About our Competition Venue – Goldcoast BallroomOur beautiful Competition venue is Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek, Florida. Goldcoast Ballroom is one of the premier ballrooms in the United States. It has a beautiful 45′ X 65′ solid floating oak dance floor (larger than full competition size).
For more information about Goldcoast Ballroom, including its address, and links to a map and driving directions, see Event Venue – Goldcoast Ballroom.
Time to Practice/ Try Out the Floor
During the Two Days Before the Competition
See Event Venue – Goldcoast Ballroom, regarding times when you can practice and try out the floor during the two days before the Competition. A modest floor fee of $15.00 (including FL Sales Tax) per couple per hour applies for private practice time at Goldcoast on any day other than the day of the Competition.
On the Day Before the Competition
See our Competition Schedule, regarding times and events when you can try out the Goldcoast Ballroom floor on the Day Before the Competition.
On the Day of the Competition
On the day of the Competition, you may practice and warm up on the floor in the morning during the hour from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM, before the Competition starts at 9:00 AM. The Ballroom opens at 8:00 AM for registration, registration package pick-up, and practice. The Opening Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM, and the Competition begins at 9:15 AM.
There may also be some breaks for general dancing between Divisions. Competitors may use the floor to warm up during general dancing breaks.
There is no charge for your practice and warm up on the floor on the day of the Competition. This is included in your Competitor Fee.
The Day of the Competition
Please arrive at the Ballroom in time to be on deck and ready to dance at least 30 minutes before your first Heat. When you arrive, you will need to stop at the Front Desk of Goldcoast to pick up your registration package (which will include your Competition Program, Number (with pins) to pin on the gentleman’s back, and other general instructions and forms). Each competitor must show his/ her USA Dance membership to the Registrar for package pickup.
A private dressing area for ladies will be set up on the side dance floor (near the restrooms). Gentlemen, please use the men’s restroom to dress.
No smoking in the Ballroom, dressing rooms, or registration area. Do not bring alcoholic beverages into the Ballroom.
Please report to the On Deck Captain at least 30 minutes before each Heat in which you will dance.
Lunch Available at Goldcoast Ballroom – Noon to 2:00 PM – on Competition Day
Lunch will be available for purchase from the Goldcoast Ballroom kitchen from Noon to 2:00 PM on the day of the Competition.
Water, sodas and coffee will also be available.
For more information, see: Snacks on Competition Day.
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