USDC Viewing Guide And Event Info

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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 -


DanZworld -


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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