NOT USED FOR 2023
The information below does not apply to the one-day 2023 event. Please return to the home page. All event information will be located there.
YES… The event is open to the general public to come and watch some of the best dancers in the World compete! We have competitions in Country Dancing (traditional country dance technique and enthusiastic showmanship), Ballroom Dancing (all your favorite dances from “Dancing with the Stars) and West Coast Swing. There is something for everyone!
Spectator Tickets can be purchased On-Line by clicking here.
ADULT (18+) $15/Person
YOUTH (10-17) $8/Person
SENIOR (55+) $8/Person
CHILDREN under 10 are admitted FREE
Additionally, we offer beginning workshops for those people who are just figuring out their left foot from their right. Finally, the Dinner Show (replaced with a Variety Show in 2022) is a great evening out.
NO… You DO NOT need a partner to take the workshops. Singles, couples and groups may participate in the workshops at the Colorado Country Classic. Normally, all of our instructors will ask people to rotate in the class so everyone has a chance to learn and practice. There tends to be quite a few singles in the workshops and this is a great way to meet the people you can social dance with later in the evening.
There is parking on the hotel grounds. It is FREE.
ALTA Hotel is about 7 miles from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). While the hotel has discontinued their shuttle services, there are several other options. Recommended services to and from the airport include:
- Groome Transportation (advanced reservations recommended)
At the time the page was published, estimated costs of an Uber was 30 dollars.
Once you register (phone, fax or on-line) an email conformation will be sent to you with all your event pass information. This is also your event receipt, so please do not lose it.
All pre-event registrations are kept on-site and you may come to the hotel when you arrive at the event and pick up your package at the Event Registration Desk starting Friday morning at 9am. The package will be held for you at the desk under the registrant’s name. It will include your passes, event program, dinner show tickets (not applicable in 2022) as well as other event and vendor information you’ll need to have a fantastic time! Sorry – We do not mail out event tickets/passes.
For the 2022 Classic, you can film in the ballroom and workshop rooms without a video pass.
Pro-Am is danced by an AMateur student with his/her PROfessional dance instructor, therefore you DO NOT NEED A PARTNER. Only the amateur is judged based on how well he/she meets the standards for their division and level. Each division/level is judged by certified professionals and the awards/standings are based on a medal system (Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc.). Have you been watching “Dancing With the Stars?” This competition is a Pro-Am competition, where the Amateur is a celebrity that is teamed up with a Professional dancer/instructor.
There is a weekend pass requirement and also a fee for each dance entered.
Normally, there are two levels of weekend pass to choose from; the Mile-High Pass and the Foothills Pass. The dance fee is dependent upon which dance genre and the number of dances you are doing in each division. For 2022, since we are not offering a Dinner Show, there is just one basic three day pass which you must purchase to compete.
Additionally, to compete in the Country divisions at the event you must be a member of the UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council). If you are not currently a member, you will need to join before you compete. You can ask anyone at registration about this for more information.
All Event Pass and Competition fees are listed on the REGISTRATION PAGE.
ALL Country Competitors must Pre-Register and purchasing either a Mile-High or Foothills pass and pay their dance fees.
ALL Swing Competitors (if swing competitions are held in 2021) must purchase either a three day pass. Registration for the Swing events may be done ahead of time online, or at the event when you arrive. However, please be advised that the prices are higher at the event.
Ballroom registration should be done through your local studio. For more information please contact Toby Munroe at firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete listing of the line dances offered for competition by the UCWDC is listed on their web site http://ucwdc.org/wordpress/?cat=39/.
If you have any questions regarding Line Dance Competition at the Colorado Country Classic, please email email@example.com call Kay at (719) 310-3501.
Anyone competing in ANY UCWDC division needs to be a member in good standing in the UCWDC. You can apply on-line by CLICKING HERE.
You can choose to compete in three different styles of dance: Couples, Pro-Am and Line Dance. The first level of competition in Pro-Am is called Syllabus which has a set syllabus of regulation steps. After that follows Newcomer, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. The first level of competition for Couples is Div IV, followed by Div III, Div II, Div I and topped by the ascension divisions of Masters and Crown
These experienced levels are also divided up by age divisions so that many competitors can compete against people their own age. You can compete in Primary (-10), Youth 10-13), Teen (14-17), Open (+18), Crystal (+30), Diamond (+40), Silver (+50), Gold (+60) and Platinum (+70).
For the WSDC Jack and Jill and the Strictly Swing competitions, the experience levels are Novice, Intermediate and Advanced, while the age divisions are Open (+18) and Masters (+50).
You can choose to compete in two different styles of dance: Couples and Pro-Am.
There are multiple experience and age divisions. For a complete list contact Toby Munroe at:…
In Couples or Pro-Am there are eight different dances to choose from Triple-Two, Polka, Nightclub, Cha Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing. In Line Dance the dance is dependent on a specific piece of music and includes Rise & Fall, Cuban, Pulse, Smooth, Novelty and Funky.
If you dance in Newcomer Couples or Pro-Am you can compete in any of the eight dances. If you compete in a higher division, you must start with Two-Step.
For line dance, you must choose to dance from the posted dances on the Line dance page of the UCWDC website which change on a yearly basis.
You can compete in a single or all swing competitions. In 2022, the following are offered: WSDC Jack and Jill, All American, and Strictly Swing.
There are too many dances to list both under Standard and American styles of ballroom. Contact Toby Munroe for a complete list.