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COMPETITIONS

There are over 100 ballroom dancesport competitions available in the United States for the pro/am team to choose from each year;  making the decision of what competitions to attend beyond your local competition challenging. All competitions have the basics: dance floor, judges, music, and awards. Beyond the basics some competition organizers create fun themes, special parties for attendees, give nice welcome & participation gifts, top student prize money, or have exotic locations. It can be overwhelming to choose from so many wonderful events, and to know where other men will be dancing so you are contested. 

We have researched and compiled a list of competitions that go beyond the offering of gentleman only single dances. We have narrowed the field down to the comps that offer additional gentlemen only events such as multi championships and scholarships. Check out the competition list below, then click community to share with others what comps you are considering attending and get an idea where other men maybe going in your age, level, and dance style for 2019. 

* NOTE: The competitions listed on this page are NDCA recognized competitions only. We have not included Fred Astaire Franchise or Arthur Murray Franchise competition events as they are only available to students and instructors that are members of their individual franchise systems. USA Dance competitions have started adding Pro/Am competitions to their formerly all amateur events. As they continue to expand event offerings we will look into the possibility of including these in our list for the future. 

Currently over 900 gentlemen compete in N.D.C.A. recognized competitions in the United States.  And over 600 lady professionals compete with, coach, and support their amateur dance partners each year.

 

Upcoming Competitions for 2019 Season

 Select a competition below to find out what gentlemen only events are being offered and a website link for the specific competition you are interested in. When done with this page, check out our community page to see where male amateur dancers are looking to go in 2019. 

Competition organizers if you need to update your listing information please click to contact Jennifer, so we have the most up to date and accurate information for competitors.

Nashville Starz
Jan 16-20, 2019 
Nashville, TN
Platinum Dancesport
Feb 1-3, 2019
Miami, Fl
Eastern United States Dancesport Championships
Feb 14-17, 2019
Boston, MA
St. Louis Star Ball
 
Mar 6-9, 2019
St. Louis, MO
Michigan Dance Challenge
Mar. 27-30, 2019
Dearborn, MI
San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash
Apr. 9-13, 2019
San Diego, CA
Portland Open
May 10-12, 2019
Portland, OR
Colorado Star Ball
Jun 13-16, 2019
Westminster, CO
Twin Cities Open
July 17-21, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
International Grand Ball
July 26-28, 2019
Burlingame, CA
United States Dance Championship
Sept 2-7 , 2019
Orlando, FL
Snow Ball
Jan. 11-13, 2019
Minneapolis,MN
Superstars Dancesport
Championships
Feb. 13-17, 2019
Tampa, Fl
New York Dance
Festival
Feb. 21-24, 2019
New York, NY
First Coast Classic Championship
 
Mar 7-9, 2019
St. Augustine, FL
The Windy City Open
Mar. 28-31, 2019
Chicago, IL
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championship
Apr. 30- May 5, 2019
Los Angeles,CA
Great Gatsby Gala
Jun 5-9, 2019
San Diego, CA
Millennium Dancesport Championship
June 24-30, 2019
Orlando, FL
Desert Classic
July 11-14, 2019
Palm Desert, CA
Heart of America
Aug 7-10, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Motown Showdown
Sept 20-22, 2019
Detroit, MI
City Lights Open
Jan. 24-27, 2019
San Jose, CA
California Open
Feb 14-18, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA
Vegas Open Dance Challenge
Feb 28- Mar 2, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Music City Invitational
Mar. 14-17, 2019
Nashville, TN
The Ball at San Francisco Open
Apr. 4-7, 2019
Burlingame, CA
American Star Ball Championship
May 16-19, 2019
Atlantic City, NJ
Chicago Crystal Ball
June 6-9,2019
Lombard, IL
Manhattan Dance Championships
July 3-7, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
Volunteer State Dance Challenge
July 25-27, 2019
Nashville, TN
Capital Dancesport Championship
Aug 21-24, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Sept 26-28, 2019
Cleveland, OH
Southwestern Invitational
Sep 27-29, 2019
Dallas, TX
North American Imperial Star Ball
Nov 14-17, 2019
Chicago, IL
Constitution State Dancesport Championship
Oct 4-6, 2019
Stamford, CT
Ohio Star Ball
Nov 19-24, 2019
Columbus, OH
Elite Dancesport
Oct 11-13, 2019
Irvine, CA
South Open Dancesport
Championship
Dec 4-8  , 2019
Orlando,FL 
Kings Ball
Dec 6-8 , 2019
Meadowlands, NJ

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