2017 Tentative Schedule

Times & Order of Events Subject to Change

Royal Palm Chapter, USA Dance

2017 Royal Palm Dancesport Competition – “Winter Frolic”
14th Annual Royal Palm Winter Frolic Dancesport Extravaganza

Saturday, January 28, 2017

at Goldcoast Ballroom, Coconut Creek, Florida

Friday, January 27, 2017 – the day before the Competition:

  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM –   Afternoon Social Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom (open to the public), with a mix of

    Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Big Band and Hustle dance music.
    Entrance Fee only $13.00 (including 6% FL Sales Tax) per person.
    Includes afternoon Snack of bagel with cream cheese and coffee.

  • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM –   Goldcoast Ballroom available for private practice.
    Floor Fee: $15.00 per couple per hour.
  • 8:00 PM – 12:30 AM –   Friday Night Dance at Goldcoast Ballroom – open to the public.
    Admission: $16.00 (including 6% FL Sales Tax) per person.
    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 $16.00 per person General Admission Total.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Competition Day:

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

    Practice 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM included in Competitor Fee.
    (There may also be opportunities to warm up on the floor between Divisions and
    in general dancing breaks during the Competition.)

  • 8:30 AM – Ballroom opens for spectator admission.
  • 8:45 AM – Opening ceremony, National Anthem, introductions and announcements.
  • 9:00 AM – Competition begins:   International Latin followed by American Rhythm.  
  • 12:30 PM – Afternoon Session begins:   International Standard followed by American Smooth.  
  • 5:30 PM – End of competition (time stated is approximate, depending upon number & extent of entries).
  • ***

    All times Stated Above are Approximate.
    Competitors must Check in with Deck Captain at least 30 minutes before each of your estimated Heat times stated in the Final Heat List (which will be available on the Schedule & Heat List page
    of this website before the Competition date).

    Box lunches will be available for purchase at Goldcoast Ballroom.


  • 7:30 PM – Doors Open at Goldcoast Ballroom for Saturday Evening Social Dance.
    Open to the Public. Admission Fee: $16.00 (including 6% FL Sales Tax) per person (paid at entrance).
    Competitors, spectators, and visitors are welcome to attend.


The above Summary Schedule is subject to change.

The detailed Final 2017 Heat List/ Schedule will be posted
on the Competitors – Schedule & Heat Lists page of this website, when available – closer to the Competition date.

2017 Competitor Registration Timetable:

  • December 1, 2016Early Registration Deadline for Discounted Adult & Senior Entry Fees!
    First 10 Couples to Register & Pay by December 1, 2016 will receive Extra Discount via Refund at the Competition!!
  • January 5, 2017 – Registration Deadline for Adult & Senior Standard Entry Fees, for Newcomers, and for Student Discounted Entry Fees. After January 5, 2017, Late Fees Apply for Adults & Seniors. Standard Fees Apply for Students.
  • January 14, 2017 – Cancellation Deadline. No Refunds for Cancellations after this date. See Cancellation Policy.
  • January 18, 2017 – Final Registration Deadline for All Competitors (to get in the Program)

See Chart of Applicable Registration Fees & Deadlines


Registration is Now Open for our 2017 Competition!!
Register NOW Online!



The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition - "Winter Frolic" - now in it's 14th year,
is one of the most highly regarded all-amateur dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome amateur competitor couples from around the United States, Canada, and the world!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors: