Social Dance Etiquette

Competition Calendar

What is DanceSport anyway?

Below are some of the competitions that we, our dancesport friends, or our students may attend. Spectators and newcomers are always welcome!

Note that there are many annual USA Dance collegiate competitions that may not appear yet on this list. Traditionally, Vermont college teams attend competitions at Harvard, U. Conn, and MIT, among others.

June 26 - 28, 2014: DanseSport Montreal
One of the largest dance competitions on the east coast, DanseSport Montreal is an annual gathering of top dancesport couples, both professional and amateur. The competition lasts for three days with Championship levels in International Standard (Ballroom) and International Latin divisions hotly contested on Friday and Saturday evenings.

September 27, 2014: Canadian Open Championships and World DanceSport Federation events
Location: 7500 Ch. Mackle, Gymnase de Côte St-Luc, Québec, Canada. Information & Contact: 514 418-8264, 1-800-474-5746 or Email:

October 10-11, 2014: Extravaganza Montréal
Location: Hotel Westin Montréal, 270 Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Information & Contact: Sylvain Trottier 514-726-5006 or Email:

What do the dances look like?

Here are some demo videos and information on the 10 competitive International Ballroom dances.

• Standard Dances with Marcus & Karen Hilton
FoxTrot Quickstep

• Standard Dances with Mirko Gozzoli and Alessia Betti
Slow Waltz Viennese Waltz Tango

• Latin Dances with Allan Tornsberg & Serena Lecca
Rumba Samba Jive

• ChaCha Latin Dance with Sergey Surkov & Melia

•  Latin Dances with Slavik Kryklyvyy and Karina Smirnoff
Paso Doble

Lessons with Bill and Carolyn Pedrick
Carolyn & Bill at 2009 Manhattan Amateur Classic   About Bill & Carolyn

Contact us at or by calling 802-249-7615.

Currently scheduled classes:

Ballroom Technique Drill Class
Sundays, 5-6pm
Bill will be teaching a one-hour basic ballroom technique drill class from 5-6pm on Sundays. This class will focus on balance and control, timing, and posture. No partner necessary. $15 per class per person.
Info: 802-249-7615
Held at Contemporary Dance & Fitness, 18 Langdon Street, Montpelier, VT.
Note that circumstances may occasionally require class cancellations. If you are not a regular attendee, please call to confirm before coming.