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Dancesport Spectacular Tour

With 45 years in existence, it is with great pleasure that Sid Pocius, owner of DST Events, proudly presents the 2017-2018 Dancesport Spectacular Tour. The Southeastern States DanceSport Championship marks the commencement of this prestigious three-event series:

  • Southeasertn States DanceSport Championship (www.sestatesdance.com)
  • Sarasota Challenge (www.sarasotachallenge.com)
  • Encore Dancesport Competition (www.encoredancesport.com)

1st Jewel - Southeastern States Championship - (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2016)

(The First 'Jewel' of the Triple Crown Series) was being held at The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi until hurricane Katrina. It varies locations within the Southeast. Prior hosting cities/venues include The Westin Resort in Hilton Head Island, SC, The Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL, The Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the Ritz - Carlton - Grande Lakes in Orlando. We are currently at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel At SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.

2nd Jewel - Southern States Championship (Mar 22-27, 2016)

(The Second 'Jewel' of the Triple Crown Series) has been held at the Peabody in Memphis, TN and J W Marroitt Hotel in New Orleans, LA.,and is currently being held at The Ritz - Carlton in New Orleans. This event also host a "Bal Masque" on Thursday evening and cash awards are given to the winners in 8 divisions.

3rd Jewel - The Crown Jewel of DanceSport (May 18-22, 2016)

(The Third and Newest 'Jewel' of the Triple Crown Series) Has been held at the Eden Roc in Miami and at The Ritz-Carlton in Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Fl. and currently being held at the Turnberry Isles Resort and Spa in Aventura, Fl.

Final Jewel - Florida State Championship (Aug 2-7, 2016)

(The Final 'Jewel' of the Triple Crown Series) has been for the last 15 years, held at The Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, FL. This convention, has a long tradition of being held at 5-Star, 5-Diamond resorts such as The Boca Raton Resort & Private Club and The Breakers Hotel.