Next Event: April 8-11, 2021

Prize Money

Information available soon

In light of the Covid-19 and the precautions that will be needed in the ballroom, PDC Prize money will need to be adjusted accordingly. 

Stay tuned as we had more information as the days go. 

Top Teacher Awards

For this year, due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we will reward Top Teachers as followed

$5 per Entry to the top 10 Instructors. No Minimum

Professional & Amateurs Prize Money

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
$500 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100

Top Teacher Awards* – $48,400 Purse

Place 300+ Entries 230+ Entries > 230 Entries
1st $6,000 $5,000 $2,500
2nd $5,000 $4,000 $2,000
3rd $4,000 $3,000 $1,500
4th $3,000 $2,000 $1,000
5th $2,000 $1,000 $500
6th $1,800 $800 $400
7th $1,700 $700 $300
8th $1,600 $600 $200
9th $1,500 $500 $100
10th $1,400 $400 $100

Open Professional Championships Awards*

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
$1000 $700 $500 $400 $300 $200

Professional Theater Arts / Cabaret Awards*

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
$500 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100

Professional Rising Star Awards*

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
$500 $400 $300 $200 $150 $100

Pro/Am Scholarship Awards*

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Open $250 $150 $100
Closed $150 $100 $50

 

Amateur Open International Latin & Standard Scholarship Awards*

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
$1000 $700 $500 $400 $300 $200

Youth & Senior Open International Latin & Standard Scholarship Awards*

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
$150 $100 $50

Rules & Notices

Open Professional Championships Awards
If less than 6 entries, Organizers reserve the right to cancel the event and/or reduce prize money by 50%. 
Professional Theater Arts / Cabaret Awards
If less than 6 entries, Organizers reserve the right to cancel the event and/or reduce prize money by 50%.
Professional Rising Star Awards
If less than 6 entries, Organizers reserve the right to cancel the event and/or reduce prize money by 50%.
Pro/Am Scholarship Awards
All ages, all levels, minimum of 5 couples required. If less than 5 couples, vouchers will be given in lieu of cash.
Amateur Open International Latin & Standard Scholarship Awards
If less than 6 entries, Organizers reserve the right to cancel the event and/or reduce prize money by 50%.
Youth Open International Latin & Standard Scholarship Awards
Open to ages 9-15 only. Minimum of 10 couples required. If less than 10 couples, vouchers will be given in lieu of cash.

Special Notice to All Professionals

All professional competitors, including Pro/Am teachers, are required to hold a current registration card from the NDCA for 2021 and must supply the organizers with official registration number before the competition begins. To register you may write to Lee Wakefield, c/o Brigham Young University, PO Box 22018 Provo IT 84062. Please include your NDCA number on entry form to facilitate registration requirements. You may register with the NDCA representative at the desk if you are not a member. However a penalty will be imposed by the NDCA on those who register at the competition. Foreign professional competitors may use their comparable professional organization affiliation. These rules will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Unfortunately, our 2020 Philadelphia Dancesport Championships campaign has come to an end…
 
We are very disappointed to inform you that we have to cancel our event in August. We tried very hard to adapt to a new situation every day, we looked into every possible way to run the event, we really tried.
 
We were hoping the situation will get better and instead it was getting worse each day. We feel sorry for those people who really wanted to come to dance in Philadelphia, never stopped practicing, wanted to compete and travel and weren’t afraid to do what they love.
 
At this point it’s not in our power to deliver a safe competition to you, to bring this chance to have a positive goal and motivate people. Of course, people’s safety was our priority always. We all have a family and have to be careful to protect our loved ones. Money was never a main reason why we wanted to make this year’s competition happen. We are all very positive people ( Chuck, Jennifer, Igor) and just wanted to prove that everything is possible. But the situation with the virus and the decision of the State officials made it impossible to continue our crazy adventure.
 
We hope that you will give us another chance in April 8-11, 2021 to show you what we are capable of. For now we have to cancel all arrangements for August and we will fully refund all competitors’ fees that were paid for the entries in advance, we really appreciate you. We have to stay positive and keep going forward! See you all in April!
 
Chuck, Jennifer and Igor.