Competitor Info 2017-12-01T00:21:26+00:00

Registration and Payment

**Regular registration for the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge 2017 is now open through Sunday, November 19th, 2017! The link to register is here: http://register.o2cm.com/?event=big.**

The list of registered competitors can be found here: http://entries.o2cm.com/?event=big.

Find a TBA partner here.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Collegiate competitors (dancing under a college team): $40 early, $45 regular, $50 late
Non-collegiate competitors: $50 early, $55 regular, $60 late

Early Registration: 10/9/17 – 10/22/17
Regular Registration: 10/23/17 – 11/19/17
Late Registration: 11/20/17 – 11/28/17  (**Late registration will not be available on O2CM – please email badc.registrar@gmail.com if you are registering late.**)

How to Pay

Please do NOT pay directly on O2CM. Instead, please pay by check, and see the instructions below.

For competitors not covered by collegiate teams: Checks should be made payable to “Crystal Song”, our BADC Chair. In the memo, please write “Ballroom Dance BADC 2017” and the names of the competitors paid for (or include an additional slip of paper with this information). **Please note the deadlines information below:
1. Checks covering only early registration competitors must be postmarked by 10/22/17 to qualify for the early registration discounted fee.
2. Checks covering regular registration competitors must be postmarked by 11/19/17 to qualify for the regular registration fee.
3. All checks postmarked after 11/19/17 will be subject to the late registration fee, and your competitors will not be allowed to compete until the late fee is covered in person at the competition.

For collegiate teams: Checks should be made payable to “Columbia University”. In the memo, please write “Ballroom Dance BADC 2017”, your school, and the names of the competitors paid for (or include a slip of paper with this information). **Please note the deadlines information below:
1. Please indicate which couples did early registration and which couples did regular registration, and have your check postmarked by 11/19/17 to avoid late registration fees.
2. All checks postmarked after 11/19/17 will be subject to the late registration fee, and your competitors will not be allowed to compete until the late fee is covered in person at the competition.

Please mail all checks (include list of competitors paid for in the envelope) to
Crystal Song
4740 Columbia Student Mail
70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Please send an email to badc.registrar@gmail.com as soon as you have sent the check. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact badc.registrar@gmail.com.

If you would like an invoice for payment, please contact badc.columbia@gmail.com to request an invoice.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with a full refund is allowed until November 19, 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

Judges and Officials

BADC attracts some of the best judges and officials in the Northeast, and we are extremely grateful and excited to have the following judges and officials at BADC 2017!

