dancer's cup tour
Nashville Starz
California Open
St Louis Star Ball
Wisconsin State
American Star Ball
Twin Cities Open
Heart of America
Cleveland Dancesport
Paragon Open
Ohio Star Ball
Kings Ball

Leader Board

Top Teacher

Labrado, Rafael

Top Male Student

Antman, Less

Top Female Student

Ames, Natalie

Prizes & Awards

Top Teacher Prize Money

 Prize Money
1st Place$5,000
2nd Place$3,000
3rd Place$2,000
4th Place$1,000
5th Place$700
6th Place$600
7th Place$500
8th Place$400
9th Place$300
10th Place$200

Top Student Vouchers

1st Place$400
2nd Place$250
3rd Place$175
4th Place$100
5th Place$75
6th Place$50

Special Teacher Bonus Incentive

Teachers: If you compete in multiple events in a season, you can qualify for an automatic bonus! These Bonuses are for the 2021 DCT Events that actually occurred.

7 DCT Events$700 Bonus
8 DCT Events$800 Bonus
9 DCT Events$1,000 Bonus


Rules & Regulations



Point Accumulation System

  • Pro/Am Single or 2 Dance Entries:
    • 1st Place: 8 points
    • 2nd Place: 7 points
    • 3rd Place: 6 points
    • 4th Place: 5 points
    • 5th Place: 4 points
    • 6th Place: 3 points
    • 7th Place: 2 points
    • 8th Place: 1 points
    • Recalls from preliminary rounds: 4 points
  • Pro/Am Adult Multi, 4 or 5 Dance Entries:
    • 1st Place: 20 points
    • 2nd Place: 15 points
    • 3rd Place: 10 points
    • 4th Place: 8 points
    • 5th Place: 6 points
    • 6th Place: 4 points
    • 7th Place: 2 points
    • 8th Place: 2 points
    • Recalls from preliminary rounds: 5 points


New Organizers for the St. Louis Star Ball
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
6:04 PM
We are proud to announce the new Organizers of the St. Louis Star Ball are Dan Messenger and Larinda McRaven!  They have many new exciting things planned for this Dancers Cup Tour event including a venue change to downtown St. Louis!  Watch for more details!
St. Louis Star Ball Welcomes YOU!
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
5:22 PM
They may be "new" Organizers of the St. Louis Star Ball - but they come with a ton of experience and personality!!  Join us as we support them and this amazing event filled with tradition and FUN!
Everything is in place, but they can't do it WITHOUT YOU!
Below is a link to all the Safety Guidelines they have in place to make sure this LIVE competition runs smoothly and safely!
See you in St. Louis!!
Larinda McRaven, Eddie Stutts, Donna Hamza
Nashville Starz-Be the Star that you are!
Posted by Andre Paramonov
9:19 AM
Dear Starz,
We are utterly delighted to personally invite you to
Nashville Starz, 
which takes place at the beautiful Sheraton Grand in the heart of the Music city Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee on January 21-24, 2021!
We can't wait to share this special moment with you and hope you'll join us in this truly unforgettable celebration of Dance! 
We look forward to Welcoming you to our event!
 With all our love! 
 Andre & Natalie Paramonov
the Organizers
2020 Dancers Cup Tour Winners!
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
9:38 AM
Huge Congrats to the following teachers and students who qualified and received the TOP AWARDS for 2020!!   We cannot "thank you" enough for supporting the Dancers Cup Tour during this challenging year!
TEACHERS (from 1st to 10th)
  • Tommy Radon
  • Jennifer Radon
  • Michael McKeever
  • Jelena Stojkovic
  • Micah Hammacker
  • Gary Dahl
  • Eric Botello
  • Vlad Astafiev
  • Brian Baker
  • Benjamin Welch
  • Justin Billistrand
  • Eduardo Arrieta
  • Paul Cederberg
  • John Burns
  • Stuart Schukei
  • Gail Cohen
  • Elaine Krieger
  • Sharon Gentling
  • Diane Kelly
  • Marsha Jones
  • Barbara Birk
2020 Top Awards Announced this Friday!
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
9:11 AM
The 2020 Dancers Cup Tour Finale Awards WILL BE PRESENTED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH at Kings Ball!  The presentation will take place at approximately 7 pm EST --  If you can't make it LIVE, we invite you to join us VIA ZOOM.  We will be posting the Zoom information on our Facebook Page.
THANK YOU to all the TEACHERS AND STUDENTS that supported the DCT Competitions that occured this year - 
2020 DCT Tour Update
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
11:42 AM
As this year progresses into "uncharted" territory for Dancesport Competitions....
Our goal remains the same... WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOU!
Some of the DCT events have had to postpone - some have occurred in a safe & responsible manner - some are offering new & exciting experiences...
The prize money and voucher amount will be adjusted as to the number of DCT Competitions that are actually held in 2020. 
If Kings Ball is unable to take place, the 2020 Awards will still be distributed by December 31, 2020.  The Award Recipients will be recognized in a special presentation at the first DCT event in 2021.
Congratulations to our 2019 Dancers Cup Tour Winners!
Posted by Amy Anderson
11:25 AM

