Virginia Beach Dance Challenge

Professionals, Students and Guests

Welcome to Virginia Beach!  Enjoy a great weekend of workshops, dance parties and of course the annual Virginia Beach Dance Challenge- the premier Ballroom Dance Competition in Hampton Roads.



VBDC 2022

Confirmed officials are listed below.  We will update this section as new officials are added.

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Jack Carpenter

Master of Ceremonies

Rick Zilonka


Joan Caviness



Kem Overby


Deborah Carpenter

Registrar & Scrutineer

Peter Collins

Music Director


Friday Schedule

May 13, 2021

Registration Open

3:00 PM

Registration desk will be open.  Men's and Lady's dressing rooms will also be opened, so you may store things there overnight.

Smooth Workshop

5:30 PM

Smooth Workshop.  Cost is $20pp.

Rhythm Workshop

6:30 PM

Rhythm Workshop ($20pp)

Welcome Party

7:30 PM

FREE for all VBDC participants! This is two parties in one: Ballroom in the main ballroom and Shag/Swing in the club. DJ's TBD.  Includes drinks (wine, beer, or soft drinks) and snacks and a ballroom dance class. (FREE to all VBDC Participants)


Saturday Schedule

May 14, 2021

Registration Open

7:30 AM

Registration desk will be open.  Main Ballroom and Dance CLub open for practice.


9:00 AM

Competition takes place in the Main Ballroom.  The Dance club will remain available for practice.

After Party

9:00 PM

Join us in the Dance CLub for our after party. DJ KCNY will be playing primarily club music. Complimentary drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks) and snacks provided.


Marriott Courtyard

5700 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 USA