Officials

Jennifer McCalla is a licentiate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in Intl Latin, Intl Standard, and Theater arts. She is a licentiate of the FADS organization in American Smooth and Rhythm. Her dance accomplishments include being a US Ten dance finalist, Finalist in Major Competitions in the USA including the Yankee Classic and the Heritage Classic, four times undefeated United States Amateur Latin, Standard and Ten dances Champion, and a US representative at four World championships. She also was Fred Astaire National Smooth Champion undefeated 95 to 97, US Rising Star finalist in Standard, Latin and Smooth, Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Champion (Smooth), Breakers Rising Star Champion (Smooth), Texas Challenge Rising Star Champion (Smooth), and Eastern United States Rising Star Champion in Latin, Standard and Smooth.
Yang ChenYang Chen has been dancing for more than twenty years and has served on the Board of the NY Chapter of USA DANCE since 1994, has been an officer since since 1997, and has been the President since 2004. Yang Chen has actively helped to grow the MAC from a small one-day competition to one of the largest in North America. His role as a founder of the NYU Ballroom Club and Team has enabled him to maintain strong ties with the local collegiate scene, a position which has allowed the Greater New York Chapter to drive the growth of collegiate participation at the MAC. Yang has also participated actively in fundraising activities that have helped to make MAC the largest all-amateur event in the country that regularly awards significant scholarships to amateurs at all levels. In addition to the MAC, the chapter has also been one of the most active in the country, and under Yang’s leadership, it has run socials, workshops and other events open to the entire dance community. Yang has extensive experience as a Master of Ceremonies of many ballroom competitions including the MAC and National Qualifying Events in Bethesda, Maryland, Knoxville, Tennessee, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Greensboro, North Carolina. Yang has been the MC at the USA Dance National Championships and numerous collegiate events, including the DC DanceSport Inferno, the Cayuga DanceSport Challenge, the Neil Clover Ballroom Classic and the Binghamton Ballroom Dance Revolution. Yang has been privileged and honored to have been the Master of Ceremonies for the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge from its inception. Outside of the dance world, Yang is the Executive Director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. And, yes, he pronounces his first name “Young.”
daniel-libatiqueDaniel Libatique is an Open-level Amateur Smooth and Rhythm dancer who began dancing during his senior year at the College of the Holy Cross in 2009. From there, he earned his Masters at NYU (and rose through the syllabus ranks) and is now earning his Ph.D. in Classical Studies at Boston University whenever he’s not dancing. His love of music and desire to see collegiate competitions serviced by a DJ attuned to the musical needs of competitors led him to begin an Indiegogo campaign to buy equipment to become a competitive ballroom music director, and the campaign earned 125% of its initial goal within a few months. You can keep up with his new music finds, Youtube vlog, and competition schedule at facebook.com/TDGrad. Recent competition credits include the American Dancesport Festival, Big Apple Dancesport Challenge, DC Dancesport Inferno, Tufts, UConn, Harvard Beginners, Harvard Invitational, BU, New England Dancesport Championships (NQE), MAC (NQE), Gumbo (NQE), and socials and showcases for Boston-area studios and the NYU and Tufts teams.
Christopher Sayotovich has been involved in ballroom as a social dancer, a competitor, and currently as a scrutineer. He has scrutineered for Collegiate, Amateur, and Studio competitions all around the East Coast and Midwest including the DC Dancesport Inferno, the Harvard Invitational, and the MIT Open.
Meg K. Smith found ballroom dance through luck and the time constraints imposed by a commuter rail schedule when in high school she decided on a whim to try it as her sports elective. From then on she was hooked on the sport and hasn’t stopped dancing since: at studios, on teams, and of course in the aisles at CVS! As an avid photographer, she brought her camera to every event from the beginning and soon learned the specialized skills of dancesport photography and then spent years practicing, learning, and working. Through The Picture Photography launched in mid-2016 and has a list of credits including the 2017 MIT Open, Harvard Invitational, Tufts Ballroom Competition, and now BADC. On the floor, Meg is a silver-level competitive lead and follow, but most people know her by her camera and through her business. She’s a frequent presence at dancesport competitions and also works events, portrait shoots, and some commercial jobs. She often says that her photography business supports her photography habit and when off the job shoots documentary-style events and personal projects (e.g. www.in-sight-series.com/), and tries to find ways to use her passion for photography to make a difference. Check out all the photos or book your own event at www.ThroughThePicture.com!

Judges

kateryna-angeloneKateryna started dancing in her home Ukraine and is a Slovenian Dance Academy graduate. In 2001 she came to the USA to pursue her love of dance. A finalist of major dance competitions in the US, Kateryna has won many titles including:
* Fred Astaire Rising Star American Rhythm World Champion in 2010 & 2011
* United States Mambo Champion 2011
* World Finalist Open American Rhythm 2014
* World Salsa Champion 2013
Kateryna is a Championship Adjudicator on the NDCA roster.
Amy has enjoyed a successful career competing, coaching and judging. She has competed worldwide, returning many times to Blackpool, England. Among her titles are Eastern United States Professional Standard Champion, Imperial Star Professional Champion and Heritage Classic Professional Standard Champion. Amy was a Grand Finalist in all major U.S. Professional Championships and has appeared on national television in the PBS Championship Ballroom Dancing as well as on Good Morning New York. She is a member of the ISTD, NDCA, and is a National and World Class Adjudicator. She also has a M.A. in Dance from New York University and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. She has trained many top Professional and Amateur couples and currently enjoys teaching all levels of students mainly in the tri-state area, while residing in New Jersey.
Zachary began his twenty years of dance experience first in ballet before starting ballroom at Tufts University. There he became strongly involved with mentoring and co-teaching the team until moving to the NYC area in 2016. As an amateur Zachary has won events in American Smooth at such competitions as Eastern United States Dancesport Championships, Mid-Atlantic Championships, Colorado Star Ball, Boston Open same-sex competition, and was a three time national finalist. He has continued his love for American Smooth both in professional competition and teaching, while also earning accreditation from the ISTD at the Licentiate level in International Ballroom and at the Associate level in International Latin.
Bill DaviesBill Davies is currently celebrating more than fifty years as a dance teacher, competitor, DanceSport coach and World Class Adjudicator. He is one of the founding US professionals of the Teacher-Student competitions known as “Pro/Am” which have become the mainstay of U.S. competitions in today’s world. Bill was a member of the first, as well as several other United States teams which represented the United States at the British Ballroom Championships. In 1978 he placed eighth in the World Championships held in Tokyo, Japan. He has won and been a finalist in numerous overseas championships. He is a nine time North American Champion, a three time United States Champion, runner up in the 1973 United States American Style Championships, and has been a finalist in many Latin Championships. He is currently teaching and coaching around the world and loves to social dance.
Wendi DaviesWendi began dancing while at Princeton studying architecture. A competitive swimmer for many years, she was looking for a new competitive outlet. The daughter of dancing parents, she soon learned of the competitive and athletic nature of Ballroom Dancing. In her amateur career she was ranked third in the United States. She turned professional in 1991 and went on to be ranked second at the United States Championships, and was the winner of Championship Ballroom Dancing, the popular show on PBS. She was the UK Rising Star Champion, Blackpool Rising Star Runner-up, US Representative to the World Championships and Blackpool Team Match, a finalist at the French Open and the US Open Championships and was ranked 13th in the world. She is co-owner and operator of Ballroom Off Fifth in NYC and organizer of the NJ DanceSport Classic competitions.

