The Amateur Division
Amateur competitors are those who have a commitment to developing their technical and performance skills whilst participating in the 'Amateur Division' of DanceSport.
DanceSport Australia has a Graded competition format using the naming conventions of A, B and C. To compete in the Amateur Division competitors must be registered in this division at the time of placing an ENTRY for an Amateur event.
Competitors in the Amateur Division are awarded 'Elevation Points' by winning Graded events and when the required amount of points is reached they move up to the next Grade. To ensure minimal disruption to competitors and Competition Organisers the elevation of competitors is done on the 1st January each year.
Amateur Division events;
are for couples in which a couple is defined as a male and female,
have no restriction in choreography except for the published restrictions in New Vogue,
have no restriction in competition dress except for the published restrictions.
Amateur competitors may dance with a Professional Division competitor in ProAm competitions.