Statement of Philosophy:  SCAU has established policies and standards which will cultivate the ideals of good sportsmanship. It shall be the responsibility of each member team to ensure that all individuals directly associated with the team conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner. The coach is an official representative of the member team. It is the responsibility of the coaches and parents to serve as role models for dancers.

Code of Ethics:  A coach, parent, or dancer will be in violation of the standards by:

A. Making degrading/critical remarks about officials , Board Members, or other teams during or after a contest either on the contest floor, from the spectator section, through any public news media, social media or other electronic media;


B. Arguing with judges or making motions indicating dislike/disdain for a decision;


C. Detaining the judges following the contest to request a ruling or explanation of actions taken by the judges



D. Being ejected from any contest.


Actions and Response:  Negative actions by a coach, parent, fan, or dancer shall be reported to SCAU Board by the head judge. The head judge shall document the results of their investigation and actions taken, where necessary and appropriate. Penalties for violation of these standards may include, but are not limited to, reprimand, censure, fines, or other actions as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.


Commentary:  It is within each individual’s ability to treat others with dignity and respect. The Organization and its member schools expect each individual dancer and coach to assure the responsibility for their actions.


Sportsmanship:  All persons governed by the Code shall act in good faith towards each other, show courtesy, mutual trust and understanding in all their dealings and behave in a manner that they reasonably believe to be the best interests of SCAU.