Hello Dancers,

In this time of COVID-19, many of us cannot attend our first event of the year-or our second if you got to Tulip! I miss seeing my dance family as some events are being forced to cancel.  I thought it would be helpful to review the Associate Membership policy which is important if you register for -or have registered for- an event that was forced to cancel.

Our policy has been that competitors need to be current Associate Members before dancing at any UCWDC event. Our policy also has been that you may not be considered for a dispensation unless you are a current Associate Member.  This being a unique year, many competitors were (or will be) registered for an event that was (or will be) forced to cancel. For cancelled events, registered competitors will be given a blanket dispensation towards their eligibility requirements the UCWDC Country Dance World Championships December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021, –  Please see the letter from the President which details the blanket dispensations for cancelled events.

Please allow time for the dispensations to be processed. Based on the current health crisis this could take an extended period of time and we will continue to communicate updates via the newsletter, social media updates and updates on our website. Once your dispensation has been processed, it will be available under your name at https://ucwdc.org/associatemembercenter/ucpoints.php.

If you have not renewed your Associate Membership, you cannot compete in a UCWDC event nor can you be considered for dispensation.  Please begin updating your membership before registering for events.
Renew today! https://ucwdc.org/become-a-member/

Thank you for your support and your patience, and I looking forward to seeing you soon!

Kind Regards,


Beth Emerson

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