Benito GarciaDuring his professional career, Benito Garcia was a US Open Professional American Rhythm finalist, and a runner up at the US and IDSF World Mambo Championships. He has performed all over the world and in all venues, from theatrical performances on the New York stage, to ballroom shows at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia and the WDC World Pro-Am Championships and Pro Latin Exhibition in Buenos Aires and the Bahamas. Benito was also a featured performer on the PBS show, Championship Ballroom Dancing. Benito is perhaps best known for his choreography, having worked for the Holiday Pops Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Fox TV Latin America, and the New York City Center Theater’s 25th Annual Gala. His choreography was also featured in Dance Legends. As a coach, he specializes in training junior and youth dancers, combining ballroom technique with cross training in other dance styles as well as fitness and core training. Benito’s students have enjoyed great success, including final and podium placements at the US National Championships.

Tatiana KeeganTatiana Keegan has won scores of International Latin ballroom championships in the United States and abroad and placed among the top dancers in the world at the Blackpool Dance Festival. Born in Volgograd, Russia, she was a standout rhythmic gymnast under top Soviet coaches starting at age 7, took up ballroom at 14, and soon became the Russian National Amateur Champion in Ten Dances. In the United States, she won many of the most competitive U.S. Open and Rising Star Latin championships, including the Emerald Ball in Los Angeles two years in a row, the Ohio Star Ball, and the U.S. Professional Ballroom Championship in Miami. She also reached the World Professional Latin Championships in Bonn, Germany. Her achievements have led to national television appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and the AMC reality TV series Into Character and feature articles in Woman’s Day and Fortune magazines. She currently performs show dances with ballroom champion Frederick Havez and teaches International Latin and Standard styles to students of all ages and levels in Manhattan and Westchester County.

