Sanctioned by The United Clogging Association
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.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: NC Mountain State Fair
Aug 2, 2019 $10.00 per dance per dancer
Aug 16, 2019 $12.00 per dance per dancer
Aug 2, 2019 $15.00 per couple
Aug 16, 2019 $20.00 per couple
Aug 2, 2019 $25.00 per dance
Aug 13, 2019 $30.00 per dance
Aug 2, 2019 $15.00 per dance
Aug 16, 2019 $20.00 per dance
Aug 2, 2019 $10.00 per dance
Aug 16, 2019 $12.00 per dance
Location: Gate 6
September 6th, Friday 7:00 pm (Judges & Directors’ meeting 6:30 pm)
September 7th, Saturday 9:00 am (Judges & Directors’ meeting 8:30 am)
Governing Rules: United Clogging Association (http:www.cloguca.com) and the North Carolina Mountain State Fair
6/8 Couple Southern Appalachian
6/8 Couple Freestyle
Running Set Hoedown
4 or more Couples Hoedown
4 or more Couples Precision
Running Set Precision
4 Couple Precision
6/8 Couple Precision
6/8 Couple Smooth
Traditional Line Formations
Contemporary Line Formations
Show (3 min set-up time)
Irish Step Dance
Open Dance (Multi-Styles)
4 or More Couples Hoedown
Traditional Line Formations
Small Team Exhibition
4 or more Couples Freestyle
6/8 Couple Freestyle
Buck & Wing (Traditional Duet)
8 minutes - All Traditional Categories (except 4 or More)
5 minutes - 4 or More Couple Open Precision, 4 or More Couple Open Hoedown, Show (3 minutes setup time)
3 minutes - Line, Line Forms, Traditional Line, Exhibition, Small Teams Exhibition, Props Exhibition, Duo/Duets
Min Time Limits:
Hoedown Categories - Timing begins when last dancer starts dancing & ends
when the first dancer stops dancing.
Precision Categories - Timing begins when the first dancer starts dancing and/or uses body movements and ends when the last dancer stops dancing and/or uses body movements.
Novice Categories - May be danced for 1 year per team per category and age division.
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.
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. Caller of figures must dance on stage with the team.
3. Teams must place 1st or 2nd with each category and age division at two sanctioned competitions to qualify for the World Championships in October. For the 2018 season ONLY, we will honor 3rd place winners with an invitation to The World Championships.
4. Five certified judges (Determined by The Original, 1981) are required. Highest and lowest scores will be dropped and the 3 middle scores averaged.
5. The same 5 judges must judge a competition category in its entirety. Different judges may be used for different categories. Different judges shall NOT be used for different age division for the same category.
6. A Rules, "Rep", Official will be in attendance and will have the final say regarding any rules infractions.
7. Point Deductions on Rep Sheets for affected categories:
A. 5-point deduction will result if improper number of dancers is used.
B. 2-point deduction for everyone not dancing at all times in Acappella Team.
C. 1-point deduction for every 15 seconds or portion thereof, exceeding the given time limits.
D. 1-point deduction for each dancer not dressed correctly (Male position dancer must wear slacks; Female position dancers must wear skirt or dress).
E. 1-point deduction for placing dancers on stage. EXCEPTION: Tiny Tot age division.
F. 1-point deduction for "directing" off stage. EXCEPTION: Tiny Tot age division.
G. 1-point deduction for not holding HOME position in Southern Appalachian, Smooth, 4 Couple Precision, 6/8 Couple Precision, and
6/8 Couple Freestyle.
H. 1-point deduction for not swinging to set HOME POSITION in Country Hoedown and 4 Couple Precision.
I. 1-point deduction for couples not becoming active 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.
L. 10-point deduction for dancing more than twice in a Contemporary dance category at World Championships
8. DRESS CODE: NO Fannies, NO Midriffs, NO Cleavage, Tasteful Clothing in All Categories.
A. Use of alcoholic beverages on premises.
B. If Entry Fees are not paid for all dancers performing on stage. (Festival Directors Discretion)
C. If a team dances in the wrong age division. Example: You register in Adult age division and dance, when the average age of your dancers is Young Adult.
10. The United Clogging Association (UCA) formerly know as The Original ACHF, 1981 World
Championship rules will be enforced. (www.cloguca.com)
11. Entry form must be sent to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair with checks made out to the North Carolina Mountain
Friday Dance Order
1. Traditional Duo
2. Buck & Wing Duet
3. Contemporary Duo/Duet
4. Show Duo/Duet
5. Acapella Duo/Duet
6. Short Duo/Duet
7. Solos Traditional
8. Solos Contemporary
9. Flat Foot
10. Choreographed Solos
Saturday Dance Order
1. Country Hoedown
2. 4 or More Couples Precision
3. 6/8 Couple Precision
4. Small Team Contemporary Line
7. Mixed Clogging
8. 4 Couple Precision
9. Line Formations
10. Southern App
11. 4 or more Couple Hoedown
12. Traditional Line Fromation
13. 6/8 Couple Freestyle
14. Solos Traditional
15. Solos Contemporary
17. Acapella Solo
18. Running Set Hoedown
20. Small Team Traditional Line
21. Traditional Line
22. Running Set Precision
23. Small Team Exhibition
24. Props Exhibition
25. Open Dance
26. Acapella Team
27. Irish Step Dance
28. Progressive Acapella
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 7*****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.
NO TEAM OR DUO/DUET ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 16th.
THIS MEANS NO TEAM OR DUO/DUET ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR.
Only Solo entries will be accepted at the door.