Rules & Policies

Rules, Policies & Category Information

CLOSED SINGLE-DANCE EVENTS

(Adult and Junior)

PRO-AM, STUDENT/STUDENT & MIXED AMATEUR CLOSED SINGLE-DANCE RESTRICTED SYLLABUS COMPETITIONS

All of the listed levels are also available in the RISING STAR DIVISION. A student may enter at the Rising Star Level if they have never won a contested event in that dance in that level and age group at the Heritage Classic.
The Proficiency option is available - these events are uncontested "scored" events but do not count towards your Dancesport Series score for Ohio. (Please indicate your preference on the entry form.)

There will be separate divisions for ladies and gentlemen in the pro/am closed single-dance events.
Competitors may dance in levels in the Closed events, e.g. Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze and Preliminary Silver, and in 2 age groups (adults may dance down one age level, juniors may dance up one age level.)
A standards judge will observe all the restricted closed single-dance and three-dance events. These categories will be strictly supervised and competitors committing infractions may be penalized or disqualified.

Closed Competition Syllabus Guidelines
For Closed International Style competitions, use NDCA approved figures, elements and restrictions. For Closed American Style Bronze and Silver competitions, NDCA approved figures, elements and restrictions must be followed. For Closed Gold, use any of the approved American Style Syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA. (See www.ndca.org/rules-and-results/ APPENDIX 1 NDCA APPROVED FIGURES, ELEMENTS & RESTRICTIONS)

Schedule for Closed events
American Rhythm: Sessions 1 and 2 (Bronze Night Club dances in Session 1)
American Smooth: Session 4
International Latin: Session 6
International Ballroom: Session 8

ADULT AGE DIVISIONS - For Single-Dance Events
"A" - 16 - 20
"A-1" - 21 - 30
"A-2" - 31 - 40
"A-3" - 41 - 50
"B-1" - 51 - 60
"B-2" - 61 - 70
"C-1" - 71 - 80
"C-2" - 81 & above

JUNIOR & PRE-TEEN AGE DIVISIONS: For Single-Dance Events
"PT-1A" - to 5
"PT-1B" - 6 - 7"
"PT-1C" - 8 - 9
"PT-2" - 10 - 11
"JR-1" - 12 - 13
"JR-2" - 14 - 15
"YTH" - 16 - 18
(All Junior Single-Dance events will be danced in the same sessions as the adults.)

AMERICAN STYLE - Dance Selections:

Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Peabody, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Bachata, Paso Doble, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango

INTERNATIONAL STYLE - Dance Selections:
Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep,
Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

Closed Syllabus Levels:
Newcomers Bronze (less than 1 year NDCA competition experience)
Pre Bronze
Intermediate Bronze
Full Bronze
Pre Silver
Intermediate Silver
Full Silver
Pre Gold
Intermediate Gold
Full Gold
Gold Advanced

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES JANUARY 31

Here you will find complete listings of all available competitions, including age levels and rules for each event.