Multiyear Partnership With United Country Western Dance Council

AUSTIN, Texas — March 4, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the United Country Western Dance Council to provide live and on-demand coverage of UCWDC events, including the Country Dance World Championships through 2023 on FloDance.com.

FloDance covers a wide range of dance genres including, Country Western, Swing, Latin, Standard, and more. The addition of the UCWDC events to FloDance’s already impressive lineup of dance competitions, such as the WDSF GrandSlam and World Championships in Latin and Standard, makes FloDance a global destination for dance fans.

The upcoming schedule of UCWDC events on FloDance includes: 

  • Calgary Dance Stampede - April 11 - 14, 2019

  • Orange Blossom Dance Festival - May 31 - June 2, 2019

  • Chicagoland Country Dance Festival - August 16-18, 2019

  • Nashville Dance Classic - August 30-September 1, 2019

  • New Mexico Dance Fiesta- September 20-22, 2019

  • Dallas Dance Festival - November 8-11, 2018

  • Christmas In Dixie- December 14-16, 2018

  • Country Dance World Championships- January 1, 2020

“For years, The United Country Western Dance Council has looked for a way to use video to expand the visibility of our dance competitions,” UCWDC President Keith Armbruster said. “By partnering with FloSports, we will have their state-of-the-art live streaming technology and effective marketing abilities to capture our competition brilliantly and connects us with country dance enthusiasts from around the world.”

“UCWDC is the largest and most recognized organization in the country dance space with a passionate, global fan base that supports these incredibly talented and hardworking athletes and performers,”  FloSports Senior Director of Global Rights Acquisition Monica Bloodgood said. “This new agreement allows FloDance to help grow the sport of dance by telling more stories around these great athletes, while showcasing their skills live to a national and worldwide audience.”

To access live and on-demand coverage of the United Country Western Dance Council events, World DanceSport Federation events, and other dance competitions, visit FloDance.com and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the competitions across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.

With more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.

For more information, visit FloDance.com or FloSports.tv.

About FloSports

FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders, governing bodies, and other media companies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes, and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics, Marching, Wrestling, Track, Softball, Hockey, and more.

About UCWDC®

Founded in 1989, the United Country Western Dance Council is the standard-bearer of country dance around the world. With more than 40 sanctioned events in 12 countries, international rules and scoring systems, judge certification programs and the World Championships of Country Dance, the UCWDC provides a consistent and fair competition platform for couples and line dance.  Country music has an enduring appeal to people from many cultures and lifestyles. The fun, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities to participate socially or competitively in country western dance. Find more information about the UCWDC and you can be part of this international dance community, visit ucwdc.org

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This weekend, hold onto your hat and point your dancing shoes towards Chicago for the 32nd annual Chicagoland Country and Swing Dance Festival. This event has it all - qualifying events for the United Country Western Dance Council’s World Championships, points events for the World Swing Dance Council Jack & Jill swing dance registry, and it’s a part of the original Hustle Dance Tour. 

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Italian Dancers In The Spotlight At Rimini Standard GrandSlam

And we are back! Off to Italy we travel as we come to stream live the third GrandSlam leg of the year. To be exact, we will be on the eastern coast of the country in the town of Rimini. This is the second year that a GrandSlam will be hosted in this seaside community in a country known for its art, fashion, vespas, pizza, and pasta, as well as impeccable performance in the world of competitive dance.

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Top Russian Duo Earns Their 12th Latin GrandSlam Title

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