Recreational Age Groups

The Recreational Age Groups mirror the existing age groups used for Amateur Division. The 'Year of Birth' and not the 'Birth Date' will be the reference point used for determining a competitors age.

This will;

  1. Give Competitors (and parents) consistency over the calendar year. Competitors can plan the years activities without having to factor in the movement to another Age Group.

  2. Brings DanceSport in line with other Recreational bodies and School PE programs. This also keeps us consistent with other DanceSports Organisations.

  3. Removes a huge administrative burden that would be required for tracking individual birth dates.

For example the Age Groups for the 2017 Competition Year will be as follows;

Age Group

2017

2018

Sub-Juvenile
9 & under

2008 or later

2009 or later

Juvenile
12 & under

2005 or later

2006 or later

Junior
13, 14 or 15

2002 to 2004

2003 to 2005

Under 21
16 to 20

1997 to 2001

1998 to 2002

Adult
21 to 34

1983 to 1996

1984 to 1997

Masters 1
35 to 49

1968 to 1982

1969 to 1983

Masters 2
50 to 59

1958 to 1967

1959 to 1968

Masters 3
over 60

1957 & earlier

1958 & earlier

 

NOTE: It is important to understand that these Age Groups are how Recreational Competitors are recorded within the database system and not the scope of Events a Competition may run. For example a competition may run an Event for children under the age of 8. In this case the Competition Organiser has set a specific age restriction for that Event.