Competition Dress Code

2014 Competition

Dress Code for Competitors

The official USA Dance Dress Regulations found in Section 3.11 of the Official USA Dance Inc. DanceSport Rulebook, apply for all competitors in the 2019 Royal Palm DanceSport Competition.

The Official USA Dance Inc. DanceSport Rulebook is found on the USA Dance national website. Copies of certain charts from the Rulebook, summarizing the dress regulations for certain ages, levels, and styles of dance, are found further below, for information only.

All competitors are responsible to review and familiarize yourselves with the Official USA Dance Dress Regulations in the Official USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook, and comply with the applicable rules.

Particular Dress Rules for Teacher/Student and Same Sex Couples

The USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook provides:

“3.11.8.5 In Teacher Student and Mixed Proficiency events, the judged Athlete must follow dress regulation requirements for the age category and dance style in which they are competing.

3.11.8.6 The un-judged partner in Teacher Student and Mixed Proficiency events must follow Youth or lower age syllabus dress requirements per dance style, when competing with Pre-Teen, Junior or Youth partners in syllabus events. In all other events, they may wear open proficiency level costumes. (If heats are closely spaced, so as to not permit costume changes, the Teacher may be permitted to comply with the “open proficiency” dress code at the discretion and with pre-approval of the on-site DanceSport Official.)”

“3.4.2.4 Athletes competing in same sex events, must follow Dress Regulations per rule 3.11.” [Note: Dress Regulations for all competitors are found in Rule 3.11 of the USA Dance Dancesport Rule Book (linked below).]

USA Dance Competition Dress Regulations

Competitors’ costumes must comply with the official USA Dance Dress Regulations found in Section 3.11 of the Official USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook, for the applicable category, age group, and style of dance in each event. The Official USA Dance Inc. DanceSport Rulebook is found on the USA Dance national website.

The Official USA Dance Dress Regulations include sketches and illustrations of appropriate dress for certain age groups, levels, and styles of dance, which are reproduced below, for information only.

Caution: These charts and sketches do not include ALL the Dress Regulations, and are subject to the Rules stated in the Rulebook. Each competitor is responsible for consulting the Official USA Dance Inc. DanceSport Rulebook, and complying with the complete Competitors Dress Regulations found in the DanceSport Rulebook.

If you have questions regarding dress/ costumes required for competitors under the Official USA Dance Dress Regulations, e-mail costumerules@usadance.org.

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Adult & Senior - Open Proficiency Levels - Dress Specifications

Youth - Syllabus Proficiency Levels - Dress Specifications

Junior I & II - Syllabus Proficiency Levels - Dress Specifications Summary

Pre-Teen I & II - Syllabus Proficiency Levels - Dress Specifications

Further Information

If you have further questions regarding dress/ costumes required for competitors under the Official USA Dance Dress Regulations, e-mail costumerules@usadance.org.

For Spectators

Dress for spectators at all competition sessions is dressy casual.

 

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Count Down to Our Next Competition - February 9, 2019

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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!

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