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

Preliminary Schedule

Royal Palm DanceSport Championships
USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)
And WDSF Open

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February 28-29, 2020

In Sunny South Florida

Two Days & Two Evenings!

Plus Practice Rounds on Thursday Evening, February 27
Plus Dance Camp/ Workshops on Sunday, March 1

All Events will take place at our Competition Venue, Goldcoast Ballroom
1415 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33063

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

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 – The Day 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 Sales Tax
  • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
    Ballroom & Latin Competition Practice Rounds
    with Liene & Paolo Di Lorenzo!
    Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo

    Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo


    Class Fee: $15.00 per person. Held at Goldcoast Ballroom (our Competition venue).
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.

    Dance your routines, along with other couples in the class, in a simulated competition environment on the Goldcoast Ballroom floor. This Class is an excellent warm-up, stamina tune up, and floorcraft practice on the Evening before the Competition!

    The Class starts with a Standard Round with the 5 International Standard dances, followed by a Latin round with the 5 International Latin dances. This is followed by a 2nd Standard Round of the 5 Standard dances, and a 2nd Latin Round of the 5 Latin Dances dances, and the class concludes with a 3rd Standard Round of the 5 Standard dances. Couples may participate in any or all Rounds during the class. All rounds are danced to music of regulation tempo and length.

    The Instructors, Liene & Paolo Di Lorenzo, are former U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions, World Professional Ballroom Show Dance Finalists, and Finalists in International Standard at several Competitions throughout the United States and Europe. Liene is also an accomplished Ten Dancer, and teaches both Standard and Latin classes and lessons at Goldcoast Ballroom.

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Friday, February 28, 2020 – Competition Day 1:

CHECK-IN & PRACTICE BEFORE DAYTIME SESSION:

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice or private lessons or coaching.
    Floor Fee: $17.00 per couple per hour or partial hour (if less than a full hour is used).
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.
  • 10:00 AM
    Ballroom Opens for Competitor Check-In/ package pick-up.
  • 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
    Complimentary Practice/ Warm-up on Ballroom Floor available for Competitors without charge (included in Competitor Fee)
Practice on the main Ballroom Floor at Goldcoast Ballroom will be available for Competitors (included in Competitor Fee), at the following times during the Competition:

  • During the 1 hour and 50 minutes before the start of the Competition and during the 50 minutes immediately before each other Session of the Competition;
  • In any General Dancing Breaks possible during the Competition;
  • 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.
Two small side floors at Goldcoast Ballroom (each with mirrors) will also be available for Competitors to warm-up throughout the entire Competition. The larger of the two side floors is approximately 13 feet X 27.5 feet and the smaller of the two side floors is approximately 12 feet X 13.5 feet.
  • 11:30 AMBallroom Opens for Spectator Admission.
  • Lunch is on your Own on Friday.   See the Food page of this website for a list of some restaurants near the Host Hotel and others near Goldcoast Ballroom.   Bottled water will be furnished to all Competitors during the Competition at Goldcoast Ballroom.

    FRIDAY DAYTIME SESSION

    12:00 Noon – 5:30 PM – Friday Daytime Session of Competition (Times & Events subject to change. Final order of events not reflected by this preliminary list; final Schedule can only be generated after numbers of Competitors in each Event are known):

    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents American Smooth – Syllabus & Open – (All Age Groups) – Note: Pro/Am Smooth Events will be on the floor at the same time as Amateur Smooth Events, where possible
    • Amateur American Smooth – Syllabus & Novice (Adult & All Senior Age Groups) & Pre-Champ (Adult & Certain Senior Age Groups)
    • Amateur American Smooth – Syllabus (Pre-Teen I & II, Junior I & II, Youth), Novice & Pre-Champ (Junior I & II & Youth), and Championship (Junior I & II)
    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents American Rhythm – Syllabus & Open – (All Age Groups) – Note: Pro/Am Rhythm Events will be on the floor at the same time as Amateur Rhythm Events, where possible
    • Amateur American Rhythm – Syllabus & Novice (Adult & All Senior Age Groups) & Pre-Champ (Adult & Certain Senior Age Groups)
    • Amateur American Rhythm – Syllabus (Pre-Teen I & II, Junior I & II, Youth), Novice & Pre-Champ (Junior I & II & Youth), and Championship (Junior I & II)
    • Specialty/ Fun Social Dances – Argentine Tango, Hustle, Salsa, West Coast Swing
    5:30 PM – Approximate End time of Friday Daytime Session

    All Spectators will be required to clear the Ballroom at the end of the Friday Daytime Session, to enable us to set up and prepare for the Evening Session.

    Dinner is on your own on Friday.   See the Food page of this website for a list of some restaurants near the Host Hotel and others near Goldcoast Ballroom.   Grapes and cookies or dessert will be available for Competitors in the Ballroom during the Friday Evening Session.   Bottled water will be furnished to all Competitors throughout the Competition at Goldcoast Ballroom.

