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NDCA Registration may be done online on your phone. Go to and register with your credit card. Teachers, students and all other competitors that are not registered will be directed by the Registrar to complete registration on their phone and show the confirmation page BEFORE numbers and/or tickets will be released.


Please send admission fees along with entry fees.

Junior Dress Code: The junior dress code will be strictly enforced. See the N.D.C.A. rules for details.

All persons attending this event, whether as a spectator, competitor, studio employee, official or guest of the organizer, shall be bound by the N.D.C.A. rules , and by participating in this event automatically becomes obligated to adhere to them.

HOUSTON  CLASSIC, the organizers and the HILTON NORTH HOUSTON cannot be held liable for injuries sustained by persons attending this event nor assume responsibility for loss or theft of personal property from the ballroom, changing rooms, or anywhere else on the premises.

Anyone attending this event automatically gives consent to the organizer to video with the intent that it may be televised in some fashion.




The Houston Classic Competition will be conducted under the rules of the N.D.C.A. and all their rules apply. In addition to the following rules shall apply:

  1. The organizers have hired the most qualified, Adjudicators and scrutineers available.  The Chairperson of Judges shall be the sole arbiter on   decisions concerning ties, penalties, and other judges’ decisions.

  2. Leader Competitors are required to wear numbers.  Showcases, solos, and Formations are exempt.

  3. No lifts, drops, or floor drags permitted in Pro/Am or Amateur closed categories.

  4. The On-Deck system will be used for line up for competition heats.  Competitors must check in with the On Deck Captain and be prepared to compete at least 30 minutes before the time scheduled.

  5. It is the responsibility of competitors to verify the correctness of entries, dances, and partners IN ADVANCE of the time scheduled for heats.  You will be provided with “heat sheets” at registration.

  6. No teacher will be permitted to compete with one of his/her students against another of his/her students..

  7. The organizers reserve the right to merge any competition with fewer than 3 entries.

  8. All syllabi approved by the NDCA are allowed for all closed and open categories competed in at this competition.  Invigilators and the chairperson of judges have been instructed to be cognizant of this fact when considering penalties.

  9. Competitors dancing in OPEN categories are not required to stay within the parameters of step lists.  You may do whatever your talents and experience allow you to do.  Everything, however, must be within the bounds of good taste.

  10. Refunds due to cancellations before the deadline will be processed after the competition. Doctor certificate required for refunds after deadline. Package and/or Entry cancellations and/or room reservations made after October 21st 2022 will not be eligible for a refund. Any refunds, which meet the deadline, will be made 30 days following the competition minus a $50.00 per person handling fee.

  11. There will be no credit given for cancellations made at the competition.  Any changes made at the competition, due to no fault of the Organizer, will be assessed at $20 per change.  PLEASE CHECK CONFIRMATION INFORMATION PRIOR TO COMING TO COMPETITION

  12. Age Categories: [A]. Adult Competitors may enter, in addition to their regular age, TWO age categories younger than his/her regular age.  (i.e. Ladies B1 can dance in Ladies A1 and Ladies A2 as well as Ladies B1)

  13. Students may enter up to THREE CATEGORIES above his/her normal level of dancing.  The Novice and Newcomer Events are not considered full categories.  Anyone may enter Open Multi Dance Events.

  14. Pro/Am Scholarships:

    1. Adult Scholarships are open to ages 18 and above . 

    2. Students must enter 2 X number of Single Dance event and One Multi Dance Event for each scholarship they dance.

    3. These qualifying free-styles must be in the same level, style, and category as the scholarship.  I.e.: six smooth single dances and One Closed Smooth Multi Dance qualifies you for closed scholarship…..10 single OPEN Latin dances and One Open Multi Dance Event qualifies you for open scholarship.

    4. ANY open scholarship has no syllabus restrictions.


    6. All prize checks must be deposited within 90 days of the conclusion of the event.

  15. Deadline for entries is 2 weeks prior to the event. Please make sure you have filled out your entry forms completely for each person attending along with a financial tally sheet. Please print clearly so we get the spelling of your student’s names correct. Please return the forms to us by e-mail or mail.

  16. Upon arrival at the hotel, one representative from the studio should come to the registration desk and pick up the packages for his/her studio.

  17. Any balance due must be paid before packages will be released.

  18. Reserved seating will be assigned according to packages and date package order was received. Any groups wishing to sit together should order at the same time with a notation requesting seating together.

  19. There is no limit to the number of Pro/Am Solos/Formations. Keep solo exhibitions/formation to a maximum of 3 minutes. Solo Exhibition music must be on individually labeled flash drive and easily transferable to our music director.

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