There is no other collegiate competition in the country hosting the high caliber of judges we have for YOU at the Empire Dance Championship. There are the World Champions, British Open Champions, US National Champions, European Champions, the best of the best including: Janet Gleave, Richard Gleave, Anne Gleave, Charlotte Jorgensen, Tony Dovolani, Eugene Katsevman, John Kimmins, Diana McDonald… And the list goes on!


Categories will be offered in Standard and Latin in the levels: Gold/Silver, Novice/Pre-Champ.


As a special bonus to our collegiate competitors we are offering MEGA discounts for entries and tickets as well as special rates for the NYDC and Ballroom Lectures.

  • Entry Prices: $30 for Single Entry, $50 for Double Entry
  • Super Discounted Tickets: $75 for Four Night Season Pass, includes Thursday Night Show with Troels Bager / Ina Jeliazkova and Nino Aniello Langella / Andres Santiago! Three Night Season Pass: $50 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings)
  • 50% Off NYDC Wednesday August 2nd at Stepping Out Studios from 2:30-6:30 PM with lectures by Barbara McColl, Carmen Vincelj, Sergey Surkov, and Damir Karaman. Also includes competitive practice supervised by lecturers from 6:30-9:30PM!
    Private lessons are available on Wednesday with Barbara, Carmen, Sergey, Anne Gleave and Janet Gleave.
  • 50% Off NYDC Friday August 4th from 10AM-1PM with lectures by Anna Mikhed, Tony Dovolani, Anne Gleave, Toe-knee Red (Tony Redpath), and Rufus Dustin.

There are a limited number of allowed entries, so enter as soon as possible to secure your spot!


For hotel registration and special room rates, please contact our event coordinator, Amanda, through the official Empire email:

Fill Out Form and Proceed with Payment to be registered to the Empire Collegiate Invitational

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