Competitor Registration

Competitor Registration

Alternatively, you can print the form and deliver it to us with your payment

Our current office is located at:
3301C-6133 University Boulevard
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

Payment

After registration, all competitors must pay for a Competitor Pass to all of their sessions:

  • General Competitor: first two events are free with a Competitor Pass, $20 for each additional event
  • UBC Dance Club Members: no additional fee

Rules and Regulations

General Rules

  1. Non-WDSF events will be run according to DanceSport BC (DSBC) Bylaws and Rules.
  2. Competitors should familiarize themselves with the rules prior to the competition.
  3. Events will be cancelled or combined if there are insufficient entries.
  4. Syllabus events will be invigilated. For more information about the syllabus refer to your copy of Steppin’ Out: An Insider’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing.
  5. All competitors must sign a waiver upon registration to be eligible to compete. Competitors under 19 years of age MUST have this release signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  6. For dress regulation for non-WDSF events, refer to the DSBC website www.dancesportbc.com.
  7. Competitors should arrive one and a half hours prior to their event. Any published schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please visit our website for the most current information.

Mixed Proficiency Eligibility

    1. To compete in any mixed proficiency event, the lower level dancer must not have placed first, second, or third at any Open competition of the registered style (i.e. Standard or Latin) at the Bronze level or higher.
    2. The lower level dancer must wear the couple’s competitor number during the heat (as they are the one being judged).

Club Closed Eligibility

The lowest Club Closed level that you are allowed to compete in is the highest level that you are currently registered in. You may not compete in the level you are taking lessons in if you have taken lessons at a higher level previously. The UBC Dance Club year runs from September 2018 to April 2019 inclusive. The results of Open level competitions used to decide eligibility for Club Closed events will be those recognized by DanceSport BC.

      1. To compete in any UBC Dance Club Closed event, you must either attend Newcomer, Intermediate, or Advanced lessons in the Club.
      2. You may not compete in any Club Closed event that you have won previously, nor Advanced Club Closed if you have previously won Open Silver Standard or Latin.
      3. To compete in any Club Closed Standard events, you must not have received more than 2 hours of any instruction (group, semi-private, or private lessons) in standard dancing outside of the club during the UBC Dance Club year without explicit permission from the club, with the exception of UBC Dance Club workshops.
      4. To compete in any Club Closed Latin events, you must not have received more than 2 hours of any instruction (group, semi-private, or private lessons) in Latin dancing outside of the club during the UBC Dance Club year without explicit permission from the club, with the exception of UBC Dance Club workshops.
      5. To compete in Club Closed Newcomer Standard, you must not have taken any lessons with the club above Newcomer level and you must not have placed first, second or third at any Open Standard competition above the Newcomer level during the UBC Dance Club year.
      6. To compete in Club Closed Newcomer Latin, you must not have taken any lessons with the club above Newcomer level and you must not have placed first, second or third at any Open Latin competition above the Newcomer level during the UBC Dance Club year.
      7. To compete in Club Closed Bronze Standard, you must not have won any Open Standard event at the Bronze level or higher during the UBC Dance Club year.
      8. To compete in Club Closed Bronze Latin, you must not have won any Open Latin event at the Bronze level or higher during the UBC Dance Club year.
      9. To compete in Club Closed Advanced Standard, you must not have won any Open Standard event at the Silver level or higher during the UBC Dance Club year.
      10. To compete in Club Closed Advanced Latin, you must not have won any Open Latin event at the Silver level or higher during the UBC Dance Club year.
      11. To compete in Club Closed Jive, you must not have danced out of Open Bronze Latin.
      12. To compete in Club Closed Viennese Waltz, you must not have danced out of Open Silver Standard.
      13. To compete in Club Closed Rising Star, you must never have won any Open level competition above Newcomer.