A. Yes, but permission must be granted by EADA, it is not automatic. Once a Juvenile is given permission to dance in Junior, he/she cannot automatically return to Juvenile if the partnership splits up; again permission from EADA must be sought. However this will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, so think hard before you elect to go up to Junior. If this problem is likely to occur, contact EADA in plenty of time so a decision can be made.
A. Generally - From the age of 10 and partner must be 12. For National Ranking Events only the elder must be in 12th year of birth.
A. Yes, but only with the permission of EADA and only if the child is at least 14.
A. This only applies to National Ranking Events. When the eldest member of the partnership is in their 12th year of birth and the younger is more than 10 years the couple can elect to dance Junior from January 1st, providing they have approval from EADA. Consideration should be given to the younger child as they may not be able to return to Juvenile EADA chart events if the partnership were to split.
A. No, the lowest grade you have to be registered for is Novice. But it is wise to keep to the age ranges.
Q. When do I cease to be a beginner?
A. If a couple wins 2 Beginner competitions with six or more couples participating then the couple are promoted to Novice level. See our guide to grade progression.
A. No, it is only required with your first registration, once we have a copy of the proof on record it will not be necessary in future years. Proof has been asked for so that EADA can be sure the child is dancing in the right age bracket and also to have suitable proof if we are told a child is allegedly dancing in an age range that he/she shouldn’t.
A. Both members of the partnership have to be 35 or over / 50 or over, there is no flexibility on this. The same applies to Senior I , II, & III. For NREs both must be in their 35th year or more for Senior I, 45th year or more for Senior II, 55th year or more for Senior III.
A. Register the Foreign National in the usual way and if necessary EADA will contact you.