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    CHECK-IN & PRACTICE BEFORE FRIDAY EVENING SESSION:

    6:30 PM – Doors Open for Competitors – Check-in/ Package Pickup.

    6:30 PM – 7:20 PM – Competitors dancing in the Friday Evening Session permitted to practice (free of charge) on the main Ballroom Floor.

    7:00 PM – Doors Open for Spectators for the Friday Evening Session

    FRIDAY EVENING SESSION

    7:30 PM – 10:30 PM – Friday Evening Session of Competition (Times & Events subject to change. Final order of events not reflected by this preliminary list; final Schedule can only be generated after numbers of Competitors in each Event are known):

    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents Rhythm – Open & Closed Scholarships
    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents Smooth – Open & Closed Scholarships
    • Collegiate Formation Team Showcase
    • Amateur Championship Standard – Senior 2, 4
    • Amateur Championship Rhythm – Youth, Senior 2, 4
    • WDSF Open Standard – Senior 1, 3
    • Amateur Championship Smooth – Youth, Senior 1, 3, 5
    • Amateur Championship Latin – Senior 1, 3, 5
    10:30 PM – Approximate End time of Friday Evening Session

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    Saturday, February 29 – Competition Day 2:

    Morning & Afternoon Events will run continuously on Saturday.   Lunch, including sandwiches & salads, and soft drinks will be available for purchase in Goldcoast Ballroom.   Bottled water will be furnished for all Competitors in the Ballroom.

    CHECK-IN & PRACTICE BEFORE SATURDAY DAYTIME SESSION:

    7:30 AM – Doors Open for Competitors – Check-in/ Package Pickup

    7:30 AM – 8:20 AM – Competitors permitted to practice on Main Ballroom Floor without charge.

    8:00 AM – Doors Open for Spectators

    SATURDAY DAYTIME SESSION

    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Saturday Daytime Session of Competition (Times & Events subject to change. Final order of events not reflected by this preliminary list; final Schedule can only be generated after numbers of Competitors in each Event are known):

    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents International Latin – Syllabus & Open – (All Age Groups) – Note: Pro/Am Latin Events will be on the floor at the same time as Amateur Latin Events, where possible
    • Amateur International Latin – Syllabus, Novice & Pre-Champ – (Adults & All Senior Groups)
    • Amateur American Rhythm – Pre-Champ (Certain Senior Age Groups – if not danced on Friday)
    • Amateur International Latin – Open Challenges – All Levels/ All Ages
    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents Latin – Open & Closed Scholarships
    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents International Standard – Syllabus & Open – (All Age Groups) – Note: Pro/Am Standard Events will be on the floor at the same time as Amateur Standard Events, where possible
    • Amateur International Standard – Syllabus, Novice & Pre-Champ (Adults & All Senior Age Groups)
    • Pro/Am Ladies & Gents Standard – Open & Closed Scholarships
    • Amateur International Latin – Pre-Teen I & II Syllabus; and Junior I & II & Youth Syllabus, Novice, Pre-Champ & Championships
    • Amateur American Smooth – Pre-Champ (Certain Age Groups – if not danced on Friday)
    • Amateur International Standard – Pre-Teen I & II Syllabus; and JuniorI & II & Youth Syllabus, Novice, Pre-Champ & Championships
    • Amateur American Rhythm – Open Challenges – All Levels/ All Age Groups
    • Amateur International standard – Open Challenges – All Levels/ All Ages
    • Amateur American Smooth – Open Challenges – All Levels/ All Age Groups
    • International Standard – Certain Championship Quarter-Finals may be run at the end of the Afternoon, if necessary, depending on the numbers of Competitors registered for the different Events

    5:00 PM – Approximate End time of Saturday Daytime Session.

    All Spectators will be required to leave and clear the Ballroom at the end of the Daytime Session, in order to permit us to set up for Dinner & Evening Seating.

    A Hot Buffet Dinner, along with hot and cold beverages and desserts, will be provided for all Competitors (included in your Competitor Fee), and available for Spectators (by advance purchase only), at Goldcoast Ballroom at the beginning of the Saturday Evening Session. The Buffet will remain open until approximately 8:00 PM.   Bottled water will be furnished for all Competitors in the Ballroom.

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    CHECK-IN, START OF DINNER BUFFET & PRACTICE BEFORE SATURDAY EVENING SESSION:

    • 5:30 PM – Doors Open for Competitors – Check-in/ Package Pickup.
    • 5:45 PM – Dinner Buffet at Goldcoast Ballroom opens for Judges, Officials & Competitors
    • 5:45 PM – 6:50 PM – Competitors dancing in the Saturday Evening Session permitted to practice (free of charge) on the main Ballroom Floor
    • 6:15 PM – Ballroom Doors open for Spectator Admission.   Dinner Buffet at Goldcoast Ballroom Opens for Spectators who have pre-purchased Dinner Tickets.

