Utah Valley University and Mountain View High School are teaming up to present the 2019 UVU Dancesport Festival.

Registration is currently closed.

The UVU Dancesport Festival is a regional Ballroom Dance competition. Dancers in each level will have an opportunity to compete with dancers at their same level. We offer preteen, junior, youth syllabus events for dancers to improve their technique. The competitions features elementary, junior high, and high school syllabus events. For Latin, Ballroom, and Smooth, we offer novice, pre-championship and amateur events.

The competitive categories offered in the UVU Dancesport Festival competition will allow beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers an opportunity to compete among some of the best amateur ballroom dancers in America.

The events also hold formation team competition in preteen, junior, and youth in the Latin, and Ballroom.

Sincerely,

-Chris Witt

801-863-6757

Details

The Festival will be located at Mountain View High School, 664 W. Center Street in Orem. We are excited to be working with Mountain View High School, and to hold this event in their fantastic venue.

    • Date: February 15 - 16, 2019
    • Times:
      • February 15th, 4:00 PM
      • February 16th, 8:00 AM
    • Location: Mountain View High School gymnasium, 664 W. Center Street in Orem

Parking is available on the east side of the school.

Tickets will be $10 for general admission available at the door

  • Entry Deadline without late fee: February 8, 2019
  • Late Registration: $15 late fee on all registration forms received February 9th - 10th
  • Registration closes: February 10th

Tentative Schedule

Terms & Conditions

Rules & Regulations

The UVU Dancesport competitions abide by rules and regulations governed by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. Some of the NDCA rules that directly apply to amateur competitors, along with additional rules applied by the organizer follow:

  1. All Competitors must have an admission ticket for the day.
  2. No person may compete in an age classification lower than their own.

Age Classification for Open Events

Age classifications become effective on the individual's birthday. On a year where a competitor is going to move from one classification to the next, they may make this change anytime during a sixty day period that begins thirty days prior to their birthday and ends thirty days following their birthday.

  • Junior: 12,13,14,15 in 2019
  • Youth: 15,16,18 in 2019
  • Adult: 19 or greater in 2019

Age Classification for Syllabus Events

The following designations will be used for the syllabus categories: (classification is based upon the 2018-19 academic year)

  • Elementary School: K - 6th
  • Junior High School: grades 7th - 9th
  • High School: 10th - 12th

Elementary school competitors may dance up into the Junior High School Category.

Junior High school competitors may dance up one designation to the "High School" category, but only as defined in entry restrictions below.

Elementary school competitors may not dance in the High School category even if partnered by a Junior High competitor.

Entry Restrictions

  • Competitors who dance in a syllabus event may not dance in any open event of the same style.
  • Competitors may dance up one age classification only in each competition style
  • Competitors will be allowed to dance no more than two events in any given style, including if they dance up to another age category

A competitor is eligible to dance in the "Syllabus", "Novice", or "Pre championship” classifications until they accumulate three proficiency points, proficiency points are earned at NDCA sanctioned events. Point accumulation will be adhered to when accepting entries, however, since this is not an NDCA sanctioned event there will be no points earned based on the results of this competitions.

All syllabus competitions are restricted to the syllabi listed in Appendix I of the NDCA rule book. American style newcomer & syllabus events are limited to the bronze and silver American Style figures, elements and restrictions. International style syllabus events are limited to the bronze, silver, and gold International Style figures.

All competitors are required to check in with the competition registrar at least one hour in advance of their scheduled time to dance.

All competitors are required to be in the on-deck area at least 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled time to dance.

Any competitor who wears a costume deemed by the organizers to be unsuitable will be requested to change. If such request is not followed, the competitor will not be allowed to dance and their entry will be canceled without a refund of fees.

Competitors in the Latin-American divisions must not be overly suggestive in their movements at all times while on the floor. Couples who are viewed as inappropriate will be warned once, and then will be subject to disqualification.

