World Championship Dance Titles

Competitive Ballroom Dancing

Since 2006, Arthur Murray International, Inc., has sponsored and supported World Ballroom Dance titles for all ages and proficiency levels.

Pro/Am competitors of all ages (pre-teen to seniors) have enjoyed the opportunity to test their dancing skills at a World Championship level, with events in American Style Rhythm Dances, American Style Smooth Dances, International Style Ballroom Dances,
(aka Standard), and International Style Latin Dances.
World Championship titles in these same four styles are available to Professional and Amateur Couples alike.

All titles shown are registered trademarks of Arthur Murray International, Inc., The world’s leading dance teaching organization.

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World Titles for All Levels of Dancers

2014—2015 QUALIFYING
EVENT LOCATIONS

  • JANURARY—HAWAII
  • MARCH—NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • MAY—CANADA
  • JUNE—MASSACHUETTES
  • JULY—SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • JULY—VENICE, ITALY
  • AUGUST– NEW YORK
  • SEPTEMBER—SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
  • OCTOBER—NEVADA
  • DECEMBER-WASHINGTON, DC

ANNUAL WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

The finals and culminating event for these World Championship Finals are held every August in Southern California during the Embassy Ball Dance Sport Championships

AMATEUR DANCERS

Formally known as student/student dance couples, the Amateur Competitive Couple dance for the love of dancing. The Amateur Dancer supports the teaching profession by taking lessons, engaging coaches, buying dance costumes, shoes, etc., and by participating in the numerous dance competitions held around the USA and the world.
While simply a sport for these couples, many of them train, study and work as hard as many professional competitors.

PRO/AM DANCERS

Pro/Am competitive dancing is surging in interest throughout the world and is lead by the thousands of amateur and professional couples in the USA. These couples consist of one amateur (usually considered the student) and one professional (teacher). Formally known as Student/Teacher competitions, the name Pro/Am more completely defines these partnerships as both individuals spend hours, weeks, months and years in preparation for their competitive dancing career.

PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

The professional dancer is one who has dedi-cated their life to the art of ballroom dancing. And as such, spends their time in pursuit of excellence and perfection of their dancing skill.
These dedicated individuals teach, coach, lecture, give demonstrations and compete at the highest level of ballroom dancing. Watch-ing them is pure artistry in motion.

Dance Types:

  • CHA CHA
  • RUMBA
  • SWING
  • BOLERO
  • MAMBO
  • SAMBA
  • PASO DOBLE
  • JIVE
  • WALTZ
  • TANGO
  • VIENNESE WALTZ
  • FOXTROT
  • QUICKSTEP

Championship Titles

  • World Rhythm Dance Championships®
  • World Smooth Dance Championships®
  • World Standard Dance Championships®
  • World Ballroom Dance Championships®
  • World Latin Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am Dance Championships®

World Pro/Am Titles

  • World Pro/Am Rhythm Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am Smooth Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am Standard Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am Latin Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am 9 Dance Championships®
  • World Pro/Am 10 Dance Championships®

World Amateur Titles

  • World Amateur Rhythm Dance Championships®
  • World Amateur Smooth Dance Championships®
  • World Amateur Standard Dance Championships®
  • World Amateur Ballroom Dance Championships®
  • World Amateur Latin Dance Championships®
  • World Amateur 10 Dance Championships®

World Professional Titles

  • World Professional Rhythm Dance Championships®
  • World Professional Smooth Dance Championships®
  • World Professional Standard Dance Championships®
  • World Professional Ballroom Dance Championships®
  • World Professional Latin Dance Championships®
  • World Professional 9 Dance Championships®
  • World Professional 10 Dance Championships®
  • World Professional Rhythm Showdance Championships®
  • World Professional Smooth Showdance Championships®