Couple (Similar proficiency)


Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2024, 11:59PM PDT

Dancers may register for one of each event:

  • Syllabus event (two consecutive levels):
    • Newcomer/Bronze
    • Bronze/Silver
    • Silver/Gold
  • Multi-dance event (one level):
    • Novice
    • Pre-champion
    • Champion

Individuals may have more than one partner; however, you may not dance “down” in order to partner with someone at a lower level.

The Cabaret event is open to all competitors and consists of up to three (3) couples. The dance must be a ballroom-related style with lifts. Music selection is your choice. The time limit is four (4) minutes.

Note: Same-sex partners are allowed in the syllabus events. The Open Events are open to everyone, regardless of your dance level. The organizers reserve the right to cancel events with fewer than four (4) couples entered.

Please read the competition instructions before registering below. When registering for a “Dancer” account, please enter your school name under “Studio/Team” field.

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2023 Desert Challenge


Multiple entries are allowed without extra charge.

Collegiate competitor (18+): $50 (includes admission)
Youth competitor (under 18): $25 (includes admission)

* A collegiate competitor is considered 18 years old and over. Also, the student must take at least one course this semester at a college, university, or trade school.

Deadline and postmark date:
Monday, April 15, 2024, 11:59PM PDT

Payable name: Desert Challenge
Note: Add “School name – Couple” and payment breakdown (if multiple entries)

Zelle/PayPal payment:

Check/money order payment:
2024 Desert Challenge
c/o Gail Michel-Parsons
6524 Roy Rogers Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89108