Information on the ACDA National Championships



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American Country Dance Association News and Information
Last Updated 3/30/15

The schedule and other information is posted for the "Louisiana Country Dance Hayride ", The Second event of the 2015 season which will be April 24 - 26. They will be using on line Registration. For more information contact Ray Michiels - Event Director. Ray is looking forward to another great event for the 2015 and would very much like for you to be a part of us. The “American Country Dance Association” goal is to be as fair, fun, and affordable as possible.

They will be offering Competition in All ACDA Divisions. Couples, Pro/Am, Pro/Pro and Line Dance. Will also have Swing, Hustle and Sala competition as well.

PLEASE NOTE: Country and Western Registration Closes Wednesday April. 22nd at 5 pm.

News Flash:
The 2015 “Hayride” will be a participating event of the “Country Two Step Tour”.
Register online Now! Registration closes at 8pm. This will be great way to have Fun and meet new dancers!
Get your Two step on the floor!
The following levels will be used: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced!
The Country Two Step Tour is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the FUN and collaborative experience of social dancing. The main favorite dance is the Country Two Step. An award points tracking system is provide to promote even interest and participation within the Country Dance community. The Jack-and-Jill contest consists of male and female participants within a given age or skill level division are randomly paired. The couples then dance against one another and their performances are scored by a knowledgeable panel of judges. Quite often, the leader and follower don’t even know each other. Based on the results of the contest, the top performers are awarded cash and/or other prizes. When you dance in a sanctioned CTST Jack-and-Jill contest, you can earn award points that will be tracked by the CTST. When you have earned enough points, you will “graduate” to the next higher skill level. By continuing to participate in these types of contests, you will naturally improve your dancing skills and knowledge along the way…that’s in addition to meeting plenty of new people, traveling, and having a great time in the dance community.

Current Hayride Competitor List



What is New for 2015:

1. Boots and Hats are now optional during the dance year, in All Newcomer divisions (Pro-Am, couples, line dance, etc)
Boots and Hats are mandatory and required for the National Championships in November
2. Bare Midriff exposure is limited to dancers competing in Division II/Intermediate and higher (Pro-am and couples)
3. Random music will be selected for Couples competition (Novice and above)
IV/Newcomer music will be previewed in advance
4. All couples music changes from 2 minutes to 1 ½ minutes
5. The BPM ranges have been standardized in all dances
6. Pre-Newcomer music changed from 45 seconds to 60 seconds
7. Added a Bronze Age level (40+) to Newcomer (Couples)
8. Competitors are now eligible to enter all divisions that you are qualified to compete in!
9. Royal SuperStars was changed to a classic format (flights, show dance, etc)
10. New line dances for 2015, will be added soon! Check website!
Clarification: No crossover allowed between SuperStars and Royal SuperStars

Last Year:

Cut off times for registration for our "country competitions" entries will Still be at 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the event, swing registrations will be accepted after this date.

Judge license process description and application Click Here.



2015 ACDA Event Schedule
Make plans to attend all the ACDA events now! Details are under the ACDA Events link.

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The ACDA Board Of Directors are pleased to announce that we have partnered again with for online registration services. This is a 5 year contract for ACDA events from 2014 - 2018!  Through CountryDanceDirector, you will be able to register online for weekend passes, all of your dance competition selections, and even purchase workshop videos.  What if you need to return later to add another weekend pass or change your dance partner?  You can easily do that and much more!  Click on the CountryDanceDirector link to learn more:


For copies of pictures from ACDA events please visit Action Photos. All photos can be viewed from each ACDA event that Action Photos attended.


The ACDA Line Dance Step Sheets for 2014 are posted. Please contact Karen Hedges for questions on the Step Sheets.