• 2019 Tentative Schedule of Events

    Go to live.o2cm.com for up to date schedule on competition day.

    *HBDSC reserves the right to cancel any event that has less than 2 competitors registered.*


    Matinee Session - 8:00am-6:00pm

    American Smooth & International Standard

    -Pro/Am, Singles, Amateur (All ages) American Smooth & International Standard Single Dances

    -Pro/Am, Singles, Amateur (All ages) Closed syllabus (Bronze, Silver & Gold) American Smooth and -International Standard multi-dance events.

    -Pre-teen, Junior & Youth American Smooth & Ballroom championships


    American Rhythm & International Latin

    -Pro/Am, Singles, Amateur (All ages) American Rhythm & Intl Latin Single Dances

    -Pro/Am, Singles, Amateur (All ages) Closed syllabus (Bronze, Silver & Gold) American Rhythm & International Latin competitions

    -Pre-teen, Junior & Youth Rhythm & Latin championships


    -Youth Division Solos & Team Showcases


    Evening Session - 7:30pm to midnight


    -Adult (19+) Open Championships - International Latin, American Smooth, Ballroom,

    & American Rhythm

    -Adult (19+) Solo Showcases

    -Formation Teams

    -Pro-Am Charity Championships

    -Hot Ballroom Night Dance-off

    *Featuring special performances by Anna Matus & Gabriele Goffredo*

    -Top Awards Presentation

    -Special surprise event

    -General Dancing until 12 midnight


    **Suggested dress for this evening: Formal**

    ***Winners of all championships (Adult & Youth) will be interviewed

    right after their respected award ceremony!***

  • Accommodations

    Hotel - The Torrance-Reondo Beach Marriott

    To make room reservations, contact the hotel at 1-800-9228-9290 or 1-310-316-3636 and indicate that you are part of the Hot Ballroom DanceSport Challenge May 2019 event or click this link. Ask for special rate if available!

    Things To Do in Torrance/Redondo Beach

    "Torrance, California, is the place to go for a relaxing beach vibe and miles of coastline. After spending some time at the ocean, head to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center for performing arts or enjoy the city's endless parks. Relax and show off your artistic side at the same time! Within an hour’s drive, you can explore the fabulous worlds of Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and every major Southern California attraction."

    Event Parking

    Sunday - May 19, 2019

    Discounted day of event parking at the Torrance Marriott Hotel:

    Valet $15

    Self $5

  • Teacher Incentives

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    Special Incentives

    ProAm Teachers! Competition will give you back the following:

    $5 per each entry.......1-40 (ex: 21 entries $105)

    $6 per each entry.......41-80 (ex: 80 entries x 6=$480)

    $7 per each entry......81-120 (ex: 100 entries x 7 = $700)

    $8 per each entry......121-160 (ex: 150 entries x 8 = $1,200)

    $10 per each entry......161+ (ex:161 x 10 = $1,610)

    **Multi-dance event or Single dance or Showcase entry = 1 entry**


    All Teachers & Studios for Dance Camp:

    a) $15 back to teacher or studio for 1 day Dance Camp per student

    b) $25 back for 2-days Dance Camp per student


    Studio Cash Award (min. amount of entries required)

    a) $1,000..........275 entries

    b) $500............225 entries

    c) $250........175 entries

  • Competition House Rules

    Please advise that changes to these rules can be implemented at any time.

    **No Smoking Permitted**

    The Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach is an entirely smoke free facility.


    Admission Reminder

    As a matter of security during the competition, no one will be admitted to the ballroom without an admission hand stamp. Be sure you maintain the stamp for re-admission purposes. We ask you to respect this rule and cooperation with our door monitors since they are enforcing for your safety.


    On Deck System

    During the competition, the On Deck system will be used to organize participants. Competitors must report to the designated deck area three heats prior to their own to ensure inclusion in the line up. Competitors MUST be in the ballroom in full costume and ready to dance at least 30 minutes before their scheduled heats. Any competitor not present when called to the floor for their heat will be dropped. We request everyone’s cooperation with the deck captain in lining up in the correct order. Only competitors and officials are permitted in the On Deck area.


    Photography and Videography

    Photography and videography are allowed; however, unless you are the official registered photographer, you must take pictures and videos only while sitting in your seat. Please be courteous and do no obstruct anyone’s view of the dancing. There will be no photographing or videoing from the edge of the dance floor or aisles. Flash photography is not allowed unless by the official photographer. Unipods, bipods, and tripods are not to be used at one’s seat. Only 6″ or smaller lenses will be allowed to avoid obstructing one’s neighbor’s view. All pictures and videos are for one’s personal use only and are not for commercial use or sale without express permission of the organizer. Monitors will be on duty to enforce these rules.


    Image Release

    Portions of this event may be filmed and/or photographed by Dance It UP, its agents, various media, or other third parties with organizer expressed permission. By entering this venue, you give Dance It UP the right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt, and distribute your image at any time in any manner or medium. You agree that Dance It UP does not require your consent or approval of the finished product.


    Disclaimer for All Attendees

    No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in changing rooms, ballrooms, hotel rooms, or other event facilities can be accepted by Dance It UP. Nor can Dance It UP be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending the event; it being hereby stated that persons attending the event do so at their own risk. All persons attending this event, whether as spectators, Athletes, officials, or guests of the organizer, shall be bound by the rules of Dance It Up for those portions of the event sanctioned by the DanceSport Council. All Athletes may be subject to drug testing by the WDSF .


    General Guidelines

    Persons attending this DanceSport event, whether as spectators or as competitors, are bound by HBDSC rules. Participants of this event are obligated to adhere to these rules and may be asked to leave the ballroom and the competition at the discretion of the organizer if caught not obeying these rules. This includes the rules of good sportsmanship, and any competitor, coach, family member, or spectator who is asked to leave the competition because of poor behavior will not receive a refund for their tickets or entries. Competitors will also be disqualified and subject to disciplinary action.


    No food or drink may be brought onto the dance floor.

    NO DANCE AIDS such as soap flakes or dance wax may be placed on the dance floor,

    and no water or soda should be put on the floor/carpet by the on-deck area or the floor.

    Water or soda when used to wet down the soles of shoes are considered dance aids.

    Competitors agree to be bound by HBDSC DanceSport rules


    Enthusiastic about dance?

    Volunteers are essential to successfully run the event.

    We need Volunteers in a variety of areas!

    A great opportunity for students to obtain community service hours and for parents to be hands-on for a great event!

    Want to show your support?

    -Be recognized as leaders who value the role of arts and sport in enhancing quality of life

    -Enjoy public recognition throughout the event

    -Receive honorable mention on our website

    -Have their names featured in promotional materials and during the event


    Looking to exhibit?

    Send us a quick email to HBDSC.entries@gmail.com with your company information and request for application.