The Chicago DanceSport Challenge NQE is pleased to offer Newcomer though Championship events in all four competitive styles for Preteen, Junior, Youth, Adult and Senior I-V age divisions.
This year, we will also be offering WDSF Adult Standard, Senior I Standard, Senior II Standard and Senior III Standard! Please see below for more details.
We will also be offering several non-sanctioned events:
Additionally, for the third time in CDC history, we will be offering a four dance Team Match event with a cash prize! Please see the Team Match page for more details.
We are excited to offer registrants a first-time opportunity to compete in WDSF events in Adult Standard, Senior I Standard, Senior II Standard and Senior III Standard. Anyone registering for these events must present their current WDSF card at check-in.
A teacher (pro or amateur) may dance with his or her students. Both the teacher and the student must be Athlete members of USDA Dance. The teacher can be a member of both NDCA and USA Dance as far as USA Dance is concerned. The Student is the only partner judged. The Teacher must be a DanceSport Adult or DanceSport Professional Athlete. The Student will be judged against other Students in the same age, sex and proficiency level categories that are also dancing with Teacher partners. A Teacher may partner with multiple Students in multiple age divisions, levels and disciplines but not the same event with more than one Student. A T-S couple may not compete together as a couple in qualifying events for Nationals.
The following definitions and rules apply for Teacher Student couples in the 2019 USA Dance Chicago DanceSport Challenge:
A Same-Sex couple is comprised of either a male/male partnership or female/female partnership of DanceSport Athletes.
Formation Team Events (Fun, non-sanctioned event)
Formation Teams consist of a minimum of four USA Dance social member couples of any age level, dance style and proficiency level. Routines are limited to three minutes plus one minute to enter and leave the floor. Music must be in CD format labeled with team name and dance style. This is a non-sanctioned event. No props are allowed and costumes are optional. Music must be given to DJ two heats before your event. All Adult teams will compete against each other, and all youth teams will compete against each other for the Schalarship Championship.
Competitors, please be in the ballroom, ready to dance, at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled time for your event(s). You must report to the Deck Captain in the on-deck area two heats before each of your event(s). If you do not take the floor when the MC calls an event, you may be disqualified for that event.