Nadiya Kravets started studying to dance at the age of 5 in her hometown of Lviv, Ukraine, and in 1985, she completed her graduate degree in ballet and choreography. In 1986, she and her partner Igor Kravets became the founders, directors, and coaches of Flamingo Sports Dance Company, organizing and producing the annual competitions held in Lviv for 10 consecutive years. Together they competed through Europe, winning many titles in International Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance categories, becoming 3-time Ukraine Amateur Champions and 3-time Professional Ukraine Champions. In 1995, she was certified by the United Kingdom Alliance and began judging many National and Open Championships in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Ultimately, Fred Astaire Dance Studio invited her and her partner to come to America in 1998, and she began to compete and teach in the United States. Her experience has been recognized by talent recruiters in the film industry, resulting in appearances in the movies Mona Lisa Smiles and Stepford Wives, enabling a membership with the Screen Actors Guild since 2003.
Igor Litvinov, from Moscow, Russia, began Ballroom Dancing at the age of 6. Igor had a very successful journey as a Junior, Youth and Amateur competitor, winning Russian National Championships as well as most of the open competitions hosted around the world such as the Italian Open, Dutch Open, French Open, and the German Open. In 1997, Igor and his partner Julia Iveleva danced their first recorded competition together, the German Open hosted in Mannheim, Germany in which they danced both Latin and Standard. They danced International Latin only at some of their first competitions, then 10 Dance for a bit, and then decided to concentrate on Standard. Igor and Julia moved to the United States and turned Professional. In America, they have won close to 100 events and represented the USA at the World Championships in the Professional Standard and Showdance categories. They have been US National Standard finalists for 10 years and have won the Showdance division three times at the Ohio Star Ball Championships. Igor Litvinov and Julia Iveleva were trained in London by the best teachers in the world, always looking for perfection and striving to be the best they could. They put many years into their dance education and were lucky enough to study closely with several previous generations of champions including Bill and Bobbie Irvine, Antony Hurley, Richard and Janet Gleave, Michael and Vicky Barr as well as many others. Igor resides in New York City, but travels all the time. He loves to visit new places and see the world and also enjoys going to all sorts of concerts and events with inspiring artistic performances in other forms of art, music, dance, and film. Igor is also a members of the United States Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD). Igor coaches children, Amateurs, Professional and Pro-Am couples. He also works with same-sex Ballroom competitive couples, one of whom became recent North-American National Champions. Igor has also had students became National Champions in the Junior and Youth categories.
Stanley McCallaStanley McCalla is a national & World Class Adjudicator and highly sought-after coach. He has been on the Fred Astaire National Dance Board since 1997. Stanley is also a dance board examiner for FADS and the official coach for New York University and Columbia University. He holds the highest levels of accreditation from both FADS and the ISTD. As a competitor he was four-times United States Amateur Champions with his wife Jennifer McCalla and represented the US in Latin, Standard, and 10-Dance Championships. As professional he was a US 10 dance finalist. He was an undefeated Fred Astaire National Champion in Smooth from 1995-1997 and won many Rising Star Championship titles in the Eastern US in Standard, Latin, and Smooth, along with Smooth Rising Star titles at Ohio Star, Breakers, and the Texas Challenge. Stanley also appeared in the movie Dance With Me. Together with his wife Jennifer, they were assistant choreographers for Adams Family II, and credited as ballroom consultants in the movie The Stepford Wives.
andrewphillipsA native of Minsk, Belarus, Andrew Phillips immigrated to the United States in 1994. Upon his arrival, Andrew quickly became renowned as one of the country’s leading competitors in International Latin Dancesport. He gained notoriety by winning such prestigious competitions as Northeast Open Invitational, Ohio Star Ball, Japan Open Invitational, United States World Rising Star Championship, and Blackpool, where he was a Rising Star Champion. His global standing in 2003 was number 2 in the United States and number 7 in the world. While he retired from competitive life in 2003, Andrew now teaches worldwide in New York, Japan, and Hong Kong. He also adjudicates numerous competitions in the United States. His greatest accomplishment was becoming an American citizen.
Helle Rusholt-Yi started dancing at the age of 3 at her local dancing school in Aalborg, Denmark. Growing up she trained in Ballroom, Tap, Ballet and Jazz. At the age of 17 she joined the performing group at her dancing school and did her first big tour in Thailand. Since then she has toured 3 times in Thailand, Kenya, and across Europe. In 1994 she moved to London, England to concentrate purely on Latin American dancing and trained with some of the best coaches in the world. In 1998 she turned Professional. In May 2000, after nearly 7 years in London, she moved to Boston to teach Ballroom dancing. She taught at a local dance studio, at MIT, and at Harvard. In January 2002, Helle joined Burn The Floor and went on tour in the US, Australia, and Japan.
In 1999, Sara was given the opportunity to teach and found she could not get enough of it! Wanting to challenge herself and be the best at it, she worked really hard and earned her Licentiate Certification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and her Associate Degree from the Canadian Dance Federation (CDF). Passionate about teaching, she motivates her students to love dancing as much as she does. On top of teaching at the studio she also coaches the UConn , Trinity College, Weslyan University, and UMass ballroom teams.
Christine Zona has been teaching ballroom dance since 1980. She has competed in the International Standard and Latin and the American Ballroom divisions. Titles include: North American Rising Star American Ballroom Champion and Chicago Harvest Moon Ball American Ballroom Champion. Today, she coaches competitive and hobby dancers in Pittsburgh, PA, Indianapolis, IN and New York, NY. Christine has also published a “how to dance” book through Human Kinetics that includes the American Style Ballroom dances, “Gotta Ballroom.” She is a certified adjudicator with the North American Dance Teachers Association.

