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).
To qualify for all scholarship events, a student must enter a minimum of 4 (Smooth) and 5 (Rhythm, Ballroom, Latin) Pro/Am single dances per scholarship event entered. When entering a Multi Dance Event each individual dance will count as a single dance entry (i.e. an entry into the U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Rhythm Competition (C/R/SW/B/MA) would count as 5 single dances). All scholarships are unisex competitions for adults. Closed scholarships are restricted to Bronze & Silver students. Please remember that the closed scholarships are restricted to closed syllabus figures (Bronze restricted to Bronze Syllabus and Silver restricted to Bronze & Silver Syllabus). Open scholarships are not restricted to any figures. In any scholarship event with fewer than three entries, the organizer reserves the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions and merge competitors into one division. The U.S. National Pro/Am Scholarship Championships are open to all Pro/Am Canadian couples who are trained in and dancing an NDCA recognized Syllabus. In The U.S. National Pro/Am Scholarship Championships a student may enter two consecutive levels (Closed Bronze and Closed Silver or Closed Silver and Open Gold) and two age categories (a student?s true age category and one age category lower). The Open to the World Scholarship Championships may be entered in a student's true age category and one age down. Students entering the Closed Bronze or Closed Silver US National Scholarships may enter the Open to the World Scholarship in the same style. Students MUST enter the scholarship level corresponding to the level of the majority of single dance entries in any style. At no time will a Pro/Am student be allowed to dance "down" a level.