Rules and Regulations


  1. The material used should be based on the NDCA syllabus, Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire social step list or any approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA.


  2. The following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur American Free Styles only:

    • Pre Bronze: Steps 1 through 5
    • Intermediate Bronze: 1 through 8
    • Full Bronze: 1 through 10
    • Pre Silver: 1 through 5
    • Intermediate Silver: 1 through 8
    • Full Silver: 1 through 10
    • Intermediate Gold: 1 through 8
    • Full Gold: 1 through 10

    The following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur International Freestyles only:
    Pre-Bronze through Full Gold – any approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA.


  3. Pro-Am & Student /Student Age Divisions: you can enter only 2 age divisions – your actual age and one age division lower. Pre-teen and Junior must enter their actual age division.


  4. Level of Dance: In American and International Style – Pro-Am or Amateur Couples:
    You may dance up to THREE levels and one Open level. The levels must be in consecutive order, you can not Skip a level.


  5. No Continuity Style in Bronze.


  6. American and International Style Pro-Am Dress Code: costumes are allowed at any/all levels. Preteen and Juniors must adhere to NDCA rules (www.ndca.org).


  7. In any category with fewer than 3 entries, the organizers reserves the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions and merge competitors into one open division.


  8. Solo Routines are not to exceed three (3) minutes. Music will be faded out after 3 minutes. Music must be provided on CD’s.


  9. There will be no substituting of a student with another student during the weekend.


  10. Invigilation will be used for all restricted categories. They will be strictly supervised and competitors committing infractions will be disqualified.


  11. Professional Show Dance: Couples will be judges performing a solo routine of their own choice, not to exceed 4 minutes in duration. Including walk-on and walk-off music. All competitors must come prepared with their own music on CD’s.


  12. All person’s attending this event, whether as spectators or as Officials or as Competitors or guests of the Organizers, shall be bound by NDCA rules and by participating in The NV Ball Dancesport Championships will automatically obliged to adhere to them.


  13. Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Cancellation made prior to July 17, 2015 must be in writing to receive a refund 30 days after the event. A 20% cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled after July 17, 2015. No refunds will be made if cancelled after August 12, 2015. Cancelled entries taken at the event cannot be substituted by another entry and no refund will be made on such a cancellation.
    There are NO refunds or exchanges on admission tickets. Entry Deadline is: JULY 17, 2015 **Please make checks payable to: LVBC, LLC.**


  14. Professionals and Amateurs couples competing in any capacity must be currently registered with the NDCA and supply the Organizers with a current registration number on our entry forms. For Professionals and Amateurs:

    Mr. Lee Wakefield
    Brigham Young University
    263 Richards Building
    Provo, UT 84602

    www.ndca.org


  15. No videotaping or filming will be allowed. A professional video production company will be present to video participants dancing.

Competitor Conduct


  1. While on the competition premises, competitors shall conduct themselves in a civil sportsmanlike manner at all times.


  2. It is the competitor’s responsibility to be in attendance in advance of the advertised time scheduled for the events they are entering.


  3. Competitors entering The NV Ball event shall accept as final the individual markings of the Judges and no appeal against them can be made, except when it can be shown that the actual marking have been incorrectly interpreted.


  4. No competitor shall harass or question a judge about his/her personal reasons for marking.


  5. Any competitor who removes any of the master scrutineer sheets without the permission of the Organizers shall render himself liable to disciplinary action.


  6. The Organizers of The NV Ball reserve the right to reject the application of any competitor who has violated any of the above rules of conduct in any recognized NDCA event.

  • For Registration please contact:
  • Barb Hill – Registrar
  • Phone: (614) 875-5881

  • Please make checks payable to: LVBC, LLC.
  • Email all forms to: barbathome@ameritech.net
  • Mail to:
  • The NV Ball
  • c/o Barb Hill – Registrar
  • 4747 Haughn Road
  • Grove City, OH 43102