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.

COMPETITIONS

UTAH DANCESPORT CHALLENGE (FEB) – American Fork, UT
USA AMATUER CHAMPIONSHIPS (MAR) – Provo, UT
EXTREME DANCESPORT INVITATIONAL (APR) – Rexburg, ID
PORTLAND OPEN (MAY) – Portland, OR
SEATTLE STAR BALL (OCT) – Renton, WA

In the United States, there are two separate and completely independent governing bodies for ballroom dance competitions. These are USADance and the NDCA. Utah DanceSport & Nationals are an NDCA events.
ONLY those dancing in open events will need a current membership. Those dancing in syllabus events (aka elementary, junior high, high school) do not need an 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 on the NDCA website.

    UTAH DANCESPORT INFO – FEB 4, 2023

    • 2023 Utah Dancesport General Schedule of Events – Coming Jan 2023
    • Detailed Group Schedules – Coming Feb 2023
    • Purchase Utah Dancesport Entrance Tickets for Spectators (team dancer tickets are purchased by PBD) – Coming Soon

    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 competition (Thursday) 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)
    – https://seattlesuntan.com/promotions/
    • Dessert Sun – Spray Tan (Level 3 color)
    – 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
      • Ladies & Gentlemen
      • Photos of acceptable/unacceptable costumes
      BYU SYLLABUS
      • Ladies & Gentlemen
      BYU – ALL AMATEUR COSTUMED EVENTS
      JR 1+2/YTH/UNDER 21/ADULT
      • Ladies & Gentlemen

      NATIONALS INFO – March 7-11, 2023

      • 2023 Nationals General Schedule of Events – Coming Feb 2023
      • Detailed Group Schedules – Coming March 2023
      • Purchase BYU Entrance Tickets for Spectators (student team travel tickets are purchased by PBD) – Feb 2023

      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
      – https://seattlesuntan.com/promotions/
      • Dessert Sun – Spray Tan (Level 3 color)
      – 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
        • Ladies & Gentlemen
        • Photos of acceptable/unacceptable costumes
        BYU SYLLABUS
        • Ladies & Gentlemen
        BYU – ALL AMATEUR COSTUMED EVENTS
        JR 1+2/YTH/UNDER 21/ADULT
        • Ladies & Gentlemen

        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. Nationals is an NDCA event

        ONLY those dancing in open events will need a membership. Those dancing in syllabus events (aka elementary, junior high, high school) do not need an 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 on the NDCA website.

          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