Rules & Policies

Event Rules, Policies & Syllabus



1. In the Professional Theatrical championship, 50% of the routine must be recognizable Ballroom or Latin dancing. This will be strictly enforced.
2. Entry into the U.S. Open Professional Rising Star Competition is limited to professionals who have never reached the final round of the Open British, UK, International, or US Open Championships. The result of one style does not affect the eligibility for any other Rising Star Competition. Rising Star competitors are also eligible to enter the Open Professional Championships at the USDC.
3. Professional dancers entering Professional and/or Pro/Am events must be registered with the NDCA. Professional overseas competitors must be registered with the WDC, WDSF or the official recognized amateur organization of their country of residence. For further information regarding Professional registration with the NDCA contact:
Eleanor Wiblin
NDCA National Registrar
PO Box 22018
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 422 - 4623
Fax: (801) 422 - 3734

The United States Dance Championships are conducted under the rules and regulations governing competitions and championships recognized by the National Dance Council of America, Inc (NDCA).