Rules & Policies



Gift Certificates

Certificates apply after the purchase of ten dance entries.

Professional Couples

Competing professional couples qualify for the special purse after the purchase of a minimum of two 'B' packages. Either both professionals on packages or one pro and one student/spectator on a package.


Students qualify for scholarships when they attend the convention on a minimum of a 'B' package and purchase ten dance entries in the style in which thy wish to be considered.

Top Teacher

Teachers may qualify for purses in two ways:

1. Purchase a specific minimum of dance entries (see below).

2. Attend the convention on a minimum of a 'B' package and have three or more students attend on a minimum 'B' packages.

Southeastern States, Southern States, Crown Jewel
250entries qualifies for1st
200entries qualifies for2nd
175entries qualifies for3rd
150entries qualifies for4th
100entries qualifies for5th
Florida State Championship
275entries qualifies for1st
250entries qualifies for2nd
225entries qualifies for3rd
200entries qualifies for4th
175entries qualifies for5th
150entries qualifies for6th
125entries qualifies for7th
100entries qualifies for8th
100entries qualifies for9th
100entries qualifies for10th

* Attention: DCU, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any event or pay scholarships, cash purses, etc. at half the advertised amount if, by the deadline date, two or less couples are scheduled to compete.

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:

Please see Registration -> Forms -> Download...Section to download complete copy of this document.