I've read through several posts about this, but I'm a little confused and I don't think my question has been addressed. If this is a duplicate post, please delete and refer me to one that already exists.... My background is in Pro/Am dancing so Am/Am is a totally different world to me... My dance partner and I would like to compete in the fall. We are looking at a USA Dance event and a NDCA event, but I'm not sure which one would be better for us. This will be our first competition together (his first ever). We will be competing closed silver latin. Which comp would be more cost efficient (USA Dance or NDCA)? We would also like to dance AT just for the fun of it, so again, not sure which comp would be better. As an amateur couple, would we have to register as NDCA members? I know that we would have to register as USA Dance members. Also, if we do the NDCA event, would it be better to enter as Student/Student or as Am/Am? More specifically, the comps we are looking at are the Carolina Classic (USA Dance) and the Hotlanta Classic (NDCA). Any help, advice, tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!