UNITED COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE COUNCIL NEWSLETTER
March 2020
Executive Committee
President
Keith Armbruster

Read the updates from UCWDC President Keith Armbruster

All updates regarding the COVID-19 affects on the UCWDC are available here:

VP Rules
Beth Emerson

Dispensation Discussion

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.  

VP Judge Certification
Kathy St Jean

2020 Comment Codes

This year the 2020 comment codes are aligned with the UCWDC Rules. This means that both judges and competitors should be well versed in the rules as the comment codes will provide an effective method for each competitor to know if a rule was broken. This information is important to know as a judge will adjust the medal placement based on the rule breakage should one occur. This comment code feature provides feedback as to what area of the rules you should look to in order to remedy the problem. Please remember without this code system you may not know that your score reflects an issue you could easily fix.  Although no one is trying to break a rule, it is possible to overlook a rule therefore the new comment codes will help everyone. 

UCWDC New Events
South African Classic
November 20-22, 2020

Team SA is very excited for our First Year UCWDC Provisionally Sanctioned Event to be held at the beautiful venue “The Shed” situated on the world-renowned wine farm Spier Estate. Spier is located in the Stellenbosch wine valley, which produces arguably the best wines in South Africa surrounding the quaint historical town of Stellenbosch, and about 45-minute drive from Cape Town, which rates as one of the world’s top tourist destinations ( Read full article)

Global Dance Festival
September 24-26, 2021

The Global Dance Festival would like to than the UCWDC for giving us the opportunity to run the event in Korea. When we first started planning this event, we wanted to make an event where everyone has fun. So that's why we take the Competition as the Social side. We will be the first Korean event to run a 3 day Social Workshop. ( Read full article)

2020 Cancelled Events
Due to the global mandates related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the following events have been cancelled as of the date this newsletter was published:
  • Peach State Country Dance Festival

  • Canadian Line Dance Challenge

  • Calgary Dance Stampede

  • San Diego Dance Festival

  • Oklahoma Dance Rush

  • Benelux Championship


Dispensation is outlined here: UCWDC updates on COVID - 19 Event Dispensations

Renew Your Associate Membership
2020 Dance Year
A UCWDC Associate Membership is required for any UCWDC competition entry. Please make sure your membership is current before you register for an event!

Points Championship
Are you the next UCWDC Points Champion?!
UCWDC Points Championship points are earned for every dance completed by each contestant at every UCWDC event around the world during the dance season. Check your standing after points start accruing!

Worlds is coming to San Antonio!
December 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Worlds 2021 makes its mark deep in the heart of Texas at the  Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa  - San Antonio! Group rate reservations are available. A tentative schedule has been posted to help you plan your stay.
Stay tuned to the website for event updates.
The United Country Western Dance Council promotes, protects, and advances Country Western Dance and Line Dance as an art form and competitive sport worldwide.