Dance Competitions 2017-04-05T16:59:30+00:00

In this article, we feature dance competitions but also include dance conventions, festivals, events and dance cruises. However, we focus on partner dance events but will continue to add other dance styles, genres and categories. In addition, we include larger categories of dancing like ballroom, swing, Latin, salsa, Lindy hop, West Coast swing and County Western dance styles. Also, while there are some International dance competitions, we focus mostly on the United States. Finally, this list is not complete and still a growing list where more dance competitions, conventions, festivals, events and dance cruises will be added over time.

Ballroom Dance Competitions, DanceSport, Conventions, Cruises and Festivals

Ballroom competitions include International and American style dance genres. In addition, there are further divisions by Ballroom, Latin, Smooth and Rhythm categories, respectively. Also, each division features 4 or 5 dance genres at different levels. For instance, juniors, adults, Pro-Am, Professional, etc. USA Dance Inc has over a 150 chapters in the United States and is the national governing body for dance sport. Also, it is an official member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee.  In addition, it is the U.S. member of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).  As a 501c3 non-profit organization, it claims it has 19,000 financial supporting members.

A couple that goes to dance competitions

West Coast Swing Conventions

West Coast swing conventions and/or competitions include competitions for all ages and levels. In addition, there is usually lots of general dancing as well. Normally, the World Dance Council sets up the guidelines, definitions and a point system for the competitions. Additionally, dancers accumulate points to qualify for higher levels of the competition. Also, these conventions happen worldwide and are more or less standardized.

West Coast Swing Conventions, Competitions, Events

US Open Swing Championships

Swing Competitions (Lindy Hop)

Salsa Competitions (Club Latin)

Country Western Conventions

Other Dance Competitions, DanceSport, Conventions, Festivals

International Folk Dance Festivals

Contra Dance Festivals, Camps and Weekends

Dance Festivals

Dance Cruises

Additional Dance Competition Info