Re: NABBA Beginner
NABBA have a lot of information on their own website, www.nabba.co.uk
and I believe that they have First Timer and Novice classes at most of their shows, and they mention this in their rules section. They also have a specific Novice show at the back end of the year, but I think you have to receive an invite via being spotted as a First Timer in other NABBA shows to that one.
Do be aware that all the main classes are 'open' to beginners, us women don't get a beginner or novice category, for us it's straight in there up with some of the very successful names.