50+ DanceSport

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

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

Comprised of Pro/Am and Am/Am competitions in all levels and styles, competitors can look forward to Solo entries, Formations, Multi Dance events, and more. In an effort to qualify as a Senior Olympics event, multi-dance heats in Smooth and Rhythm will now be offered. 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 meet the age requirement.

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. 


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