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The Top 55 Ballroom Dance Competitions in the World

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Their unwavering dedication to precision, passion for the art, and innovative spirit have propelled them to the pinnacle of the dance world. Their remarkable contributions have solidified their status as an essential part of the Dance Vision Circuit, elevating its prestige and overall quality, providing a platform for the finest dancers and enthusiasts to shine and experience dance at its best. 


Table of Contents

  1. Constitution-State-Dancesport-Championships
  2. Nashville Ballroom Bash
  3. Elite Dancesport
  4. Autumn Dance Classic
  5. Charleston Dance Classic
  6. Grand National Championships
  7. Azerbaijan Dance Festival
  8. Houston Dancesport Classic
  9. North American Imperial Star Ball
  10. California Star Ball Dancesport Championships
  11. Toronto Winter Ball
  12. Palm Beach Classic Ballroom Competition
  13. Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular
  14. California Chic Classic
  15. City Lights Open
  16. The Snow Ball
  17. Maryland Dancesport
  18. Eastern United States Dancesport Championships
  19. California Open DanceSport Championships
  20. La Classique du Quebec
  21. Florida Star Ball
  22. Heritage Classic Ballroom Championships
  23. Vegas Open Dance Challenge
  24. First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships
  25. Gateway DanceSport Championships
  26. Michigan Dance Challenge
  27. Pearl Ball Dance Tournament
  28. The Ball at the SF Open Dancesport Championships
  29. Toronto Dance Festival
  30. San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash
  31. Philadelphia Dancesport Championships
  32. Indianapolis Open Dancesport Competition
  33. Wisconsin State Dance Championships
  34. Dance Stars Festival
  35. Florida Spring Classic
  36. Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships
  37. Texas Challenge
  38. Portland Open Dancesport Competition
  39. Panama Open Dance Fest
  40. American Star Ball Championships
  41. Go Wild Minneapolis Dancesport
  42. The Big Easy Dance Gala
  43. Sapphire Dancesport
  44. Ft Lauderdale Classic
  45. Colorado Star Ball Championships
  46. Virginia State Dancesport Championships
  47. International Grand Ball Dancesport Championships
  48. Volunteer State Dance Challenge
  49. Empire Dance Championship
  50. Heart of America DanceSport Championships
  51. Galaxy Dance Festival
  52. The Poseidon Ball Competition Dance Cruise
  53. Hawaii Star Ball
  54. Southwestern Invitational
  55. Tampa Bay Classic

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1. Constitution State Dancesport Championships

For seven years, the Constitution State Dancesport Championships in Stamford, Connecticut, has showcased elegance and skill. Organized by Evgeny Dyachenko and Inna Ivanenko, this annual event reflects their unwavering commitment to the artistry of dance. The competition tells a captivating story of passion, precision, and the enduring allure of ballroom dance in the vibrant city of Stamford.

 

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2. Nashville Ballroom Bash

In the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, the Nashville Ballroom Bash has been a rhythmic celebration for four vibrant years. Under the meticulous coordination of organizers Brooke and Devan McClish, this annual event has become a testament to their dedication and love for the art of ballroom dance. As the Bash enters its fifth year, it continues to be a testament to the dynamic spirit and enduring appeal of ballroom dancing in the lively city of Nashville.

 

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3. Elite Dancesport

For over two decades, the stage has come alive with the rhythm and grace of ballroom dance at the Elite Dancesport competition in Irvine, California. Under the adept organization of Andre and Natalie Paramonov, this event has stood as a beacon of elegance, marking 23 years of seamless coordination and artistic expression.

 

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4. Autumn Dance Classic

For an impressive 71 years, the Autumn Dance Classic has brought its enchanting dance showcase to California. Organized with skill by Olga Foraponova, this long-standing event is synonymous with elegance and artistic expression. Now entering its 72nd year, the Autumn Dance Classic remains a testament to the enduring legacy and steadfast passion for dance 

 

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5. Charleston Dance Classic

In the charming backdrop of South Carolina, the Charleston Dance Classic has marked three years of rhythmic celebration. Guided by the expertise of organizer James McCaskill, this relatively new event has quickly become a noteworthy fixture in the dance scene. As it approaches its fourth year, the Charleston Dance Classic stands as a testament to the growing vibrancy of dance culture in South Carolina under McCaskill's skillful curation.

 

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6. Grand National Championships

In Florida's lively dance community, the Grand National Championships has stood as a symbol of grace and proficiency for an admirable 53 years. Meticulously coordinated by Peter and Cassandra Schneider, this event has evolved into a timeless tribute to the artistry of dance. As it nears its 54th year, the Grand National Championships serves as proof of a enduring heritage and an unwavering commitment to excellence in the heart of Florida.