Professional Showcase

We are so thrilled to present the BADC 2017 show couple, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk! They will be performing a wonderful showcase on the evening of Saturday, Dec 2nd at BADC 2017.

Marat and Alina started dancing together in 1999. Their incredible list of accomplishments includes their titles as Blackpool Professional Rising Star champions, three-time World Amateur 10-dance champions, two-time World Cup champions, and finalists in the UK Open, International, and World Championships. Most recently — on their last night before retiring from competition — they became Blackpool Professional Standard finalists.

You won’t want to miss this incredible performance! TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10221486.
Please don’t forget to pick up your ticket in person from the Ticket and Information Center (TIC) in the campus lobby of Lerner Hall!
*Front Row and VIP tickets get access to reserved front row seating.
**VIP ticket holders get to meet Marat and Alina after the show!

Competition Schedule

BADC 2017 will take place all of Saturday and Sunday morning until noon, December 2nd-3rd, 2017.

***Please note that the Registration Table will only be open from 7:00 am – 6:30 pm and from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from 7:00 am – 11:00 am on Sunday.***
**Please be ready at least 30 min before your event to ensure the competition runs on time! Please note that all times are subject to change.**
We will be clearing the ballroom twice during the competition, and we request your assistance in gathering your belongings and making a speedy exit!
*Please note that all of Novice Latin will take place in the afternoon during the Rhythm session.

Saturday, December 2
7:00 am – Doors Open

Syllabus Smooth
7:30 am – Bronze Smooth (Waltz/Tango, Foxtrot)
7:50 am – Gold Smooth (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz)
8:30 am – Newcomer Smooth (Waltz/Tango, Foxtrot)
9:10 am – Silver Smooth (Waltz/Tango, Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz)

Syllabus Standard
10:40 am – Bronze Standard (Waltz/Quickstep, Tango)
11:10 am – Gold Standard (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Quickstep, Viennese Waltz)
12:30 pm – Newcomer Standard (Waltz/Quickstep, Tango)
1:20 pm – Silver Standard (Waltz/Quickstep, Tango/Foxtrot)

Syllabus Rhythm + Novice Latin*
*Please note that all of Novice Latin will take place in the afternoon, during the Rhythm session.
3:00 pm – Bronze Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba, Swing)
3:10 pm – Gold Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba/Swing/Mambo, Bolero)
4:10 pm – Newcomer Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba, Swing)
4:50 pm – Silver Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba, Swing/Mambo)
5:20 pm – Novice Latin (Samba/Chacha/Rumba)

Evening Showcase and Open Level Events
6:30 pm – CLEAR THE BALLROOM
7:00 pm – Evening Showcase by Marat and Alina!

8:00 pm – Novice Standard (Waltz/Foxtrot/Quickstep)
8:10 pm – Pre-Champ Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba/Swing/Mambo, Bolero)
8:40 pm – Pre-Champ Standard (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Quickstep, Viennese Waltz)
8:50 pm – Championship Rhythm (Chacha/Rumba/Swing/Bolero/Mambo)
9:20 pm – Championship Standard (Waltz/Tango/Viennese Waltz/Foxtrot/Quickstep)
10:10 pm – Pre-Champ Smooth (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz)
10:50 pm – Championship Smooth (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz)
11:10 pm – General Dance
11:15 pm – Pre-Champ Latin (Chacha/Samba/Rumba/Jive, Paso Doble)
11:30 pm – Championship Latin (Chacha/Samba/Rumba/Paso Doble/Jive)

Sunday, December 3
7:00 am – Doors Open

Syllabus Latin
7:30 am – Bronze Latin (Chacha/Rumba, Jive)
8:10 am – Gold Latin (Chacha/Rumba/Samba/Jive)
9:30 am – Newcomer Latin (Chacha/Rumba, Jive)
10:10 am – Silver Latin (Chacha/Rumba, Samba/Jive)
11:30 am – CLEAR THE BALLROOM

Thanks for coming, see you at BADC 2018!

Rules and Policies

CU Ballroom believes strongly in healthy competition that treats our competitors fairly and empowers dancers of all levels. It is critical for competitors to understand our rules and policies in order for us to achieve our goals, so we encourage everyone to read the following rules thoroughly. Feel free to contact the board if you have any questions!

