Competitive Dance

What is Pro/Am?
Pro-Am competition is a category in DanceSport where amateur students partner with a professional dancer, similar to what you see on “Dancing With The Stars.” In these events only the amateur is judged, leaving the professional free to concentrate on helping you look and dance your best! There are several age classifications and level divisions available, allowing professional partners to dance with all their students, and to ensure you compete against other dancers of similar skill. Every dance style is available, so you can choose the dances you want to compete in.

Syllabus Divisions
Competitions are usually divided by ‘syllabus,’ meaning competitors are restricted to specific steps appropriate for their experience level. Your instructor will teach you competition choreography in advance, to prepare you for your competition. The levels are: Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Full Bronze, Open Bronze, Pre-Silver, Silver, Full Silver, Open Silver, Pre-Gold, Gold, Full Gold, Open Gold & Open Championship.

Scholarship Events
Most competitions offer multi-dance scholarship events. These are highly competitive events where competitors are judged on their overall ability in several dances. The top three couples are usually rewarded with scholarship money to help further their dance training. Our proud students have been highly successful in these events, securing thousands of dollars in scholarship funds from various competitions.
We offer our students the opportunity to experience the excitement of dance competitions.

Competitions can be an important part of the overall dance experience for all ages and levels. Competitions, regardless of the size, present the challenges of setting and achieving goals, building character, and developing confidence and other social skills.

Dancing is always fun and when you have an opportunity of stepping on to a dance floor at a competition, you are able to progress much faster towards becoming a great dancer.

For additional information, please see our Children's Program.