DDSI 2016 Update

There are only a few days left until the 2016 Devil DanceSport Invitational, and we have some important information for you. Please check that your partner also got this email, and if you are a coach or team captain, that your students/teammates get this information as well!

  • Location: As a reminder, the competition is located in the 3-Bay Gym, which is located on the second floor of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex in the ASU Tempe Campus. We have detailed directions to the SDFC on our website at
  • Heat list: A heat list with your entries is now available online! Visit and verify that we entered your names correctly, and that all your entries are listed. If there are any corrections that need to be made, or if you would like to add or drop heats, email by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. (Any entry change requests received after that deadline will be treated as drop/adds, and will be accepted only if they do not have a significant impact on the competition schedule.)
  • Preliminary schedule: A preliminary schedule of events is listed below. While we do not expect drastic changes to the schedule at this point, please plan to be in the ballroom at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your session. A detailed heat schedule will be posted at on Wednesday.
    • Session 1 American Smooth / International Standard Single-Dance
      • 8:00 a.m. Doors Open, Competitor Check-In Begins
      • 9:00 a.m. American Smooth Closed Syllabus
      • 10:20 a.m. International Standard Closed Syllabus
      • 11:45 a.m. Lunch Break
    • Session 2 American Rhythm / International Latin / Nightclub Single-Dance 
      • 12:15 p.m. American Rhythm Closed Syllabus
      • 2:45 p.m. International Latin Closed Syllabus
      • 4:00 p.m. Nightclub Dances
      • 5:30 p.m. Dinner Break
    • Session 3 Rookie-Veteran / Multi-Dance
      • 6:00 p.m. American Smooth Rookie-Veteran / Multi-Dance
      • 7:00 p.m. International Standard Rookie-Veteran / Multi-Dance
      • 8:15 p.m. American Rhythm Rookie-Veteran / Multi-Dance
      • 9:00 p.m. International Latin Rookie-Veteran / Multi-Dance
      • 10:15 p.m. Team Matches
  • Drop/Adds: If you need to make any changes to your entries on the day of the competition, you will have to fill out a drop/add sheet. Drop/adds must be turned in before the start of the session containing those heats or they will not be processed. In other words, Smooth/Standard single-dance drop/adds must be turned in before the start of the competition; Rhythm/Latin/Nightclub single-dance drop/adds must be done before the end of lunch break; and Rookie-Veteran/Multi-Dance drop/adds must be done before the end of dinner break.
    While we will do our best to accommodate all add requests, any requests that would cause a heat to need another preliminary round (i.e. increase a quarterfinal to a first round) will not be honored.
  • Spectators: If you bought tickets in advance for someone, simply have them mention your name at the check-in table, and they will get their tickets. If you didn’t buy them in advance, no worries! They can still purchase tickets at the door for $5.00. Tell everyone to come watch you!
  • Team Matches: These are the dances that teams will compete in during the Collegiate Team Match. If your team isn’t listed on the Collegiate Team Match, please let us know ASAP and we’ll add you!
    • This is Halloween Samba: Kick off the team match with a spooky Samba from the Nightmare Before Christmas!
    • Harry Potter Hustle: Voldemort strikes again! Show us how this Dark Lord is gonna Funk You Up in this cover of Uptown Funk!
    • Zombie V-Waltz: Rise from your graves for one last dance. Be sure to limp through this hauntingly slow Viennese Waltz!
    • Thriller Cha Cha:  Get down with a classic Halloween jam! Bring back Michael Jacksons’ Thriller, this time with more Cuban motion!
    • I Put a Swing on You: Enchant the judges with a Hocus Pocus themed East Coast Swing!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or contact us at the DDSI Facebook event page!