CHECKING IN at the event

At the time of Check-In at the event all athletes must submit the following items:

  • Photo ID regardless of age
  • Proof of current USA Dance membership
  • If you are dancing in the WDSF Open Senior I or Senior II events you MUST present your WDSF membership card.
  • If you are dancing any Championship level Standard, Latin, or 10-Dance event, you must show proof of meeting residency requirements by providing residency documentation as follows:**
    • US Birth certificate OR
    • US Passport OR
    • Foreign Passport + Current US Visa OR
    • Foreign Passport + Current Green Card OR
    • Foreign Passport + Current Non-Resident Alien Card OR
    • Current US WDSF Card OR
    • Current Global Entry Card OR
    • Certificate of Naturalization as a US Citizen

ONLY THOSE COMPETITORS DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL STANDARD, LATIN, OR 10-DANCE EVENTS AT THE USA DANCE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF MEETING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS BY PROVIDING RESIDENCY DOCUMENTATION.

At the competition please go to:

Registration Check-In: Both members of the couple MUST be present for check-in. Competitors under 18 years old MUST have a parent or guardian accompany them to check-in.

Step 1 - Each competitor will need to present his/her current USA Dance membership card or receipt showing expiration date. Renewal of USA Dance memberships will not be available at the event.

Step 2 - Each competitor regardless of age will need to present a photo ID.*

Step 3  - Each competitor who will be dancing any Championship level Standard, Latin, or 10-Dance event will need to present residency documentation as outlined above.

Step 4 - Each competitor who will be dancing any WDSF event will need to present a current WDSF card.

Step 5 - Any unpaid competitor fees will be collected at this time. This year for your convenience we will be able to accept  credit cards.

Step 6 - All Pre-Teen, Junior, and Youth Syllabus couples MUST have their costumes vetted by the DanceSport Officials. The official will give the couple a ticket indicating that their costumes have been seen and are acceptable for the events entered.

Step 7 - Each competitor will need to sign the  USA Dance Waiver. For competitors less than 18 years old, a parent or guardian will also have to sign the Waiver. Click here to review the Athletes_Waiver-2017.

Step 8 - Each competitor will need to sign the Anti-Doping Form. For competitors less than 18 years old, a parent or guardian will also have to sign the Anti-Doping Form. Click here to review the 2017-Anti-Doping-Form. It is recommended that competitors print and complete but do not sign this form and bring it with them to Registration Check-In to make the check-in process faster and easier.

Step 9 - Each couple will pick up their competitor package containing nametags, heat sheet, competitor number, and safety pins. Please check to see that your heats are correct. If you find an error, please submit an Event Add/Drop form to the on-site registrar immediately.

*Younger competitors who do not have a driver's license or passport may be able to obtain a photo ID from their schools. The Department of Motor Vehicles in many states will provide a photo ID for a person of any age who does not have a driver's license. Go to www.dmv.org/id-cards.php and select your state from the list.

** Competitors who wish to submit this information to the Onsite Registrar ahead of time may do so by sending it to:

Sterling Sightler
872 Nelson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-205-8573
Email: registrar@usadancenationals.org

Costume Check-In will be taking place for all Pre-Teen, Junior, and Youth Syllabus couples prior to picking up your packet. If you have any questions prior to arriving at the competition, please refer to the USA Dance DanceSport Rulebook 2016 and/or contact Sterling Sightler with specific questions at: registrar@usadancenationals.org.

Check in hours: (Please plan on the process taking about 1 hour.)

  • THURSDAY: March 30: 2:00pm - 6:00pm and 7:00pm - 10pm 
  • FRIDAY: March 31: Beginning 60 minutes prior to the start of the morning session.
  • SATURDAY: April 1: Beginning 60 minutes prior to the start of the morning session.
  • SUNDAY: April 2: Beginning 60 minutes prior to the start of the morning session.

Please check in at your earliest possible opportunity.

We on the Nationals Organizing Committee look forward to seeing you in Baltimore. We hope you have a fun time preparing to compete and a safe & trouble-free trip to Baltimore, MD.