Professional Event Rules


Open to All USA Dance DanceSport Professional Athletes – no Qualification Required.

Professional competitors:  Open to All USA Dance DanceSport Professional Athletes – no Qualification Required. Must be DanceSport Professional Athlete members in good standing of USA Dance.

All events at this competition are gender neutral. This means that regardless of a dancer’s gender, s/he is welcome to compete in the role that best suits him/her and all amateur couples of any configuration will compete on the floor together.

Dress code: Professional Events and Adult Pro-Am Events dress code is Good Taste Rule only and dresses are allowed to have skin tone, non-stoned opaque dance pants.

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Professional Dance Events

American Smooth

  • Championship (WTFV)
  • Professional Showdance*

American Rhythm

  • Championship (CRSwBM)
  • Professional Showdance*

International Standard

  • Championship (WTVFQ)
  • Professional Showdance*

International Latin

  • Championship (SCRPJ)
  • Professional Showdance*

All professional events are open age category.
*All Showdance couples must submit a video of their Showdance entry by March 1, 2022, to Professional Dance VP USA Dance.

Awards and Scholarships

Over $26,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to first through sixth places. Award ceremonies will be held throughout the competition.

Competitor Fees

Competitor fees for Professional Nationals participants include a per person nonrefundable administrative fee and a per couple entry fee for each event entered; entrance to the ballroom all weekend; VIP seating in the ballroom; admission to the Friday afternoon Social Dance to be held between the Friday Day and Evening Sessions; and a program for each couple. Packages paid for by March 1, 2022, will have the administrative fee waived.  Packages paid for after March 1, 2022, will pay the Standard rate.

A Professional who brings 25 or more Pro-Am entries to Nationals will have a Professional Championship fee waived.

Early Pricing Standard Pricing
Professional Base Fee $0 $50

Event Fees

Events Fee
Championship $100
Showdance $125

Refund Policy

Competitors who cancel by Friday, March 4, 2022, will receive a 75% refund of their entry fees; those cancelling between March 4, 2022, and March 18, 2022, will receive a 50% refund. Those cancelling after March 18, 2022, will not receive refunds.


The scoring system used is the skating system.  The best combined score for all dances determines placement in the event.

Competition Efficiency

The organizer reserves the right to cancel events for which there are an insufficient number of entries.