Change in allowed fabric for Pre-Teen girls
Effective August 2, 2018 NDCA rule X.D.1.b.(5).(a). has been revised slightly. This rule deals with the fabric/materials that is used for Pre-Teen girls costumes. It now reads as follows:
NDCA licenses required for all competitors
For Immediate Release
Dear Valued Licensees,
With the worldwide spread of Pro-Amateur competition, this new license will begin the development of the first 'Official United States of America Ranking' for NDCA licensed competitors.
Registration opens in October of 2018 for the 2019 calendar year. We encourage all teachers to inform their students of this license and urge them to register in order to make this transition as smooth as possible when entering any NDCA sanctioned event in 2019.
The National Dance Council of America
NDCA Rule Changes - July 2018
NEW RULES ADOPTED AT JULY 2018 MEETINGS
Below is a list of rules that were either revised or added at the July 2018 meetings. The updated rule book has now been published on the new NDCA website under "Registration and Rules". These rule changes are now in effect, and appear on the pages of the new rule book as indicated below.
Rule III.A.7.b. (Page 10)
Rule III.D.20. (Page 19)
Rule III.D.21. (Page 19)
Rule III.D.22. (Page 19)
Rule III.D.42. (Page 21)
Rule IV.B.9. (Page 23)
Rule V.A.3. (Page 25)
Rule VI.D.1. (Page 30)
Rule X.A.5. (Page 36)
Rule X.D.1.b.(2).©. (Page 37)
Rule X.D.1.b.(5).(a). (Page 38)
Update on the progress of Smooth and Rhythm overseas via World Dance Council (WDC)
May 5, 2018.
Att: All NDCA American Style Competitors. All Judges and Trainers of American Style.
Subject: Update on the progress of Smooth and Rhythm overseas via World Dance Council (WDC)
Dear Competitors, Judges, and Coaches involved in American Style Events,
I am writing today to give you a brief update on the progress and interest in American Style via the World Dance Council member countries. The National Dance Council of America Board of Governors voted last year to provide the WDC member countries full access to the NDCA Syllabi and rules for all pro-am events held world wide. This we feel will help create a unifom set of rules throughout the world. In addition, there is great interest on the part of organizers in the WDC to develop programs to include American Style events and championships. The WDC member countries have been encouraged to establish an American Style Division within their own National Council along the same lines that we have here in America. Many countries are now beginning to create a place for our American Style.
With the Championships in Blackpool and recent events in Russia, plus two European Championships coming soon along with events in ASIA, international organizers of American Style Championships will look to our teachers, coaches, and professionals to assist in developing the Smooth and Rhythm styles abroad.
Therefore, I would recommend that those who are intrested in being part of this wonderful expansion throughout the world ensure that they are registered with the WDC. All applications for a WDC License must be made through the NDCA National registrar via the web site NDCA.ORG. In order to compete or judge WDC American Style Championships and events you will need to be licensed with the WDC.
My best wishes to all .
Brian Mc Donald
President National Dance Council of America Inc.