It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Cackalacky Ballroom Challenge at NC State University. Open to collegiate and adult amateur dance couples. This is great a competition hosted by the NC State Dancing with Wolves. We are currently planning a great one-day competition followed by a open social dance full of good company, great dancing, and fantastic music. We look forward to seeing you at our competition on Saturday, Feburary 8nd, 2020!


2020 DANCE SCHEDULE


Date:
Saturday, Feburary 8th, 2020

Location:
North Carolina State University Main Campus
Talley Student Union
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

Times:
Warm-up/Check in: 9:00-10:00am
Start Competition: 10:00am
American Smooth
International Standard
American Rhythm
International Latin



Competition Schedule
Online registration is currently open. You may still enter events at the competition only if it doesn't produce another round. Once the time schedule has been set, adding another round changes the time schedule for all the remaining events.

Check-in/Open Floor: 9:00am - 10:00am
American Smooth: 10:00am
International Standard: 1:00pm
American Rhythm: 2:45pm
International Latin: 6:00pm
Fun Dances: 7:00pm
Open Social Dance:  7:00pm



Competitive Dance Levels
Newcomer 1: (Individual Heats)
You have been dancing for 1-3 semesters and know 5-10 steps in each of the dances.
Smooth: W/T/F Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J

Newcomer 2: (Individual Heats)
You have been dancing for 1-5 semesters, you know advanced patterns and you are developing bronze technique.
Smooth: W/T/F Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J

Newcomer 3: (Individual Heats)
You have been dancing for 1-6 semesters, 3 years max, and you know the full bronze syllabus.
Smooth: W/T/F/VW Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J


Full Bronze: (3 or 4 Dance Challenge)
Bronze dancers and entry level silver dancers.
Smooth: W/T/F Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J

Full Silver: (3 or 4 Dance Challenge)
Silver dancers and entry level gold dancers.
Smooth: W/T/F Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J

Full Gold: (3 or 4 Dance Challenge)
Gold dancers with some open material.
Smooth: W/T/F/VW Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J

Open: (3 or 4 Heats)
Novice/pre-champ dancers.
Smooth: W/T/F/VW Standard: W/T/F/Q Rhythm: C/R/S Latin: S/C/R/J


Pricing
Collegiate: $25 per-person (early-bird rate: Nov-Feb 2)
Collegiate: $30 per-person (Feb 3-Day of competition)

Adult: $45 per-person: (early-bird rate: Nov-Feb 2)
Adult: $50 per-person: (Feb 3-Day of competition)

Spectator Fees:
Collegiate/valid Student ID: $FREE
Adults: Donation of $5



Student Housing
Student Housing will be available upon request. To apply or for more information regarding student housing, contact Andy Carslon at beginnerchallenge@gmail.com

When applying, please indicate:
- University/Team
- Number of competitors per team
- Number of male and female members
- Allergies and any special needs
- What night(s) you would need houseing   (just friday/just saturday/both nights)


Social Dance Event
Following a wonderful competition this year the NC State team will host a social dance event starting around 7:00pm. Opened to the public, enjoy dancing with competitors until 11:00pm. Throughout the evening we might have special performances and some fun dance events like "Same Sex Rumba" or the "Polka-a-doble." Students are free and we encourage adults to bring a cash donation of $5-10.