Big Apple Dancesport Challenge
Important announcement to all competitors!! The uptown 1 train is NOT
stopping at the 116th Street station this weekend
between 11:45 PM Friday and 5 AM Monday
. To get to the competition, you will need to take the uptown 1 train to the 168th Street station, get off and transfer to a downtown 1 train and take it to to 116th Street.
for all NYC subway information for this weekend!
BADC 2012 LIVE STREAM (click here)
We will be having a live stream of BADC again this year! Check back here for a live link on both competition days. Unfortunately, in order to view the livestream
you will need to create an account, but do not worry as there is no fee. Thank you!
The Columbia University Ballroom Dance Team is proud to announce that
Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis
the current world Professional Latin Champions, will be performing at BADC on March 8 at 8 PM.
Purchase Showcase Tickets Here!
*Please note that show tickets are sold separately from registration.
- $15 - General Admission(Student/Competitor)
- $30 - General Admission(Non-Student/Non-Competitor)
- $40 - Front Row Seating
- $50 - VIP tickets (Front Row Seats and a Meet & Greet with Michael and Joanna)
Tickets go quickly so make sure to buy in advance to be guaranteed entry!
Please note that all sessions, except for the Performance Showcase, are FREE to spectators.
Registration (Closing 3/1/14)
Registration for BADC is open! For the first time we are offering all four dances at
the Bronze levels, and three dances at the Newcomer level. Additionally, we are
also allowing costumes at the Bronze level!
Costs of registration are:
- Early: 12/15/13 to 1/31/14, $40/students, $45/adults
- Regular: 2/1/14 to 3/1/14, $45/students, $50/adults
Please see the Fees
page for more information.
Housing is Now Closed
We are no longer accepting housing requests for BADC 2014, if you do not have a place to stay, please check out our Housing
page for Alternative Accomodations.
The Judges and Officials for BADC this year are:
Stanley McCalla, Benito Garcia, Renata Shvarts, Delyan Terziev & Boriana Deltcheva, Andrew Phillips, Tatiana Keegan, Bill Davies, Dasha Sushko, Slaveyko Baylov, Wendy Davies, Bonnie Diaz, Lukas Cockuba, and Katia Kanevskaya
MC: Bradley Morrison
DJ: Peter Collins
Please check back here for any changes or updates!
Very exciting news! Aida Dance Shoes
will be vending at this year's competition! Please click on the link
for more information and examples of various styles!
Stylist information is now available! Please click on the tab
to view the available stylists and contact them directly.
This competition season, the Big Apple Dancesport Challenge
will be a full two-day competition held on March 8-9, 2014
, at Columbia University. Here at the Columbia University Ballroom Dance Team, we take our duty very seriously to organize and run one of the largest competitions on the East Coast each year, attracting dancers from all over the United States and hosting the most legendary professional dancesport performers.
That's why, this year, in following with our mission to make dancesport more accessible to everyone, the theme of the 7th Annual BADC is: Bring A Dance Costume.
We are not only increasing the number of dances available to Bronze and Newcomer competitors, but are also allowing Bronze dancers to wear costumes for the first time. Additionally, we will be providing our competitors with the opportunity to book make-up and hair appointments with experienced stylists. We have a few more surprises in store for you as well, so stay tuned for updates!
Ballroom dance is not only a sport and an art -- it is a unique process of growth for each individual dancer. We welcome our competitors to the 7th Annual Big Apple Dancesport Challenge to grow and learn through our competition, to have fun, and to keep calm and BADC on!
Please check back here for more information as the date approaches.
Click here for more important announcements and updates!
The BADC board this year is:
- Chair: Shivrat Chhabra (email@example.com)
- Vice-Chair: Natalia Spica (firstname.lastname@example.org(
- Registrar: Juber Patel (email@example.com)
- Housing and Volunteer Coordinator: Jayati Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Grants Coordinator: Roel Mercado (email@example.com)
Remember, if you need more practice or instruction, please check out:
Previous years pictures and results