Hello, So I have been thinking that I want to become a 9-dance guy over time, and hopefully becoming half of a top couple in 9-dance at the amateur level. I have been under (a perhaps false?) assumption that USADance Nationals would be the biggest and most important competition if I wanted to be a champion in 9-dance. From what I understood, I would want to compete 9-dance at an NQE, qualify for Nationals, and win there. But now I'm understanding that there are other events that might be more important/prestigious in the USA for 9-dance? From what I get, NDCA has other "National" events, including USDC and Grand Nationals, and BYU holds a National event too...and these are more prestigious than the USADance Nationals? Can someone who is knowledgeable about these explain which of these events have amateur 9-dance, and what is the order of importance of these comps in regards to this. It doesn't really matter (I'd not be competitive in this for years to be honest), but I'm curious so I can figure out what I am gunning for.