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UCWDC® World Championships 2023 Eligibility

Hello Dancers!

We are incredibly happy that UCWDC ® competitions are resuming around the globe. Public health challenges still exist, yet it is encouraging to see more and more events occurring and dancers returning to competition. The Country Dance World Championships are scheduled for January 1-8, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The UCWDC recognizes that countries, regions, and municipalities are emerging from the pandemic on different schedules, which may impact the availability of regional events. Therefore, the UCWDC is providing this update about the number of events needed to qualify for The Country Dance World Championships, January 1-8, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • North America: the eligibility rules apply as written. Competitors must participate in 3 regional events to qualify for Worlds 2023. There are two exceptions: Competitors in our under-18 divisions (primary, youth, junior, teen) and competitors from Western Canada can qualify with participation in only 2 regional events.
  • Europe: competitors must participate in 2 regional events to qualify for Worlds 2023. There is one exception: Competitors in our under-18 divisions (primary, youth, junior, teen) can qualify with participation in only 1 regional event.
  • Countries outside Europe and North America: Competitors must participate in 1 regional event to qualify for Worlds 2023.
  • Countries outside Europe and North America without a regional event: Any competitor from a country outside Europe and North America that does not hold a regional event this Dance Season (2022) will not be required to attend any regional events to qualify for Worlds in January 2023.
  • Please refer to the rules to understand specific requirements per dance type and division.

As we know, every region is different. We will continue to monitor the availability of regional events and, should significant changes develop, we will reevaluate these requirements.

We hope you are able to attend and participate in many of our regional events. If you need more details or have further eligibility questions, feel free to contact me at rules@ucwdc.org.

Stay Safe and Happy Dancing!

UNITED COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE COUNCIL

Beth Emerson
VP Rules – Rules Committee Chair

w: www.ucwdc.org                                     p: 405.535.3073                             e: rules@ucwdc.org

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