2018 Indiana Challenge
February 22-25, 2018

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  2013-18 Indiana Challenge

  Rules and Regulations:

 EXHIBITIONS:
 Keep all Solos, Formations, or Showdance routines must be 3 minutes or under on and off
 the floor!  Music must be on a labeled CD.  A maximum of three (3) solo exhibitions
 Per student is permitted.  Exhibition critique sheets will be available to studio personnel
 after each event. Please see registrar or scrutineer for the sheets.
 
 
SHOWDANCE SCHOLARSHIPS must have two lifts per routine.   Only one showdance entry
 per student.

 ALL DANCES (including Multi-dance & Scholarships):
 Material used should be based on the N.D.C.A. Syllabus or its equivalent.   International
 restricted to I.S.T.D. or I.D.T.A. Syllabi.  Any couple dancing out of category will be given
 one warning.  If the couple continues to dance out of category, they will be dropped down
 two placement levels. 

 ALL AMERICAN STYLE BRONZE CATEGORIES: (including Scholarships)
 Material used should be based the N.D.C.A. rules. No Continuity Style in closed Bronze
 categories.  If you have won the bronze scholarship is a particular style, you
 may NOT compete in that same bronze scholarship again.

 OPEN DIVISIONS:
 Open Division cannot contain any lifts, other than that, there are no restrictions.

 AGE CATEGORIES:
 J1 = 4-7 Yrs.        J2 = 8-11 Yrs.      J3 = 12-13 Yrs.    J4 = 14-15 Yrs.     J5 = 16-18 Yrs.
 A1 = 16-25 Yrs    A2 = 26-35 Yrs.   B1 = 36-45 Yrs.  
  B2 = 46-53 Yrs.    C1 = 54-61 Yrs.     C2 = 62-69 Yrs.    D1 = 70-77 Yrs.   D2 = 78 Yrs & Up

 Students may dance in an age category younger, but not older than their own age and may
 only dance in three (3) age categories.  Amateur couples should enter the age category of
 the younger partner.  Juniors see NDCA rules for more details at www.ndca.org.

 PROFESSIONAL:
 Professionals winning the Rising Star event in a certain style will not be allowed to compete
 again in that same style in the Rising star division.

 DANCE LEVELS:
 Newcomer level is reserved for those students who have taken 50 lessons or less.
 Students may dance in four (4) consecutive levels within a particular style. 
 I.E.:  Rhythm-Bronze II/Open Bronze/Pre-Silver/Silver I, and may also dance in three (3)
 consecutive Open levels. example: Open Bronze, open Silver, open gold.  You may dance
 in 2 consecutive scholarships within a particular style.  See scholarship rules below.

 JUNIOR DRESS CODE:
 The junior dress code will be strictly enforced.  See the NDCA rules for details.

 AMATEUR COUPLE JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
 The amateur couple junior scholarships will now be split into 2 separate categories:
 J1 = 12-15 and J2 = 16-19

 SCHOLARSHIPS:
 
SCHOLARSHIP-A Will include ages 16-39, SCHOLARSHIP-B Will include ages 40 & Up.
 All couples will compete against each other within their appropriate age scholarship
 regardless of gender. 
 You can dance in 2 scholarships within a particular Style.
 
So bronze dancers can dance the bronze & silver scholarship, silver dancers can dance the
 silver and bronze OR silver and open scholarship, gold dancers can dance the silver and the
 open scholarship, but not the bronze. Pro/Am couples must dance the freestyles for that
 scholarship meaning if you dance the bronze scholarship, you must dance the bronze
 freestyles, if you dance the silver scholarship, you must dance the silver freestyles and if
 you dance the open scholarship, you must dance the gold or open freestyles, etc
  If you
 have won a bronze scholarship in a particular style, you may NOT compete in that same
 style bronze scholarship again. 

 Amateur couples competing in any open scholarships have to register with NDCA before the
 competition.  For information contact:  www.ndca.org


 SMOKING, USE OF VIDEO CAMERAS, AND TROPHIES:
 No smoking in the ballroom, please. 

 No video cameras allowed in the ballroom on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
.  A videographer
 will be available on these days. 


 Their will be no videographer available on Sunday, so parents can feel free to bring your own
 camcorders
.

 One trophy or plaque per formation will be given.  Each junior will  receive one participation
 gift.

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 BRONZE COMPULSORY: - Age Categories
  Adult:    A = 18-35,  B = 36-51,  C = 52 & Up
  Juniors: J1 = 6-11,  J2 = 12-15,  J3 = 16-19


 BRONZE COMPULSORY: - Allowable Figures
 Rumba:                                            Cha-Cha:

  Box                                                                  Basic
  5th Position                                                   
  Chase
  2nd Position                                                
   Sweetheart
  Cross Body Lead                                        
    Cross Body Lead
  Cross Over Breaks                                 
        Cross Over Breaks
  Forward & Back Walks                                
   Triple Progressive (Forward & Back Only)
  Open Breaks with Alternating Turns        
     Open Breaks with Alternating Turns

 Waltz:                                              Foxtrot:
  Left & Right Box Turns                         
         Basic
  Progressive                                          
         Zig Zag
  Spirals                                                   
        Spirals
  5th Position                                             
        Swing Step
  Back to Back                                           
       Left Turn Basic
  Open Break & Underarm Turn              
        Left & Right Box Turns
  Box with Underarm Turn                         
       Promenade with Outside Underarm Turn

 BRONZE COMPULSORY: -  Rules
  1.
        No steps can be used other than the ones listed above.
  2.
        90% of your score will be based on the technique and rhythm and 10% on styling.
  3.
        No rhythm changes are allowed except in the Cha-Cha step; Triple Progressive.
  4.
        You may dance the steps in any order.
  5.
        No fakes for the man or lady.
  6.
        No passing the feet in Smooth except for the lady in the Box with Underarm Turn.
  7.
        You may use the steps more than once in your sequence.
  8.
        You will be placed last for not following the rules.

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 Pro/Am & AM/AM MULTI-DANCE, COMPULSORY, and World PRO/AM
 DANCESPORT SERIES (Adult Only) EVENTS:

 Rhythm Dances:                                             

   Bronze:       Cha-Cha, Rumba & Swing                    
   Silver:         Cha-Cha, Rumba & Swing                    

   Open Gold:
 Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

 
Smooth Dances:
   Bronze:       Waltz, Tango & Foxtrot
   Silver: 
        Waltz, Tango & Foxtrot
   Open Gold:   Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & VW

 Latin Dances:                                         
   Bronze:       Cha-Cha, Rumba & Samba

   Silver:         Cha-Cha, Rumba & Samba 
   Open Gold:  Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, PD & Jive

 Standard Dances:
   Bronze:       Waltz, Tango & Quick Step
   Silver:         Waltz, Tango & Quick Step
   open Gold:  Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, VW, Quick Step


 
Age Categories for SCHOLARSHIP Events:
 Adult:     A
= 16 39,   B =  40 & Up

 
 Age Categories for Multi-Dance:
 Adult:     A
= 18 35,   B = 36 51,    C = 52 & Up
 Juniors:  J1 = 6 11,    J2 = 12 15,   J3 = 16 19



 DRESS CODE:
 Ballroom and Latin costumes are permitted, but not necessary especially for the
 newcomer level.

 ENTRY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31st

 For more information:
   Tim & Sue Bourget
   7911 Austin Ave.
   Schererville, Indiana  46375

   Phone: (219) 322-8381
   Email:
indchallenge@gmail.com

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