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

Preliminary Schedule

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:

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


  • 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 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 – 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

    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.


  • 12:30 PM* – Afternoon Session begins, and includes in the following order:

    *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)
    • American Smooth – Syllabus & Open (All Divisions)

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

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  • 6:00 PM – Dinner Buffet begins – at Goldcoast Ballroom
    (will continue during Evening Session until approximately 8:00 PM, for those who can’t make it by 6:00 pm)
  • 6:30 PM – 11:55 PM – Evening Session.
    • Theatrical Ballroom, Showdance & Cabaret Events*
    • Certain Amateur Open Challenges – All Ages/ All Levels*
    • Amateur Championship Events
    • Professional Events
    • Awards
    • * Note: Some or all of the Events marked with * are subject to being moved to the Afternoon Session, given the large number of early registrations we have received for Amateur Championship Events! Watch for further announcement soon.

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

      U.S. Open Professional Champions
      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).

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


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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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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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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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