Rules and Policies


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Dance Events Guidelines


Judging – Impression judging shall be used by adjudicators to evaluate performances. The final results shall be determined using the Skating System.

Bronze Footwork
Participants must use closed footwork in all Bronze smooth dances. Continuity
styling will not be permitted.

• Styling and Figures
Penalty points will be assessed to American style performances should they
contain International styling or figures.
Participants in closed International Latin and Ballroom events will be permitted
to dance only ISTD figures per their respective category.
Open footwork will be permitted in the Advanced Freestyles as it already
applies to the Open Freestyles.

• Lifts
Participants may include lifts in only the Theatre Arts Cabaret, Theatrical
Ballroom and Showdance events. Only 3 lifts allowed in Showdance.