Empire Collegiate Invitational

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]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:
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Fill Out Form and Proceed with Payment to be registered to the Empire Collegiate Invitational

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Important Information

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Early Registration:

For 2016 we limit the amount of entries per style and level to 40 couples, please send in your registration early to ensure your participation. Deadline for registration: July 23rd.
A $10 late registration will be applied for entries sent after deadline.
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Hotel Rooms:

Empire Dance Championship has extended a special discount for college competitors, however all hotel rooms must be booked by July 15th. The booking will be done via Amanda Ashcraft. There will be one name only under each room only, however we will allow 3 couples per room.
The price per room is $ 329 plus taxes.
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Season Pass:

This pass is given to all students competing in the MIT/Empire College Invitation event. Please purchase this pass with your registration and student ID.
This pass gives you admission to all events throughout the entire Championship. However please note the pass gives you entry only, for seat requests these can be purchased via the Tickets and Packages Form only or at the registration desk from August 4th7th.
$ 50 per person.
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Entry Fees:

$ 25 per couple for one event entry
$ 40 per couple to enter in two events 

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New York Dance Camp August 3rd 2016, location The Ball NY:

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with the legends at the NYDC. Please visit the website for all details New York Dance Camp 
College students will receive a 50% discount for all workshops and the registration should be done on this page. However request for private lessons will be done via the Empire website only, Teachers are Donnie Burns M.B.E Gaynor Fair-weather M.B.E, Barbara McColl, Massimo Giorgianni.
$ 100 per person
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Ballroom Lectures Friday 5th August, location Marriott Marquis Manhattan Ballroom:

College students will receive a 50% discount for all workshops and the registration should be done on this page. 4 Lectures Lorraine Barry, Caterina Arzenton, Charlotte Jorgensen and Massimo Giorgianni.
$ 50 per person