50+ DanceSport

Welcome to the 9th Annual Arnold 50+ DanceSport Challenge on Saturday, March 3, 2018, which will be held at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in downtown Columbus for the second straight year in 2018.

The Arnold 50+ DanceSport Challenge, the only high quality dance competition organized exclusively for dancers age 50 and better, is presented as part of the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport fitness weekend in the world.

We have competitions in all levels and styles in Pro/Am and Am/Am. We also offer Solo entries, Formations, Multi Dance events, and more.
In an effort to qualify as a Senior Olympics event, we offer multi-dance heats in Smooth and Rhythm. All dancers in these heats must be age 50 or better; winners will receive special medals.

In other Am/Am division heats at least one of the couple must be fifty or better. In the Pro/AM division only the student must be age fifty or over.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; competition is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by an Evening Dance, demonstrations and some surprises. Last dance at 11 p.m. We anticipate 500 people for the evening party.


Organizers: Terry Cavanaugh and Mike Lorz

Chair of Judges and Scrutineer: Larry May

Judges: Jim Ferris, Tommy Giacchino, Suzanne Gelinas, Linda Jackson, and Charles Jones

Registrar: Linda Jackson

Emcee and Music Director: Terry Cavanaugh