CompetitionsThe National Smooth Dancers offers opportunities for those
competitively inclined. The contests take relatively little dance
time away from the attendees, and there is never an additional
fee to compete. The major competitions occur during the
annual convention over Labor Day weekend; the sanctioning
body is the Dance Rules Committee. Regulations governing
these contests are in the Dance Rules document, most recently
revised for 2016, and continuing to be valid through 2017.
The Bakersfield Chapter also holds competitions at their mini
Convention in March. The Bakersfield Chapter regulates these
events itself, since they do not choose to apply for sanctioning
by the Dance Rules Committee.
Individual chapters sometimes hold dance contests at their
own parties. These are usually fun events, like Jack and Jills,
or perhaps a single-dance competition.
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