welcome to the finest dance competition in the tristate area!

July 21st, 2PM - 9PM Edgewater, NJ
 

My Dance Instructor suggested to participate in the Hudson Dance Championship and I have been competing ever since.
It opened the door to the competitive world and added so much excitement to my life.
I met a lot of dance friends down the road and feel that I am part of something very unique.
— Elaine Meier, Hudson Dance Championship Competitor
 

 

We would like to invite you for a day filled with dance, fun, and exceptional shows!
 Hudson Dance Championship offers the opportunity for Pro-Am and Amateur couples to compete in a variety of dance styles from Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Hustle to Argentine Tango! Get evaluated and compete against other dance couples from the Tristate area to win the most wanted Hudson Trophy!  

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 

DAnce Styles you can COMPETE in 

 

 
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Latin & Ballroom Dances

Compete in Latin & Ballroom, the most popular competitive dance styles out there. We offer both styles, International & American. Whether Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Jive, Waltz or Foxtrot - pick the dance of your choice and measure yourself against other competitors! 

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Caribbean Dances

Sign up for Salsa, Bachata and Merengue and get the rhythm going. Apart from your technique, judges will also evaluate the authenticity of the dance. So show them the island language of these hot dances! 

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Argentine Tango

Compete with your dance instructor as a Pro-Am or with your Amateur partner. Get evaluated by a prestigious panel of judges that consists of world renowned Tango Maestros. Choose between Tango, Milonga, Vals and compete in Salon or Freestyle. For more information and to register, click here: www.hudsondancestudio.com/tango-championship

 
 

 

CATEGORIES you can choose from

 

 

SINGLE DANCES: you can compete in any dance style. The length of each single dance is about 1,15min & after you accomplish all of your single dances, you will receive written evaluation from the judges about your performance. Our students choose on average between 12-20 dances whereas they repeat a dance style at least 3 times - and they get better with each time! 
 
DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Each dance style has its own Championship. Here you will be competing against other dance couples and will receive a placement. Only the first 3 placements will be announced. You can compete in Latin, Rhythm, Ballroom, Smooth, Caribbean & Argentine Tango. 
  
SOLO SINGLE & SOLO GROUP: Perform a dance number in the dance of your choice in front of the judging panel & the audience. Only you will be on the dance floor which makes it exciting. You will receive a placement, only the first 3 placements will be announced. You can dance with your dance instructor, amateur partner or as a group! 

TEAM MATCH: Choose five couples to fulfill the requirements and compete against other Teams. The winner will receive the big Hudson Trophy! The requirements are to register 5 couples in the following dances & levels:
Cha Cha - Bronze; Salsa - Bronze; Waltz - Bronze; Hustle - Bronze; Argentine Tango - Bronze!  

KIDS & JUNIORS: Compete against other kids in your level and receive a certificate with the recommendations from the judges in your dance category: Bronze, Silver, Gold. Dance a solo routine with your dance instructor or amateur partner & get a placement.   

 
 

 

JUDGING PANEL

 

 
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Katyusha Wilder

 

Katyusha has been a successful competitor, judge and Ballroom camp organizer. Her achievements include: 

Multi-time U.S. Professional 10 Dance Finalist
Multi-time World Professional 10 Dance Finalist
Multi-time U.S. Representative to the World Championships
North American Ballroom Champion
North American Latin Champion
U.S. Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
Top 24 in the British Open Professional (Ballroom) Championships
2012 U.S. Representative to the World Professional International Standard (Ballroom) Championships

 
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Ruslan Wilder

Ruslan has been a successful competitor, judge and Ballroom camp organizer. His achievements include: 

Multi-time U.S. Professional 10 Dance Finalist
Multi-time World Professional 10 Dance Finalist
Multi-time U.S. Representative to the World Championships
North American Ballroom Champion
North American Latin Champion
U.S. Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star Standard Finalist
Top 24 in the British Open Professional (Ballroom) Championships
2012 U.S. Representative to the World Professional International Standard (Ballroom) Championships

 
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Anna Odessky

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Guillermina Quiroga

Guillermina is a world renowned Argentine Tango dancer, Milonguera and choreographer. She has been part of the world famous Tango show 'Forever Tango' as well as 'Compañía TangoX2' and, later, 'Tango Argentino', led by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli. Guillermina has appeared in several movies, has directed her own Tango show and toured US and has also choreographed for ice skating world champions Oksana Grishuk and Evgeni Platov. Guillermina has been an official judge for the Annual World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires. 

