2021-2022 Regional Workshop Guidelines & Fees

Discount Early Bird RateRegular RateOne-Day Rate
Senior (16-19)$275.00$300.00$175.00
Teen (13-15)$275.00$300.00$175.00
Junior (11-12)$275.00$300.00$175.00
Mini (7-10)$275.00$300.00$175.00
Ready, Set Dance! (5-7)$125.00$125.00n/a
Observer$50.00$65.00 (purchased onsite)n/a
  • Registration opens September 7, 2021.
  • Registration deadlines are defined city by city on the NYCDA website. A 3-day grace period will be allowed to receive the Early-Bird Registration discounted rates (unless the event sells out prior to registration deadline.) After the 3 day grace period, the full tuition rates will be applied. REGISTER EARLY!
  • At the 3-day grace period, all registrations will be ‘locked’. You will no longer have online access to make changes. Your registration should be complete – especially competition entries. Incomplete entries will not be included in the event. Changes will only be accepted by emailing the registration team. Changes/additions are subject to availability.
  • No registration is guaranteed without payment. To secure your spot, we request a 50% deposit at time of registration.
  • FULL payments are required 2 weeks prior to the event. Unpaid registrations will not be included in the event and ‘the spot’ will be relinquished to a studio on the waiting list.
  • Completed liability waivers are required for each dancer/participant. Be sure to get the necessary parent/guardian signatures. CLICK HERE for Waiver Link →
  • Last minute In-Person Workshop Registrations/ Competition Entries will be accommodated based upon availability.
  • 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.
  • NEW! Dancers attending more than one regional workshop AUTOMATICALLY receive 25% off their workshop in their 2nd city, and 50% off for each subsequent workshop registration. This is 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. Regional Scholarships do not have a "cash value" and may only be used in one city.
  • 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, 2022 for the entire 2021-2022 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!
  • Cashier's Checks and Credit Cards will be the ONLY forms of payment accepted on-site.
  • Refund policy: If any NYCDA event must be wholly cancelled due to Covid-19, NYCDA will issue full refunds to all registered studios (within 2 weeks). All other refund requests (studio or individual) must come via the registered studio and will be addressed on a case by case basis with the studio representative only.
  • COLLEGE RATE: $175.00. 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 $175 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 at $175. All competing dancers must be registered for the full workshop. One day option available either day for Teachers.


  • Observer passes are available to purchase in advance at a discounted rate of $50 - must be ordered and paid by studio with studio registration. Individuals may purchase observer passes from NYCDA directly, onsite only. Regular rate of $65 applies for onsite passes.
  • A Year Long Observer Pass may be purchased onsite ONLY (where available) for $120 – unlimited use during the Regional season. Year long observer passes are non-refundable. Year-long passes are not applicable in cities where regular observer passes are not offered due to capacity limits.
  • 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 may not be offered in every city- NYCDA reserves the right to not offer or to refund observers for any city, or to limit the # of Workshop observers per ballroom- based on dancer attendance and venue capacity limits. Observer passes may also sell out.


Bring 5-15 students:

1 Teacher No Charge

Bring 16-29 students:

2 Teachers No Charge

Bring 30-49 students:

3 Teachers No Charge

Bring 50-89 students:

4 Teachers No Charge

Bring 90+ students:

4 Teachers No Charge

  • 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 2020-2021 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-only classes are offered both Saturday and 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.