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Junior Rules and Regulations

The Yankee Classic DanceSport Championships ® is a National Dance Council of America recognized event and is run under its rules and regulations.
All participants are obliged to adhere by the Official Rules published by the NDCA which can be found in the official NDCA rulebook.
Juvenile, Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth couples are required to be registered with the NDCA in order to take part in NDCA events.


HOTEL
Marriott Cambridge Center ~ for Hotel Reservations call 617 494-6600, ask for the Yankee Classic Rate or contact the organizers.


DEADLINE
All Junior Entries and Fees should be received by the Deadline. All entries received by the deadline will receive a Confirmation.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Only written cancellations due to illness will be honored.
Cancellations due to illness will be given a credit towards next years event. Cancellations received at the event will not receive a credit.


CHANGES
Any entry changes on the day of the competition MUST BE MADE at least 1 HOUR before the heat is to be danced.
All changes are subject to the approval of the Chairman of Judges and must be made with our Registrar.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.


SYLLABUS

Please note we have both CLOSED and OPEN Divisions ~ Teachers PLEASE place your students in the correct categories.
NOTE IN ALL CLOSED DIVISIONS~ FIGURES MUST be DANCED WITHIN THE FRAME WORK OF THE SYLLABUS.
Invigilators will be used for all CLOSED syllabus Divisions ~ Couples committing infractions
will first be warned by the Invigilator, if no corrections are made it will result in being placed last.
If your students routines have any form of choreography other than syllabus figures please enter them in the OPEN categories.


*** JUVENILE AND PRE-TEEN COSTUME RULES ***
Please note we have both CLOSED and OPEN Juvenile and Pre-Teen Divisions.
**IN ALL CLOSED DIVISIONS~ NDCA PRE-TEEN COSTUME RULES WILL BE IN EFFECT.


*** JUNIOR OPEN SINGLES ***
This is a category for Juniors without regular dance partners.
The single boy or girl in this category will be being judged, they will not be judged as a couple. Please make sure you place an (OS) next
to the open singles name. Also all partners names must be listed, entries will not be excepted without both partners names.
The boy will wear the number.
CASH AWARD will be GIVEN to the TOP 3 “JUNIOR OPEN SINGLE PARTNERS”


ON DECK AREA
We will have an ON DECK area for the children to be in waiting to compete.
ALL JUNIORS MUST USE THIS AREA TO ENTER and EXIT THE DANCE FLOOR.
We cannot rerun heats for couples ~ please have your couples in this area 30 minutes prior to their heat. PLEASE NOTE: this area is not
for parents. We will allow one (1) teacher per studio in this area to help make sure their students are ready.
This area should not be used as a viewing area for teachers.


JUNIOR STUDIO OWNERS
If you have 5 Junior Couples participating in our event on “SUNDAY” your Sunday admission into the Ballroom is FREE!!
Please note: one (1) owner per studio. PLEASE SEE CATHI FOR YOUR SUNDAY ADMISSION PASS!


VIDEO CAMERA and DIGITAL CAMERAS WITH VIDEO CAPABILITY WILL BE ALLOWED ON “SUNDAY ONLY”
Video Taping at any other time is NOT ALLOWED. We reserve the right to take video tapes and or digital cards.
We also reserve the right to have security remove any persons not adhering to our video policy.
Admission will not be refunded to anyone removed from the ballroom for not adhering to our video policies.
Studio Owners Please Advise All Parents!

Rules and Regulations:


The Yankee Classic & New England DanceSport Championships ® is sanctioned by the National Dance Council of America

and is run under its rules and regulations. All participants are obliged to adhere by the
Official Rules published by the NDCA which can be found in the official NDCA rulebook.


Both Professional and Amateur couples are required to be registered with the NDCA in order to take part in NDCA events.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
All written requests for refunds will be considered 60 days following the event to allow for the processing of the master hotel bill.


PACKAGES
Cancellations in writing and received before May 5th will be charged a cancellation fee of $100 per package.
Cancellations in writing and received between May 5th & May 10th will be charged a cancellation fee of $150 per package.
Cancellations in writing received after May 10th will be charged $250.
Cancellations received postmarked June 1st or after WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
Cancellations received at the event WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.


ENTRY FEES
Entries canceled before May 10th will receive a credit for our next years event.
Credits are not transferable and MUST be used the following year.
Emergency Health issues will receive a credit for next years event.
Entries canceled after May 10th cannot be refunded.
Entries canceled at the event can not be used by another student.


ADVANCED TICKETS
Advance Tickets cannot be refunded or credited.


DRESS CODE


AMATEUR NOVICE

Closed Syllabus Divisions:
Bronze, Silver, Gold and Open Level Syllabus divisions in both International and American Styles
may wear costumes, however it is not required.

Open Novice Divisions:
Costumes are encouraged.


PRO-AM and STUDENT-STUDENT
Competition attire should be worn by competitors whenever possible.


WHAT TO WEAR?
Where costumes are not worn~You should wear:
Ladies~cocktail or suitable dress, and Gentlemen~dark suit, tuxedo, dance vest, or sweater jacket