Workshop Guidelines & Fees 

Updated for the 2018-2019 Season!   




2018-2019 Regional Workshop Fees      


Discount Rate  

Full Rate-after deadline  




Senior (16-19) 



Teen (13-15) 



Junior (11-12) 



Mini (7-10) 



Ready, Set, Dance! (5-7) 



Workshop Observer  



  (Each dance studio may apply their own additional fees, when necessary) 


  •  COLLEGE RATE: $150.00. NYCDA and NYCDA Foundation are proud to support dancers in college! We welcome you to join us for a weekend of great classes, and are happy to offer a "student rate" to all students with a valid college ID. We kindly require a $150 fee for all college dancers (grants access to Senior Ballroom), which will be directly donated to the NYCDA Foundation.   
  •   ONE DAY WORKSHOP OPTION: One day workshop registrations are available for Saturday only to non-competing dancers. All competing dancers must be registered for the full workshop.  One day option available either day for Teachers.        



Students:    $175.00

  • Discounted Rates apply to all registrations received and PAID IN FULL online by the registration deadline- usually 30 days prior to workshop Saturday date (Registration Deadline may vary by city- see specific city page for deadline date).  
  • When calculating discounts or free hotel room, dancers attending on a scholarship, one day dancers, and observers and Ready Set Dancers should not be included in totals.  
  • Dancers attending more than one 2018-2019 Regional Workshop will receive a 50% Workshop Tuition discount in each additional city- deducted automatically when registering online.    
  • Regional Scholarships may be redeemed as a “payment adjustment” on the Payment Screen when registering online. Please note dancer/scholarship being redeemed.   
  • If paying by check, payment must be made in advance by studio business check. NO personal or International checks will be accepted - bank money orders in U.S. funds only. Onsite payments are authorized at the discretion of NYCDA office and must be by Credit Card or Certified Check only.  
  • Workshop Age is considered as of Jan 1, 2019 for the entire 2018-2019 season, for Regionals and Nationals.  Dancers must be at least 7 years old to participate in the 2 day workshop. Dancers ages 5-7 are welcome to participate in Ready, Set Dance!   
  • Workshop Registrations have been known to SELL OUT. Pre-registration is always suggested. If you plan to register as a walk-in, we suggest calling the NYCDA office to double check last minute availability.  Non-discounted rates will apply. Cash, Cashier's Checks and Credit Cards will be the ONLY forms of payment accepted on-site.  
  • All tuitions are non-refundable - no exceptions.  

  • A Year Long Observer Pass may be purchased onsite ONLY (where available)  for $120 – unlimited use during the Regional season.  Each observer pass purchased is a tax-deductible contribution to the NYCDA Foundation.    
  • Observers are allowed with participating dancers and must not be teachers, dancers, or studio owners. Observer Passes do not grant access to the Teacher Room or any Scholarship Auditions.  
  • Observer Passes have been known to sell out. NYCDA reserves the right to limit Workshop Observers within each ballroom, subject to attendance and space limitations. 



Bring 5-15 students:  

1 Teacher No Charge 

Bring 16-29 students: 

2 Teachers No Charge 

Bring 30-49 students: 

3 Teachers No Charge + 2 Extra Comp Entries* 

Bring 50-89 students: 

4 Teachers No Charge + 4 Extra Comp Entries* 

Bring 90+ students: 

4 Teachers No Charge + 6 Extra Comp Entries* 

 *No extra solos or duo/trios permitted. Competition Limits may vary by city- see specific city page for details.  No Charge’ does not have a cash value.   


  • Teachers with 50+ students will also receive ONE complimentary hotel room for two nights at the host hotel- NYCDA Office will contact all eligible studios after registration is finalized.  
  • Teachers attending more than one 2018-2019 Regional Workshop may attend all additional cities FREE of charge- deducted automatically when registering online.
  • Registered Teachers are permitted access to all ballrooms, with Teacher Lanyard. Teachers classes begin on Saturday at 11:30 AM - all day Sunday. 
  • Registered Teacher Lanyard permits video the final 15 minutes of all Workshop classes. No video at any other times. 


  • Each dance studio can designate four dancers (1 from each age division) to participate in the convention finale on Sunday, onstage with the NYCDA faculty – and all the other studio showcase dancers.  
  • No special auditions, no special material – no competition! Dancers simply learn the combos in all the classes and BE READY TO DANCE!!  
  • Use your own criteria to select dancers– perfect attendance? Maybe let your dancers vote?! 
  • (Studio Showcase Dancers will be accepted from all studios with a registered teacher).


  • For Dancers ages 5-7, a fun intro in the convention world, with classes in Jazz, Tap and Ballet. 
  • Saturdays from 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM- concludes with a performance, diploma and souvenir! 
  • Ready Set Dancers may compete as long as the average age of the entry remains 7+. 


  • Dancers are expected to always maintain professional classroom etiquette. 
  • Dancers must wear cover-ups outside the ballroom area. 
  • Please respect the property of our convention and hotel sites. Excess noise or loitering in areas not NYCDA inhabited can be cause for removal. Help us maintain a pleasant relationship with our sites so that they will look forward to our return visits. 
  • Chaperones are required for students age 15 or under staying in the hotel. 
  • NYCDA and the convention and housing facilities are not responsible for personal injury or property loss. 
  • NO VIDEO CAMERAS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME DURING THE ENTIRE EVENT. Registered Teachers (with ID lanyard) may video during the last 15 minutes of Workshop classes. 

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Upon registering for this NYC Dance Alliance, Inc. event, it is agreed that all students, parents, teachers, and additional attendees will NOT hold NYC Dance Alliance, Inc., its directors, staff, and/or employees responsible for any injury or loss of property during the event.


@ 2012 New York City Dance Alliance