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USA DanceSport Rulebook

2013-C

Edition 15*

Overview of Changes in the 2012 DanceSport Rulebook v14 (click this link)

Costume Regulations

WARNING ... DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR HARD WORK AND INVESTMENT IN YOUR DANCING BY TEMPTING FATE WITH YOUR COSTUME. THE RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED ... READ THEM (above) and UNDERSTAND THEM ... ASK QUESTIONS IF IN DOUBT.

3.10.9 MIXED PROFICIENCY
DanceSport Athlete must follow dress code requirements for the age category and dance style in which they are competing. As an option ... a Pre-Teen 2 couple, who is dancing UP to Junior 1, MAY chose to dress following JR2 rules. Likewise, a Junior 2 couple MAY follow the Youth costume regulations, when dancing Youth level events. In both situations, these couples are certainly allowed to stay within their primary age group costume rules, if they choose.

Age Classification Regulations

4.6.3 AGE CLASSIFICATION
4.6.3.1 The following definitions are based on internationally accepted age classifications for Athletes adopted by the WDSF.
4.6.3.2 The following age classifications are based upon the individual's birthday, which occurs within the calendar year:
a) Pre-Teen I: 9th or less
b) Pre-Teen II: 10th or 11th
c) Junior I: 12th or 13th
d) Junior II: 14th or 15th
e) Youth: 16th, 17th or 18th
f) Adult: 19th or greater
g) Senior I: One dancer 35th or greater & other dancer 30th or greater
h) Senior II: One dancer 45th or greater & other dancer 40th or greater
i) Senior III: One dancer 55th or greater & other dancer 50th or greater

4.6.4 PRE-TEEN, JUNIOR, YOUTH, and ADULT classifications:
4.6.4.1One partner of the couple may be no more than two age classifications younger except in Mixed Proficiency events where only the Athlete must meet the age requirements.
4.6.4.2 Organizers may optionally combine age groups, for example Pre-Teen I and Pre-Teen II.
Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth Athletes may compete in the next higher age category actually held at a given competition provided that both Athletes are in the same or separated by only one age classification.
4.6.4.3 Pre-Teen I and Pre-Teen II competitive events must be limited to syllabus events only.
This age category is prohibited from dancing Novice, Pre-Championship and Championship events. Closed Gold Championship and Master of Syllabus events may be offered.

4.6.5 SENIOR I, SENIOR II, and SENIOR III classifications:
4.6.5.1 Both members of the couple must meet the age requirements except in Mixed Proficiency events where only the Athlete must meet the age requirements.
4.6.5.2 The Senior III age classification is optional for all competitions.
4.6.5.3 Senior II and Senior III Athletes may only compete in two consecutive age categories actually held at a given competition in any given style and proficiency level.

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