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Riverfront DanceSport Festival, Covington, KY

*** See new American Style Rhythm Compulsory Category on Registration Page! ***

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EARLY/STANDARD REGISTRATION

* The 2014 Riverfront Dancesport Festival Competition now offers an (Early Pay Registration) pricing. Register and pay in full by midnight December 20th, 2013 to receive these early discounts. Standard Rates apply after December 20th, 2013
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

* All persons attending this event, whether as Spectators, Officials, Competitors or as Guests of the Organizer, shall be bound by N.D.C.A. rules and by participating in the RIVERFRONT DANCESPORT FESTIVAL automatically become obliged to adhere to them.

The dress code for spectators is as follows: casual for daytime, dressy for evening.

All Pro/Am teachers, professionals, and amateur couples are required to have a 2014 Registration Number with the National Dance Council of America. (Pro/Am students do not need to be registered.)

Register online: www.ndca.org/registration

For further information:
Lee Wakefield, PO Box 22018, Provo, UT, 84602-20186.

Every person attending the Riverfront Dancesport Festival does so at his or her own risk and expressly and irrevocably waves any claim or claims against the NDCA, Riverfront Dancesport Festival, its organizers, employees and representatives arising from any loss, personal injury, death or damage associated with this event. No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in changing rooms, ballroom, or hotel rooms can be accepted by the organizer or the N.D.C.A.

Please review this downloadable
Waiver/Release Notice which provides additional details. This Notice will also be posted for your review near the Registration desk during the 2014 Riverfront Dancesport Festival event.

* Material used should be based on the N.D.C.A. syllabus, Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray, and DVIDA social step lists or any approved syllabi of member organizations of the N.D.C.A.

* Following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur American Free Styles only:

    Newcomer- (has taken less than 50 lessons)
    Pre-Bronze
    Intermediate Bronze
    Full Bronze
    Pre-Silver
    Intermediate Silver
    Full Silver
    Pre-Gold
    Intermediate Gold
    Full Gold
    Open Gold

* If you are entering a Latin, Rhythm, or Standard scholarship, you must dance a minimum of 5 freestyles per scholarship of the same corresponding dance style. If you are entering the Smooth Scholarships, you must dance a minimum of four Smooth freestyles per scholarship. For the 3 Dance Scholarships, students are still required to dance a minimum of 5 freestyles per scholarship of same corresponding style, with the exception of Smooth 3 Dance Scholarship where 4 Smooth freestyles per scholarship are needed to be eligible.

Example: Closed Silver International Standard 3 Dance Scholarship - the required 5 freestyle dances for this scholarship would be an International Standard Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep.

The following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur American and International Freestyles.

Pro/Am & Student/Student Age Divisions - you can only enter in ONE age division:

    J1 - up to 8
    J2 - 8-12
    Teen - 13-15
    Youth - 16 -18

    A1 - 18-35
    A2 - 36-50
    B1 - 51-65
    B2 - 66-80
    C - 81 + up

* In American and International Styles, Pro/Am or Amateur Couples may dance up to THREE levels. The levels must be in consecutive order. Example: Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze and Pre-Silver.

* American Style, Pro/Am, and International Style Dress Code

Pro/Am - costumes are permitted at any level. Costumes are not required for Newcomers. Under 18 should adhere to N.D.C.A costume regulations.

* In any category with fewer than three entries, the organizer reserves the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions and merge competitors into one open division. Events with less than 3 entries may be canceled or combined across age and/or gender divisions. Prize monies may be reduced in events with fewer than 3 entries.

* Solo exhibitions critique sheets and scores will be available to studio personnel at the registration desk.

* Formations: maximum time limited to three (3) minutes for a single dance and four (4) minutes for a medley. Timing of routine shall begin and end with the accompaniment.  Only CD’s will be accepted for Solos and Formations. No mini Cd’s or cassettes are allowed.

Teams must consist of at least four (4) couples.

* Maximum of TWO Solo Exhibitions per student will be accepted.

* No Solo Exhibition is to exceed three (3) minutes. Music will be faded out after three (3) minutes. Only CD’s will be accepted for Solos and Formations. No mini Cd’s or cassettes are allowed.

* Two teachers dancing with one student are entered as a regular exhibition.

* Two amateurs dancing together can have two entries on Solo Exhibition plus the two in Pro/Am.

* Drops are permitted in levels Gold Pro/Am freestyles only. Drops are
 permitted in all levels of Solo Exhibitions.

* Lifts are permitted in all levels of Solo Exhibitions only.

* There will be no substituting of a student with another student during the event.

* A panel of invigilators will be used for all restricted categories. These categories will be strictly supervised and competitors committing infraction will be disqualified.

* The Riverfront Dancesport Festival will post its final schedule, list of competitors and heat report at www.riverfrontdancesportfestival.com one week before the event starts.

* Top teacher placements will be announced based on the Dancesport Series point system.

Top Teacher Award Requirements

- All entries must be received by the deadline and be paid in full.
- 1st place requires a minimum of 150 adult pro/am entries to qualify for prize money 
- 2nd place requires a minimum of 120 adult pro/am entries to qualify for prize money
- 3rd place requires a minimum of 50 adult pro/am entries to qualify for prize money.
- Junior pro/am entries will count as 1⁄2!
- Am/Am entries will count as 1/2

* Top studios - To qualify studios must have 1 or more teachers competing.

PURCHASES/CANCELLATION POLICY

* Day time session seating will be open seating. All evening session seats in the ballroom are numbered and coincide with your ticket number. Therefore any groups wishing to sit together should order tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis with preferred seating going to package holders then single session. All ticket orders will be held at will call under your name at the registration desk in front of the ballroom. The dress code for spectators is as follows: casual for daytime, dressy for evening.

* There are no refunds or exchanges on general admission tickets.

* Ticket purchases made on the day of the event are cash only.

* The deadline for cancellation and refunds is two weeks (12/29/2013) prior to the event. A letter requesting a refund of payments must follow cancellations. All refunds will be made 30 days following the event. No refunds will be made if cancellation occurs after 12/29/2013.


* Canceled entries taken at the event cannot be substituted by another entry and no refund will be made on such a cancellation.

COMPETITORS CONDUCT

* While on the competition premises, competitors shall conduct themselves in a civil sportsmanlike manner at all times.

* It is the competitor’s responsibility to be in attendance in advance of the advertised time scheduled for the events he is entering. Competitors must be in the ballroom at least 30 minutes before their scheduled event and in the “on deck” area at least 2 heats prior to their scheduled heat. Events will not be delayed for latecomers.

* Competitors entering a RIVERFRONT DANCESPORT FESTIVAL event shall accept as final the individual markings of the Judges and no appeal against them may be made, expect when it can be shown that the actual markings have been incorrectly interpreted.

* No competitor shall harass or question a judge about his/her personal reasons for marking.

* Any competitor who removes any of the master scrutineer sheets without the permission of the Organizer shall render himself liable to disciplinary action.

* The Organizer of the RIVERFRONT DANCESPORT FESTIVAL reserves the right to reject the application of any competitor who has violated any of the above rules of conduct in any recognized N.D.C.A. event.

* Professional videographers will be available to videotape your dancing for a fee. No private videotaping will be allowed.

* Rule 18 of NDCA rules section on Conduct of Competition states: NDCA recognizes that competition/championship organizers own the television and/or video rights to their events.

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