About VDSS

Our Mission

To provide fun, educational, and unique competitive experiences for ballroom dance enthusiasts; while combining the opportunity to improve dancing skills and supporting one’s competitive spirit; all from the comfort of your own studio.

The Virtual Dancesport  Series was created during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for students/teachers to continue to create & achieve their dance goals. As well as learning what areas of their dances look good, and what areas may need additional work. We hope that by participating in VDSS events, students/teachers will receive valuable take-aways that will benefit their continued enjoyment of ballroom dancing.

How it Works

 
 
Choose the event (competition/showcase) you would like to participate in from our upcoming events list. Different events will offer and highlight different divisions, levels, and age groups. Choose the appropriate level for your student – keep it classy.
 

 

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Use our easy online registration form to apply for competition/showcase. You are not confirmed for the event until you receive a confirmation email from VDSS.

Register early as we accept only the 1st 12 entries per division. 

Once your registration application has been received and accepted you will receive a confirmation email from 

We will be sending you a competitor packet which includes: confirmation of entries, invoice, competition song downloads to be used for your videos, and instructions on sending us your video entries. 

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Time to video your competition/showcase entries. Use the songs we sent you for your division. Video  your dances with your camera or your phone.

Remember don’t cut off body parts on the video, judges like seeing the entire dancer not just a head or the legs. 

Send us your video entries using our “sending video” instructions, by the Deadline. Don’t be late, as we have to send all of the video entries at the same time to our judging panels. Late video entries will be disqualified, unfortunately. 

If you have any trouble with the “sending video” instructions please contact us immediately so we can assist you.

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3 to 5 person judging panels will be judging all videos in a division using our specialized Online Dance Series scoring system. Every entry will receive a numerical score and feedback sheet.

​Each couple will dance for one full minute and the Top 3 scores in each division will have their videos shown on our website on awards day. At the championship levels (bronze, silver, gold), each couple will dance for 15 second dance-on, followed for group dance. The Winners and finalist’s placements will be announced on awards day!

Watch the whole competition online as well as thetop 3 in each division for free and find out where you placed on competition day with our Awards Show. Enjoy watching from the comfort of your own home with family and friends, or watch at your studio with your instructor. 

Video highlights will be available for viewing on awards day as well as up to 7 days after for your convenience. 

Scoresheets/Judge feedback will be emailed to studios or instructors. Any awards that may be awarded will be mailed to instructors/studios.