This event is conducted under the rules and regulations of the National Dance Council of America, Inc. The NDCA Rule Book is available on line at www.ndca.org. Additional rules that apply to this competition are listed below:

  1. All competitors must purchase an admission ticket for each day that they compete. Entry fees are additional.
  2. No entry may be accepted that does not include any required entry fee. Requests for refunds will only be honored up to the closing date.
  3. All competitors are required to check in with the competition registrar at least one hour in advance of their scheduled time to dance.
  4. All competitors are required to be in the on-deck area at least 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled time to dance.
  5. Competitors will be allowed to dance no more than two events in any given style, including if they dance up to another age category.
  6. All syllabus competitions are restricted to the syllabi listed in Appendix I of the NDCA rule book. American style newcomer & syllabus events are limited to the bronze and silver American Style figures, elements and restrictions. International style syllabus events are limited to the bronze, silver, and gold International Style figures.
  7. "Newcomer" competitors remain eligible for this category until they have placed in a final of any event in their age classification, provided a semi-final was danced.
  8. Newcomer competitors may not enter Novice, Pre-Championship, or Championship events of any style.
  9. Competitors entered in "School Syllabus" events may not enter Novice, Pre-Championship, or Championship events in the same style. This does not apply to UVU class events.
  10. Elementary School competitors may dance up into the Junior High School category. Junior High School competitors may dance up into the High School category.
  11. Pre-Teen, Junior, and Youth competitors may not compete in any "Newcomer" or "School Syllabus" event in the same style.
  12. Age classifications appear in the NDCA rule book.
  13. Proof of age may be required by the organizers in the event of a question regarding the age of a Pre-Teen, Junior, or Youth competitor.
  14. The Amateur Cabaret Championship is open to competitors 18 years of age and older, provided they are no longer in High School.
  15. The music for Amateur Cabaret couples may not be longer than 4:00 (no music is allowed for the entrance and exit). An additional 0:45 total time will be allowed for the couple to enter and exit the dance floor (Example: 0:20 to get on and 0:25 to get off). The timing begins when either partner steps on to the floor, and stops when the last partner steps off the floor.
  16. Cabaret couple's music must be submitted in *.wav digital format on a USB Flash Drive.
  17. Competitors in the Latin-American divisions must not be overly suggestive in their movements at all times while on the floor. Couples who are viewed as inappropriate will be warned once, and then will be subject to disqualification.
  18. Any competitor who wears a costume deemed by the organizers to be unsuitable will be requested to change. If such request is not followed, the competitor will not be allowed to dance and their entry will be canceled. Specific costume rules are listed separately.

Because competitors will be dancing on a gymnasium floor, all ladies must wear heel guards on their ballroom and Latin shoes.

Costuming / Attire

Syllabus Events

FEMALE

Women entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.

  1. A black skirt and a white top must be worn.
  2. Skirts
    1. Plain or pleated with minimum 1 to maximum 3 half circles. One plain simple underskirt allowed which is no larger or longer than top layer, and is the same or similar color as the outer skirt
    2. No uneven hem lines, use of boning, frills, splits, openings, fishing line, or edging (including "lettuce edging"). Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed. A simple hem is required.
    3. Length of skirt must be at least knee length
  3. Bodice
    1. Necklines: Boat, high neck, v-neck, sweetheart, 'peter pan' collar, and regular collar are allowed. Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed on the neckline
    2. Gathering or shirring on the bodice is not allowed
    3. Edging or trim on the bodice is not allowed
  4. Sleeves
    1. Long, short, elbow length, cap, or puff styles are allowed
    2. Cannot be replaced by trimmings, frills, or edging on the shoulder line
    3. No "finger loops" allowed
  5. Materials
    1. No glitter, metallic thread, or fabric creating pattern effects'
    2. No use of feathers, fringes, bows, belts, frills or sequins
    3. No flesh color fabric
    4. Any use of color coordinated 'see through' fabric must be lined from waist to shoulder; for use on arms no lining is needed
    5. Satin or lace (or similar fabric) is not allowed. Lycra, Spandex, Polyester, plain velvet, and jersey is encouraged.
  6. Shoes - no restrictions
  7. Socks/Hose - Must wear white ankle socks (may have a small amount of lace), hose, or fishnet tights
  8. Accessories, jewelry, and makeup
    1. No use of arm bands, chokers or headbands
    2. No decoration is allowed on dress or in hair
    3. No jewelry is allowed, other than one small earring in each ear
    4. Basic makeup is allowed for Elementary School girls.
    5. Competition makeup is allowed for Junior High School and High School girls

MALE

Men entered in all syllabus events must dress as listed below.