      (The Dinner Buffet will continue during the Saturday Evening Session for Competitors and those Spectators with Dinner Tickets until approximately 8:00 PM, for those who can’t make it earlier)

    SATURDAY EVENING SESSION

    • 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Saturday Evening Session of Competition (Times & Events subject to change. Final order of events not reflected by this preliminary list; final Schedule can only be generated after numbers of Competitors in each Event are known):
    • Collegiate Formation Team Showcase
    • Theatrical Ballroom, Showdance & Cabaret Events
    • Amateur Rhythm Championship – Under 21, Adult, Senior 1, 3, 5
    • Amateur Standard Championship – Under 21, Adult, Senior 1, 3, 5,
    • WDSF Open Latin – Senior 2
    • Amateur Smooth Championship – Under 21, Adult, Senior 2, 4
    • Amateur Latin Championship – Under 21, Adult, Senior 2, 4
    • Spectacular Professional Show by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk (see below)**
    • WDSF Open Standard – Senior 2, 4
    • Professional Events
    • Final Awards (Awards Ceremonies will occur throughout each Session of the Competition)
    11:00 PM – Approximate End time of Saturday Evening Session & End of the Competition
    The Evening (and all Sessions) will be Scheduled, interspersing Championship Events in the different Styles of Dance and different Age Groups, with 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. :)
    All times Stated Above are Approximate and subject to change.
    Please check back on this Preliminary Schedule page often.

    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.
    (Please see the Schedule & Heat List page
    for additional important information).

    ** Spectacular Professional Show by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!!
    We are thrilled to Announce that, by invitation of Goldcoast Ballroom:
    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk

    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk

    We will be treated to a Spectacular
    Saturday Evening Professional Show
    at our 2020 Competition
    By:

    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!!
    U.S. Open Professional Ballroom Champions,
    Two Times U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions
    Two Times World Professional Ballroom Show Dance Finalists,
    Top 12 Pro Ballroom World Championship, 6 Times U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalists,
    Winners of Most Major American Dancesport Competitions
    One of the Top Professional Couples in the United States & the World!!

    Those who attended our 2019 Competition will recall being truly inspired when Alexander & Veronika performed for us at our 2019 Competition!
    You won’t want to miss this!!

    Alexander & Veronika give regular monthly Master Workshops at Goldcoast Ballroom and teach private lessons and give coaching at Goldcoast Ballroom and at other locations in Florida, and by pre-arrangement at other locations within the United States. They also are available to give shows.
    To arrange lessons or coaching with Alexander & Veronika or to book them for a show,
    please contact them directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com.

     

    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,
    on the Spectator Tickets page of this website.

    The Final 2020 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, March 1, 2020 – the day after the Competition:

    • 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
      Special Miami Dance Camp at Goldcoast Ballroom
      Organized by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!!

      The Miami Dance Camp will include four Sessions with Workshops in different Styles of Dance, given by Top World-Class Professionals from the United States & the World! The instructors will include Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk (see some of their Titles above), along with other Top World-Class Pros! More detailed information will be posted here soon. Please check back.

    Miami Dance Camp - Organized by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk! - March 1, 2020 at Goldcoast Ballroom

    Registered Competitors for the February 28-29 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships are entitled to a Special Discount on your Registration Fees for the Miami Dance Camp!!.

    To qualify for the Discount, you must first have registered and paid your Competitor Fees for the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open, and then register for the Miami Dance Camp via the Miami Dance Camp Registration page on this website.

    For more information about the Miami Dance Camp on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Goldcoast Ballroom, please go to: [the website address for the Miami Dance Camp will be posted here soon!], or contact the Organizers, Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk, directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com!

    • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
      Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice, lessons or coaching.
      Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour or per lesson, whichever is shorter.

      To use the Ballroom Floor between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM, you must Reserve in advance by contacting Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com!

      To use the floor for private practice or lessons between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM, no need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay the $17.00* Floor Fee at the Door.
      *Floor Fee includes Sales Tax

    Certain of our distinguished Adjudicators & Officials may be available to give private lessons or coaching after the Competition on Sunday, March 1, provided that lessons are booked with them sufficiently in advance to permit them to plan their schedules.

    To book lessons or coaching with one of our Judges or Officials, Competitors should do so directly with the Judge or Official no later than December 15, 2019, in order to permit the Judges & Officials to make their flight arrangements by that date. Competitors may e-mail Info@RoyalPalmDanceSport.orgpreferably before December 1, 2019, to request contact information for Judges or Officials who have indicated availability to give lessons or coachings after the Competition.

    Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk will also be available to give private lessons or coaching at Goldcoast Ballroom on Thursday and Friday before the Competition, on Sunday, March 1 (before or after the Miami Dance Camp), or thereafter.

    To book lessons or coaching with Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk Voskalchuk, you may contact them directly at: (407) 881-7621 or Voskalchuk@usa.com.

     

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    2020 Competitor Registration Timetable

    • 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 10 couples who register by November 15, 2019 will receive an receive an extra discount by refund at the Competition!
    • 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.
    • 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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    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!

    Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors:

    Vendors

    Dancing Videos
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    at the Competition
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