The most prestigious competition in the United States, the United States Dance Championships, will be held on September 2-6 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando where amateur and professional competitors from over 30 countries will dance for four major World Championships and a further seven US titles.
Several members of the Fred Astaire National Dance Board will be judging the event. Fred Astaire winners in last year’s competition included Ilya Ifraimov and Nadia Goulina (4th place in Professional Latin), Jonah Schneider and Lindsey Rutherford (3rd place in Professional Rising Star Rhythm), Greg Fidurski and Gabriela Jileva (2nd place in Professional Rising Star Standard), Victor Luna and Dawn Westberry (3rd place in Professional Theatrical Dance – Bolero), Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian (1st place in Professional Cabaret), Jesse Benedetti and Kimalee Piedad (2nd place in Professional Cabaret), and Mikhail Zharinov and Galina Detkina (4th place in Professional Cabaret).
This year’s competition will also include a special meeting of American professional dancers with the WDC (World Dance Council). All American professionals affiliated with the WDC will meet during a short forum with the President of the WDC, Mr. Donnie Burns, during the WDC Presidium. This is a great opportunity for the WDC to communicate directly with professional dancers. The exact time and location will be clearly posted at the event.
Top professionals will be competing at this exciting event. Be there to cheer them on!