  1. Trousers
    1. Must be black
    2. High waist optional
    3. Underfoot strap optional
    4. Satin stripes are allowed.
  2. Shirts
    1. Plain white long sleeved collared shirt only (no wing collars)
    2. No pleats or ribbing
    3. Sleeves to be worn at wrist length
  3. Sweaters and vests are not allowed.
  4. Tie - Black color only, may be either straight or bow
  5. Socks - Black only
  6. Shoes- no restrictions
  7. Materials - Fabrics must be plain, ie: cotton, polyester, cotton/polyester blend, wool blend
    1. No satin or shiny fabrics
    2. No rhinestones, glitter, metallic thread, patterns or sequins allowed
    3. Decorations - not allowed
  8. Makeup - not allowed
  9. Hairstyle - Long hair must be worn in a pony tail

Pre-Teen

Pre-Teens must dress according to NDCA Regulations as listed below.

Boys

  1. Trousers
    1. Black or dark blue color only
    2. High waist optional
    3. Underfoot strap optional
    4. Satin stripes are allowed.
  2. Shirts
    1. Plain white or black long sleeved collared shirt only (no wing collars)
    2. No pleats or ribbing
    3. Sleeves to be worn at wrist length
  3. Sweaters and vests are not allowed.
  4. Tie - Black color only, may be either straight or bow
  5. Socks - Black or dark blue color only
  6. Shoes- Heel height not to exceed 1.5 inches (must be black)
  7. Materials - Fabrics must be plain, ie: cotton, polyester, cotton/polyester blend, wool blend
    1. No satin or shiny fabrics
    2. No rhinestones, glitter, metallic thread, patterns or sequins allowed
    3. Decorations - not allowed
  8. Makeup - Not allowed
  9. Hairstyle - Long hair must be worn in a pony tail

Girls

  1. Skirt with top or simple dress with attached under garment or leotard top with full skirt
  2. Skirts
    1. Plain or pleated with minimum 1 to maximum 3 half circles. One plain simple underskirt allowed which is no larger or longer than top layer, and is the same or similar color as the outer skirt
    2. No uneven hem lines, use of boning, frills, splits, openings, fishing line, or edging (including "lettuce edging"). Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed. A simple hem is required.
    3. Length of skirt must not be shorter than 3 inches above the knee cap and no longer than 3 inches below the knee cap
  3. Bodice
    1. Necklines: Boat, high neck, v-neck, sweetheart, 'peter pan' collar, and regular collar are allowed. Edging or trim of any kind, including ribbon, satin, lace, sequins, etc, is not allowed on the neckline
    2. Gathering or shirring on the bodice is not allowed
    3. Edging or trim on the bodice is not allowed
  4. Sleeves
    1. Long, short, elbow length, cap, puff. or sleeveless styles are allowed
    2. Cannot be replaced by trimmings, frills, or edging on the shoulder line
    3. No "finger loops" allowed
  5. Materials
    1. Fabrics MUST be only one color throughout
    2. No glitter, metallic thread, or fabric creating pattern effects'
    3. No use of feathers, fringes, bows, belts, frills or sequins
    4. No flesh color fabric
    5. Any use of color coordinated 'see through' fabric must be lined from waist to shoulder; for use on arms no lining is needed
    6. Satin or lace (or similar fabric) is not allowed. Lycra, Spandex, Polyester, plain velvet, and jersey is encouraged.
  6. Shoes and Socks
    1. Shoes - Heel height not to exceed 1.5 inches, and must be block heel style if a dance shoe. If the shoe comes with rhinestones on the buckle then they are allowed. If the shoe comes with glitter on the shoe then it is allowed.
    2. Socks: White ankle socks (may have a small amount of lace), flesh colored pantyhose, or light pink or white tights must be worn.
    3. No Fishnet Tights
  7. Accessories, jewelry, and makeup
    1. No use of arm bands, chokers or headbands
    2. No decoration is allowed on dress or in hair
    3. No jewelry is allowed, other than one small earring in each ear
    4. No makeup allowed
    5. Use of fake eyelashes, fake fingernails, colored or glitter hair spray is forbidden

