Schedule of Events 2022

Wednesday, August 3rd


Session 1: Wednesday Daytime: Rhythm & Night Club – 8:00 AM

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Rhythm & Night Club
Single Dances, Rhythm Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships

Session 2: Wednesday Evening – 7:30 PM

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 4th

Session 3: Thursday Daytime: Smooth – 7:45 AM

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Smooth
Single Dances, Smooth Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships

Session 4: Thursday Evening – 6:00 PM
EMPIRE 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA

Gala Dinner & Dance featuring the 2022 Empire Open Amateur Latin Championship!

Friday, August 5th

Session 5: Friday Daytime: Ballroom – 9:30 AM

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Ballroom
Single Dances, Ballroom Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships

LATIN & RHYTHM WORKSHOPS by:

Bill Sparks, Colin James, Emmanuel Pierre Antoine & Allan Tornsberg

Session 6: Friday Evening – 8:00 PM

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

Saturday, August 6th

Session 7: Saturday Daytime: Latin – 8:00 AM

Youth & Adult Pro/Am & Mixed Amateur Latin
Single Dances, Latin Show Dance, Multi-Dances, Championships, & Scholarships

BALLROOM & SMOOTH WORKSHOPS by:

Charlotte Jorgensen, Jonathan Roberts, Massimo Giorgianni, David Hamilton & John Kimmins

Session 8: Saturday Evening – 8:30 PM

Under 21 Amateur Latin Championship
Open Professional Ballroom Championship
Open Professional Smooth Championship
Open Professional Theater Arts/ Show Dance

Sunday, August 7th

Session 9: Sunday Daytime: KIDS DAY* – 9:00 AM

Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth COUPLES (Am/Am) – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin
Solo Star Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth Events (No Partner) – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin
Adult & Senior Amateur Events – Bronze through Pre-Champ events – Smooth, Ballroom, Rhythm & Latin
Junior & Adult COUPLES (Am/Am) Showcase/ Theater Arts/ Cabaret

*Note: By default, Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth events will take place on the scheduled day for that style. Example: Pro/Am Ballroom is scheduled for Friday, August 5th, and Pro/Am Latin is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. However, we will make exceptions for Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth entries only to take place on Sunday, August 7th with the PT/JR/Y couples instead.

Please contact the organizers NO LATER than July 10th. Please make a clear note of which date you prefer on your entry forms when you submit them. To have your Pro/Am PT/JR/Y entries take place on Sunday, August 7th, please submit your entries by July 10th.

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