Is competitive dancing right for you?
Everyone’s motivation for getting involved in amateur dance competitions is just as unique as their journey into social dancing. Some of the most frequently cited reasons include:
- To have consistent goals to work towards
- As a creative outlet for personal expression
- For personal growth
- The camaraderie of the competition community!
What types of competition are available?
Go Dance students compete in ballroom, country western, west coast swing, and more! Many of our students dance with their instructors in pro/am (professional/amateur) competitions, while others compete with a fellow amateur partner, and some do both!
Go Dance handles all the competition registrations for the featured instructors. It’s easy as pie with the support of our friendly front desk staff.
|Austin Swing Dance Championships||Jan 11-14 2018||Austin||West Coast Swing|
|Alamo Star Ball||Jan 20 2018||San Antonio||Ballroom (Texas Star Tour)|
|Texas Lonestar Ball||Mar 17 2018||Dallas||Ballroom (Texas Star Tour)|
|Texas Hoedown||Mar 23 - 25 2018||Fort Worth||Country (ACDA)|
|Novice Invitational||Mar 25 - 25 2018||Houston||West Coast Swing|
|Oklahoma Dance Rush||Apr 6 - 8 2018||Oklahoma City||Country (UCWDC)|
|The Texas Classic||May 17 - 19 2018||Houston||Country (UCWDC)|
|Orange Blossom Dance Festival||May 31 - Jun 2 2018||Orlando||Country (UCWDC)|
|Sapphire Dancesport||Jun 1 - 2 2018||Austin||Ballroom (Texas Star Tour)|
|Dance Mardi Gras||Jul 19- 22 2018||New Orleans||Country (UCWDC) & West Coast Swing|
|Lonestar Invitational||Aug 9 - 12 2018||Austin||Country (ACDA) & West Coast Swing|
|Austin Rocks||Sep TBD||Austin||West Coast Swing|
|Southwestern Invitaional||Sep 28 - 30 2018||Dallas||Ballroom|
|Waltz Across Texas||Oct 12 - 14 2018||Houston||Country (ACDA)|
|Dallas Dance Festival||Nov 9 - 11 2018||Dallas||Country (UCWDC) & West Coast Swing|
|ACDA National Championships||Nov 16 - 18 2018||Dallas||Country (ACDA)|
|US Open Swing Dance Championships||Nov 22 - 25 2018||Burbank||West Coast Swing|
|UCWDC World Championships||Dec 2018/Jan 2019 TBD||TBD||Country (UCWDC)|
Each student competitor will be responsible for:
- An event competition/dancers pass
- Per dance entry fee to the competition
- Personal travel expenses
- For Pro/Am: Per dance instructor fee
- For Pro/Am: Portion of instructors expenses
Instructor Dance Fees
- Standard and Senior level instructors $20 per dance / $100 per spotlight routine
- Master level instructors $25 per dance / $100 per spotlight routine
Include the instructor’s event pass, transportation, lodging, and meals. These expenses are divided between the students competing with that instructor at that event.
Registration & Payment
Payment is due at the time you register for a competition including fees payable to the competition, instructor fees, and most instructor expenses. Instructor meals and airport transfers will be billed the week after the event occurs.