Rather than continue the off-topic sidetrack in the NJDSC Spring Fling thread, I thought it would be best to break out the issue to a new thread... There's been an unfortunate trend of rather rapidly increasing costs at both the collegiate and USA Dance competitions in the Northeast. What can be done when the "expensive" competitions still attract more people than they can comfortably accomodate? How can price hikes be made less drastic, while avoiding registration fees of $32.65? What amentities are you willing to give up, etc?