United States Dance Championships

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take picture or video at the competition?

Photography policy – We would like to remind everyone attending the United States Dance Championships – Please, no professional cameras or filming.  We have hired professional photographers and videographers for this event.  You may use your digital camera or cell phone from your assigned seat only.  Please do not get up from your seat to photograph the dancers and obstruct the view of others enjoying the competition.  Thank you!

 

We are Pro/Am Overseas competitiors – what events can we enter?

 You may enter in all Open to the World events, as listed below. Click on the link for the entry forms. 

Open to the World –  Single Dances        |       Open to the World – Rising Star        |        Open to the World – Championships 

 

Who can enter the Pro/Am U.S. Open to the World Rising Star event?

This event is open to students who have not placed in the Final of the U.S. Open Pro/Am Multidance Scholarships in any previous USDC. If you have, you are ineligible to compete in the same Rising Star Multidance Level, Style, and Age category in any following years at USDC.
 
 
 

 How can I enter the U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Grand Championship “John Monte Memorial Scholarship “event?

You must be invited to compete in this event. The winners of the Bronze-Silver and Open Gold Pro/Am “Open to The World” Latin, Rhythm, Standard, Smooth Scholarships (age categories A, B, C, S1 & S2) and the Ten Dance and Nine Dance championships (age categories A & C) vie for this Grand Championship title. The winners of these two events will split the John Monte Memorial Scholarship $1,000 prize money which is sponsored by the NDCA.

           1st Place Bronze- Silver, dances on Friday Eve Session 10, September 6th, 2019 – Winner receives $500 Cash Prize 
           1st Place Open Gold, dances on Saturday Evening Session 12, September 7th, 2019 – Winner receives $500 Cash Prize