to change; Morning & Afternoon Sessions will run continuously. Check O2cm on the day of the Competition for updated times.
    • Collegiate Formation Team Showcase
    • International Standard – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions) + Amateur Open Challenges
    • American Smooth – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions) + Amateur Open Challenges
    • International Standard – Championship Quarter-Finals

  • 5:30 PM – End of Afternoon Session of Competition (time stated is approximate).

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EVENING SESSION:

  • 5:45 PM – Dinner Buffet begins – at Goldcoast Ballroom
    (will continue during Evening Session until approximately 8:00 PM, for those who can’t make it earlier)
  • 6:15 PM – 11:55 PM – Evening Session.
    The following Events, interspersed & not necessarily in the following order:

    • Collegiate Formation Team Showcase
    • Theatrical Ballroom, Showdance & Cabaret Events
    • Amateur Championship Events – Rhythm, Smooth, Latin, Standard
    • WDSF Open Standard Events
    • Professional Events
    • Professional Show by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk**
    • Awards
    • Note: The overwhelming response already received for Amateur Championship Events is very Exciting! This is going to be a Fabulous and Fun Event! In light of the large number of early registrations already received for Amateur Championship Events, we have moved all “Amateur Open (All Levels/ All Ages) Challenges” to the Daytime Sessions, and Quarter-Final Rounds in Standard Championship Events have been moved to the late afternoon at the end of the Afternoon Session. Rest assured that we will create a Reasonable Schedule for dancers!! (Your Organizers are also Competitors, and we understand! :) ) The Evening will be Scheduled, interspersing different Styles of Dance, the Professional Performances, Breaks, Awards, and other Events, allowing reasonable opportunity for costume changes and reasonable breaks for dancers, in most cases at least 20 to 30 minutes or more between rounds. :)

    • **By invitation of Goldcoast Ballroom:
      Spectacular Evening Professional Show
      by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!!

      U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champions, U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions, Top 12 Pro Ballroom World Championship, 5 Times U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalists, Winners of Many Major American Dancesport Competitions
      One of the Top Professional Couples in the United States & the World!!
      You won’t want to miss this!!
Spectators are invited to join us for a Fabulous Evening! Open to the Public.
Spectator Tickets (with or without Dinner Buffet) are available for purchase online NOW,
on the Spectator Tickets page of this website.

See Summary Below about Evening Admission & Buffet Dinner:

All times Stated Above are Approximate.
Competitors must Check in with Deck Captain at least 30 minutes before each of your final Heat times projected on the Screens in the Ballroom (see the Schedule & Heat List page
of this website for more important information).

The Final 2019 PROGRAM & HEAT LIST will be posted on the
Entry List & Heat Lists Page of this website »
closer to the time of the Competition.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 – the day after the Competition:

  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM –
    Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice or private lessons or coaching.
    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour or per lesson, whichever is shorter.
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.

    *Floor Fee includes 6% FL Sales Tax

    In response to inquiries we have received, yes, several of our distinguished Adjudicators & Officials have indicated that they can be available to give private lessons or coaching on Sunday, after the Competition, at Goldcoast Ballroom, or thereafter in their home cities. Some may also be available by pre-arrangement, to be flown to your city for an arranged minimum number of group or private lessons.

    If you wish to book private lessons or coaching, please e-mail us at Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.org, ASAP – and preferably before December 9, in order to give Adjudicators and Officials an opportunity to plan their travel schedules. Please state the name(s) of the Adjudicator(s) or Official(s) with whom you would like to book lessons or coaching, and we will arrange to place you in contact directly to book your lessons or coaching with them.

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM –
    ALEXANDER & VERONIKA VOSKALCHUK!! – U.S. Open Professional Champions & One of the Top Professional Couples in USA and the World!!
    We are honored that by invitation of Goldcoast Ballroom, Alexander & Veronika will be performing the Professional Show on Saturday Evening at our Competition!

    Workshop Admission: $20.00 per person or $30.00 per couple
    You won’t want to miss this!

    To reserve your place in this Workshop and/or Alexander & Veronika’s Workshop on Friday Evening (see above), Contact Alexander & Veronika directly at:
    (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com!

    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk are also available for private lessons or coaching at Goldcoast Ballroom on Thursday and Friday before the Competition and on Sunday after the Competition, or thereafter at Goldcoast Ballroom. Contact Alexander & Veronika directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com to schedule lessons or coaching with them.

 

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The above Summary Schedule is subject to change.

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Evening Admission & Buffet Dinner on Saturday Night, February 9:

  • For Competitors:

    Included in your Competitor fees, payable in advance to the USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter, with your Registration;
    (Except that: those dancing only in Specialty/ Social Dances (at the reduced fee) must purchase a separate Spectator Ticket (on the Tickets page) for Admission to the Evening Session and Dinner Buffet)

  • For the Public:
    • With Advance Purchase on our Tickets Page by January 12, 2019:

      $15.00* General Admission without Dinner Buffet
      $35.00* General Admission with Dinner Buffet;
      (See details on Tickets page on additional categories of Tickets, VIP Seating, and Reserved Tables available with Advance Purchase)

    • At the Door – subject to space availability – First Come, First Serve:

      $18.00* | $16.00* for USA Dance Members – General Admission without Dinner Buffet
      $38.00* | $36.00* for USA Dance Members – General Admission with Dinner Buffet (subject to availability)

      Note: No VIP Seating or Reserved Tables will be available for purchase at the Door, but can be purchased – subject to availability – First Come, First Serve – in Advance on the Tickets page of this website until January 12, 2019.

*Prices include Admission for the entire Evening, the Show, dancing, pastry or dessert and coffee. Prices with Buffet included also include the Dinner Buffet. Prices paid to Goldcoast Ballroom at the Door include 6% FL Sales Tax.

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2019 Events Offered & Registration Info:

Amateur Couples – please see Amateur Couples – Events & Registration Info.

Pro/Am or Teacher/Student Couples – see Pro/Am & Teacher/Student – Events & Registration Info.

Professional Couples – please see Professional Couples – Events & Registration Info.

Same Sex Couples – please see Same Sex Couples – Events & Registration Info.

2019 Competitor Registration Timetable:

  • October 30, 2018 – “Founding Couples” Registration Deadline for Deep Discount on Competitor Package & Registration Fees! All Amateur Competitors who Register by October 30, 2018 pay a Special Extremely Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee, and the first 10 couples who register by October 30, 2018 receive an extra discount!
  • December 1, 2018 – Early Registration Deadline for Discounted Competitor Package/ Registration Fees! All Competitors who Register by December 1, 2018 pay a Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee.
  • January 12, 2019 – Registration Deadline for Standard Rate Competitor Package/ Registration Fees.   After January 12, 2019, Late Fees Apply.
  • January 26, 2019 – 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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USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
on February 9, 2019 in Sunny South Florida will be the
First USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) in Florida!!
Open to the World!   WDSF Open Standard Events Included!

The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition,
now in it's 16th year,                                    
is one of the most highly regarded
dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Pro/Am, Teacher/ Student, and Professional competitor couples
from around the United States, Canada, and the World!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors:

See List of Scholarship Donors

 
The Catherine & Francis Burzik FoundationUSA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter
Goldcoast Ballroom
           

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