American Country Dance Association.
Judge Licensing Information
Thank you for your interest in our Judge Licensing Program. This program is designed to offer a path for interested parties to receive a license to judge American Country Dance Association competitions.
In addition to completion of the licensing test, you will also need to complete our scoring seminar which will cover additional aspects of a judge’s responsibilities and other preparatory discussions for your first judging assignment. The Scoring Seminars are open to the public as are the Judging Seminars. Each seminar is described below.
Upon successful completion of the written exam and attendance at a Scoring Seminar, you will be asked to mock judge at least two sessions of each division, Pro Am Newcomer, Pro Am Novice, and Pro Am Intermediate/Advanced as well as two Couples sessions. After completion of all mock judging sessions and a review of the ballots you will be asked to sign an ACDA Judges Agreement. Your name will then be added to the list of Accredited Judges on the ACDA website. Continuing education seminars will be required periodically to maintain your accreditation. Successful completion of our licensing process does not constitute a guarantee of employment and all ACDA judges agree to have their names released along with their scores for all sessions they judge. All judges’ scores are open to review by the event director, the contest coordinator for that event and members of the Judge Licensing Committee. Additionally, all judges will receive a recap of their scores by email shortly after the event. This will allow each judge to review their scores in comparison with the scores of other judges on that panel.
Character & Signature Characteristics of the Dance
ProAm and Couples Scoring Standards
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Judge Licensing Doc
Doc 1 ACDA Judge Licensing Process
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