2023 Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 2nd


Session 1: Wednesday Daytime: Rhythm & Night Club

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Rhythm & Night Club
Single Dances, Rhythm Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships
World Dancesport Series Rhythm Events
Best of the Best Rhythm Events

Session 2: Wednesday Evening

Under 21 Amateur Smooth Championship
Open Amateur Smooth & Rhythm Championships
Open Senior Amateur Smooth, Rhythm, Ballroom & Latin Championships
Professional Rising Star Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin Championships

Thursday, August 3rd

Session 3: Thursday Daytime: Smooth

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Smooth
Single Dances, Smooth Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships
World Dancesport Series Smooth Events
Best of the Best Smooth Events

Session 4: Thursday Evening – EMPIRE GALA
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Gala Dinner & Dance featuring the 2023 Empire Under 21 Latin Championship!
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
First Round Under 21 Latin: 6:45 PM

Friday, August 4th

Session 5: Friday Daytime: Latin

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Latin
Single Dances, Latin Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships
World Dancesport Series Latin Events
Best of the Best Latin Events

Session 6: Friday Evening

Open Amateur Latin Championship
Open Professional Ballroom Championship
Open Professional Rhythm Championship
Open Professional Theater Arts/ Show Dance

Saturday, August 5th

Session 7: Saturday Daytime: Ballroom

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Ballroom
Single Dances, Ballroom Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships
World Dancesport Series Ballroom Events
Best of the Best Ballroom Events

Session 8: Saturday Evening


Under 21 Ballroom Championship
Open Amateur Ballroom Championship
Open Professional Smooth Championship
Open Professional Latin Championship

Sunday, August 6th

Session 9: Sunday Daytime: KIDS DAY*

Pro/Am and Mixed Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth Events – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin
Am/Am
 Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth (Couples) – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm, Latin, Cabaret, Show Dance & Solos
Solo Star Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth Events (No Partner) – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin
Adult & Senior Amateur Events – Bronze through Pre-Champ – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm, Latin, Cabaret, Show Dance & Solos

All Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth events (Am/Am, Pro/Am, Mixed Amateur, & Solo Star) will take place on Sunday, August 6th. Email Empire with any special requests for your studio’s PT/JR/Y Pro/Am events.

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