Hello everybody! First of all I would like to apollogize for dragging you into this boring subject of Rules and Regulations, but I feel like this is my last resort and there's no one I can ask. I am a dancer from Israel (yeah, we have dancing here too.. although it's not the most developed art\sport around these parts). In Israel, we have associations that work officialy under WDSF and the WDC. The former is the "IDSA - the Israeli Dance Sport Association" and the latter is the "AIDA - the Amateur Israeli Dance Association". I am currently dancing under the IDSA, which is considered the "stronger" of both parties, and I am currently ranked around 5th position. I have some questions regarding the rules and regulations of International Competitive Dancesport: (I already read the official "rule books", or "rule appendix" in both the WDSF and the WDC websites): 1) can a dancer be registered in both the associations? (internationally and nationally) 2) how can a dancer move to another association? (meaning from WDSF to WDC or vice-versa, not between countries) 3) can a dancer be proffesional on one association and be an active amateur on the other? 4) what are the exact rules about amateurs and working in dancing? what are the bans (if there are any)? who bans a dancer if they are caught? for how long? etc... 5) can an amateur dancer do Pro-Am comps (or teacher, student comps)? 6) can an amateur dancer listed under IDSA (WDSF) work and teach socialy in another studio except his own (where he trains.. not a studio owned by him!) without being banned? 7) what does it take to become a proffesional dancer in each association? are there tests? is there a "chilling period"? when is the best time to turn pro in the year (assuming that comps start around January each year and end in November) 8 ) Which are the most important ranking competitions throughout the year for Amateur and Professional dancers (Blackpool, UK, International open and?)? 9) do a professional dancers have any mandatory competitions that he have to compete in, in order for them to remain professional (meaning, being able to keep the title of professional)? -- or can any couple of dancers be professional and not compete (just hold the status)? I hope all of my questions were clear, and that each one has an answer! Thank you very much in advance, to all those that choose to help and answer!!