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Daniel Martinez Cadavid

Daniel Martinez Cadavid from Medellin, Colombia, is an Award Winning Tango dancer who has recently won the World Championship in Japan and in 2016 obtained his 6th Tango Salon Champion title in Colombia. He is a fully trained and highly qualified choreographer who has taught and performed extensively in his native Colombia and internationally, at various festivals for over 20 years. 

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Adriana Salgado Neira

Adriana Salgado Neira from Bogota, Colombia, has been a professional Tango dancer and teacher since 1997 when she met Orlando Reyes, her actual partner, whom she has been performing and teaching with worldwide. With background in classical ballet and gymnastics she went to study Tango in Buenos Aires under auspices of renowned Tango masters. International stages she has performed on include the United States, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Aruba, Canada, Argentina and her native Colombia. 

 
 

 

DRESS CODE

 

 

Apart from technique and elements, the judges will also be evaluating your overall look. Therefore, It is important to look authentic and appropriate for the chosen dance style. Hair and make up for ladies are mandatory, we offer hair & make up services on site.  
LATIN for LADIES: Dress in a bright color up to the knee. Rhinestones, sequence, stones, fringe, pearls and other decorations are allowed. Latin dance shoe is a must. Hair and make up. 
LATIN for GENTLEMEN: black or dark blue pants (dress pants or dance pants), shirt in any color. Decorations such as rhinestones, sequences are allowed. Tie, bow tie are optional. No suit. Latin dance shoes are mandatory. 
BALLROOM for LADIES: long dress with any decoration. Feathers, pearls, sequences are allowed. Hair and make up.
BALLROOM for GENTLEMEN: Suit or vest, tie or bow tie are mandatory. Black or dark blue pants (dress pants or dance pants), shirt in any color, no bright colors. Decorations are allowed. Ballroom Dance shoes are mandatory.
ARGENTINE TANGO for LADIES: Dress Code for the Follower: No pants. The length of the skirt/dress can't be shorter than 4 inches (10 cm) over the knee. Cuts are allowed and can be deeper than 4 inches (10 cm). There are no color restrictions. Rhinestones can be used in moderation. Argentine Tango dance shoes are mandatory. The height of the heel can be chosen individually. Followers tango shoes can be open or closed toe and hill, matching the dress.
ARGENTINE TANGO for GENTLEMEN: suit is mandatory. Tango pants, vest and suit can be worn. Vest only is not allowed. No rhinestones are allowed. No bright colors. Argentine Tango dance shoes are mandatory. 
SOLOS: please dress according to the chose dance style. 

 
 

 

REGISTRATION & PRICING

 

 

Fill out the form below and email to info@hudsondancestudio.com. You will receive an email confirmation with a summary and payment options. The registration is final only after the payment has been received. Final date for submissions is Tuesday, July 3rd.   

 
 

 

PICTURES FROM PAST COMPETITIons

 

 
 
 

 

THE VENUE

 

 

Only 25 minutes away from Uptown Manhattan! Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, NJ boasts 3,500 sq feet of beautiful ballroom overviewing the Hudson River. The venue has two changing rooms, seating for over 60 people in the ballroom and a beautiful bar. Parking is available in front of the studio in the parking lot, at municipal parking across from Admiral Walk as well as on Route 5. 

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ADDRESS

 
 

986 River Road, 2nd Floor
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 886-8008

Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday: Closed

 

EMAIL

Ksenia
Competition Coordinator
ksenia@hudsondancestudio.com