Registration and Payment

**Regular registration for the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge 2018 is now open through Sunday, November 18th, 2018!

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: 10/8/18 – 10/21/18 — CLOSED
Regular Registration: 10/22/18 – 11/18/18
Late Registration: 11/19/18 – 11/27/18  (**You may still register on O2CM - But you will not be able to pay by check, you must pay in cash the day of the competition.**)

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 “Kathryn Sirko”, our BADC Chair. In the memo, please write “Ballroom Dance BADC 2018” 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 10/21/18 to qualify for the early registration discounted fee.

  2. Checks covering regular registration competitors must be postmarked by 11/18/18 to qualify for the regular registration fee.

  3. All checks postmarked after 11/18/18 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 2018”, 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 11/18/18 to avoid late registration fees.

  2. All checks postmarked after 11/18/18 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

Kathryn Sirko
4245 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 18, 2018. 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 2018!

Officials

Jennifer McCalla / Chair of Judges

Chris Sayotovich / Scrutineer

Daniel Libatique / Music Director

Yang Chen / MC

Austin Joson and Nino Dzneladze / Showcase Couple

Judges

  • Benito Garcia

  • Tatiana Keegan

  • Wendi Davies

  • Bill Davies

  • Stanley McCalla

  • Ruslan Wilder

  • Katusha Wilder

  • Kateryna Angelone

  • Dawna Nocera

  • Mark Nocera

  • Nadiya Kravets

  • Zachary Bordonaro

  • Evgueni Chaoulski

  • Gene LaPierre

  • Sara Schilling


Professional Showcase

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Competition Schedule

BADC 2018 will take place all of Saturday and Sunday morning until noon, December 1st-2nd, 2018.

***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! 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!

Sunday, December 2

Morning: 7:30 am

  • Latin

End time: 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 1

Morning: 7:30 am

  • Smooth

  • Standard

Afternoon: 2:00 pm

  • Rhythm

  • Novice (Standard and Latin)

Evening Showcase: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening: 8:00 pm

  • Open (Pre-Champ and Champ)


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.

Requesting Housing

  1. Please have your team CAPTAIN email badc.h.columbia@gmail.com to request a housing spreadsheet for your team well in advance of November 11, 2018.

  2. Fill out the housing spreadsheet and send it back to badc.h.columbia@gmail.com as soon as possible.

  3. The deadline for submitting a housing spreadsheet is Sunday, November 11th, 2018.

  4. We will let you know your housing situation as early as possible before BADC.

We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but housing is not guaranteed and is given on a first come, first served basis.

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 1 and 2!