DC Dancesport Infrerno


Registration for DCDI 2015 will open soon. Check back for details.

Registration Fees

  Early Regular Late
Adult $50 $55 $60
Student $40 $45 $50
Newcomer $30 $35 $40

* Payment must be received prior to the early registration deadline in order to be eligible for early registration discount. Regular registration subject to change before Thursday, September 24, 2015. Fees include free admission to all sessions.

Early registration ends: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 11:59 pm
Registration closes: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Fees can be paid online via PayPal or you can send a check made to 'Ballroom at Maryland.'
All checks must be postmarked by Saturday, October 24, 2015.
Send payments with a list of all the competitors that the check is paying for to:
University of Maryland at College Park
Stamp Student Union
Ballroom at Maryland
Box #152
College Park, MD 20742

Payment Policy

  1. Prepayment is required, either online or check via mail postmarked by close of registration (10/24).
  2. If paying at the door, an additional $5 surcharge per competitor will apply for DCDI 2015. This includes college teams.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Date Refunded This Year Credited Forward
Sat, Sept 26: Early Registration Deadline 100% of registration  
Sat, Oct 24: Registration Closes 50% of registration 50% of registration credit towards DCDI 2016 registration
Oct 30: DCDI 0% of registration 50% of registration credit towards DCDI 2016 registration


In addition, level eligibility during this competition is in accordance to the USA Dance Proficiency points system.

DC DanceSport Inferno is not a Recognized USA Dance Competition and proficiency points will not be awarded.

You may only compete in one level for a particular dance/style.
This means that you cannot do both Bronze and Silver American Style Foxtrot, but you can do Bronze American Style Foxtrot and Silver International Style Foxtrot.
There is one exception: If you are dancing in Gold or Championship, you may also dance in Pre-Championship. There are also a few "Open" (fun) events that are open to all and not subject to this restriction.

USA Dance Membership

DCDI is not a sanctioned USA Dance competition. USA Dance membership is not required and USA Dance points will not be awarded.


The competition will be strictly invigilated!

We will be using the ISTD syllabus for international style and the Collegiate syllabus for American style. All participants must use these syllabi and rules. You can obtain copies of them using the following links:

If you have any questions, please email the DCDI organizers.


(These rules do not apply to fun events)


Level Costume Allowed Costume Recommended
Newcomer No  
Bronze No  
Silver Yes No
Gold Yes No
Pre-Championship Yes Yes
Championship Yes Yes

Women may wear pants, but are not encouraged to do so.

Age Categories

The competition is open to competitors of all ages, but the following age categories are offered: Junior I, II and Adult. Seniors and Students will dance in the Adult age category. Junior I and II competitors should e-mail the registrar to request paper registration. Youth, student, senior and adult competitors will all compete in same events.

The organizers of this event have the right to cancel or combine events as deemed necessary.

The organizers of this event, University of Maryland College Park, and the Campus Recreation Services are not responsible or liable for any lost or stolen items or injury.

Ballroom at Maryland (BAM) Disclaimer

No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in changing rooms, ballrooms, hotel rooms, or other event facilities can be accepted by BAM. Nor can BAM be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending the event; it being hereby stated that persons attending the event do so at their own risk.