The Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge is a yearly competition between some of the top Pro/Am couples in the country who are winners at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Show Dance, and Cabaret/Theater Arts levels of dance. The Best of the Best was originally started as a Challenge for the Top Competitor between the Atlanta Open, Holiday Classic, and the Ohio Star Ball. The Challenge has now expanded to 42 qualifying events held throughout the calendar year, including representatives from the Dancer’s Cup Tour, and culminating with the Grand Finale events at the Ohio Star Ball. Each qualifying event hosting a Best of the Best Challenge offers a different category, so interested competitors have their pick of several divisions in which to shine.
Entering in your selected division at a participating event is the first step to qualifying. Make sure to check the details as outlined in the organizers’ literature. The concept of Best of the Best is to take the winners in each age division of the qualifying event and have a run-off to determine an overall winner for the competition. The Overall winner from each participating competition is asked to prepare a solo presentation in the dance of their choice at the Grand Finale Challenge in Ohio. At the Grand Finale, the overall winners from each competition, and the representatives from the Dancer’s Cup Tour, will present their solo and compete for the coveted Best of the Best Dancesport Challenge title at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Show Dance, and Cabaret/Theater Arts levels.
The Best of the Best Challenge gives each participant the opportunity to focus on improving their dancing in a specific division and the winners the chance to compete at the Grand Finale in Ohio. It's a focused format of fun, excitement and recognition. Good luck to all the competitors in the Best of the Best Challenge! Remember, you've got to be in it to win it!