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

  • All Day until 6:45 PM –  Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice.
    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour.
  • *All prices include 6% FL Sales Tax

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

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, and
    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM –     Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice.

    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour.
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.

  • 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM – Afternoon Tea Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom. Open to the public.

    Only $15.00 per person (including Sales Tax), includes Admission + afternoon snack
    (usually a bagel with cream cheese and coffee).
    The Floor usually is not crowded during Afternoon Tea Dances.

  • 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM –   Friday Night Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom – open to the public.
    Admission: $18.00 per person (includes FL 6% Sales Tax).
    Evening includes:
    • Ballroom Mix – 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Salsa/ Mambo or West Coast Swing/ Hustle Mix – 10:00 PM to 12:30 or 1:00 AM
    • Complimentary Group Class – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – included in the $18.00 per person General Admission Total.

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 – 8:30 AM
    • During any Lunch Break possible before the 1:30 PM 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.
  • 8:30 AM – Opening ceremony, introductions and announcements.
  • 8:45 AM – Competition Morning Session begins, and includes in the following order:  
    • International Latin – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions)
    • American Rhythm – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions)
    • Specialty/ Social Dances

    Short Lunch Break before Afternoon Session, if schedule permits.
    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.
    If our Schedule permits a Lunch Break, the Ballroom floor will be available for practice during the Lunch Break.

AFTERNOON SESSION:

  • 1:00 PM – Afternoon Session begins, and includes in the following order:  
    • Collegiate Formation Team Showcase
    • International Standard – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions)
    • American Smooth – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions)

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

EVENING SESSION:

  • 6:30 PM – Dinner Buffet begins – at Goldcoast Ballroom
    (will continue after start of Evening Session, for those who can’t make it by 6:30 pm)
  • 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Evening Session.
    • Theatrical Ballroom & Showdance Events
    • Amateur Open Challenges – All Ages/ All Levels
    • Cabaret
    • Amateur Championship Events
    • Professional Events
    • Awards
    • Honor Dances
    • Special Evening Dance Party Co-Sponsored with Goldcoast Ballroom
      with Fantastic World Class Professional Show
      by one of the Top Professional Couples in the United States & the World!!

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).

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Don’t miss our Special Evening Dance Party Co-sponsored with Goldcoast Ballroom!

In addition to a Dinner Buffet and our Evening Competition Events, the Evening will include a
Special World-Class Professional Performance by one of the Very Top Professional Couples in the United States and the World!!
You Won’t want to miss this!!
 

Following our Evening Session Competition Events & World Class Show, relax and enjoy a fun evening of social dancing!! Our Judges & Officials, Competitors, spectators, and visitors, as well as other USA Dance members are all invited to join us for a Fabulous Evening! Open to the Public.

Evening Admission & Buffet Dinner:

  • 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.

*Stated Evening Admission Prices include Admission for the entire Evening, the Show, dancing, pastry or dessert and coffee, and 6% FL Sales Tax. Prices with Buffet included also include the Dinner Buffet.

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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 (at a Floor Fee of $17.00 per couple per hour or $17.00 per lesson, whichever is shorter).

 

The above Summary Schedule is subject to change.

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.

 

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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The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
on February 9, 2019 in Sunny South Florida will be the

First National Qualifying Event (NQE) of USA Dance in Florida!!
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: