“Open” vs “Pro” Divisions

What are the differences between the open and the pro divisions:

Exotic Divisions:

  • Registration opens October 5th
  • Last day to apply: November 18th, 2018 11:59pm CST
  • Will require application by video
  • Application Fee $55

    • Confirmation fee $100 (if accepted into the division)
    • Must be paid within 24 hours or may forfeit position in competition
    • Will include one complimentary group workshop of any value
  • Will be notified in early December if accepted into their division
  • May only qualify and compete in one pro division
  • May also sign up for and compete in one or more "open" divisions even if accepted to compete in the exotic division
  • If accepted you will have full access to all events, VIP seating and you may purchase additional workshops

Pro: International Elite and Midwest Elite

  • Registration opens January 15th
  • Last day to apply: February 28th, 2018 11:59pm CST
  • Will require application by video
  • Application Fee $55

    • Confirmation fee $100 (if accepted into the division)
    • Must be paid within 24 hours or may forfeit position in competition
    • Will include one complimentary group workshop of any value
  • Will be notified in mid March if accepted into their division
  • May only qualify and compete in one pro division
  • May also sign up for and compete in one or more "open" divisions even if accepted to compete in the pro division
  • If accepted you will have full access to all events, VIP seating and you may purchase additional workshops

Open: Intermediate, Semi-pro, Elite Prep, Masters, Grand Masters, Essential, Doubles, Lyra

  • Register to compete by signing up online – no pre-qualifying application video required
  • Registration closes when the first available 8/10 spots are filled (first come first served basis)
    ie: the first ten to register will compete in each division
  • Registration fee $200 pp/per division

    • Apply to more than one division and you must pay $200 for each division.
    • May not apply to additional open divisions until after April 1st
  • Exception: Doubles pay $175 combined for each partners which includes one complimentary workshop for each partner
  • Registration to one or more divisions will give you full access to all events only for yourself, VIP admission seating and you may purchase additional workshop workshops.

Wait list:

Should a position become available in any Open division we will keep a waist list among those who could not enter. 
Wait list registration (no payment required) is that the bottom of the registration page. 
Wait lists will close on June 1st, 2018

Withdrawal from open division to compete in the pro division:

  • Waiting lists will be kept for cancellations which may arise in the open divisions
  • If accepted in the pro division, you have the option to withdraw from the open and put all of you effort and practice in the open division
  • Refunds will only be given if your spot(s) is filled by someone on the wait list

Withdrawal from open division due to other reasons:

  • Withdrawal due to any other reasons such as health, family emergencies, work schedules, etc (anything at all) will not result in a refund or credit of any kind
  • Your general admission pass may be sold privately to a friend but you must notify us of the transfer of your pass and withdrawal from the open