For amateurs, Levels 1-4, competitors can be from anywhere in the world for any competition!
Professional competitors may be from anywhere in the world.
Only citizens or residents of the U.S. who participate in U.S. regional events will have the opportunity to advance to the U.S. National finals. For example, if a dancer from China places first in Qualifier Professional, and U.S. dancers place second and third, only the U.S. dancers are eligible to advance to Nationals.
Starting in 2017, there are no state residency requirements for regionals.