Ballroom Dance Competition events are an important part of every Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s calendar. At Fred Astaire National and Regional Dance Competitions, our students meet, mingle and compete with other student dancers to feel accomplished and confident as dancers. These glamorous dance competition events are held in resort venues across the country, and give you inspiring opportunities to travel, watch, and hone your own dancing skills in a supportive and exciting environment. A variety of other dance events – such as showcases, spotlights, themed dance parties, coaching sessions, dance-themed charitable events and more are also offered throughout the year, to encourage social interaction, help you apply what you’re learning and make your dance lessons experience even more exciting, fun and rewarding. Participating in these events gives every FADS student and student/instructor team the opportunity to progress more rapidly in their dance endeavors, to enjoy fabulous vacation destinations and venues, and have lots of fun along the way!

New England Regional Events for 2018

New England Dancesport Championships March 8th – March 10th
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton, CT

Dance Extravaganza June 9th 
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton, CT

New England Colonial Classic August 9th – August 11th
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Meeting Center, Stamford, CT

New England Tri-Star Championships November 8th – November 10th
Boston Quincy Marriott, Quincy, MA

Studio Events for 2018

Spring Showcase & After-Party SPECTATOR TICKETS
May 20, 2018
Watch: Past Showcase Highlights

Showcase Flyer (coming soon!)

Summer Bash IV Free Spectator Tickets!
July 15, 2018
Summer Bash Flyer

Fall Showcase & After-Party
November 18, 2018
Watch: Past Showcase Highlights

Fifth Annual Holiday Ball
December 16, 2018
Mini Match Competition (Afternoon) Free Spectator Tickets!
Evening Gala (6:30-10:00PM – Black Tie) GALA TICKETS (Check back in November)
Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Professional Show, Trophy Ball, General Dancing

Join Us & Live Out Your Dance Dreams with Fred Astaire Dance Studios!

Upcoming National Events: 


Fred Astaire World Championships (National)
July 23rd – 27th, 2018

Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas, NV

Dance the night away in “Sin City”! We’re excited to be returning to the luxurious Bellagio / Las Vegas for a week of excitement and spectacular dancing! Located right on “The Strip” / Las Vegas Boulevard, Bellagio Resort makes for the perfect spot to host the Fred Astaire World Championships, and the perfect destination for your summer getaway. Dance your heats and then step out the ballroom doors for non-stop thrills and entertainment. What better setting for entertaining than the city of Las Vegas? Talk to your FADS Instructor today – the registration deadline is June 6, 2018.

NDC Oct 2017

National Dance Championships (National)
October 29th – November 2nd, 2018

Hilton Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL

We’re heading back to one of our absolute favorite venues, the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando, for this incredible dance event! There will be spectacular dancing, bright lights, and the warm weather and renowned attractions of Orlando – including the excitement of Walt Disney World, just beyond the doors of our resort. Don’t miss out – mark your calendar for the Fred Astaire National Dance Championships and join us  for a great autumn dance getaway! Entries are due by September 24, 2018.

West Coast Dance Championships (Inter-Regional)
January 17th – 19th, 2019

Sheraton Hotel & Marina – San Diego, CA 

We’re returning to the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in sunny San Diego California, for the 2019 Fred Astaire West Coast Dance Championships! This exciting inter-regional dance competition is traditionally our first event of the new year. The San Diego destination will definitely start the new year off right – with warmer weather, gorgeous Harbor views, and area attractions like Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo/Safari Park, the USS Midway and much more. Warm up this winter, and dance with us – talk with your FADS instructor today… the entry deadline is December 27, 2018.

Give the gift of dance! 


Watch how much fun our national competitions can be!

New England Regional Dates For 2017

New England DanceSport Championships
Thursday, March 9th – Saturday, March 11th

Results: Score Sheets By Person or Category Results

New England Dance Extravaganza
Saturday, June 10th
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

Colonial Classic
Thursday, August 10th – Saturday, August 12th

Results: August 2017 Scoresheets or August 2017 Placements

Tri-Star Championships
Thursday, November 9th – Saturday, November 11th

Results: November 2017 Placements or November 2017 Category Results

New England Regional Results for 2016

New England DanceSport Championships: Category Results March 2016 or Scoresheets by Person March 2016

New England Dance ExtravaganzaScoresheets by Person June 2016 or Category Results June 2016

Colonial ClassicAugust competition 2016 Placements or August competition 2016 Scoresheets by person

Tri-Star ChampionshipsNovember competition 2016 Placements or November competition 2016 Scoresheets by Person