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Recreational Age Groups

The Recreational Age Groups mirror the existing age groups used for Amateur Division. The 'Year of Birth' and not the 'Birth Date' will be the reference point used for determining a competitors age.

This will;

  1. Give Competitors (and parents) consistency over the calendar year. Competitors can plan the years activities without having to factor in the movement to another Age Group.

  2. Brings DanceSport in line with other Recreational bodies and School PE programs. This also keeps us consistent with other DanceSports Organisations.

  3. Removes a huge administrative burden that would be required for tracking individual birth dates.

For example the Age Groups for the 2019 Competition Year will be as follows;

Age Group



9 & under

2010 or later

2011 or later

12 & under

2007 or later

2008 or later

13, 14 or 15

2004 to 2006

2005 to 2007

Under 21
16 to 20

1999 to 2003

2000 to 2004

21 to 34

1985 to 1998

1986 to 1999

Masters 1
35 to 49

1970 to 1984

1971 to 1985

Masters 2
50 to 59

1960 to 1969

1961 to 1970

Masters 3
over 60

1959 & earlier

1960 & earlier


NOTE: It is important to understand that these Age Groups are how Recreational Competitors are recorded within the database system and not the scope of Events a Competition may run. For example a competition may run an Event for children under the age of 8. In this case the Competition Organiser has set a specific age restriction for that Event.