Prize Money

PRIZE MONEY & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Top Studios

Male and Female in American and International Styles with the most cumulative points.

Awards

SMALL STUDIO

1-2 COMPETING STUDENTS

MEDIUM STUDIO

3-5 COMPETING STUDENTS

LARGE STUDIO

6+ COMPETING STUDENTS

Professional Open Events

Cash prize

Place

Open

Rising Stars

Show Dance

1st

$1,500

$500

$500

2nd

$1,000

$400

$400

3rd

$800

$300

$300

4th

$600

$200

$200

5th

$400

$150

$150

6th

$200

$100

$100

Amateur Couple

American and International. Couple with the most cumulative points.

Amateur Scholarships

Place

Youth/Under 21

Open “A”

1st

$250

$500

2nd

$150

$250

3rd

$100

$150

Top Teacher

Cash Awards

Place

Prize Money

Min. Entries

1st

$5,000 + Bonus

250

2nd

$3,000 + Bonus

175

3rd

$2,000 + Bonus

150

4th

1,000 + Bonus

125

5th

$900 + Bonus

100

6th

$800 + Bonus

75

7th

$700 + Bonus

75

8th

$600 + Bonus

50

Top Mixed Amateur Teacher

                

Place

Prize Money

Min.Entries

1st

$500

100

2nd

$300

75

3rd

$200

50

 

Important

BONUS:

Guaranteed to every Top teacher/studio with most entries placed from 1st to 8th place:

Every teacher with over 350 entries ($2000 Bonus)

Every Teacher with 275-350 entries ($1,000 Bonus)

Teachers and Students must all be on package. All entries must be received and paid in full by the deadline

* 2020 The Crown Jewell of Dancesport *

Rules & Regulations

  1. All persons attending The Crown Jewel of Dancesport (spectators, competitors, officials, staff, guests, etc.) shall be bound by the rules and regulations of the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) and, by participating in this event, automatically become obligated to adhere to them.

  2. Every person attending The Crown Jewel of Dancesport does so at his or her own risk and expressly and irrevocably waves any claim or claims against the NDCA, Atlantic DanceSport Challenge, its organizers, employees and representatives arising from any loss, personal injury, death or damage associated with this event.

  3. The Crown Jewel of Dancesport, its organizers and the NDCA accept no responsibility for damage, loss or theft of property left in the changing rooms, ballroom, guest rooms or hotel.

  4. This event may be photographed by video, photography or other method. All persons attending this event may be photographed and, by their presence, waive any claim related to the use of that photography and the rights of any copyright, privacy or publicity associated with said photography. The Crown Jewel of Dancesport and its organizers reserve all print, electronic and broadcast rights and reserve the right to use any and all photography taken at the Atlantic DanceSport Challenge for future promotional purposes.

  5. Private videotaping is not allowed at any time during The Crown Jewell of Dancesport. Violators may be asked to leave the ballroom or have their cameras confiscated until after the competition. Professional photographic services will be available.

  6. All competitors at The Crown Jewel of Dancesport must be registered with the NDCA and provide their current and official registration numbers to the organizers on entry forms and upon request.

  7. Entry waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

  8. Entries consist of completed entry form, signed waiver, accounting form (if applicable) & payment in full. Incomplete entries will not be processed.

  9. All entries must be complete, and all fees paid before competitor numbers are issued and before competitors are allowed to dance.

  10. The organizers reserve the right to modify the final schedule if necessary. In accordance with NDCA rules, events may commence up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time.

  11. Competitors must be in the ballroom at least 30 minutes before their scheduled event and in the “on deck” area at least 2 heats prior to their scheduled heat. Events will not be delayed for latecomers.

  12. Events with fewer than 3 entries may be cancelled or combined across age and/or gender divisions. Prize monies may be reduced in events with fewer than 3 entries.

  13. The judges’ decisions will be final. No competitor shall question or harass a judge about his or her personal marks.

  14. Marks will be posted. Anyone removing posted marks or master scrutineer sheets without permission may be subject to disciplinary action.

  15. All closed syllabus events will be invigilated using the current NDCA list of elements and restrictions. Penalties may be given without warning for any syllabus infractions.

  16. Competitors shall conduct themselves in a civil, sportsmanlike manner at all times while on the competition premises.

  17. The organizers reserve the right to reject entries from competitors who have previously violated rules of conduct at other NDCA events.

  1. Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations received by the organizers on or before May 13, 2020 will receive a refund (minus a $50 service charge) by mail no later than 30 days after completion of the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 14, 2020. Credit or partial credit toward entry fees for the following year, may be considered at the sole discretion of the organizers in emergency situations when notified prior to the start of the competition and when accompanied by a physician’s certificate. No credit will be issued for packages cancelled after May 14, 2020.

