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Saturday January 10 & Sunday, January 11, 2015

MInneapolis/St. Paul
Airport/Mall of America Hilton Hotel

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Rules, Regulations and General Information • 2015 • Updates Coming Soon!


Rules, Regulations and General Information • 2014

Material danced should be based on the NDCA, ISTD, DVIDA, Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray, or equivalent syllabus. Lifts are allowed only in a solo exhibition.

  1. Teachers can only have one entry per dance/level and age category.

  2. Students may dance up to 4 consecutive levels in each style. For example, 4 levels would be Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze, Open Bronze and Newcomer Silver.

  3. Adult students may dance their actual age group, plus one age group younger if they choose.

  4. Organizers have the right to merge or cancel heats in any event with fewer than three entries.

  5. Multi-dance and scholarship entries count as one entry towards Teacher’s Pot of Gold award money, and Top Teacher awards*.

    * Top teacher placements will be announced based on the DanceSport Series point system..

  6. Top Grand Slam Teacher – Teachers must have a minimum of 4 students dancing a minimum of 8 Multi-Dance or Scholarship events to qualify for this title and prize money.

  7. Top Grand Slam Student - Pro/Am students must be entered in a minimum of 4 Scholarship and/or Multi-Dance events to qualify for the title and prize money.

  8. Top studios - small studios must have 1-2 teachers and large studios must have 3 or more teachers to qualify for Top Studio prize.

  9. All Pro/Am teachers, professionals, and amateur couples are required to have a 2014 Registration Number with the National Dance Council of America. (Pro/Am students do not need to be registered.)

    Register online: www.ndca.org/registration/
    For further information: Lee Wakefield,
    PO Box 22018,
    Provo, UT, 84602-20186.

  10. NDCA dress codes will be strictly enforced.

  11. The NDCA approved step list will be invigilated.

  12. Solo exhibitions can last a maximum of 3 minutes. Music must be individually labeled with student’s name and heat number. Only CD’s will be accepted. No mini Cd’s or cassettes are allowed.

  13. Program advertising is available at $250.00 for a full-page ad. Deadline is December 15, 2013. Contact us to learn more about the additional social media benefits to advertising at The Snow Ball.

  14. Vendor space is available. The cost is a flat fee of $500 per vendor. Contact us at 612 910-2690 to learn more about the additional social media benefits to advertising at The Snow Ball.

  15. Payment must accompany entries.
    Early Pay pricing is available for entries received with payment in full by December 1, 2013. Standard rates apply after December 1.

    Balances paid after the deadline must be paid with cash, cashiers check or credit card. Any prize money (scholarships, Pot of Gold, Professional), cannot be used to deduct any balances due.

  16. The deadline for cancellation with full refund is December 10, 2013. A letter requesting a refund of payments must follow cancellations. After this date, you have the option of a 100% credit for next year, or a 20% service charge on cash refunds.

  17. Canceled entries taken at the event cannot be substituted by another entry and will not be refunded.

  18. There are no refunds or exchanges on general admission tickets.

  19. Professional videographers will be available to videotape your dancing for a fee. No private videotaping will be allowed.

    Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions at
    612 910-2690 or dance@TheSnowBallComp.com

Thank you for attending The Snow Ball.

NDCA Web address:

World Pro-Am DanceSport Series Web address: