Let’s Do It
Competitions give students that 'mark on the wall' to drive their dancing goals. So for those who have the drive to compete, we offer a variety of ballroom dance competition opportunities across the region. Students may compete Pro/Am with your instructor or Am/Am with another student.
You are in great hands at DanceSportVA- Our teachers are former professional competitors and former champions themselves.
DanceSportVA is also host to the annual Virginia Beach Dance Challenge. Get all the information on this event below.
VIRGINIA BEACH DANCE CHALLENGE
May 14-15, 2021
Master of Ceremonies: Jack Carpenter
Adjudicator: Dan Calloway
Adjudicator: Rick Zilonka
Registrar/Scrutineer: Deborah Carpenter
Music: Peter Collins
Friday, Saturday, May 14-15
5:30 pm Smooth Workshop
6:30 pm Rhythm Workshop
7:30 pm Dance Class
8:00 pm Welcome Dance
7:30 am Studio Open
8:00 am Practice floors open
9:00 am Competition
9:00 After Party (VB Dance Club)
To Be Published
VBDC Price List
Dan has been competing professionally, coaching, and adjudicating for over 30 years. He is an Asian-Pacific and United States professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist. Dan was the youngest dual fellow in the world with highly commended fellowships in the ballroom and latin branches of The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing earned over twenty years ago. Dan serves as Chairman of Judges at the USA Dance Nationals and most of the national qualifying events. Among the many professional competitions he has won and titles he has earned are numerous “Professional of the Year” and “Top Teacher” awards.
About the hotel
The Courtyard Virginia Beach/Norfolk is located inside the Central Business District of Virginia Beach. This hotel is located just 6 miles from downtown Norfolk and 5 miles from Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and is situated directly off of I-64 and I-264. The Courtyard offers a restaurant for a hot breakfast and dinner, complimentary high-speed Internet access and complimentary business center. We have Wi-Fi access by our inviting pool, lushly landscaped courtyard, and lobby. In addition, we offer free parking. We proudly serve Starbucks all day and have a 24 hour Market to grab a quick snack. Cancelations must be made within 48 hours of the arrival date.
Top Newcomer Lady: Laurel Ragland
Top Bronze Lady (T): Kathy Rowse
Top Bronze Lady (T): Shara Rznepicki
Top Silver Lady: Kathy Kirvan
Top Country: Pat Raleigh
Top Am Couple: Paul & Marta Conkling
Top Showcase: Kimber Scavo
Top Overall Lady: Deborah Hamilton
Top Overall Gentleman: Butch Tsiatis
Top Overall Student: Judith Lemire
Top Teacher: Steve Kirvan (2nd year in a row)
Top Studio: 7 Cities Studio (2nd year/row)