Some important rules to know as a competitor. If rules are broken, one or both in the couple might get penalty or get suspended.
At least one side should be closed during most of the dance, deviations may occur in figures.
As competitor you will be judged on following categories:
This is the recommendation from NSDC – the higher the category is the more important it is! But…
… different judges will have different opinions on each of these categories and each judge will look at these categories differently. As long as each judge can explain his or her opinion, it is OK to have different opinions.