Event Venue

The Competition Venue for the February 28-29, 2020 (Two-Day & Two-Evening) Royal Palm DanceSport Championships – NQE – will be the legendary and nationally renowned Goldcoast Ballroom & Event Center in Coconut Creek (near Fort Lauderdale), Florida:

Goldcoast Ballroom

Goldcoast Ballroom
1415 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
Tel: (954) 979-0770

Website: www.GoldcoastBallroom.com

See Map and Driving Directions Below »

Goldcoast Ballroom is nationally and internationally known as is known as one of the Premier Ballrooms & Event Centers of the United States. It features a fabulous 42′ X 68′ floating oak (seamless) dancefloor and spacious and comfortable seating for up to 500 or more people at round tables for 10 around the perimeter of the dancefloor, as well as small side practice floors, a full kitchen, bar, and other amenities on site.

Both Day and Evening Sessions of the Competition on Friday & Saturday, February 28 and 29, will take place at the beautiful Goldcoast Ballroom. A special Group Rate is available for our Competitors at our high quality Host Hotel, the nearby Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, with shuttle service available between the Host Hotel and Goldcoast Ballroom.

Lunch will be available for purchase at Goldcoast Ballroom on both Friday and Saturday, February 28 and 29, 2020. A Hot Dinner Buffet (included in your Competitor Passes) will be served at Goldcoast Ballroom on Saturday, February 29. Dinner will be on your own on Friday, February 28. See our Food page, for more information and guidance.

Our Evening Sessions on Friday and Saturday Evenings will include Championship Events, and on Saturday Evening, in addition to Championship Events, there will also be Professional Events, a Dinner Buffet and a Spectacular Professional Show by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk, one of the Very Top Professional Couples in the United States and the World! You won’t want to miss this!!

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, the Miami Dance Camp, organized by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk, and including 4 Master Workshops presented by very Top World-Class Pros, all National Champions, will take place from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM, followed by Supervised Practice and the opportunity to book lessons with the presenters at Goldcoast Ballroom. Our Competitors are invited to register to participate in the Miami Dance Camp as a Special Competitor Discount. The Discount is available only to Competitors at the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open. For more information and to register, see the Competitor Registration page for the Miami Dance Camp on this website »

On Thursday Evening, February 27, Competition Practice Rounds in Standard & Latin Styles of Dance (and, if enough couples reserve in advance, also in Smooth & Rhythm Styles) will be held at Goldcoast Ballroom, starting at 6:30 PM. The Practice Rounds classes are led by Liene & Paolo Di Lorenzo, former U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions and Professional Ballroom Finalists in many Competitions. Each one-hour Rounds class is $15.00 per person.   For more information and to Reserve for the Practice Rounds, see Practice Rounds on the Preliminary Schedule page of this website.

For more information about our 2020 Competition and the days preceding and following the Competition, see our Preliminary Schedule.

Please mark your Calendars, and join us for an uplifting and fun time of Superb Dancing at the Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open in Sunny South Florida on February 28-29, 2020, and at the Miami Dance Camp at our Competition Venue on Sunday March 1!!

This, our 17th Annual Competition and 2nd NQE in Florida, will be even Bigger and More Exciting than last year!!

Goldcoast Ballroom - Magnificent 45' X 65' Floating Oak Dance Floor

Goldcoast Ballroom – Magnificent 42′ X 68′ Full Competition-Size Floating Oak Dance Floor

Goldcoast Ballroom is owned by Jeff Sandler and Vinny Munno, both of whom are themselves accomplished ballroom dancers. Vinny Munno presides as the Music Director and Excellent DJ at our Competitions. For more pictures and videos showing Goldcoast Ballroom, see the Goldcoast Ballroom website.

Goldcoast Ballroom is open and available to the public for private practice (at a reasonable floor fee of $17.00 per couple per hour), private lessons or group classes every day of the week. And, the Ballroom offers ballroom social dances, open to the public, every Sunday evening, Tuesday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Friday evening (except during our Competition on February 28), and some Saturday evenings (other than February 29). See the Goldcoast Ballroom Calendar for details.


Goldcoast BallroomIf you wish to practice and try out the dance floor before our Competition, see the Preliminary Schedule for our 2020 Competition as to times when the Ballroom floor will be available for private practice on the days before the Competition and on the days of the Competition.

Your Competitor Entry Fees include the right to practice and try out the main ballroom floor (without additional charge) on Friday, February 28 during the approximately 2 hours before the 12:00 Noon start time of the Competition, as well as during the approximately 90 minutes before the start time of each other Session of the Competition, including the Friday Evening Session, Saturday Daytime Session, and Saturday Evening Session of the Competition.

For all Championship Events, a one-minute warm-up period on the actual competition floor will be provided to (and restricted to) all entrants in that round, immediately prior to the commencement of each elimination round. Correct tempo music for the first dance in such round will be played during the warm-up period, in accordance with USA Dance DanceSport Rule 5.9.2.

Competitors may also practice on the main ballroom floor in any general dancing breaks, if any, during the Competition.

Two smaller side practice floors in Goldcoast Ballroom (each with mirrors) will also be available for warm-up during the entire Competition. The larger of the two side floors is approximately 13 feet X 27.5 feet and the smaller of the two side floors is approximately 12 feet X 13.5 feet.

For more information see Event/ Venue Info for Competitors, and see the Preliminary Schedule for our 2020 Competition.

Location: Map and Driving Directions

Goldcoast Ballroom is located at:

Goldcoast Ballroom
1415 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
Tel: (954) 979-0770

For a Map and Driving Directions to Goldcoast Ballroom,
see the Contact Us page of the Goldcoast Ballroom Website.


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USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
in Sunny South Florida!!
USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) & WDSF Open
Open to the World!   WDSF Open Events Included!

The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition,
sponsored & organized by USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter # 6016,                                      
now in it's 18th year, is one of the most highly regarded
dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Pro/Am, and Professional competitor couples
from around the United States, Canada, and the World!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors:

Dancing Videos
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or at the Competition
Purple Tiger
Hair & Makeup - Text 941-266-1515
for Appointment (at our Host Hotel)
Stephen Marino Photography
Competition Photographer
Stop by our Table for Event Specials
MK Style - Tail Suits, Tuxedos, Accessories
World-Class Tail Suits,
Tuxedos, Accessories
The Ballroom Shop - Dancesear, Shoes, Costumes, Jewelry
Dancewear, Dance Shoes,
Costumes, Jewelry
Sun Island Tours & Transportation
Our Shuttle Provider - See Shuttle Schedule
Call for private tours or transport