Dcdi 2006

ACtenDance

Active Member
#2
What does registered with USA Dance mean?

Awesome that you have scholarships this year! Kayla and I will be there along with about half of the NCSU team.
 
#6
Is it "recognized" (as for example NDCA comps are) or is it "sanctioned"?

If it's sanctioned, you can't impose additional elgibility rules such as the collegiate traditional time limit on bronze.
 
#7
Is it "recognized" (as for example NDCA comps are) or is it "sanctioned"?

If it's sanctioned, you can't impose additional elgibility rules such as the collegiate traditional time limit on bronze.
Well... That's a very good question. We have a few exceptions form the USA Dance rules (for example, costumes).
 
#8
Very surprised that they're allowing you to have costumes in syllabus levels. How the heck did you pull that one off?
It's a compromise - DCDI has a history of allowing costumes in Silver and above, and goign from "0 to no-costumes" in 1 year is 1) difficult 2) many think that costume rules are ... well, difficult and unreasonable (personally, I think having or not having a costume doesn't make one dance better) - so DCDI did not want to disallow costumes, and got an exception
 
#11
That's great and Princeton will definitely be going.

Do you think the levels will stay like collegiate levels, or will it be more like USABDA? Since for USABDA comps I seem to be one level behind where I am for college ones.
 

Ithink

Active Member
#13
Well, I've been going for 7 years and I always thought it was great. If by great organization you mean USA Dance sanction and scholarships, then I guess. But for some of us, we'd go even if there weren't scholarships because it's a great comp with or without them;)
 

Katarzyna

Well-Known Member
#14
well, i went there once a while ago before, I remember it was well organized, but the floor was one of teh hardest to dance on.. ever. I hope that changed. I am especially surprised about the sanction..

It's tought for college comps to compete against NDCA comps with level of competition in Open. Especially since the same weekend there are 2 other events going on... There were many couples there last year in open divisions, but for amateur competition open was really strong pre-champ... So I hope this year will bring some stronger couples as well.
 

Ithink

Active Member
#15
If you went there 3 years ago or less, the floor is the same. For the past 3 (I think?) years it's taken place in the Grand Ballroom of the University of MD. The floor isn't the best (sticky in the past; last year was OK) but the comp more than makes up for it - lots of cheering, team atmosphere, great audience... It was fun without the "stronger couples" in previous years and it will be fun this year no matter who comes:) It's not the level of dancing that makes it a great a comp, it's the atmosphere.
 
#16
well, i went there once a while ago before, I remember it was well organized, but the floor was one of teh hardest to dance on.. ever. I hope that changed. I am especially surprised about the sanction..

It's tought for college comps to compete against NDCA comps with level of competition in Open. Especially since the same weekend there are 2 other events going on... There were many couples there last year in open divisions, but for amateur competition open was really strong pre-champ... So I hope this year will bring some stronger couples as well.
Yea... the date is a nightmare this year :( DCDI date got changed from its traditional 1st weekend of November due to circumstances beyond our control :(
 
#18
If you went there 3 years ago or less, the floor is the same. For the past 3 (I think?) years it's taken place in the Grand Ballroom of the University of MD. The floor isn't the best (sticky in the past; last year was OK) but the comp more than makes up for it - lots of cheering, team atmosphere, great audience... It was fun without the "stronger couples" in previous years and it will be fun this year no matter who comes:) It's not the level of dancing that makes it a great a comp, it's the atmosphere.
Yea - atmosphere is always amazing - and atmosphere is amazing because of awesome people who come and create it :)
 
#19
That's great and Princeton will definitely be going.

Do you think the levels will stay like collegiate levels, or will it be more like USABDA? Since for USABDA comps I seem to be one level behind where I am for college ones.
From the competitors perspective, nothing should really going to change other than bronze and up competitors having to have memberships. It's the same old fun DCDI!
 

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