Canada’s Largest and Longest Running Country, Swing and Line Dance Event!
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The Alberta Amateur Country Dance Contest (AACDC) is a "Grass Roots" dance contest that was created to promote Country Dance competition at a local amateur level.
Compete in; Two Step, West Coast Swing & Line Dance
Any amateur dancer, at any dance level may enter and dance in the AACDC. Dancers my compete as a couple in Two Step and West Cost Swing or as an individual in Line Dance. Local dancers throughout Alberta bars, dance halls and studios will compete for the coveted 2013 Alberta Title. Preliminary and Semi-Final Rounds will be held at locations throughout Alberta and the Finals will be held at the Calgary Dance Stampede, April 20, 2013 in Calgary in the Hyatt Regency hotel.
Cash and Prizes totaling over $5,000 will be up for grabs this year !!
To Be Announced
Preliminary Rounds; Two Step Wednesday, March 20th West Coast Swing Tuesday, March 26th Line Dance Friday, April 5th
Calgary Semi-Finals; Wednesday, April 10th
To Be Announced
Registration and Information
Click on the link to download and print the AACDC registration form. Submit registration form via Fax, Mail, Email or in person on the day ofthe contest in your appropriate city. Cash payment will be accepted on-site.
Calgary Dance Stampede 474 Regal Park NE Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2E 0S6 fax: 403-288-5972 email:
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In CALGARY contact;
In RED DEER contact;
In EDMONTON contact;
Keith Armbruster 403-680-0661
Dale Tosczak 403-512-7013
Pat Cuthbertson 780-939-5001
Eligability and Rules
Two Divisions of Two Step, West Coast Swing and Line Dance will be offered for 2013. A Starter Division and a Beginner Division.
During the contest, between three (3) and five (5) judges will rank the dance couples based on their skills, presentation, and showmanship. Scores from all the judges are combined to obtain the final standings. Adjudication is a subjective process (to say the least) and that is why several judges are used to ensure fairness.
Depending on the number of entries, competitors will be required to compete in a Preliminary Round until a maximum of fifteen couples are recalled for the final round by the judges. During the final round, the top three (3) placements are determined and those three (3) finalists are then invited to compete at the Calgary Dance Stampede against the top three (3) finalists from other cities for the Alberta Amateur Title.
Click above to download the Current AACDC Rules
STARTER: This division is for those who are not experienced dancers, who have had less than a total of 20 hours of group instruction each, who have had no private instruction or choreography, who have been dancing less than a year, and in which neither partner has ever danced in an organized dance competition. Participants may dance in this division ONCE ONLY. No specific costumes are required, "cotton and denim" with a country look is preferable. Think "off the rack" clothing with nothing flashy, shiny, showy, sparkly such as rhinestones, sequins, or metallic thread. While it adds to the "country look", Starters are not required to wear cowboy boots and men do not have to wear a cowboy hat.
BEGINNER: This division is for those who are more experienced dancers, have been dancing for some time [probably a year or more], who have had no more than 35 hours of group instruction each, who may have had some private instruction or choreography, and/or in which one or both partners may have danced in an organized dance competition other than UCWDC, CWDI, ACDA, etc. No specific costumes are required, "cotton and denim" with a country look is preferable. Think "off the rack" clothing with nothing flashy, shiny, showy, sparkly such as rhinestones, sequins, or metallic thread. While it adds to the "country look", Beginners are not required to wear cowboy boots and men do not have to wear a cowboy hat.
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