Junior, Youth, & Adult 

FEMALE

  1. Regular cut dance trunks and fishnet hose must be worn.
  2. Straps over both shoulders of at least one inch in width are required. If multiple straps go over a shoulder at least one strap must be the required one inch width from front to back. Halter tops or designs that resemble them are not permitted unless they also have the required one inch straps.
  3. Lower backs must be covered with a solid fabric from a point five (5) inches above the waist line.
  4. Sheer fabric may be used on the arms and the bodice in the front from the bust-line up and in the back from a point five inches above the waist. Straps are not required when colored sheer fabric is used over the shoulders.
  5. Skirts may be broken or slitted from the trunk line down, but must cover the legs to mid-thigh when not in motion.
  6. Skin from the front to a point several inches behind the sides (axilla-line) must be covered.
  7. Cutouts and skin-tone fabric will not be allowed if deemed by the organizers to be inappropriate.
  8. Unitards are not allowed.

MALE

  1. Costumes appropriate to the style.
  2. Latin shirts for Adult Amateur & Youth competitors may be open to a point eight inches down from the Supra Sternal Notch (Jugular Notch) .
  3. Latin shirts for Junior & Pre-Teen competitors may be open down to the sternum.
  4. Sheer fabric may only be worn on the arm. No sleeveless shirts.
  5. No earrings allowed

Media Release

"In consideration of all goods and valuables, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby irrevocably give and grant to Dancesport Festival/Utah Valley University the right to use, refer to and reproduce programs by means of video tape recordings, hereinafter referred to as "Reproductions"), edited and arranged as you desire, using my name, voice, likeness, acts, poses, appearances and utterances as part of and in connection with my appearance on any program, and in any advertising, publicity and promotion relation to your activities, the program and the products or serviced of any sponsor(s) thereof; and to exhibit, transmit, distribute, and otherwise use same as you desire in all fields and media throughout the world without limitations. We agree that Dancesport Festival/Utah Valley University, any of their affiliates, subsidiaries and employees shall be free of any liability or claims arising from the production, exhibition, transmission, distribution or use of said programs. -- All reproductions shall be your sole and exclusive property. We hereby forever release and discharge you of any and all liabilities, claims and demands, suit and actions which we ever had, now have, or may have based upon any agreements herein made. We shall defend, indemnify and hold you harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, suits and expenses relating to this agreement. We agree that we have not and shall not accept any money or other valuable consideration for the inclusion in the program of any matter promoting any product or service. This agreement is intended, among other things, to fulfill all requirements of the Civil Rights Lay and of any and all other restrictions against violations of our so-called right of privacy. The terms "you and your" and words of similar import, as herein used shall include you and your officers, directors, licensees, lessees, assigns, successors, affiliates, associates, subsidiaries and parents, and all other users of the reproductions, and their employees. We warrant that we are over eighteen (18) years of age, or are the parents of Junior competitors, and have full right, power and authority to make this agreement. We understand that in permitting us to appear on the program, you are acting in reliance upon this agreement." "No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in Changing Rooms, Ballrooms, Locker Rooms, or Gymnasiums can be accepted by the Organizers, and neither can they be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk." "All persons attending this event, whether as spectators, competitors, officials, or guests of the organizer, shall be bound by the printed rules, and by participating in this event automatically become obligated to adhere to them."