The Young Adult Swing Dance Association encourages events to embrace the following rules and guidelines:
1. All competitors must be under the age of 18
2. Should an individual in an established partnership turn 18, they may petition the event to continue to dance in the Young Adult Division until such time as the youngest turns 18 or the eldest turns 20. At such time they would no longer be eligible to dance in the Young Adult Division.
3. An individual aged 18 or older, while eligible to dance (see rule 2) will be eligible for the year end prize as long as they are still eligible to dance at the time of the final event of the tour, which is the US Open Swing Dance Championships.
4. All other rules are at the discretion of the particular event and may be found on their websites.