 

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7. Azerbaijan Dance Festival

The Grand Azerbaijan Dance Festival warmly welcomed guests in the hospitable and sunny city of Baku. The event hosted a historic moment for Azerbaijan—the successful staging of the WDC World Championship featuring professional couples in the European program, along with the exclusive Gala Night of the Dancing Diamonds. This unforgettable experience featured world-class dance stars, renowned hosts, and was accompanied by a mesmerizing musical orchestra.

 

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8. Houston Dancesport Classic

For five years, the Houston Dancesport Classic has held a special place in the vibrant city of Houston. Crafted with passion and precision by organizers John & Olga Elsbury and Judi Hatton, this competition reflects their unwavering commitment to the art of dance. Entering its sixth year, the Houston Dancesport Classic persists in narrating a tale of rhythm, grace, and a flourishing dance community in the heart of Texas.

 

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9. North American Imperial Star Ball

For the past six years under the meticulous management of Katusha Demidova, the North American Imperial Star Ball has graced the lively city of Chicago, Illinois. Organized with precision and flair, this competition has become a cornerstone in the world of dance, attracting participants and enthusiasts alike. Katusha Demidova's dedicated leadership has not only sustained but elevated the event, making it a celebrated and anticipated fixture in the vibrant dance community.

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10. California Star Ball Dancesport Championships

For an impressive 62 years, the California Star Ball Dancesport Championships has been an annual event in California. Guided by David Alvarez for the past two years, this enduring competition draws in dancers and enthusiasts alike, representing a tradition steeped in grace, skill, and the sheer joy of movement.

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11. Toronto Winter Ball

The Toronto Winter Ball has been running for eight years in the lively city of Toronto, Canada. Organized by Inessa Strelnikova and Stanislav Kochergin, this event has become a beloved tradition for dancers, providing a platform to showcase their talent and love for ballroom dance.

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12. Palm Beach Classic Ballroom Competition

Palm Beach Classic is a prestigious competition with a remarkable 15-year legacy in the dance industry. Amidst the dynamic ambiance of South Florida, this occasion unfolds as a festivity of dance talent. Organized by the dynamic duo, Olga Foraponova and Olga Bogdanov, Palm Beach Classic unites regional dancers for an unforgettable showcase.

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13. Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular

Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular is a 24-year dance industry gem in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. This year, celebrate "You - our Starz to the fullest!" Organized by Andre and Natalie Paramonov, this event invites dancers to shine, showcasing their individuality in a talent-filled extravaganza.

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14. California Chic Classic

The California Chic Classic is celebrating its 5th year of excellence in the dance industry. Hosted in the vibrant city of Anaheim, California, this competition curated by organizers Alexander Novikov and Heather Smith promises a fusion of style and talent.

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15. City Lights Open

Amidst the lovely setting of San Jose, California, the City Lights Open is celebrating another successful year. Thanks to organizer Anna Shahbazyan's expertise, this event has swiftly become a significant part of the dance scene. The City Lights Open showcases the thriving dance culture in California, skillfully curated by Shahbazyan.

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16. The Snow Ball

The Snow Ball Dancesport Competition celebrated its 20th year as a cornerstone event in the dance industry. Hosted in the lively city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, this competition, meticulously organized by Donna Edelstein, promised an exhilarating display of talent and passion. With two decades of tradition behind it, the Snow Ball Dancesport Competition continued to enchant audiences and inspire performers with its blend of skill, elegance, and flair.

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17. Maryland Dancesport

Maryland Dancesport, celebrating its 35th year Jubilee, stands as a testament to excellence in the dance industry. Set in the vibrant city of Baltimore, Maryland, this prestigious competition, meticulously organized by Garry Gekhman, has been a beacon of talent and passion for over three decades. Maryland Dancesport continues to captivate both participants and spectators alike, fostering a community of creativity and camaraderie.

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18. Eastern U.S. Dancesport Championships

For over 50 years, the Eastern United States Dancesport Championships has been a key event in the dance world. Held in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized by Mark Nocera, this competition draws dancers from all over. It's a chance to show off skills and compete for top prizes. Thanks to its extensive history, the event unites dancers and enthusiasts, celebrating skills.

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19. California Open DanceSport Championships

The California Open DanceSport Championships, slated for February 14th to 18th, 2024, brings together top dancers for an electrifying showcase of talent and passion. Held in the vibrant city of Costa Mesa, CA, this prestigious event is meticulously organized by Debbie Kusumi. 

