Next Date: Sun, Apr 21 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Spring Danzfest

26 Broadway, Hawthorne, NY

Join us for Spring Danzfest on Sunday, April 21st at our flagship studio in Westchester, NY.

With special Guest Judge Diana McDonald.

Danzfest offers practice competition and showcase performances in 27 dance styles, from Newcomer to Open Gold levels. Students have an incredible opportunity to try new routines and test their dancing in a safe and supportive environment without the pressure or costs associated with traditional competitions.

We look forward to seeing you, and please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.


All Levels of Experience Welcome: From beginners dancing in Newcomer to seasoned competitors in Open Gold, we invite all dancers to practice their competition and performance skills in a welcoming, low-pressure environment.

Personalized Feedback: Get feedback in each dance style from our Champion guest judge Diana McDonald.

Diverse Dance Styles: Test your dance skills in up to 27 dance styles, spanning American, International, and club dances.

Exclusive Videography: Receive a high-quality video of your dancing for personal review and bragging rights!

Community Performances: Perform routines or cheer your friends & instructors in Pro-Am, Am-Am, Solo, Group, and performances from Danznik’s professional team

Beauty Vendor: Hair & makeup appointments offered

Win Prizes: Raffle draw for all attendees.

Live Broadcast: For friends and family who can’t attend in-person, we will livestream the event.

Practice Competitions

We offer practice competitions across seven levels, including Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Open Bronze, Open Silver, and Open Gold.

You can dance in any (or all) of 27 dance styles offered in:

  • International Latin (Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive)
  • American Rhythm (Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bolero, Mambo, Swing)
  • International Standard (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep)
  • American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz)
  • Club Dance Styles (Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, Two Step)

Showcase Performances

Individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and levels have the opportunity to do a showcase exhibition.

  • Solo: For individuals
  • Pro-Am: For a couple with an Amateur (student/non-professional) and a Professional
  • Am-Am: For a couple with two Amateurs
  • Group: For 3 or more dancers

About Diana McDonald

Diana McDonald has represented the United States at over 24 World Championships, both as an Amateur and Professional competitor. With her partner Gary McDonald, together they became the first ever couple from North America to ever win a world title in 1997 at the World 10-Dance Championships.

Price & Registration

Deadline is Weds, Apr 21, 2023. Register via our forms or reach out at 1-212-500-1064.

Entry fees vary from $15/dance for junior competitions up to $150/dance for solo and couple performances, plus a $100 Showcase Fee.

Entry fees do not include instructor fees from time spent preparing for competitions and performances.

Late entries subject to $50 per participant fee.

Hair & Make-Up Vendor

Danzfest Hair & Makeup

Venue & Transportation

We’re hosting Danzfest at our Westchester, NY location, a short train ride from NYC.

  • 26 Broadway, Hawthorne, NY (Get Directions)
  • Metro-North Hawthorne train stop is right beside the studio, easily reachable via Grand Central Station in Manhattan
  • Free parking on site

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How much does it cost?

  • Showcase Fee: $100 (includes registration fee, video, and judge’s evaluation)
  • Adult practice competition: $20 per dance (includes personal judge’s feedback)
  • Junior/Youth Showcase Fee: $75, including videos and judge’s evaluation
  • Junior/Youth practice competition: $15 per dance (includes personal judge’s feedback)
  • Group Performance (3 or more dancers): $100 showcase fee and $25 per person (includes video & evaluation)
  • Couple Performance: $150 (includes video & evaluation)
  • Solo Performance: $150 (includes video & evaluation)

When can I see heat lists?

Heat lists will be posted on this page Spring 2024.

How can my friends and family watch?

This is a live studio event so they can purchase spectator tickets on our website or at the door.

Zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

Are we allowed to take photos or record some of the dancing?

Absolutely! If you post on social media, please tag the studio (@danznikstudios) and use the hashtag #danzfest. We would love to see all your posts!

Upcoming Dates

Sun, Apr 21
3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Spring Danzfest
Sun, Aug 18
3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Summer Danzfest
Sun, Dec 15
3:00 PM-8:00 PM
Winter Danzfest
$20 Spectators

Questions? Contact us or call 212-500-1064

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