If you need to contact the committee regarding anything related to Showcase music, please email Jeremy Bryan at music@ucwdc.org.

Music release dates:

December 2019 – Release Date of ECS
March 2020 – Usage Date of new ECS

We acknowledge that during this time of quarantine and economic shutdowns, our dance family is struggling to make ends meet, and in most cases unable to practice. In response, the UCWDC and the Showcase Music Committee are working to minimize the effects of this global situation on our dancers.

Hence, all music selections have been postponed indefinitely. Once competition resumes the committee will reassess the best timeline to release new music going forward. Note: There was a new East Coast Swing released at the beginning of the 2020 dance year and the new song will be used once competitions start again. 

MUSIC DOWNLOADER’S LEGAL OBLIGATION AND INDEMNIFICATION OF THE UCWDC

All recorded music is protected by US and other patent and copyright laws. It is unfair and illegal to copy or use music for which the authors have not been compensated for their intellectual property.

UCWDC Showcase, Masters, SuperStars, Crown and RisingStars Division competition dance routines are required to be choreographed to specific songs or music medleys. In order to enhance the duration, showmanship and musicality of those competition dance performances, Special Cut competition music was created by the United Country Western Dance Council Music Committee. All of the music used in the creation of the Special Cut competition music was assembled and edited by the committee from legally obtained sources.

Before downloading and opening the file and using this Special Cut track of music for the creation of dance choreography, practice, competition, or any other purpose, the downloader must expressly agree that he or she understands his or her obligation under US and other patent and copyright laws to first legally obtain and purchase, from any music track provider of their choice, the original track(s) or CD(s) that were used in the creation of the Special Cut needed for dance competition.

By downloading this Special Cut, the downloader stipulates to the United Country Western Dance Council®, with intent to be legally bound, that he or she is already the owner of a legally obtained copy of all of the original source music used in its creation and further indemnifies the UCWDC against all blame and responsibility for any failure on the part of the downloader to obtain and use legally purchased music.

If the downloader prefers to edit and cut his or her own practice music from his or her personal copy of the original track(s), the UCWDC will gladly provide a compilation of the edits and cuts the dancer needs to make the tune usable as a Showcase competition number.

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