50+ DanceSport

Welcome to the 10th Annual Arnold 50+ DanceSport Challenge on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 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.

2020 Registration Packet


Terry Cavanaugh         
Jim Feris                       
Suzanne Gelinas       
Tommye Giacchino
Linda Jackson
Charles Jones
Lee Swinehart                 

Emcee, Music Director
Head Judge
Registrar, Scrutineer