DANCE Wollongong 2018
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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 2018 Competition Year will be as follows;

Age Group

2018

2019

Sub-Juvenile
9 & under

2009 or later

2010 or later

Juvenile
12 & under

2006 or later

2007 or later

Junior
13, 14 or 15

2003 to 2005

2004 to 2006

Under 21
16 to 20

1998 to 2002

1999 to 2003

Adult
21 to 34

1984 to 1997

1985 to 1998

Masters 1
35 to 49

1969 to 1983

1970 to 1984

Masters 2
50 to 59

1959 to 1968

1960 to 1969

Masters 3
over 60

1958 & earlier

1959 & 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.