Is the event being held in 2024?
- YES! The full event is being held!
I do not dance. Can I still attend?
- 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 using the online registration system on the Registration page or at the event. Children 10 and under are free!
- Additionally, we offer beginning workshops for those people who are just figuring out their left foot from their right. Finally, the Dinner Show is a great evening out.
Do you have to have a partner to take the workshops?
- 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.
Where can I park if I am driving to the event?
- There is parking on the hotel grounds. It is FREE for event attendees.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
- Please see the Hotel & Travel page.
How can I pick up my tickets/event passes?
- 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. 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 as well as other event and vendor information you’ll need to have a fantastic time!
What is Pro-Am?
- 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.
How much does it cost to compete?
- There is a weekend pass requirement and also a fee for each dance entered. 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.
- 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.
I want to compete in Line Dance. Where do I find the dances and music?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org call Kay at (719) 310-3501.
Do I need to join any organizations to compete?
- 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.
What are the levels of competition?
- Country Competition:
- 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) Platinum (+70), and Pearl (80+).
- Swing Competition:
- 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).
- Ballroom Competition:
- 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.