I am also curious how you see student/teacher events at USADance comps being likely to reduce pro/am fees? My experience (and it is very limited!) is that student/teacher entry fees are already basically the same as pro/am entry fees. The market already tolerates such big fees, so why would any organizer reduce them? (that said, pro/am fees in my region are an average of $5-$10 cheaper than elsewhere--and I have seen lower fees for events in Quebec as well).