Each competitor can register for a maximum of 8 entries. An entry is defined as one event (ex. Bronze W/T or Gold W/T/F/Q). For example, you can register for all Bronze events (W/T and Q in Standard, W/T and F in Smooth, C/R and J in Latin, and C/R and S in Rhythm) and use up your 8 entries.

Double registration:

  • Double registration for two levels in the same style is not allowed for Silver and below. You cannot register for both Newcomer and Bronze or Bronze and Silver in the same style.
  • You are allowed to register for both Silver and Gold, Gold and Pre-Championship, or Pre-Championship and Championship in the same style.
  • Those who are double-registered in scholarship events and make both finals will only be eligible for the higher-level scholarship.

Novice:

  • Due to time constraints, we will only be offering Novice events in the International styles this year.
  • If you have ever registered for Championship, or if you have 4+ in Pre-Championship, you are ineligible to register for Novice at BADC.
  • Because the purpose of this event is to serve as a transitional level for couples who have recently pointed out of Gold and are competing with Open choreography for the first time, we will not be making any exceptions to this policy.

Same-sex partnerships:

  • All same-sex partnerships will be allowed.
  • Such partnerships must adhere to the same restrictions on registration stated above.
  • Accumulated YCN (Youth and College Network) points will apply regardless of role. For example, if you have pointed out of Silver Standard as a follow, you will not be allowed to lead Silver Standard; you must lead Gold Standard if you want to switch roles.
  • If you register as a lead in one style, you cannot double-register in the same style as a follow infor another level. In other words, you cannot register to lead Silver Latin and follow Gold Latin; you must lead or follow in both levels.

Other registration rules:

  • There are no restrictions on age or affiliation. Youth, adult, and non-collegiate competitors are welcome.
  • We strongly encourage competitors to dance at a higher level if they have placed out of three dances in any style at a given level. Please be considerate of your fellow dancers. We will contact anyone whom we deem unfit for the level they are registered for.

The accumulation of 7+ points in an event at a particular level according to the Youth and College Network point system makes a competitor ineligible to compete in that event or level. All couples must compete at the level of the more experienced dancer.

If you notice any registered entries that should be ineligible for the level entered, please email us at badcregistrar@gmail.com by 12:00 pm NOON on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, and include relevant published results list in your email. We will respond by email after our registrars have investigated your claims. Any invigilation emails sent after the deadline will be discarded.

TBA (to-be-assigned) partnerships are allowed. We will do our best day-of to match up all dancers who have not registered with a partner.

Newcomer and Bronze: ISTD Bronze syllabus for International style, USISTD Bronze syllabus for American style. No continuity footwork.

Silver and Gold: ISTD Silver or Gold syllabus respectively for International style, and USISTD, DVIDA, FADS, AMDS Silver or Gold syllabus respectively or any other major syllabus for American style.

Syllabus Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble: ISTD Gold syllabus and below for International style, and USISTD, DVIDA, FADS, AMDS Gold syllabus and below or any other major syllabus for American style.

Open: Not restricted to syllabus, but no lifts permitted.

Note on invigilation: Couples who commit an infraction will get a warning in the preliminary rounds. If they still commit the infraction in the final, they will be dropped one place.

Costumes are prohibited in Newcomer but are allowed in all other levels.

Costumes are defined as:

  • Anything tailored with rhinestones, sequins or feathers
  • Tailsuits and Latin shirts with a slitted front or other such styling

The organizers have the right to eject anyone from the premises for unruly conduct or for violation of any of the rules or guidelines. Flagrant disregard of any of the rules or regulations will result in a mark down of placement or in a disqualification where necessary.

Should you change your plans for competing after registering, please notify us by November 19th, 2017. In case of extenuating circumstances, please reach out to us at badc.registrar@gmail.com for an exception. Refunds will not be made if we are notified later than the stipulated deadline.

Housing

We understand that it might be difficult for competitors to find suitable and affordable accommodations in New York during the competition period. As such, the BADC Board and the rest of the CU Ballroom Dance Club will try our best to provide housing for competitors in need.

For teams that require housing during competition period, please have your team CAPTAIN contact badc.h.columbia@gmail.com to request the housing form for your team. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but housing is not guaranteed and is given on a first come, first served basis. **Please also take note that the deadline for submitting housing requests is Sunday, November 12th, 2017.**

If you have any further questions regarding housing, do not hesitate to contact us at badc.h.columbia@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on December 2 and 3!

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