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20. La Classique du Quebec

La Classique du Quebec, held from February 15th to 18th, 2024, was an impressive event in Montreal, Quebec. Organized by Meryem Pearson, dancers from everywhere showcased their skills to win top honors. The event, renowned for its dedication to dance excellence, offered an unforgettable experience brimming with passion, skill, and competitive energy for all involved.

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21. Florida Star Ball

From February 15th to 18th, 2024, the Florida Star Ball unfolded as a remarkable event in the picturesque city of St. Petersburg, Florida. With the adept coordination of John DePalma and Marianne Nicole, dancers worldwide convened to compete and display their talents on a global stage.

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22. Heritage Classic Ballroom Championship

For 37 years running, the Heritage Classic Ballroom Championship has stood as a symbol of grace and refinement in Charlotte, NC. Colin & Joy Hillary meticulously organize this esteemed event, attracting dancers to showcase their skills. The competition provides a memorable experience, firmly rooted in its longstanding tradition. 

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23. Vegas Open Dance Challenge

Now in its 22nd Annual Dance, the Vegas Open Dance Challenge continues to captivate audiences in the lively city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Expertly organized by Mikal Watkins and Maria Hansen, the renowned Vegas Open Dance Challenge attracts dancers worldwide to compete at the highest echelons. This event ensures an experience brimming with passion and precision.

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24. First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships

Celebrating its 34th Annual Dance, the First Coast Classic continues to enchant participants and spectators alike in the charming city of St. Augustine, FL. Under the adept organization of Sarwat Kaluby, the First Coast Classic promises an unforgettable experience filled with passion, skill, and the energetic atmosphere of competition.

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25. Gateway DanceSport Championships

In the heart of St. Louis, MO, Larinda McRaven spearheads the Gateway DanceSport Championships, a gathering that sets the stage for dancers to showcase their talents. With Larinda McRaven's expertise at the helm, this competition becomes a focal point for performers seeking to compete at the highest echelons. Participants come to the Gateway DanceSport Championships for an electrifying experience filled with passion, skill, and the thrill of competition.

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26. Michigan Dance Challenge

From March 21st to 23rd, 2024, Dearborn, Michigan hosted the 22nd Michigan Dance Challenge, organized by Devan and Brooke McClish. Dancers from across the country competed in styles ranging from International Ballroom to American Rhythm. Highlights included standout performances by Andrew and Aubrey, who won the Top Solo award, making the event a notable gathering in the dance community's calendar.

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27. Pearl Ball Dance Tournament

On March 23, 2024, Abu Dhabi hosted the grand Pearl Ball International ProAm Dance Tournament, organized by Artem Golega and Leonid Burlo. The event, which marked its debut with participants from 17 countries and 68 competing couples, showcased a dazzling array of dance styles including Ballroom, Latin, and Argentine Tango.

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28. The Ball at SF Open Dancesport Championships

The 44th annual Ball at SF Open in Burlingame, CA, upheld its legacy as a premier event in the American ballroom community. Organized by Stephan Krauel, Denise Jourdaine-Krauel, and Colin James, it attracted dancers nationwide, showcasing styles from Night Club to Ballroom over four days. The event celebrated competitive excellence and fostered youth participation, highlighting the enduring vibrancy of dance.

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29. Toronto Dance Festival

From April 5-7, 2024, the Toronto Dance Festival, led by Nikolay & Anna Smodlev and Kamil Studenny, brought a vibrant dance showcase to downtown Toronto. The festival featured a mix of local and international talent, competitive events, and social celebrations including a Masquerade Dinner Gala and a Spring Salsa and Bachata afterparty. The culmination was a Kids Day that emphasized inclusivity.

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30. San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash

The San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash celebrated its 10th anniversary from April 9-13, 2024, with a "Bubbles Beach Bash" theme in San Diego, CA. Organized by dance luminaries Michael Mead, Toni Redpath, and Jonathan Roberts, the event combined the charm of the seaside with vibrant festivities, attracting top dancers.

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31. Philadelphia Dancesport Championships

The Philadelphia Dancesport Championship, held April 11-14, 2024, in Philadelphia, PA, was a highlight of the dance sport calendar. Organized by Charles Danza and Igor Litvinov, the event featured top-tier talent, over $48,000 in awards for Top Teachers, and the presentation of the prestigious Sammy Awards. The championship offered a series of exciting competitions, from solos to professional events, culminating in a vibrant celebration of dance.

 

 

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