Social Dance Etiquette

Competition Calendar

What is DanceSport anyway?

Below are some of the competitions that we, our dancesport friends, or our students may attend. Spectators and newcomers are always welcome!

Note that there are many annual USA Dance collegiate competitions that may not appear yet on this list. Traditionally, Vermont college teams attend competitions at Harvard, U. Conn, and MIT, among others.

April 28-29, 2018: MIT Open
One of the largest dance competitions in the country, the MIT Open is hotly anticipated by top college teams and amateurs alike. It frequently pulls close to 1,000 couples. Full details are not yet available for 2018, but as they become available, they will be posted at

June 28 - 30, 2018: DanseSport Montreal
One of the largest dance competitions on the east coast, DanseSport Montreal is an annual gathering of top dancesport couples, both professional and amateur. The competition lasts for three days with Championship levels in International Standard (Ballroom) and International Latin divisions hotly contested on Friday and Saturday evenings.

What do the dances look like?

Here are some demo videos and information on the 10 competitive International Ballroom dances.

• Standard Dances with Marcus & Karen Hilton
FoxTrot Quickstep

• Standard Dances with Mirko Gozzoli and Alessia Betti
Slow Waltz Viennese Waltz Tango

• Latin Dances with Allan Tornsberg & Serena Lecca
Rumba Samba Jive

• ChaCha Latin Dance with Sergey Surkov & Melia

•  Latin Dances with Slavik Kryklyvyy and Karina Smirnoff
Paso Doble

Lessons with Bill and Carolyn Pedrick
Carolyn & Bill at 2009 Manhattan Amateur Classic   About Bill & Carolyn

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