Quick General Rules & Regulations

1.      Competitors of any nationality may enter the competition. U.S. residents must provide a legal and valid form of photo identification (e.g., state issued identification card or driver’s license, passport, resident alien card). Foreign participants (including holders of employment authorization cards or student visas) must provide a legal and valid form of documentation (passports, employment authorization card, student visas, etc.).

​2.     All participants must provide accreditation information at the time of registration on the appropriate forms. Photocopies of official documents must be received within 14 days of the registration date via mail, email, express mail or in person. The same official documents, including photo identification, must be presented when picking up registration materials at the competition. Competitors who do not present these documents will not be allowed to enter the competition. Exceptions will be evaluated in special circumstances such as force majeure. One member of the couple may present documents for both partners. Third party accreditations are not permitted.

​a) Group Entries – The person in charge of managing/training the group (teacher/choreographer) is responsible for providing accreditation documentation for each group member when picking up registration materials.

​3.     Information submitted to the ATWC on the Accreditation Form will be recorded as a sworn statement. Information contrary to the sworn statement will be subject to penalty and/or revocation of any prizes issued.

​4.     All competitors must be registered prior to the start of the competition.

​5.     Pro couples and Amateur couples may enter a category only with one partner, but they may enter multiple level divisions (beginning, intermedio, advanced) with the same partner in the same category.

​6.     Professionals dancing Pro/Am may enter a category in the same level division with no more than three amateur partners. Rounds will be accommodated accordingly.

​7.     Competitors may not share or transfer registrations.

​8.     In the event that a competitor withdraws from the competition after the registration fees have been paid, registration fees will not be refunded.

​9.     Competitors must review and adhere to each category’s Evaluation Criteria during the competition.

​10.   Competitors must conduct themselves in a respectful and sportsmanlike manner toward judges, monitors, fellow competitors, spectators, and any personnel or guests associated with the ATWC. Any conduct to the contrary, written or verbal, may incur legal consequences. The ATWC reserves the right to rescind awarded titles and prizes, and future attendance of ATWC events from the offending parties.

​11.  Spectators are welcome to watch all competition rounds.

​12.  By entering the competition, competitors agree to participate in events and ceremonies organized by the ATWC (press conferences, interviews for radio stations and television channels, demos, etc.) as requested by the ATWC.

​13.  With the exception of the Junior Exhibition category, competitors must be at least 18 years old by the first date of the competition. Juniors must be under the age of 18 by the first date of the competition.

​14.  The ATWC may choose to or is currently engaged in the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain: filming, film/video editing, and film/video production; photography, photo editing, and total production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; documentary production and editing; sound recordings; sound manipulation and music productions; television production; and web design and production. By registering for the competition, competitors give consent to the ATWC to capture images and video/sound recordings for use in media, without implicit or explicit compensation.

​15.  By registering for the competition and participating, each competitor acknowledges having read and accepted these General Rules.

Quick General Rules & Regulations

1.      Competitors of any nationality may enter the competition. U.S. residents must provide a legal and valid form of photo identification (e.g., state issued identification card or driver’s license, passport, resident alien card). Foreign participants (including holders of employment authorization cards or student visas) must provide a legal and valid form of documentation (passports, employment authorization card, student visas, etc.).

​2.     All participants must provide accreditation information at the time of registration on the appropriate forms. Photocopies of official documents must be received within 14 days of the registration date via mail, email, express mail or in person. The same official documents, including photo identification, must be presented when picking up registration materials at the competition. Competitors who do not present these documents will not be allowed to enter the competition. Exceptions will be evaluated in special circumstances such as force majeure. One member of the couple may present documents for both partners. Third party accreditations are not permitted.

​a) Group Entries – The person in charge of managing/training the group (teacher/choreographer) is responsible for providing accreditation documentation for each group member when picking up registration materials.

​3.     Information submitted to the ATWC on the Accreditation Form will be recorded as a sworn statement. Information contrary to the sworn statement will be subject to penalty and/or revocation of any prizes issued.

​4.     All competitors must be registered prior to the start of the competition.

​5.     Pro couples and Amateur couples may enter a category only with one partner, but they may enter multiple level divisions (beginning, intermedio, advanced) with the same partner in the same category.

​6.     Professionals dancing Pro/Am may enter a category in the same level division with no more than three amateur partners. Rounds will be accommodated accordingly.

​7.     Competitors may not share or transfer registrations.

​8.     In the event that a competitor withdraws from the competition after the registration fees have been paid, registration fees will not be refunded.

​9.     Competitors must review and adhere to each category’s Evaluation Criteria during the competition.

​10.   Competitors must conduct themselves in a respectful and sportsmanlike manner toward judges, monitors, fellow competitors, spectators, and any personnel or guests associated with the ATWC. Any conduct to the contrary, written or verbal, may incur legal consequences. The ATWC reserves the right to rescind awarded titles and prizes, and future attendance of ATWC events from the offending parties.

​11.  Spectators are welcome to watch all competition rounds.

​12.  By entering the competition, competitors agree to participate in events and ceremonies organized by the ATWC (press conferences, interviews for radio stations and television channels, demos, etc.) as requested by the ATWC.

​13.  With the exception of the Junior Exhibition category, competitors must be at least 18 years old by the first date of the competition. Juniors must be under the age of 18 by the first date of the competition.

​14.  The ATWC may choose to or is currently engaged in the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain: filming, film/video editing, and film/video production; photography, photo editing, and total production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; documentary production and editing; sound recordings; sound manipulation and music productions; television production; and web design and production. By registering for the competition, competitors give consent to the ATWC to capture images and video/sound recordings for use in media, without implicit or explicit compensation.

​15.  By registering for the competition and participating, each competitor acknowledges having read and accepted these General Rules.

Rules and regulations are set forth to guide dancers by level, classify styles and divisions and treat all competitors with impartiality. 

ATWC Rules, Regulations and Quick Guide

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