Closed Syllabus Single Dance (Contested) – Proficiency (Non-Contested/Percentile Scored)
All Closed Syllabus events will be invigilated. Any competitor dancing out of category will be penalized or disqualified.
Syllabus figures as posted at www.ndca.org are accepted.
Competitors may dance in up to 5 consecutive levels and in 2 age categories.
Adults may “dance down” one age category and Youth may dance Adult A categories.
Open Single Dance Events
There are no syllabus restrictions imposed in Open categories. Competitors may dance in 3 consecutive levels & 2 age divisions
Rising Star Single Dance Events
Competitors may enter a Rising Star Division if they have never won that level in that dance at the Grand Nationals. (Newcomer, Bronze & Silver)
Single Dance Events
Closed, Rising Star & Proficiency Events
Newcomer (Students with less than 1-year NDCA competition experience)
Preliminary, Intermediate & Full Bronze
Preliminary, Intermediate & Full Silver
Preliminary, Intermediate, Full Gold & Gold Advanced
Pre-Bronze & Bronze Gold
Pre-Silver & Silver Gold Advanced
Single Dance Age Divisions
Adult Age Divisions Junior and Pre-Teen
A 19 – 30 PT – I 9 or less
A-1 31 – 40 PT – II 10 – 11
A-2 41 – 50 JR – I 12 – 13
B-1 51 – 60 JR – II 14 -15
B-2 61 – 70 YTH 16 – 18
C-1 71 – 80
C-2 81 – 90
D 91 +
American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Peabody
International Ballroom: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep
International Latin: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive
American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo
Nightclub: Merengue, Samba, Paso Doble, Hustle, WC Swing, Salsa, Arg.Tango Bachata
Solo Showdance & Formations
Exhibitions may be performed in any of the above listed categories including any Novelty or Cabaret routines.
The maximum time allowed is 3 minutes. There are no restrictions in this category.
Scholarship Events TOTAL VALUE - $52,000
Open Scholarship Events – Cash Prizes
Closed Scholarship – Dance America Merchandise Vouchers
Dance America Scholarship Voucher Awards
Adult Pro-Am Closed Scholarships & Senior Open 1st – $250 2nd – $150 3rd – $100
Cash Scholarship Awards
(must enter a minimum of the same number of single dances per scholarship entered.)
Adult Pro-Am Open Scholarships,10-Dance & 9-Dance 1st – $350 2nd – $200 3rd – $100