The UCWDC World Championships are back on the West Coast for the first time in 20 years, with six full days of competition in the Teams, Pro-Am, Line dance, Couples, and professional divisions on Jan. 1-6 in San Francisco.
Although the Pro-Am competition attracts the greatest number of competitors, it’s the professional division in Line and Couples Competition that is the highlight of the event.
Altogether, there are eight different dance styles performed by competitors in couples and Pro Am: Polka, Triple Two, Night Club, Cha Cha, Two Step, East Coast, and West Coast Swing. Pro-Am and Couples competitors have the option to compete in all eight styles, but they are not required to do so. However, professionals should be masters of all eight dances and are requested to compete in all of them! There are six categories for Line Dance Competition: Rise & Fall, Pulse, Smooth, Cuban, Funky/Street, Novelty/Stage. Professional Divisions also compete in Showdance and Spotlight Solos – which are always crowd pleasers.
The UCWDC Country Dance World Championships event is the most prestigious country dance competition in the world. Even though the focus is on country dancing and competition, separate competitions are also offered in many divisions of West Coast Swing. Competitors from all across the USA, Europe, Asia, and beyond work all year long preparing their routines for the opportunity to dance at Worlds in hopes of becoming a world champion.
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