  2. Additional rules for Pro/Am competitors include:

    1. Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth Pro/Am competitors may dance up one age level.

    2. Adult & Senior Pro/Am competitors may dance down in age from their actual age level (but not into Youth).

    3. Pro/Am competitors may dance in two consecutive levels per style (ex Bronze & Silver, not Bronze & Gold).

    4. The Newcomer category is restricted to Pro/Am students in their first year of competing. Newcomers may not have

      competed in any NDCA-sanctioned event prior to May 2019. The Newcomer division is restricted to the bronze syllabus.

    5. Pro/Am competitors must enter the same single dances in the same style in order to enter multi-dance events.

    6. Ladies and gentlemen will be combined for all multi-dance Pro/Am events.

    7. Figures used in American-style Newcomer through Full Silver syllabus events are restricted to NDCA-approved figures,

      elements and restrictions. Figures used in American-style Gold syllabus events are restricted to the approved syllabi of

      member organizations of the NDCA and the official NDCA American-style syllabus.

    8. Figures used in International Newcomer through Full Gold syllabus events are restricted to NDCA-approved figures,

      elements and restrictions.

    9. Syllabus figure restrictions do not apply to Gold Star or Open events.

    10. No continuity style will be allowed in the American Bronze levels.

    11. Lifts are not permitted at any time.

    12. Costumes are permitted at any level for Junior, Youth, Adult and Senior Pro/Am competitors. Pre-Teen competitors

      must adhere to NDCA Pre-Teen costume requirements.

    13. SCHOLARSHIPS: Couples MUST Dance the same number of single dances offered in the Scholarship event, Per

      Scholarship. Couples May NOT dance down in level of Scholarship from level danced in Single Dances. Open is Open to all Levels. Organizer reserves the right to 1⁄2 Prize money, if less then 3 entrants Per event. All Scholarships are UNISEX Events.

  3. Additional rules for Student/Student competitors include:

    1. Student/Student events are limited to one adult student Pro/Am dancer competing with another adult student Pro/Am dancer (both of whom must comply with the NDCA definition of Pro/Am Student dancer).

    2. Student/Student events are not open to amateur dancers who compete in Amateur Competitions and/or Championships at the “Open Amateur” proficiency level.

    3. Student/Student couples may enter single dances only.

  4. Additional rules for Amateur competitors include:

    1. Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth and Adult dancers competing in Amateur events at the Atlantic DanceSport Challenge must be registered with the NDCA unless they are only participating in Pro/Am events. They must provide their current and official NDCA registration numbers to the organizers on entry forms and upon request. NDCA registration may be completed online at www.ndca.org.

    2. An amateur couple’s age classification eligibility is determined by: 1) the age of the older partner for Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth and Adult classifications or 2) the age of the younger partner for Senior classifications.

    3. Under 6, Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth amateur couples may dance up one age category.

    4. Senior amateur couples may dance down one age category.

    5. Amateur competitors may dance in two consecutive levels per style (ex Bronze & Silver, not Bronze & Gold) and two

      consecutive age categories where eligible.

    6. Singles events are open to individual amateur Under 6, Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth competitors. The Single competitor

      must be partnered by another amateur competitor aged eighteen years or younger. The age of the Single competitor

      shall determine the age level entered and only the Single will be judged.

    7. Figures used in American-style Newcomer through Silver syllabus events are restricted to NDCA-approved figures,

      elements and restrictions. Figures used in American-style Gold syllabus events are restricted to the approved syllabi of

      member organizations of the NDCA and the official NDCA American-style syllabus.

    8. Figures used in International-style Newcomer through Gold syllabus events are restricted to NDCA-approved figures,

      element and restrictions.

    9. No continuity style will be allowed in the American Bronze levels.

  1. Lifts are not permitted at any time.

  2. Costuming requirements are as follows:

    • ▪  NDCA costume requirements for Pre-Teen

    • ▪  Syllabus dress for Newcomer through Gold

    • ▪  Either “Syllabus” dress or “Open Amateur” dress for Novice

    • ▪  “Open Amateur” dress for Pre-Champ and above

  1. The dress code for spectators is as follows: casual for daytime, dressy for evening.

  2. Smoking of any kind is not permitted in the ballroom, foyer or changing rooms at any time.

  3. Complete NDCA rules and regulations can be found at www.ndca.org.

  4. TOP TEACHER: Teachers and Students must all be on package. All entries must be received and paid in full by the deadline Top Teacher is Awarded by accumulative Points and Entries. Please See AWARDS PAGE for points table.

 

Pro/Am Students

American or International Styles, Male or Fremale with most cumulative points.

Pro/Am Scholarships

Place

Closed

Open

1st

$300

$350

2nd

$200

$250

3rd

$100

$150