50+ DanceSport

Welcome to the 10th Annual Arnold 50+ DanceSport Challenge on Saturday, March 2, 2019, which will be held at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square in downtown Columbus again in 2019.

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