Partially. 80 of the 160 slots will be available for open registration on a first-come-first-serve basis with the following requirements:
- Open registration is only for couples (a leader and a follower)
- One of the couple has to be a dancer active in the Washington DC area (includes all of the beltway, immediate suburbs, Baltimore, Annapolis - anywhere within a 60 mile radius from DC) (meaning their tango home is the greater Washington DC area). The other person in the couple has to be from at least 100 miles away from DC (meaning their tango home is not the Washington DC area).