The schedule and other pertinent information is now posted for the " 2017 ACDA National Championships ". This is the final stop for the ACDA 2017 season which will be held November 17 - 19. On line Registration is open at this time. For more information contact Virginia Rainey or Judi Caudle - your ACDA Event Directors. We're looking forward to a great ACDA Championship Event for 2017 and would very much like for you to be a part of us. The “American Country Dance Association” goal is to be as fair, fun, and affordable as possible.
We will be offering competition in All ACDA Divisions: Couples, Pro/Am and Pro/Pro. There will also be a 9 Dance Challenge that is part of the competitions and Swing.
PLEASE NOTE: Country and Western Registration closes Wednesday Nov: 15th at 5 pm.
Current ACDA National Competitor List
“What’s New for 2017”
NEW FOR 2017…. VIENNESE WALTZ!! AFTER YEARS OF WAITING, IT IS FINALLY HERE FOR COUNTRY DANCERS!
( In an attempt to help everyone learn and understand this "American Smooth" syllabus, I will attempt to explain a couple of things.
The most important thing to understand is that all the numbered elements in the middle of the table of contents are the critical ones to learn.
The first five parts of the table of contents are just general information things like movement and hold, etc.
The numbered elements are self-explanatory and are the basic movement elements that are allowed in the syllabus.
The last dozen or so "bonus figures" are simply several variations of the original figures for the syllabus. In other words, just different ways to do the same syllabus movements.
For example, "Bonus Figures 4a thru 4d" are just four more ways to do basic syllabus element #9 change of places.
(Bob Wheatley VP ACDA )
WE WILL BE USING "AN AMERICAN SMOOTH" CLOSED BRONZE DVIDA SYLLABUS!! BPM RANGE = 150 – 170 Optimum BPM: Newcomer/Novice = 152 Intermediate/Advanced = 162 To obtain videos of the allowable figures please see DanceVision at: https://www.dancevision.com/ You can arrange your choreography any way you wish but for the first year we will use the above closed syllabus as the allowable figures to aid in everyone’s learning curve as we all adjust to this old dance that is new to us. We want everyone to have an opportunity to learn this dance from the ground up. This will give everyone a year to learn the basic closed elements before we consider opening it up completely. The ACDA will review everything at the end of this year and will take everything into consideration for what the future fate of Viennese Waltz may be. However, for this year VW is an absolute equal to all the non-swing optional dances currently offered. If you are already dancing 8 dances, then you can just add VW for your 9th dance. Or it can equally be substituted for any of the following…. TR2, PLK, NC2, or CHA.
PLEASE NOTE: We have also added language to protect Newcomer Level 4 in Couples and Pro-Am from competitors entering those Divisions from other partner dance genres. We, also, have made it easier for Pro-Am students to partner into Couples Divisions by allowing them to go back one level. Since Pro-Am students would be giving up a professional partner in Pro-Am to dance in Couples, we will allow two Novice Level 3 students to partner in Newcomer Level 4 Couples
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