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!

Featured Instructors

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.

Allie Jonies

Standard Level Instructor
South Austin

David Miller

Senior Level Instructor
North Austin

Sarah Berens

Master Level Instructor
North Austin | South Austin

Susan Kirklin

Master Level Instructor, Co-Owner
North Austin | South Austin

Tobi Kretschmer

Master Level Instructor
North Austin | South Austin

Tommy Schwegmann

Senior Level Instructor
North Austin | South Austin

Travis Herman

Standard Level Instructor
North Austin | South Austin

More competitive instructors

These instructors handle payment and registration for pro/am competitions individually.

Richard Dugger

Competition Calendar

Austin Swing Dance ChampionshipsJan 11-14 2018AustinWest Coast Swing
Alamo Star BallJan 20 2018San AntonioBallroom (Texas Star Tour)
Texas Lonestar BallMar 17 2018DallasBallroom (Texas Star Tour)
Texas HoedownMar 23 - 25 2018Fort WorthCountry (ACDA)
Novice InvitationalMar 25 - 25 2018HoustonWest Coast Swing
Oklahoma Dance RushApr 6 - 8 2018Oklahoma CityCountry (UCWDC)
The Texas ClassicMay 17 - 19 2018HoustonCountry (UCWDC)
Orange Blossom Dance FestivalMay 31 - Jun 2 2018OrlandoCountry (UCWDC)
Sapphire DancesportJun 1 - 2 2018AustinBallroom (Texas Star Tour)
Dance Mardi GrasJul 19- 22 2018New OrleansCountry (UCWDC) & West Coast Swing
Lonestar InvitationalAug 9 - 12 2018AustinCountry (ACDA) & West Coast Swing
Austin RocksSep TBDAustinWest Coast Swing
Southwestern InvitaionalSep 28 - 30 2018DallasBallroom
Waltz Across TexasOct 12 - 14 2018HoustonCountry (ACDA)
Dallas Dance FestivalNov 9 - 11 2018DallasCountry (UCWDC) & West Coast Swing
ACDA National ChampionshipsNov 16 - 18 2018DallasCountry (ACDA)
US Open Swing Dance ChampionshipsNov 22 - 25 2018BurbankWest Coast Swing
UCWDC World ChampionshipsDec 2018/Jan 2019 TBDTBDCountry (UCWDC)

Competition Rates

Competition Fees

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

Instructor Expenses

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.