November 2019
... and in this Corner
Judge Certification
Kathy St. Jean

Keeping You In The Loop - Comment Codes On Hold

In trying to give you the best experience when competing UCWDC comment codes were introduced at
the beginning of 2019 UCWDC dance season. The goal of the comment code(s) was to provide valuable
information to our competitors to help improve scores by being aware if there was something present in
your performance that was affecting the judge’s score from being higher (costumes, delivery of dance,
motion or floor craft). In other words, your mark would be higher if a particular item or situation was
The comment codes were only to be used for consistent-repetitive-egregious situations that prevented
the competitor from receiving a higher score. An example, a pro-am couple is dancing shine, a judge
would lower the score because shine is not allowed. If the pro and the amateur of the couple is not
aware of the rule the comment code would then help them to learn what needed to be changed to
improve their score. Floor craft issues had to be consistent-repetitive -egregious in nature (consistently
cutting the down the middle of the floor in a progressive dance)... ( continue to full article )

  • Due to an overwhelming response to the early bird pricing, our hotel block at Opryland hotel is sold out for select days. Please check the website or call the reservation line for available days.
  • To accommodate those who need a longer stay, The Inn at Opryland is offering a discounted rate to our group as well as a free shuttle to Opryland. Updates will be available for the online reservations in the next few days: https://ucwdcworlds.com/hotel/

  • UCWDC Registration ends November 15, 2019
(except Jack & Jill, Showtime and Line Dance Choreo)

Special Events at Worlds
  • See below for details on a special intensive workshop and the NYE dinner!

Brandi Guild
8 time UCWDC Masters World Champion, West Coast Swing Champion Dancer, and a US 10 Dance Finalist

3 Hour Intensive
Saturday, January 4, 2020

Start time will be announced once the workshop schedules are finalized but plan for Saturday late morning.

Register online before the start of Worlds for $75.00 or at the event for $90.00.
Join us for a special dinner on New Years!

Event will begin after the close of competition for the day in Tennessee A&B. After dinner will join other guests in the main ballroom for social dancing and count down to Midnight!

Click on the image above for a full size pdf that includes the dinner menu.

New Years Eve dinner tickets are available through online registration. $60 per person
Regional Review Roundup
Upcoming Events: Nov - Dec 2019
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