The Desert Challenge Dancesport Foundation has been established to support, encourage and train students of all ages in the sport of Ballroom Dance, known as Dancesport.

About us

Our foundation establishes Dancesport programs and teams at universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools. We train students in competitive ballroom dancing for couples and in competitive formation dancing. In addition, we assist them in entering Dancesport Competitions at appropriate levels so that they may gauge their progress. The dancers also perform at their respective schools and throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

We also organize the Desert Challenge. This youth and intercollegiate competition is open to all students and is held each year on the fourth weekend of April. This event allows students to gauge their progress against competitors and meet other students who love ballroom dancing.

31st Annual Desert Challenge

April 26 – 27, 2024

2024/07/26 17:00:00

Desert Challenge is a youth/collegiate ballroom dance competition held annually and hosted by the Desert Challenge Dancesport Foundation. The competition is a day-and-a-half event at UNLV where students compete in various dances, such as Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Hustle, Salsa, etc.

Did you know?

A person dancing a Quick Step expends the same energy as a Sprinter!


Any monetary and non-monetary donations are appreciated. In addition, sponsorship advertising is available at our dance competition, starting at $50.


Volunteers are needed for various jobs during and after the competition (Friday – Sunday). If you work a two-hour shift, you will receive a free admission ticket for that day.

Join us

If you’re interested in joining our foundation, please email us at