The most common questions our dancers, parents, and dance teachers ask are listed below. If you have a question, check there first. If not, send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can get you an answer!
You can register by mail, fax or online. Online Registration is the best way to secure your registration in the event we are filling up. Establish a studio account and register today. If you have any problems, give us a call at 1-866-692-5678!
Yes, however cities are known to sell-out! We highly suggest that you call the NYCDA office prior to the event to see if we are sold out. Dancers who register on-site will be charged the non-discounted rate.
Dancers do not have to attend with a studio. Dancers may register as an Independent Entry. Independents are not eligible to compete in competition. Independents are allowed to participate in the scholarship audition.
Yes! If you’d like to register online as an Independent Entry, your “School Name” will be your Last Name followed by Independent Entry. For example: Smith – Independent Entry. As for school information, you can use your home address, email and telephone number.
At NYCDA, we accept checks, Master Card, Visa, Discover, or certified checks. Sorry, we do not take American Express. We also only accept bank or money orders in US funds. No international or Canadian checks will be accepted.
Yes. We offer one-day workshop registrations. We recommend that dancers come to Saturday and Teachers and Assistant Teachers come to Sunday. One-day workshop attendees, however, are not eligible to compete or audition for scholarship.
Yes! If you attend more than one Regional Workshop during our season, October-May, you will receive a 50% Workshop Tuition discount. This discount does not apply to competition fees.
Yes. Space is limited, so we may sell out! Be sure to get your registration in early in order to guarantee your registration!
Within 7-10 days prior to the weekend we will post the weekend schedule with the Faculty Schedule online. Note: changes do occur last minute so check back for faculty changes!
In most cities, we have a pre-registration on Friday evening. Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30AM in most cities. Check your city-specific workshop schedule for exact times. Note that unless registering as in independent, the Studio Owner, Teacher or Studio Coordinator will pick up registration packets for the entire studio. Individual dancers will not be able to pick-up their bracelets alone.
Classes typically start on Saturday at 8:15AM. We start EVERY weekend with a Welcome Rally for EVERYONE in the Senior Ballroom! So everyone should report to the Senior Ballroom on Saturday morning. From there, everyone will head to their respective ballroom
Mini’s, Juniors and Teachers have their own ballrooms. Teens and Seniors take class together in the Senior ballroom. In select cities, Teens will have their own ballroom!
Studio Showcase Dancers will have the opportunity to showcase their talent ONSTAGE during the Convention Finale. Showcase Dancers do not have to learn anything new – but will have the opportunity to perform combinations that they have learned throughout the weekend. So know your combo’s and be ready to head back stage when Joe announces that it’s time for the Studio Showcase Performance. There is no dress-code or costume requirement!
In order for a Studio to choose Showcase Dancers, the studio must have a registered Teacher. Showcase Dancers are chosen by the studio. Use your own criteria – perfect attendance? Maybe let your dancers vote? Studios can pick up to 4 Showcase Dancers, but only 1 from each age division.
No, but we highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity! All dancers within the age division are eligible to audition for scholarship.
Parents must purchase an Observer Pass in order to watch class. Observer passes are available for purchase as one-day or two-day passes. Observer passes allow access to all ballrooms. Observers will not, however, be allowed to observe any audition classes. Observer passes can sell-out due to attendance and space limitations so we suggest that you pre-register!
Yes! Volunteer as a Parent Door Monitor and you will be given a free observer pass for the entire weekend. Parent Door Monitors check for dancer bracelets and observer passes as dancers and parents enter the ballroom. You will be seated inside the ballroom of your choice and are assigned to one day of the convention. Your studio coordinator will receive a sign-up sheet in their NYCDA confirmation packet if you’d like to volunteer!
No! Admission to the competition is free of charge to friends and family of the dancers competing. We hope everyone comes to support these dancers!!
Competition music should be on a CD with only one track. Each CD should be labeled with Title of Entry, Studio Code Letter, and Entry Number. Keep a second CD with you as a back-up. Competition music can be turned in between 9am –Noon the day of competition. We will provide music labels.
Yes and No. A registered Teacher is NOT eligible to compete in competition. An Assistant Teacher, as long as the average age meets the requirements of the age division, is eligible to compete in competition.
Each studio can bring a maximum of 12 total entries. Of these 12 entries only 4 can be solos and 3 can be duo/trios. Each studio must have a registered teacher in order to compete. Studios bringing 30-49 students can bring an additional 2 entries. Studios bringing over 50 students can bring an additional 4 entries. If time and space is available in select cities, we will open up competition allowing studios to bring additional numbers.
Videotaping and flash photography are strictly prohibited during the entire convention weekend. Registered Teachers with Video passes will be permitted to tape during Workshop Classes only. If you’d like to receive a video or professional photos of your number check out our friends at ProPix!
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