Information on the ACDA National Championships



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Last Updated 10/10/2016

The schedule and other information is posted for the " 2016 ACDA National Championship ", is the Last and final stop of the ACDA 2016 season which will be Nov 18 - 20. On line Registration is now live. For more information contact Virginia Rainey and Judi Caudle - Event Directors. They are looking forward to a great ACDA National Championship event for the 2016 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 and Pro/Pro. There will also be a 8 Dance Dance-Off that is part of the competetions Saturday night.

PLEASE NOTE: Country and Western Registration Closes Wednesday Nov 16th at 5 pm.

Current National Championship Competitor List


“What’s New for 2016”
The 2016 Rules are Now posted.
The new rules for 2016 are:
1. Spotlight Showcase: Spotlight Pro-Am/Spotlight Pro-Pro shall be gender driven with male and female divisions, judged by placements rather than medals. The Spotlights will be a single dance or medley of dances choreographed to the music of the competitors choice. Spotlight Pro-Am is limited to Intermediate and above. Music will be 2 ½ - 4 minutes, with more than 50% of the music choice must be country music.
2. Competitors may now dance up one level, as long as they do not compete for overall.
Example: Newcomer to Novice, Novice to Intermediate, etc.
3. In Pro-Pro, only the competing Pro is judged, not the partnership.
Clarification: All Pro’s must meet their respective dress codes!



Judge license process description and application Click Here.



2016 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 2015 are posted. Please contact Karen Hedges for questions on the Step Sheets.