NOTE: By registering as a participant, you agree to Purdue University's Hold Harmless Agreement.
Register as soon as you can. Cancellation is easy, up to the deadline, but keep in mind, we are charged a license fee for every entry at the time registration closes. Please review the rules to the right.
To avoid errors, and simplify payment. We encourage you to register everyone under one team account. Share the login info with a few club officers, and have these officers help all your members get signed up. Use 'step 5' to reserve tickets and workshop passes for everyone to see your balance due.
Step 1: Check if you have already been registered by someone else.
If you have already been registered, contact the person(s) who registered you to make any updates or use your tracking number when you create yourself as a competitor:
Tracking Number Lookup - verified on 10/16/2017
Entries are only visible in the account that created them.
Multiple partners in Multiple accounts
Are you caught up in a dance triangle, or hexagon/star, etc.
1. Create all the competitors and entries under one account
2. Be sure to use the person's same 'tracking number' when you re-create an existing competitor in each subsequent account.
-Tracking Number Lookup-
The old Registration Instructions have a section on this. Read them very carefully to be sure you use the same competitor in all of your accounts. If you fail to use the same tracking number, a duplicate competitor will be registered, which the registrar will need to eventually merge.
Step 2: Create an account, and then create competitors in that account
You can register yourself and your partner(s) under one account.
You can even register your entire team under one account if you wish.
Step 3: Choose events for each partnership
Step 4: Send Payment to the address below:
Please do not send cash, as it may be lost in the mail.
Checks payable to "Purdue Latin & Ballroom Dance Team"
Price is listed on this website on the "Home" page.
Be sure to include with your payment
the name of the competitor you are paying for.
Purdue Ballroom Classic
c/o Daniel Dilley
437 LaGrange St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
To review your entries, go to http://www.o2cm.com and check the Purdue Comp "Entry List" "By Competitor".
email email@example.com if you have any trouble using the O2CM registration system.
A newcomer is someone who has been dancing 12 months or less. Not competing, just dancing. If you already had been learning to dance when we held last year's classic, then you are not a newcomer.
Your eligibility to dance newcomer is not improved by dancing with a particularly inexperienced partner, or even by being a particularly inexperienced partner.
Your eligibility to dance newcomer is not improved by never having been recalled by the judges.
Your 12 months timer does not pause if you take some time off from dancing.
Your newcomer timer does not reset after a long absence. There's no going back.
If you are not eligible as a newcomer in even 1 dance, then you may not dance in any of the 4 styles at the newcomer level, no matter how inexperienced. Other teams have asked us to enforce this policy.
Otherwise, we encourage you to compete Bronze or higher. We have seen couples make it to the Bronze Final using only Newcomer figures. Just dance well.
The 2 Consecutive Levels Rule:
The 4 'styles' are:
American Smooth, and International Standard,
American Rhythm, and International Latin
Any individual may only appear in up to 2 consecutive levels in each of the 4 styles.
The level(s) you choose in one style do not limit your choices in a different style (Although you may get looks of suspicion if you dance Open in one style and Bronze in another).
To compete in newcomer as one of your levels, you must qualify, as described above.
The Progression of levels is:
'Closed' (Syllabus only) Levels:
1 Newcomer (Only Pre-Bronze & Bronze steps allowed),
2 Bronze (Only Pre-Bronze & Bronze Steps allowed),
3 Silver (Pre-Bronze, Bronze and Silver Steps Allowed),
4 Gold (Any Syllabus Steps Allowed),
Notice 'Novice' does not refer to an inexperienced person like it might it the dictionary.
Usually a person has danced at least silver before attempting to compete Novice and above.
5 Novice - Choreographed Routines. Any Syllabus or otherwise (No lifts or Stunts)
6 Pre-Champ - Choreographed Routines. Any Syllabus or otherwise (No lifts or Stunts)
7 Champ - Choreographed Routines. Any Syllabus or otherwise (No lifts or Stunts)
NOTE: Some Dances are danced together as one event, these are indicated with two letters in parenthesis, such as Bronze Standard (WQ), which combines Waltz and Quickstep as one event.
The one exception:
If there is a shortage of leaders:
A silver follower may lead a newcomer follower in a newcomer event.
This newly created leader is now a newcomer leader. Please do not use this rule to create an unfair advantage. The presumption is that this silver follower is not skilled at leading yet.
Technically, one might say that this new leader should not have more than one year experience as a leader. Tip: Wear a vest to make it easy to remove the number.
A Note on American Style:
In the American style, we like to follow the USA Dance rules, which are more concerned with proficiency level than with steps.
Syllabi can also be found:
Near the end of the USA Dance rulebook
Appendix 1 in the NDCA rulebook:
For Purdue Comp we suggest using the same dress code as USA Dance.
We will not be enforcing dress code at our competition, but please do not dress in a manner which gives you an unfair advantage for your level.
We will do our best to give a costume change break between Gold and Novice, for those of you competing in both of those 2 consecutive levels.