United States Dance Championships

Prize Money

Total Prizes & Awards Value: $303,800.00

In the All-American Dance Competitions, the top three (3) Students in each category are awarded the All-American Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallions.

Finalists are recognized in order of merit and awarded commemorative Finalist Parchments, acknowledging their advancement to the final round of the championships. The top three (3) ranking couples are awarded the official United States Dance Sport Championship Medallions.

MEDALLIONS

1st Place – Gold Medallions 2nd Place – Silver Medallions 3rd Place – Bronze Medallions The 1st place winners become the official United States Dance Champions in their respective divisions.

U.S. NATIONAL PRO/AM SCHOLARSHIP CHAMPIONSHIPS

Medallions & Prize Money in each division:
(A1) Closed Bronze, Closed Silver, Open Gold;
(A2) Closed Bronze, Closed Silver, Open Gold;
(B) Closed Bronze, Closed Silver, Open Gold

1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100

[Value: $21600.00]

U.S. OPEN TO THE WORLD PRO/AM GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP “JOHN MONTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD”

Medallions & Prize Money in places 1st-3rd

1st – $1000
2nd – $700
3rd – $500

[Value: $2200.00]

US OPEN TO THE WORLD PRO/AM SCHOLARSHIPS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Medallions & Prize Money in 1st-3rd places in each division – A1, A2, B & C1
1st – $1000
2nd – $600
3rd – $400

Vouchers only in 4th-6th places in each division – A1, A2, B & C1 (Vouchers are not transferable and valaid for the following year only at the USDC)

4th – $200
5th – $200
6th – $200

[Value: $31200.00]

U.S. National Latin, Standard, Smooth & Rhythm Championships
[Value: $22400.00]

($7,100 total in each division)

  • 1st – $3,000
  • 2nd – $2,000
  • 3rd – $1,000
  • 4th – $500
  • 5th – $300
  • 6th – $300

In addition to the prize money offered at the USDC, American Ballroom Company and the NDCA provide travel expenses to the couples who represent the USA in the annual World Professional Championships.


U.S. National Professional Rising Star Competitions
[Value: $10400.00]

($2,600 total in each division)

  • 1st – $1000
  • 2nd – $600
  • 3rd – $400
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

U.S. National Professional Classic and South American Show Dance Divisions
[Value: $4000.00]

($2,000 total in each division)

  • 1st – $800
  • 2nd – $500
  • 3rd – $300
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $100
  • 6th – $100

U.S. National Professional Theatrical & Cabaret Championship
[Value: $2000.00]

($4,000 total)

  • 1st – $800
  • 2nd – $500
  • 3rd – $300
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $100
  • 6th – $100

U.S. Open Professional Standard & Latin American Championships
[Value: $16000.00]

($8,000 total in each division)

  • 1st – $3,000
  • 2nd – $2,000
  • 3rd – $1,200
  • 4th – $1,000
  • 5th – $400
  • 6th – $400

U.S. National Professional Rising Star Competitions
[Value: $10400.00]

($2,600 total in each division)

  • 1st – $1000
  • 2nd – $600
  • 3rd – $400
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $200
  • 6th – $200

U.S. National Professional Mambo Championships
[Value: $2000.00]

($2,000 total)

  • 1st – $800
  • 2nd – $500
  • 3rd – $300
  • 4th – $200
  • 5th – $100
  • 6th – $100

U.S. Open Professional Rising Star Competitions
[Value: $7000.00]

($3,500 total in each division)

  • 1st – $1200
  • 2nd – $800
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $400
  • 5th – $300
  • 6th – $300

World Cabaret/Exhibition Championship
[Value: $3700.00]

Minimum cash prizes totaling $3,700 will be awarded.

  • 1st: $1,200.00
  • 2nd: $1,000.00
  • 3rd: $500.00
  • 4th: $400.00
  • 5th: $300.00
  • 6th: $300.00

** NOTE:  TOP TEACHER PRIZE WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TOP TEACHER AWARDS PRESENTATION ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  To be awarded cash prizes by check for Top Teacher winnings, winners must be in attendance and in the ballroom on Saturday night when Top Teacher awards are presented. Teachers that are not present at the Top Teacher Awards Presentation will not qualify for cash/check awards.

Top Studio Awards: Trophies will be awarded to the Top Studios in the following categories: (points are calculated from all entries and placements)

  • Small Studio – from 1-3 competing students
  • Medium Studio – from 4-6 competing students
  • Large Studio – 7 or more competing students

Top Pro/Am Awards: (points are calculated from all entries and placements in the relevant styles and levels) Trophies will be presented to the Top Male and Top Female Students in each of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels for both American and International Style.

Winning a United States Dancesport title is the fulfillment of a dream backed by talent, training, drive, and dedication. If you strive to realize your potential by becoming a United States champion, the United States Championship Circuit Events are for you!

Challenge yourself on the circuit that culminates in America’s Most Prestigious Event – the United States Dance Championships (usdc), where u.s. champions are crowned and dance legends begin.

For complete information, please visit usdancesportseries.com

The Largest Top Pro/Am Top Student Cash Prize in the world – $20,000!


The top 3 Pro/Am overall students at USDC will be awarded$20,000, contributed by Jane’s loving husband, Martin Chiang.

  • 1st Place – $10,000
  • 2nd Place – $7,000
  • 3rd Place – $3,000