Brigham Young University will host the largest amateur DanceSport event in the country during the U.S. National DanceSport Championships at the Marriott Center Wednesday through Saturday, March 8-11.
Tickets are $10-$50 depending on seating and can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com.
The National Dance Council of America has selected the DanceSport Championship at BYU to be its showcase event of the year in amateur dance. With that distinction, championship prize rewards will equal $42,000 to provide dancers with assistance in traveling to Paris to compete in the World Amateur DanceSport Championships.
The DanceSport competition will feature dancers from across the country in more than 30 different divisions. National amateur titles will be awarded in Latin, ballroom, smooth, rhythm, cabaret and formation in all age categories.
The DanceSport Championships are sponsored by BYU’s Ballroom Dance Program, which had its roots in the first social dance class held at the university in 1953. Since then, the program has rapidly progressed and is considered the most comprehensive study of ballroom dancing in a university setting in the world.
For more information on all events, visit www.byudancesport.com.