Metropolitan DanceSport Competition

The 2018 Metropolitan DanceSport Competition is just around the corner!
Fred Astaire Morristown will be returning to the luxurious Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ once again!  This inter-regional competition will bring together student dancers from Fred Astaire studios located across New York and New Jersey.  The dancesport competition will be taking place over the course of three days: Thursday, March 8th through Saturday, March 10th.
The event will include both International and American style divisions, as well as a special show division.  Thursday evening will kick off with  mostly shows; Friday will be an all day event concluding with the professional competition in the evening, and Saturday will be another full day finishing with a formal banquet. The banquet will feature dinner, dancing and professional performances including a show by World Rhythm Champions Nazar & Irina!  Advance reservations are required for the latter, but spectator tickets can be purchased at the door of the event for all other competition sessions.  Read on for more info!
Spectator admission for matinee sessions Friday & Saturday will be $35 (cash only) per person.  Spectator admission for evening sessions is $40 (cash only) per person.
Thursday evening 3/8/18 will kick off with the exciting showcase division!  Join us this evening to witness our student competitor, Rika Yamaguchi, perfom two of her thrilling solo shows during this portion of the dancesport competition.
Friday’s dancing (Session 2) will begin at 9am with the American Smooth division, so plan to stop by to take in Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz & more!  Stop by to see Rika Yamaguchi competing! This session will also feature the Latin division.
Join us again Friday evening for International Standard Ballroom during Session 3, followed by the exciting Professional divisions!  Join us to see your instructors, Natalie Duke Honkonen, Joe Joe Hasson & Tsvetomir Stoynov compete as all styles will be represented in this division.
Session 4 of the dancesport competition will begin Saturday morning, March 10th at 9:00am.  This session will feature
the American Rhythm division, so get ready to shake things up with Cha Cha, Rumba, Hustle and more!  Stop by this session to see both Sherine Morsi & Rika Yamaguchi compete!
Be sure to contact the studio for reservations if you’d like to join us Saturday night for the Saturday Evening Spectacular Saturday Evening Spectacular, which features a formal banquet, social dancing with students and staff from Fred Astaire studios across New York & New Jersey, as well as an exciting professional show!  This year’s pro show will be highlighted by a special performance by World Rhythm Champions Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova!  Very exciting!
Ocean Place Resort & Spa is located at 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ 07740.  The studio can be reached at 973-993-9222 through Friday evening with any questions you may have.  We hope to see you there!