Dance Competitions

The IAGLCWDC sponsors sanctioned dance competitions at its annual conventions.

Member clubs may also hold these competitions throughout the year.
BIG RULE CHANGES FOR LINE
AND COUPLE DANCERS IN 2019!


Individuals may compete in line dancing in the Just Dance Category.

Couples may compete in Two-Step, Waltz, and West Coast swing--all in the Just Dance Category. They may also compete in the Chris & Pat Category.

Teams may compete as a single category using their line dance routines, couple dance routines, medley dance routines, and open dance routines.

Any non-IAGLCWDC member organization wishing to apply for recognition of their dance competition may do so by filing an Application for Recognition

Requirements for competition are spelled out in the IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Rules. 

The IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Rules

Following are summaries of the new rules. A link to view or download the rules follows the summaries.
Couples

As adopted in May 2018 at the Annual Convention in Louisville, KY, USA:
  • Just Dance Category
    • Two-Step, Waltz, West Coast Swing
    • An individual may dance with a different partner in each dance.
    • Enter online or on-site.
    • No costume requirements, no levels and no pre-choreographed routines.
  • Pat & Chris Category
Line Dance

As adopted in May 2018 at the Annual Convention in Louisville, KY, USA:
  • Just Dance Category
    • Two line dances will be offered (announced a few weeks before the competition).
    • Enter online or on-site.
    • No costume requirements, no levels and no pre-choreographed routines.
Teams

As adopted in May 2017 at the Annual Convention in Miami, FL, USA:
  • Teams compete as one category.
  • Each routine may be one of four types:
    • Line Dance Routine, Couple Dance Routine, Medley Dance Routine, and Open Dance Routine
  • There will be awards for the top 3 teams, but no overall award.
  • There will be no critique sessions, however comment and placement sheets will be available at the awards ceremony.
  • The Competition Director may select competent judges from the roster of instructors of the convention.
The link to view or download the rules will be
right here soon!

For further information,
contact Lee Fox,
the IAGLCWDC Competition Director
or Don Curran,
the IAGLCWDC Director of dance.


IAGLCWDC Teams Dance Championship Results
[PDF format, updated for 2018]
Results for Couples and Line Dance competitions are available
in the password-protected Delegates Area.

Upcoming Sanctioned/Recognized Competitions

2019

The 22nd Annual IAGLCWDC Championship Dance Competition
during the Return to the Emerald City Hoedown
Seattle, Washington, USA


The following archives are provided for reference purposes.
Couples Dance Music

2018 couples selected their own
2017 (to be archived)
2016 (to be archived)
2014 (to be archived)

Couples Music Archive


Line Dances, Music, and Step Sheets

2018 (to be archived)
2017 (to be archived)
2016 (to be archived)
2014-2015 (to be archived)
2012-2013 (to be archived)

Line Dance Archive