Rules & Regulations
Nebraska Invitational, its organizers and hotel /conference center cannot be held liable for theft, loss, or injury by persons attending the Nebraska Invitational Dance Festival.
Organizers reserve the right to merge /cancel categories, dependent upon number of entries in category.
Both entrants (including professional) must be on package for session that entries are danced in order to receive discounted entry prices.
Bronze level is restricted to Bronze Syllabus. Silver level is restricted to Bronze & Silver Syllabus.
Newcomer is only open to students who have had less than 50 hours of lessons. Costumes not required.
Entrants may dance in three consecutive age categories; their own and two lower.
Amateur couples will need to compete in the age category of the youngest competitor.
Cancellation policy: 50% until May 15. No refunds after May 15, 2018.
Scholarships are open to all amateurs (pro-am or amateur couple). To qualify, competitor must dance same single dances as event. As this is a combined event, each competitor and professional may only dance in one scholarship per dance category.
Multi-dance events: each competitor and professional may only dance in one event per age category and dance category. Organizer reserves right to combine age categories based on number of entries.
Closed multi-dance is open to bronze & silver students and material only. A student may only dance in once multi-dance per dance category. Organizer reserves right to combine age categories based on number of entries.
Lifts and drops are allowed only in the Showcase events and Professional dance events.
Showcase entries shall not exceed 3 minutes, please.
Prize money for top teachers will be calculated accordingly: 1 pt each entry; for contested entries with more than 1 contestant: 3 pts for 1st place, 2 pts for 2nd place, 1 pt for 3rd place. Uncontested entries will be calculated at a different rate. Professionals whose scores are tied will be selected for prize $$ by the organizer and all decisions are final. Eligibility for 1st place - 150 entry minimum, 2nd place – 100 entry minimum, 3rd place – 75 entry minimum.
No competitor may harass or question a judge about his/her personal reasons for marking. Adjudication in each heat will be at the discretion of the individual judge. Decisions are final.
While on the competition premises, all persons shall conduct themselves in a civil, sportsmanlike manner at all times.
It is the competitor’s responsibility to be in attendance in advance in the ballroom at least 3 heats before their scheduled events.. We may start 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.
No entries will be accepted without a completely filled out entry form and signed waiver.
Video cameras are allowed in the ballroom – only with purchase of a video pass. Video passes will be on sale at the front desk ($10 per day). No flash photography. No videography of professional show.
Only Cash and Check accepted.
Entries received after deadline are subject to late fee at discretion of the organizers.
Entry and Payment Deadline April 29, 2018