It doesn't help when the USA Dance comps raise their rates. MIT seems like a pretty good deal but I wish young amateurs (who are working to afford to dance) didn't have to pay adult rates.
Also, because of the way the US Nationals calendar will be changing, if they dance in our Regionals in San Jose in June this year, they will fulfill the Regionals Participation Requirement for BOTH 2007 and 2008. So you can kill two year's worth of birds with one stone.
By the way, this $25 per person rate has been the same since at least 2001, and perhaps even 1999, but I wasn't involved back then so I don't know what the rate was. We also give a small discount to college students, and a large discount to dancers ages 18 and under.
We don't do anything fancy at our comps, which is why we've been able to keep the price low and constant over the years. Some people don't like that and say we're cheap, but we say we're inexpensive!