USDC Viewing Guide And Event Info

© Jayne Kamin-Oncea - USA Today Embassy Ballroom Championships 2017

The United States Dance Championships returns this week for its 46th annual edition in Orlando, FL. As one of the most prestigious competitions in America, the USDC will be hosting the best dancers in the nation as they compete for the title of United States champion in their respective divisions.

You can catch all the action live Thursday, Sept. 7, to Saturday, Sept. 9, only on FloDance.

USDC Live on FloDance

If you're attending the event or planning to watch it on FloDance, be sure to check out the information below. 

Interesting in keeping up with the scores? Then click here to review results. 

Wondering when a specific dancer will be competing? Check here for the heat list. 

Hotel Information

Walt Disney World Swan

1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


Total Prizes and Awards Value: $303,800.00

The Judges

Chairman of the Judges

Richard Booth

Jacqueline Rogers

Co-Masters of Ceremony
John DePalma

Daniel Messenger

United States Judges

Eddie Ares

Corky Ballas

Marylynn Benitez

Nicole Carroll

Chuck Danza

Nadia Eftedal

David Elkin

Garry Gekhman

Rita Gekhman-Algarra

Maria Hansen

Colin Hillary

Ilya Ifraimov

Clement Joly

Lena Kosovich

Valentina Kostenko

Maxim Kozhevnikov

Tomasz Lewandowski

Igor Litvinov

Jim Maranto

Armando Martin

Brian McDonald

Ron Montez

Gherman Mustuc

Carlos Pabon

Bob Powers

Toni Redpath

Victoria Regan

Jonathan Roberts

Cher Rutherford

Karina Smirnoff

Marzena Stachura

Allan Tornsberg

Forrest Vance

Lee Wakefield

Jonathan Wilkins

Lori Woods-Gay

International Judges

Donnie Burns, MBE, Scotland

John Elsbury, Great Britain

Hannes Emrich, Austria

Meryem Pearson, Canada

Richard Porter, Great Britain

Sammy Stopford, Great Britain

Inessa Strelnikova, Canada

Polina Teplenko, Russia

The Vendors


Annabell's Dance Wear -

Atelier Ella

Dancewear Works -

Designs by Jeravae -

Designs to Shine by Maria McGill - http://www.designstoshine.comAddress3851

Dore' Designs -

Elledance Studio - http://www.elledancestudio.comAddress8400

Jordy by Chris Stephenson - http://www.jordyinternational.comAddress9

Miari Dancewear -

Star Dance Shop -

Zdenka Arko -




Alanate -

Boyko & Company -

Brushes by Linda -

Designs by Rivera's -

GlamourPuss Inc.

Pro Dance Look -

Purple Tiger Dance -

The Winning Look -


Edson Jeune - 617-767-6852


Charles Ryder Photography -


Aida Dance Shoes -

Dance America -

Showtime Dance Shoes - http://www.showtimedanceshoes.comAddress4458


Ovation(TM) Performance Jewelry and Accessories -

FloDance USDC LIVE Streaming Schedule (All times in ET)

Watch the 2017 USDC LIVE on September 7-9 only on FloDance.

Thursday, Sept. 7 -- 3:47 PM-12:06 AM

3:47 PM - Pro/Am Open to the World Senior Latin Championship

5:06 PM - Closed Bronze & Silver US Open to the World Int'l 10-Dance Champ - Latin Division

5:24 PM - Open Gold US Open to the World Int'l 10-Dance Championship - Latin Division

5:33 PM - Pro/Am Open to the World International Latin Rising Star Events

6:09 PM - Pro/Am Open to the World International Latin Scholarship Events

7:20 PM - End of Session

7:45 PM - US Open to the World Professional Rising Star Latin

8:05 PM - US National Professional Mambo Championship

8:17 PM - US Open to the World Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship - B Division

8:55 PM - US National Professional American Rhythm Championship

9:30 PM - US National Professional International Ballroom Championship

12:06 AM - End of Session

*Friday, September 8, 2017 - Session 9

01:50PM - US National Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Championships

06:37PM - Pro/Am Open to the World International Ballroom Rising Star Events

07:24PM - Closed Bronze & Silver US Open to the World Int'l 10-Dance Championship - Ballroom

07:51PM - Open Gold US Open to the World Int'l 10-Dance Championship - Ballroom Division

08:10PM - End of Session

*Friday, September 8, 2017 - Session 10

08:00PM - Pro/Am Grand Championship - John Monte Memorial Scholarship

08:25PM - WDC US Open to the World Professional International Ballroom Championship Quarter

08:50PM - US National Professional American Smooth Championship - Quarter-final

09:10PM - US National Professional International Latin Championship - Quarter-final

09:35PM - US Open to the World Adult Amateur International Ballroom Championship

10:33PM - US Open to the World Adult Amateur International Latin Championship

11:38PM - End of Session

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