Rules and Regulations 2017-11-14T04:37:28+00:00

Rules & Regulations

All persons attending the Commonwealth Classic whether as spectators, competitors, officials, or guests of the Organizer, shall be bound by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. rules, and by participating in this event agree to adhere to them. No responsibility for loss or theft in changing rooms, ballroom or hotel rooms shall be accepted by the Organizer,
Pemberton Productions, LLC, Tom & Denna Saidnawey or by their employees, affiliates, associates, assigns or by the NDCA, Inc., nor shall they be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk. All persons acknowledge that by participating in the Commonwealth Classic they are at the same time, consenting to photography, videotaping and/or filming of the event. Everyone must sign a General Release Form.
In all categories and events, the Organizer reserves the right to combine, merge or cancel any events with less than 3 entries.
A teacher will not be permitted to compete with one of his/her students against another of his/her students in the same style, dance, level, and age category.
All persons attending the Commonwealth Classic are obliged to adhere to the “Official Rules” set forth by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. (NDCA), which cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury sustained.
The On Deck System will be used in all events. Competitors need to be in the ballroom at least ½ hour before your event.
Competitors (Adults, Juniors, & Youth) dancing in syllabus events may only dance Bronze, Silver, or Gold Syllabus from the approved Syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA as well as the NDCA syllabus.
All Closed Syllabus Events will be invigilated using the current NDCA list of elements and restrictions. Penalties may be given without warning for any syllabus infractions.


For each Scholarship a student enters, he/she must dance the same dances in single dance events. The organizer reserves the right to cancel Scholarship events if there are less than 3 couples. In events with less than 3 couples, ½ of the prize money will be paid. In events with less than 3 couples, ½ of the prize money will be paid.
Dress Code for Amateur Adults – Costumes may be worn in Novice divisions but are not required. For Juniors & Youth dress code is in accordance with NDCA regulations. Go to for specifics.
All Amateur Couples or Professionals dancing in Pro/Am or Professional competitions must be registered with the NDCA.
For more information or to register go to or contact the NDCA Registrar, Ms. Eleanor Wiblin. Phone: (801) 378-8124.
All successful professionals will be required to present a Social Security card and updated address before monies can be

Cancellation/Refund Policy