Rules & Policies


Triple Crown Challenge Guidelines


Triple Crown Dance Events

1. Participants are provided the opportunity to satisfy their avenue of dancing,
whether it be the quality and/or quantity of dances. Quality is satisfied by
entering events such as the Triple Crown Scholarship Challenges and
quantity is satisfied by an automatic participation in an accumulated point

2. Participants automatically accumulate points when they attend a Triple
Crown DanceSport Event™ on a minimum 'B' package and purchase ten
dance entries in the style in which they wish to compete (American or
International). At the culmination of the Triple Crown year, The Florida
State DanceSport Championships, participants who earn the most points
per advertised categories are honored as Triple Crown Champions!

3. Participants,are required to attend and dance in a minimum of two (One
being the Florida State ) Triple Crown DanceSport Events™. However,
must be present at the Triple Crown Award Ceremony to receive scholarships,
etc. The upcoming Triple Crown Events are listed on the inside
front cover of this publication.Participants, are required to dance in the
same ages & levels of all Challenges from the start of the Triple Crown
Year, including at the Florida State to receive jackets, awards & scholarships,

4. Rising Star & Open Professional couples must also attend and dance in a
minimum of two Triple Crown DanceSport Events™ per series year and
be present and purchase a breakfast ticket, if not on package at the Triple
Crown Award Ceremony to receive jackets, awards & scholarships, etc.

5. The Rising Star Triple Crown Challenges are available to students at the
Bronze & Silver level. The Open Triple Crown Challenges are reserved
for those students who have achieved levels of Silver and greater.

6. Participants may enter the Rising Star and the Open Triple Crown
Challenges per Rhythm, Smooth, Ballroom and Latin.

7. Participants may use multi-dance events to satisfy the ten dance scholarship
requirement per style at each Triple Crown DanceSport Events™

8. Participants shall be awarded one point per Challenge entered. Except in
the Triple Crown Multi-Dance Scholarship Challenges where one point
per dance will be awarded. Upon placing: three points for first, two points
for second, and one point for third will be added. Proficiency is 1/2 this.

9. Participants shall receive one half of the advertised scholarship amount in
any Triple Crown Challenge which contains two or less competing couples
by the advertised deadline.

All guidelines and forms herein are necessary to attend the South Open Dancesport Championships.

We have provided copies of all necessary forms and made them available to download. The Guidebook, Rules & Regulations are broken down by category in red. Simply click each of the categories to review or download the complete Guidebook, Rules & Regulations by following the instructions below:

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