Points don't really go to a higher level, according to the way it is written, Senior 1 is treated as lower level. Adult A is the premier level, the real level, the one that actually counts. All age catagories below it and above it are not as important. That is not to say someone over 35 is not as good a dancer, but if they really want the glory, they must dance in the Adult A catagory. The Nordberg's are both over 35 but they never dance in the Senior 1 division. They are good enough to compete in the Adult A and made the finals in Rhythm and Smooth, and took the Adult A 9 dance crown at Nationals. They would have run away with all the Senior 1 medals, if they wanted to, but that might have actually hurt them in the eyes of the judges when they dance Adult A. I was told by a judge that if you dance in different age catagories or lower proficiency levels, judges have a tendancy to see you as the lower level dancer in the higher proficiency level. So the Nordberg's avoid this by only competing Adult A and do not want to be viewed as older dancers, which might hurt their placement. If I pointed out of everything in Adult A, did champ level and I am not eligible to compete in anything but champ level, what happens when I turn 35, should I be able to go back to bronze and start winning again though all the levels. The answer is NO, not unless I get recertified at a lower level.