Rules and Policies

Important Rules and Policies

Please read the Important information and the Rules and regulations forms that can be downloaded with all the other forms.

Point Allocations

Clarifications & Notations

  • There will be NO deduction of points for uncontested events as this is beyond the competitor’s control.
  • The points from proficiency categories will count as half of the value toward Top Awards including Top Teacher & Top Studio
  • The Pro/Am and Amateur Multi-Dance Championships & Triple Crown Multi-Dance Scholarship Challenges Closed Bronze & Silver Scholarships 9 & 10 Dance Championships offer one point per dance entered plus the points earned upon placement
  • New-latecomer (not printed in program) attendees’ points will count toward top awards, scholarships, etc. However, pre-registered attendees’ write-in points will not be counted; unless, the necessity for the write-in is due to a DCU, Inc. data processing error.)
  • Hardship partner replacement points will be considered on a per situation basis. Standard policy dictates whomever dances – receives points earned.

Exhibitions, Showcases, Formations, and Theatre Arts Events

per entry ………………. 1 point
1st place ………………. 3 points (100-90)
2nd place ………………. 2 points (89-80)
3rd place ………………. 1 point (79 & under)

The actual adjudication marks are converted to placements and points.

Pro/Am and Amateur Events

Excluding Multi-Dance Championships and Triple Crown Scholarship Challenges.

per entry …………………….. 1 point
1st place (contested) 3 points
1st place (uncontested) 3 points
2nd place (contested) 2 points
2nd place (uncontested) 2 points
3rd place (contested) 1 point

Pro/Am and Amateur Multi-Dance Championships

per dance ………………….. 1 point
1st place contested 3 points
1st place uncontested 3 points
2nd place contested 2 points
2nd place uncontested 2 points
3 rd place contested 1 point

Professional Events

1st place ……………. 5 points
2nd place ……………. 4 points
3rd place ……………. 3 points
finalist ……………. 2 points
semifinalist ……………. 1 point

Triple Crown Scholarships Challenges

per dance ……………….. 1 point
1st place ……………….. 3 points
2nd place ……………….. 2 points
3rd place ……………….. 1 point