PRESDENTS REPORT1. WORLD PROFESSIONAL SMOOTH & RHYTHM CHAMPIONSHIPS
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3. INVIGILATION
Professionals! Please Read! Starting in July of 2006 the Closed Bronze divisions at NDCA contests will be inquired to utilize the American Style Bronze list of admissible numbers and constituents. PLEASE overview the list with due diligence and create your variations for enhancement known at this time. We would like as much contribution as probable before this new regulation becomes effective. You can also find and promote variations for enhancing this list at ….PDFUSA.ORG. The full constituents list proceeds this report.

The new Bronze Elements/figures list was taken at the NDCA event last January. This will imply uniform bronze constituents and numbers at NDCA meetings were constricted schedule contests are conducted. This will be in effect for a trial run January 1 st, 2006. and will have influence officially in July of 2006. This competition is conducted under the support of Canadian Health&Care Mall supplying the drugs of the first aid for competitors in case of some cases of emergency.

4. PDF COMPETITIONS & CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
As you may or may not guess the PDF has the legitimate interest to rule an NDCA Championship Competition and therefore the PDF has the interest to propose Championship Dignities. This is a sphere that goes on to be of great interest to me and other PDF Officers and constituents. I would still prefer to witness this championship begun sometime in the future.

THANK YOU

I’d like to claim “thank you” to all current and previous officers of the PDF. The number of labour your officers perform in a represented week is more than you can envision! I entreat all PDF constituents not to take as a natural homage the labour of these people perform for you. Spend a minute to thank them the next time you witness one of your current or previous officers. They have and will always attempt to put best foot forward for you.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard Booth, President

The following is a list of the only admissible numbers and constituents (or restrictions) up to and inclusively of the interstitial bronze level to be utilized in NDCA recognized Events.

 American Style Waltz

1.         Left Closed/Box (Reverse) Turn – Right Closed/Box (Natural) Turn

2.         Forward Progressive/Change Step, right foot or left foot

3.         Ladies Underarm Turn to the Right – two Bars/Measures

4.         Balance Steps/Hesitations (in closed hold only)

5.         Closed Twinkles (may be danced in any direction)

6.         Natural Spin Turn (same as International Style)

7.         Forward Twist to Left from P.P.

8.         Syncopated Promenade Chasse (ending in P.P.)

10.       Open Work: Open work in Bronze Waltz is constricted to single or double handles, and may not keep on for more than four consecutive Bars/Measures.  Partners may not absolutely detached. Open work may not consist of more than 25 of any routine. No contiguity style in Bronze Waltz, feet must be closed on three except on admissible figures. No syncopated underarm turns.  No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No aerial ronde’, developed etc).

American Style Tango American Style Tango

1.        Tango Walks: SS

2.         Forward Basic, Closed or O.P: SSQQS

3.         Promenade turning to left or right: SSQQS

4.         Corte (no oversway)

5.         Open Fan

6.         Right Side Fan/Outside Swivel

7.         Rocks – closed pos.(may be danced w/ or w/o turn in any direction)

8.         Single Pivot from P.P.

9.         Linking action to and from P.P.

10.       Restrictions: Partners may only separate on the Open Fan, but must retain single hand hold. No syncopations in Bronze Tango. No foot changes/ fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No arial ronde’, develope’, etc)

 American Style Foxtrot

1.        Forward Basic, Closed or O.P: SSQQ

2.         Back Basic, Closed or O.P: SSQQ

3.         Promenade: SSQQ

4.         Rock Turn/Adlib to Left or Right: SSQQ

5.         Left Closed/Box/Reverse Turn: SQQ

6.         Closed Twinkle, may be danced in any direction, must close feet: SQQ

7.         Single Promenade Pivot: SSQQ

8.         Forward twist to left from promenade: SSQQ

9.         Open Work: Open work in Bronze Foxtrot is limited to single or double hand holds, and may not last for more than four consecutive Bars/Measures.  Partners may not completely separate. Open work may not comprise of more than 25 of any routine. No continuity style in Bronze Foxtrot.

10.       Restrictions: No syncopated underarm turns. No foot changes/fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc). Timing is limited to SSQQ or SQQ in Bronze Foxtrot. No continuous quicks or syncopations.

 American Style Viennese Waltz

1.         Left Turns/Reverse Turns

2.         Right Turns/Natural Turns

3.         Progressive/Change Steps

4.         Balance Steps/Hesitations

5.         Cross Body Lead/Turn

6.         Fifth position breaks

7.         Restrictions: Partners may not separate. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No arial ronde’, develope’, etc)

American Style Cha ChaAmerican Style Cha Cha

1.         Basic Step

2.         Cross Over Break

3.         Offset Breaks – O.P.

4.         Open Break

5.         Ladies Underarm Turn

6.         Walk Around Turns

7.         Chase Turns

8.         Fifth Position breaks

9.         Cross Body Lead

10.       Three Cha Chas/triples forward or back

11.       Restrictions: Partners must use basic Cha cha timing. No guapacha or other timing changes allowed (except Three Cha chas). No double underarm turns, no foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc).