The Top Teachers and Students were recently announced at a beautiful celebration at the Kings Ball Competition in December! Congratulations to the following:

  • MALE STUDENTS (in order from 1st – 6th)
    • Brian Ames
    • Gary Parkes
    • Eduardo Arietta
    • Billy Doonan
    • Phil Schaenman
    • Walter Mosby
  • FEMALE STUDENTS (in order from 1st – 6th)
    • Sharon Gentling
    • Diane Kelly
    • Elaine Fieldman
    • Darcy Adamczyk
    • Nina Athanasakos
    • Leigh McQueen
  • TEACHERS (in order from 1st – 10th)
    • Gary Dahl
    • Tommy Radon
    • Blake Kish
    • Agnieszka Strojek
    • Micah Hammacher
    • Jeffrey Goltiao
    • Jaimee Simon
    • Matic Rodica
    • Vlad Astafiev
    • Kirill Gorjatsev

Thanks to all of you who supported the Tour in 2019 – we hope to see you again in 2020!

You Can Still Qualify for Top $$
Posted by Amy Anderson
9:57 PM

There are only FOUR events left in this season of the Dancer's Cup Tour! Haven't attended any DCT events yet? DON'T WORRY... You only need to attend three (3) DCT events to qualify!

2019 events still remaining:

Welcome to the New DCT Website!
Posted by Jonathan Atkinson
10:39 PM

The Dancer's Cup Tour is proud to bring you a brand new website, a new look, and a new way to check your scores and read the latest news!

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to conatct us at And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Why Attend Dancer's Cup Tour Events?
Posted by Amy Anderson
9:51 PM

The Dancer's Cup Tour is the longest running tour of events in the DanceSport industry! Here are just some of the things that set us apart from other tour and series:

  • Prize money awarded to all Open Professional Semi-Finalists
  • Newcomer AND Senior Scholarships at every event
  • We're the only tour to have a representative at the "Best of the Best" finale at Ohio Star Ball!
  • The DCT organizers work as a family; There is no single person in charge.
Dancers Cup Tour All Stars Announced!
Posted by Amy Anderson
9:45 PM

Voting for the Dancers Cup Tour ALL STARS began in April and ended in July. Congratulations to all the following All-Stars who were presented with special jackets at the Twin Cities Open!

  • All Star Male Student Nominees
    • Charlie Carboneau
    • David Werdal
    • Scott Skinner
    • WINNER: Dan Browning
  • All Star Female Student Nominees
    • Darcy Adamczyk
    • Elanor Parkes
    • Gloria Griseta
    • WINNER: Anna Gilbertson
  • All Star Male Teacher Nominees
    • Christopher Wayne
    • Benjamin Welch
    • Enzo Zappia
    • WINNER: Dabdeh Jafari
  • All Female Teacher Nominees
    • Kelly Bartlett
    • Lucy Fitzgerald
    • Jaimee Simon
    • WINNER: Grace Peterson