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General Rules

  1. ALL COMPETITOR AND SPECTATORS must have an admission ticket for the day.

  2. A couple is defined as a man and a woman for any partnered event.

  3. No couple is exempt from competing in any round. Any couple who fails to appear at the scheduled time for the first round of any event will be disqualified from the event.

  4. No entry may be accepted that does not include any required entry fee. 

  5. No person may compete in an age classification lower than their own. A couple’s age classification eligibility is defined as the age of the older partner. However, this definition does not allow the younger member of the partnership to dance up two age levels. Specifics are listed below:



Age Category Classifications


Age classifications will become effective on the individual’s actual 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 60-day period that begins 30 days prior to their birthday and ends 30 days following their birthday.

  • Pre-Teen: 11th birthday or less

  • Junior: 12th through 15th birthday

  • Youth: 16th, 17th or 18th birthday

  • Adult: 19th birthday or greater


The following designations will be used for the syllabus categories. The following categories will be used for competitors who are in the following grades this school year:

  • Elementary School: Grades K – 6

  • Junior High School: Grades 7 – 9

  • High School: Grades 10 – 12

  • Adult: Graduated high school


Youth competitors turning 19 years of age during the school year may still dance in the Youth or High School age categories until they have graduated from high school.

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

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




Entry Restrictions

  1. Competitors who dance in a syllabus event may not dance in any open event of the same style, and vice versa.

  2. Competitors dancing in a Newcomer event may not dance in any open event in any style, and vice versa.

  3. Competitors may dance up one age classification only in each competition style.

  4. All competitors may dance in a maximum of three events in a particular dance style, but only two in a given age category.. For example, a Youth competitor may compete in Youth Pre-Championship, Youth Championship, and one Adult category, but an Adult woud not be able to do Adult Novice, Adult Pre-Championship, and Adult Championship.

  5. All international style syllabus competitions are restricted to the ISTD Bronze, Silver & Gold syllabus. Newcomer and American style syllabus events may use any syllabus from member organizations of the NDCA as well as BYU. A competitor is eligible to dance in the “Newcomer” event (Elementary, Junior High, High School) until they have placed in a final of any event at an NDCA recognized competition, provided a semi-final was danced.

  6. 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 cancelled without a refund of fees. See below for specific costume rules.

  7. 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.

Team Events

All usual rules and regulations for Formation events apply. If you have questions, email for clarification.

***By registering myself or others, or by choosing to attend I release Extreme from all liability in case of injury, illness, or loss or damage to property while participating in the Extreme Dancesport Invitational. 

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