NDCA National Ranking Event – 2024

Organizers of NDCA sanctioned events will have the opportunity to offer NDCA Premier National Ranking events, provided they use the NDCA Premier Competition Software for their competition.  Multi-Day Competitions and Championships may offer 24 National Ranking Events, and Local One-Day Events may offer 20 National Ranking Events.  The ranking events that may be offered are:

  • Professional Open Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth (Multi-Day Competitions and Championships only)
  • Amateur Open Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
  • Pro/Am Open A Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
  • Pro/Am Open B Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
  • Pro/Am Open C Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
  • Pro/Am Open Senior I Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth
  • Pro/Am Open Senior II Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm, and Smooth

Four points are awarded for entering a national ranking event, and then an additional four points are earned from there for each couple in that ranking event that you beat.  The ranking events should be the “top” event for each category, such as Pro/Am Open A Ballroom National Ranking Scholarship.  Each participating Competition Organizer determines which events are to be their NDCA National Ranking events.  It is important for Pro/Am events for the organizer to put the text National Ranking in the title of each ranking event.

No points are earned unless both members of the partnership are currently licensed with NDCA, points are not retroactively available.  Points are determined per calendar year, beginning with 2023.  Multi-Day Competitions and Championships will award full points earned.  Local One-Day Events will award .8 of points earned.  Competitors may find out which events are part of the NDCA Premier National Ranking System soon by clicking on the calendar “Options” button on the home page of the NDCA website, then selecting “NDCA Premier Ranking Events”.  Points will be uploaded automatically through NDCA Premier to NDCAPremier.com at the same time as when the competition results are uploaded.

The top 52 ranking recipients at the end of the first inaugural circuit will be recognized in early 2024 at the first NDCA Premier Awards Gala. This gala will be rotated annually among the Championships and Multi-Day Competitions that participate in the NDCA Premier National Ranking System. Additionally, the top five ranked couples, teachers and students in each award category at the end of each circuit will receive complimentary NDCA registrations for their competitor licenses for the next calendar year. This will make a total of 290 individuals who will receive complimentary registrations at the end of each circuit time period.

In January of 2024 the hosting event will be one of the Multi-Day sanctioned events that use NDCA Premier and are held in that month. In 2025 the hosting event will be one of the Multi-Day sanctioned events that are held in February, and likewise for each consecutive year. Sanctioned Multi-Day events will be given the opportunity to apply to host the awards gala each year, and the selection will be determined by draw. Because the month for the gala will be a month later each year the circuits will be thirteen-months long. This will allow for at least a four-week time period between the end of the circuit and the gala event for that circuit.
AWARDS FOR 2024 – based upon rankings at the end of the 2023 calendar year

Top Professional Ballroom Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $1,000.00 ($500.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Professional Latin Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $1,000.00 ($500.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Professional Rhythm Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $1,000.00 ($500.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Professional Smooth Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $1,000.00 ($500.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Amateur Ballroom Couple Rankings

– Top-ranked couple in this category: $500.00 ($250.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Amateur Latin Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $500.00 ($250.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Amateur Rhythm Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $500.00 ($250.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Amateur Smooth Couple Rankings
– Top-ranked couple in this category: $500.00 ($250.00 per person), plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five ranked couples in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Ballroom Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked male teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2024

Top Male Pro/Am Latin Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked male teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Rhythm Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked male teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Smooth Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked male teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Ballroom Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked female teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Latin Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked female teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Rhythm Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked female teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Smooth Teacher Rankings
– Top-ranked female teacher in this category: $1,000.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female teachers in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Ballroom Student Rankings
– Top-ranked male student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Latin Student Rankings
– Top-ranked male student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Rhythm Student Rankings
– Top-ranked male student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Male Pro/Am Smooth Student Rankings
– Top-ranked male student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five male students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Ballroom Student Rankings
– Top-ranked female student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Latin Student Rankings
– Top-ranked female student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Rhythm Student Rankings
– Top-ranked female student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

Top Female Pro/Am Smooth Student Rankings
– Top-ranked female student in this category: $500.00, plus recognition and award at annual NDCA Premier Awards Gala
– Top-five female students in this category: complimentary annual NDCA registrations for 2025

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