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Sanctioned by The America’s Clogging Hall of Fame

Total Premiums Offered by NCMSF $6,600.00

Show Secretary &Superintendent: Dianne Loftin

Entry Deadline & Fees:

Must be received by FAIR office BY these dates.

Entry fees must be with Entry Form at the time it is received by fair office.

Entry fees will be calculated by the date received at fair office.

NO FAXED or EMAILED entries will be accepted.



Aug 3, 2018 $10.00 per dance per dancer

Aug 17, 2018 $12.00 per dance per dancer


Aug 3, 2018 $15.00 per couple

Aug 17, 2018 $20.00 per couple

Choreographed Solo:

Aug 3, 2018 $25.00 per dance

Aug 17, 2018 $30.00 per dance

Short Duo/Duet:

Aug 3, 2018 $15.00 per dance

Aug 17, 2018 $20.00 per dance


Aug 3, 2018 $10.00 per dance

Aug 17, 2018 $12.00 per dance

Location: Gate 6

Competition Dates:

September 7th, Friday 7:00 pm (Judges & Directors’ meeting 6:30 pm)

September 8th, Saturday 9:00 am (Judges & Directors’ meeting 8:30 am)

Governing Rules: The America’s Clogging Hall of Fame ( and the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Sanctioned Categories:

Traditional Categories: Open Traditional Categories: Contemporary Categories: Open Contemporary Categories:

6 Cpl Southern Appalachian 4 or more cpl Open Hoedown Line Props Exhibition

8 Cpl Southern Appalachian Traditional Line Line Formations Show

Country Hoedown Traditional Line Formations Exhibition Acapella

Running Set Hoedown 4 or more Cpl Open Precision Small Team Exhibition Stomp

Smooth Progressive Acapella

Running Set Precision

4 Cpl Precision

6/8 Cpl Precision

Non-Sanctioned Categories:

Buck and Wing (Traditional Duet) Flatfoot

Traditional Duo Traditional Solos

Contemporary Duet Contemporary Solos

Contemporary Duo

Show Duo/Duet

Short Duo/Duet

MaxTime Limits:

8 minutes - All Traditional Categories (except 4 or More)

5 minutes - 4 or More Cpl Open Precision, 4 or More Cpl Open Hoedown, Show (3 minutes setup time)

3 minutes - Line, Line Forms, Trad. Line, Exhibition, Small Teams Exhibition, Props Exhibition, Duo/Duets (1 minute setup time)

Min Time Limits: One Half of Max for ALL Contemporary Categories

Timing for Teams:

Freestyle FOOTWORK Categories - Begins when last dancer starts dancing and ends when the first dancer stops dancing.

Precision FOOTWORK Categories - Begins when the first dancer starts dancing and ends when the last dancer stops dancing.

Age Divisions:

Team and Duo/Duet: Tiny Tot 6 and under, Pee Wee 7-9, Elementary 10-12, Junior 13-15, Senior 16-18, Young Adult 19-29, Adult 30-50, Senior Adult 51 & over.

Solo: 3 and under, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-25, 26-31, 32-40, 41-50, 51 and over

Flatfoot (Males & Females compete against each other.): 15 and under, 16-30, 31 and over

Team & Duo/Duet age division is determined by AVERAGE age.

General Information

1. At the World Championships, disqualification will occur for a dancer dancing more than twice in a contemporary category. No limit for Traditional categories. At regional competitions there is no limit to the number of times a dancer may dance.

2. Teams must place 1st or 2nd with each category and age division at two sanctioned competitions to qualify for the World Championships in October.

3. Five judges are required (all must be certified) at all ACHF competitions. Highest and lowest scores will be dropped and the 3 middle scores averaged.

4. The same 5 judges must judge an entire dance category. Different judges shall not be used for different age divisions for the same category.

5. A Rules "Rep" Official will be in attendance and will have the final say regarding any rules infractions.

6. Point Deductions:

A. 5-point deduction for improper number of dancers in routine.

B. 2-point deduction for everyone not dancing at all times in Acappella Team.

C. 1-point deduction for a dancer missing a step in Acappella Team.

D. 1-point deduction for every 15 seconds or portion thereof, exceeding or not meeting the given time limits.

E. 1-point deduction for each dancer not dressed correctly (Male position dancer must wear slacks; Female position dancers must wear skirt or dress).

F. 1-point deduction for placing dancers on stage. EXCEPTION: Tiny Tot age division.

G. 1-point deduction for "directing" off stage. EXCEPTION: Tiny Tot age division.

H. 1-point deduction for not holding HOME position in Traditional categories.

I. 1-point deduction for couples not becoming active, if required, to perform small circle figures.

J. 1-point deduction for each required figure not preformed and each corner/partner swing not performed when required.

K. 1-point deduction for improper progression.

7. DRESS CODE: NO Fannies, NO Midriffs, NO Cleavage, NO ragged clothing in ALL categories!

8. DISQUALIFICATION: Use of alcoholic beverages or unsportsmanlike or obscene actions on premises!!!

9. ACHF Competition rules will be enforced. (

10. Entry form must be sent to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair.

Friday Dance Order

1. Traditional Duo

2. Buck & Wing Duet

3. Contemporary Duo/Duet

4. Show Duo/Duet

5. Short Duo/Duet

6. Solos Traditional

7. Solos Contemporary

8. Flat Foot

Saturday Dance Order

1. Country Hoedown

2. 4 or More Couples Precision

3. 6 or 8 Couple Precision

4. Line

5. Smooth

6. 4 Couple Precision

7. Line Forms

8. Southern App

9. Traditional Line Fromation

10. 4 or More Hoedown

11. Solos Traditional

12. Solos Contemporary

13. Flatfoot

14. Running Set Hoedown

15. Exhibition

16. Traditional Line

17. Running Set Precision

18. Small Team Exhibition

19. Props Exhibition

20. Acapella Solo

21. Acapella Team

22. Stomp

23. Progressive Acapella

24. Show

25. Choreographed Solos

Awards & Premiums

The 1st Place team in each division will receive $50, 2nd and 3rd place trophies will be given in all divisions. Duo/Duets and Individuals (except Flatfoot) will receive trophies in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Overall Team Grand Champion will receive $200, Duos/Duets overall will receive $100 each, Male and Female Solos for Traditional & Contemporary will receive $100 for Grand Champion. Flatfoot will receive $50.00 for Grand Champion. Short Duo/Duets will receive $50 per dancer for Grand Champion. Acapella Solo and Choreographed Solo will receive $50 for overall Champion. Allow up to 10 weeks for premium checks to be processed.

Gate Admission *****GATE 6*****This gate is off Airport Road.

Teams that are entered with proper entry forms and have paid will receive an admission ticket for Friday and/or Saturday. Ticket packets will be at a table outside the gate at Entrance A starting Friday at 5:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Team Directors can pick up their teams’ tickets at table. If Team director is not picking up packets, please specify on form who is responsible to pick up packets. All dancers and spectators will enter through Entrance A, main gate. There will be no back gate admission. There will be no tickets required for children 5 years of age and under.


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