Tentative Schedule

The information stated on this page is preliminary and tentative, and is subject to change.
More information on our next Competition will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back often.

Royal Palm Chapter, USA Dance

16th Annual Royal Palm Dancesport Competition
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Times & Order of Events Below Subject to Change

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – two days before the Competition:

  • All Day until 6:45 PM –  Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice.
    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour.
  • *All prices include 6% FL Sales Tax

Friday, February 8, 2019 – the day before the Competition:

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, and
    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM –     Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice.

    Floor Fee: $17.00* per couple per hour.
    No need to reserve in advance; just come to the Ballroom, and pay at the Door.

  • 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM – Afternoon Tea Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom. Open to the public.

    Only $15.00 per person (including Sales Tax), includes Admission + afternoon snack
    (usually a bagel with cream cheese and coffee).
    The Floor usually is not crowded during Afternoon Tea Dances.

  • 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM –   Friday Night Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom – open to the public.
    Admission: $18.00 per person (includes FL 6% Sales Tax).
    Evening includes:
    • Ballroom Mix – 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • West Coast Swing/ Hustle Mix – 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM
    • Complimentary Group Class – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – included in the $18.00 per person General Admission Total.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Competition Day & Evening:


  • 8:00 AM – Ballroom opens for registration, package pick-up and practice.

    Practice on Ballroom Floor (included in Competitor Fee) available:
    »   8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
    »   During any Lunch Break possible before the 1:30 PM Afternoon Session;
    »   In General Dancing Breaks during the Competition.

  • 8:30 AM – Ballroom opens for spectator admission.
  • 8:45 AM – Opening ceremony, introductions and announcements.
  • 9:00 AM – Competition Morning Session begins, and includes in the following order:  
    • International Latin
    • American Rhythm
    • Specialty/ Social Dances

    Short Lunch Break before Afternoon Session, schedule permitting. Lunch on your own.
    We anticipate that lunch will be available for purchase in the Ballroom. More information and
    a list of Restaurants in the vicinity is found on the Food page of this website.
    If our Schedule permits a Lunch Break, the Ballroom floor will be available for practice during the Lunch Break.


  • 1:30 PM – Afternoon Session begins, and includes in the following order:  
    • International Standard
    • American Smooth

  • 5:30 PM – End of Afternoon Session of Competition (time stated is approximate).


  • 6:30 PM – Dinner Buffet begins
  • 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Evening Session.
    • Certain Championship Events
    • Pro/Am Scholarships
    • Showdance & Cabaret Events
    • Professional Events
    • Awards
    • Honor Dances
    • Special Evening Dance Party Co-Sponsored with Goldcoast Ballroom
      with Fantastic World Class Professional Show
      by one of the Top Professional Couples in the World!!

    Don’t miss our Special Evening Dance Party Co-sponsored with Goldcoast Ballroom!

    In addition to a Dinner Buffet and our Evening Competition Events, the Evening will include a
    Special World-Class Professional Performance by one of the Very Top Professional Couples in the World!!
    You Won’t want to miss this!!

    Following our Evening Session Competition Events & World Class Show, relax and enjoy a fun evening of social dancing!! Our Judges & Officials, Competitors, spectators, and visitors, as well as other USA Dance members are all invited to join us for a Fabulous Evening! Open to the Public.

    Evening Admission:

    • $18.00* to the public (plus additional Cover Charge for Buffet) – payable at the Door;
    • $16.00* for USA Dance Members, along with additional Cover Charge for the Buffet
      (For Competitors, payable in advance to the USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter, with your Competitor Fees).

    *Stated Evening Admission Prices include Admission for the entire Evening, the Show, dancing, pastry or dessert and coffee, and 6% FL Sales Tax. An additional Cover Charge will be added for the Buffet.

All times Stated Above are Approximate.
Competitors must Check in with Deck Captain at least 30 minutes before each of your final Heat times projected on the Screens in the Ballroom (see the Schedule & Heat List page
of this website for more important information).

Sunday, February 10, 2019 – the day after the Competition:

  • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Goldcoast Ballroom Available for Private Practice or Private Lessons (at a Floor Fee of $17.00 per couple per hour or $17.00 per lesson, whichever is shorter).


The above Summary Schedule is subject to change.

The Final 2019 PROGRAM & HEAT LIST will be posted on the Entry List & Heat Lists Page of this website »
closer to the time of the Competition.


2019 Events Offered & Registration Info:

Amateur Couples – please see Amateur Couples – Events & Registration Info.

Pro/Am or Teacher/Student Couples – see Pro/Am & Teacher/Student – Events & Registration Info.

Professional Couples – please see Professional Couples – Events & Registration Info.

Same Sex Couples – please see Same Sex Couples – Events & Registration Info.

2019 Competitor Registration Timetable:

  • October 1, 2018 – “Founding Couples” Registration Deadline for Deep Discount on Competitor Package & Registration Fees! All Competitors who Register by October 1, 2018 pay a Special Extremely Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee.
  • December 1, 2018 – Early Registration Deadline for Discounted Competitor Package/ Registration Fees! All Competitors who Register by December 1, 2018 pay a Discounted Early Competitor Package/ Registration Fee, and the first 10 couples who register by December 1, 2018 receive an extra discount.
  • January 12, 2019 – Registration Deadline for Standard Rate Competitor Package/ Registration Fees.   After January 12, 2019, Late Fees Apply.
  • January 26, 2019 – Final Registration Deadline for All Competitors.   Also Final Cancellation Deadline. No Refunds for Cancellations after this date. See Cancellation Policy.



Count Down to Our Next Competition - February 9, 2019


The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition - now in it's 16th year -
is one of the most highly regarded dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Professional, Pro/Am, and Teacher/ Student competitor couples from around
the United States, Canada, and the World!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors: