That’s ok – so long as you let us know about it before registrations close. Details on how to do this will be out soon. If your competitor details change (eg partner/s, events) you will be able to update your details online and there’s always the option to contact Mick or Emma.
It depends on what you’re talking about so you should check the official competitor document but here is a quick summary for 2019. Freestyle and DWAS = one level only.
In 2019, your Freestyle and DWAS levels will be the same and, as per the competitor rules, will determined by your length of time dancing (for lower levels), or your highest achievement in either category (for higher levels).
Other scenarios: Those in Over 45s Freestyle will enter DWAS at the appropriate level as per the competitor rules document. If dancers are competing up one freestyle level (as per the rules), they should still compete at the appropriate DWAS level.
YES, we enforce the rules. In some unusual cases (eg where people have attended one or two classes and then not danced in a long time and would be best suited for a particular category, we can negotiate the level in consultation with their company director/head teacher. With regards to our own Le Step dancers (Brisbane or Gold Coast), another dance company’s director will be consulted before a decision is made.
We have not had repechage at QMJC since 2015. As far as the competition goes, we’re making it competitive so be aware you might get knocked out in early rounds. let’s hope not. However, our new format does make sure you get more time on the floor in each round so that you can be seen by the judges. This format also allows you way more social dance opportunities too.