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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.

Bob Orsini, Competition Organizer

VBDC 2023: About

VBDC 2023

VBDC 2023: Projects

2023 Officials

Your VBDC 2023 Officials

Dan Calloway (Adjudicator)
Rick Zilonka (Adjudicator)
Patricia Penebianco (Adjudicator)
Jack Carpenter (Master of Ceremonies)
Deborah (Registrar/Scrutineer)


Pro Page

Studio owners and professional ballroom instructors.

This is your password protected webpage. You can download the full competition packet, forms, fee schedule, etc. Studio owners and professional teachers contact us for password.


Schedule of events

All your VBDC events can be found here. view details of workshops, welcome party, competition day, coaching, after party, etc.


Pro Show

Zhenya Klyukin & Emily Drinkall

Zhenya Klyukin from “A Time to Dance” and Emily Drinkall from “E.D. Dance” began their professional partnership 3 years ago. They are actively competing professionally on the Country Western Dance circuit and are the 2022 Division 1 World Champions. Both Zhenya and Emily teach Ballroom, Latin and Country Western styles of dance in Virginia Beach


With Dan Calloway and Patti Panebianco

We will hold two great student workshops Friday before the welcome party. New this year, we are also offering two pro workshops for professional instructors competing in the VBDC. Learn more below:

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Patti Panebianco will be available for private coaching!

After the competition Patti Panebianco will be available for coaching on Monday and Tuesday.  See your instructor and schedule your price coaching.


Memorialize your performance

Rossi has been the photographer for TimeLine Media since 2006. From his base in Tysons, Virginia, he has produced images for clients in the northern Virginia and metro DC area. From headshots in the studio, to architecture images for new spaces, to receptions, he has covered a wide variety of events. Through all of these, he works to be a collaborative team player to make the images that you are looking for, while bringing his camera-tech-nerdiness and artistic aspirations to create images that you will enjoy sharing



Marriott Courtyard Virginia Beach

We have negotiated a reduced rate at the nearby Marriott Courtyard in Virginia Beach.  Follow the link below for hotel amenities, location, and registration links.

The Studio


The Virginia Beach Dance Challenge is held at the DanceSportVA studio. In this 8,000 square foot facility would will have men's and women's dressing rooms, practice and warm up floor in the dance club and the competition in the main ballroom.


2022 Results

Exceptional Achievement

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!

VBDC 2023: Image
VBDC 2023: Image
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