RESOURCES

COMPETITIONS

Going to competition, especially for the first time, can be quite overwhelming. So, we have gathered some basic info to help you be prepared for our upcoming competitions. Here you will find important information such as: packing lists, resources, membership information, and parent guidelines.

NDCA COMPETITIONS

DELTA CUP – VANCOUVER BC
SNOWBALL – VANCOUVER BC
VANCOUVER CHALLENGE – BC
USA AMATUER CHAMPIONSHIPS – BYU
PORTLAND OPEN – OREGON
SEATTLE STAR BALL – SEATTLE

NATIONALS INFO

Tanning and Hair Dye Resources & Recommendations
There are a ton of products out there for self-tanning and sunless tanning. You are welcome to choose whichever method fits your schedule or budget, but here is our recommendation:

      • Get a Spray tan the day before we leave for Nationals (Monday) or apply your first coat of lotion.
      • Bring along a good tanning lotion to apply the night before competition (Example: if your team final is Saturday, apply Friday night).
      • If you have never used the lotion you choose, try it out a couple weeks in advance. Then you can see if it applies evenly and how long it lasts. You can also find a make-up foundation that will match. If you find you have streaks, try mixing your tanning lotion with a regular lotion for the first coat.
      • Make sure to exfoliate. Read instructions for how long to wait to shower or sweat.

Here are some products that PBD students have used and liked in the past:

LOTION: Beauty by Earth Self Tanner – $26 on Amazon
MOUSSE: Tropez Self Tan Express – $44 on Amazon
SPRAY TAN:
• Seattle Sun Tan – Spray Tan, (Level 3 color), $30
– 3 for $39 coupon online (call and see if you can split this deal with another team member)
– https://seattlesuntan.com/promotions/
• Dessert Sun – Spray Tan (Level 3 color)
– 4 for $49 coupon online
– https://desertsuntanning.com/promotions/
– Shower, shave, exfoliate the day before
– Do not wear make-up or use moisturizers before getting spray tan
– Wear loose fitting clothingTIPS:
HAIR DYE: Dye hair the weekend before leaving for Nationals
• Demi-Permanent (washes out in 30 washes)
• Brand: John Frieda
• Color: Black-brown

BYU PRETEEN SYLLABUS
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BYU SYLLABUS
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BYU CHAMPIONSHIP U21
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Memberships for Nationals  –
In the United States, there are two separate and completely independent governing bodies for ballroom dance competitions. These are USADance and the NDCA. BYU is an NDCA event

ONLY those dancing in open events will need a membership. Those dancing in syllabus events (aka bronze, silver, gold) do not need a NDCA Membership.

FOR NDCA MEMBERSHIP GO TO: NDCA.Org
Register under – amateur student license $25
Additional requirement: Students dancing open events will be required to send a copy of their birth certificate or passport for proof of age.
*Note – If you forget your number it is an easy process to find by simply typing your name in.

QUEST FOR THE BEST INFO

Quest for the best is a USADance competition held twice a year in January and September.
All dancers must have a USADance membership EXCEPT for dancers in the following categories:
• Newcomers AM
• Newcomers Mixed Amateur
Memberships must be renewed yearly, at the beginning of the calendar year, that is January 1st.

FOR USA DANCE MEMBERSHIPS GO TO:
Usadance.org
Seattle Chapter – #1004
Register under Dancesport membership – minor Athlete $20

*Note: – Please remember to write down your USERNAME and PASSWORD! This site is not easy to retrieve your membership number without the above information.

CLOTHING & SHOES, SUPPLIES

Here you will find resources that may be helpful in finding ballroom clothing and shoes. There is also a list of supplies we recommend keeping in your dance bag.

  • Hair spray
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Brush
  • Fine toothcomb
  • Hand held mirror with stand
  • Bronzer powder
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner (not liquid)
  • Chap stick
  • Makeup brush and sponges
  • Travel sewing kit
  • All accessories for tail suit (open competitors)
  • 2 black ties (syllabus)
  • 2 pair black socks
  • Extra shoelaces
  • Shoe brush
  • Vaseline (for patent leather shoes)
  • Nail clippers
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand towel
  • Safety pins
  • Deodorant
  • Travel toothbrush
  • Pepto tablets
  • Tylenol
  • Band-aids
  • Altoids No Gum!!
  • $20 cash (If in Canada make sure Canadian Currency)
  • Water Bottle (for drinking)
  • Snacks
  • Hair spray
  • Spray bottle for water
  • 3-4 hairnets
  • Elastics (small and large)
  • Hair pins (long and short)
  • Brush
  • Fine toothcomb
  • Hair accessories (including rhinestones for open)
  • Q-Tips
  • Hand held mirror with stand
  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Lip liner/Lip stick
  • Eyeliner
  • False eyelashes and eyelash glue
  • Mascara
  • Eye shadows
  • Makeup brushes and sponges
  • Travel Sewing Kit
  • 2pair fishnets
  • 2pair nylons
  • Shoe brush
  • Clear shoe straps
  • 2 white leotards (syllabus)
  • Black skirts (syllabus approved)
  • All accessories – earrings, bracelets, necklace, (Open dancers)
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Nail glue
  • Nail clippers/tweezers
  • Hand towel
  • Safely pins
  • Baby wipes
  • Travel toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Pepto tablets
  • Tylenol/Advil
  • Band-aids
  • Altoids (No Gum!)
  • $20 cash( If in Canada exchange to Canadian Currnecy)
  • Water Bottle (for drinking)
  • Snacks

SYLLABUS

Here you will find all the PBD syllabus routines currently being used by our Academy for syllabus competition. Please contact Coach Monique if you have any questions.

• Academy Program Overview & Advancement Requirements
• Syllabus Requirements PreBronze to Bronze 2
• Syllabus Requirements Silver to Gold

• Foxtrot
• Quickstep
• Tango
• Viennese Waltz
• Waltz

• Foxtrot
• Quickstep
• Tango
• Waltz
• Foxtrot
• Quickstep
• Tango
• Viennese Waltz
• Waltz
• Foxtrot
• Quickstep
• Tango
• Waltz