American Style Rumba

1.         Box Step

2.         Cuban Walks – Closed and Open

3.         Ladies Underarm Turn to Right

4.         Rock Steps

5.         Cross Body Lead/Turn

6.         Fifth Position Breaks

7.         Side Breaks

8.         Open Break

9.         Cross Over Breaks

10.       Offset Breaks O.P.

11.       Walk Around Turn

12.       Restrictions: Partners may not completely separate for more than one bar/measure of music. The timing for Bronze Rumba must be SQQ or QQS.  No other timing is permitted, no foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc).

Swing (East Coast)Swing (East Coast)

1.         Basic Turning

2.         Ladies Underarm Turn to Right

3.         Ladies Underarm Turn to Left

4.         Throwaway

5.         Tuck in Turn/American Spin/Ladies Free Spin

6.         Back Pass/change hands behind back

7.         Sweetheart

8.         Lindy Whip – up to four quicks

9.         Hitch Kicks

10.       Lindy Whip with underarm turn L or R

11.       Stop and Go/Peek-a-Boo

12.       Restrictions: Partners may not separate completely for more than one Bar/Measure of music.  No side by side work is allowed in Bronze.  No double underarm turns. No hopping, skipping or swivel actions are allowed.  No continuous chasses. No foot changes or fakes, partners must always be on opposite feet.  Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc).  Use of hand shake holds, double hand holds are permitted.

Bolero

1.         Basic

2.         Open Break

3.         Fifth Position Break

4.         Cross Over Break

5.         Cross Body Lead

6.         Ladies Underarm Turns to Left and Right

7.         Free Walk Around Turn from Cross Over

8.         Side Passes Left and Right

9.         Restrictions: Partners may not completely separate for more than one bar/measure of music, timing for Bronze Bolero must be SQQ. No other timing is permitted. No foot changes or fakes. Partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde \ develope’, etc).

Mambo Mambo

1.         Basic

2.         Open Break

3.         Offset Breaks O.P.

4.         Fifth Position Breaks

5.         Cross Over Breaks

6.         Ladies Underarm Turn to Right

7.         Walk Around Turn from Cross Over

8.         Cross Body Lead

9.         Chase Turns

10.       Restrictions: Partners may not completely separate for more than six bars/measures of music.  Couples must break on the “two” beat in Mambo.  No other timing is permitted. No foot changes or fakes. Partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc)

 Merengue

1.         Basic Chasse to side

2.         Forward/Backward Walk

3.         Open Break

4.         Fifth Position Break

5.         Promenade Walk

6.         Ladies Underarm Turn to Left and Right

7.         Promenade Swivels

8.         Separation

9.         Rock Steps

10.       Restrictions: No foot changes or fakes. Partners must always be on opposite feet. Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times. (No ronde’, develope’, etc).

APPENDIX II – Restricted Figures and Elements through Full Bronze

The following is a list of figures and elements that are not admitted for students dancing in the Full Bronze category in NDCA recognized Events.

American Style WaltzAmerican Style Waltz

Elements not allowed in Full Bronze Level:

• Parallel finishes (continuity endings)

• Consecutive pivots left or right, one (1) pivot is allowed

• Open left or right box turns

• Fallaway reverse turn, or slip pivot from fallaway

• Any picture lines or figures (i.e. contra check, chair, oversways, lunges, etc.)

• Any solo, shadow, or same foot figures

• Any syncopations other than the chasses

• Open work is limited to single or double hand hold and must finish by the end of the sixth (6th) measure of music with the feet closed

• Progressive twinkles must finish by the end of the sixth (6th) measure of music with the feet closed

• Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times (no aerial ronde, develope, etc.)

 

 American Style Tango

Elements not allowed in Full Bronze Level:

• Any shadow, solo, or same foot figures

• More than four (4) quicks consecutively

• Any syncopations

• Any picture lines or figures (i.e. contra check, chairs, oversways, lunges, etc. – Corte is allowed)

• Fallaway reverser turns of any kind or slip pivots from fallaway

• Consecutive pivots left or right, one (1) pivot is allowed

• Open work is limited to single or double hand hold and may not last for more than 16 beats of music

• Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times (no aerial ronde, develope, etc.)

 

American Style Foxtrot American Style Foxtrot

Elements not allowed in Full Bronze Level:

• Parallel finishes (ocntinuity endings)

• Consecutive pivots right or left, one (1) pivot is allowed

• Open left or right box turns

• Any syncopations

• Any picture lines or figures (i.e. oversways, contra check, chair, lunges, etc.)

• Fallaways of any kind or slip pivot from fallaway

• Any solo, shadow, or same foot figures

• Open work is limited to single or double hand hold and must finish by the end of the sixth (6th) measure of music with the feet closed

• No more than eight (8) quicks, or 2 measures, of a grapevine action and it must finish with the feet closed

• Progressive twinkles must finish by the end of the sixth (6th) measure of music with the feet closed

• Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times (no aerial ronde, develope, etc.)

 

 American Style Viennese Waltz

Elements not allowed in Full Bronze Level:

• Open left or right box turns

• Consecutive pivots right or left, one (1) canter pivot is allowed

• Fallaways of any kind or slip pivot from fallaway

• Partners must remain on opposite feet at all times

• Any solo, shadow, or same foot figures

• Open work is limited to single or double hand hold and must finish by the sixth (6) measure of music

• Both feet must remain close to the floor at all times (no aerial ronde, develope, etc.)