Vancouver – January 2018

Vancouver Challenge Cup
Fri-Sat, Jan 18-19  /  
Vancouver, BC Canada

Dancesport (Smooth Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Social/Club) competitions for all ages. Day session includes all levels and ages of competitions (different styles different days). Evening includes more competitions, fun lesson as part of evening session to meet others, Jack & Jill competitions (random partner!), signature drink for purchase, social dancing, and shows. Here's a link to their description of all the above!

Hellenic Community Centre - 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC
Photos: Check out photos of previous years on their Facebook page
Vendors: Check out attending vendors

Attending: Natasha, Wes, Sarah, Natashia, Kirsty, Sabrina, Jennifer, Alyssa, Kristal, James, Tim, Joey, Benny & Marissa


House #1
Rm1: Natasha & Wes
Rm2: Sarah & Kristal
Rm 3: Natashia
Rm4: Sabrina
Rm5: Jennifer
Rm6: Alyssa & Kirsty (Fri)
Living Rm: Tim, Joey
Location: 2206 West 34th Ave, Vancouver (close to event)

Rm1: Benny & Marissa
Rm2: James
Location: Posted soon (close to event)

Or, everyone in same house but would need 2 gals to room together in a room with 1 King.

Admission for Competitors

Everyone competing must have a "competitor's weekend pass"
$95 Reserved Seating at a table
$115 Front Row Seating
$185 VIP

Admission for Spectators

Friday Day session $15 (easy to get at the door or pay ahead)
Friday Evening session $55
Saturday Day session $15 (easy to get at the door or pay ahead)
Saturday Evening session $55
Weekend Pass $95 reserved, $115 front row, $185 VIP
(ones in bold are suggested)
*Service charge for credit cards*


Photo & Video

Most competitions have a professional photographer and/or a professional video company to follow you! What that means:
-You can let the photographer know you're interested in pictures to ensure they catch some of you that will be available for purchase. You are also still allowed to take your own pictures.
-You can hire (prior to dancing) the video company to video specific dances of yours you choose. You are generally not able to video any aspect of a competition unless the event gives you permission. However, when there is not a professional video company present, that generally means you can video to your hearts content!
**This event does not have a videographer for hire so, yes, you can video! We will set up someone to take video on our device.**
**This event does have a professional photographer so you can ask them to take shots of you, you can purchase shots they took, and you and teammates can take photos from your own devices.**

Hair & Makeup

Make sure you tan as the lights can wash you out. HM Spa & Salon across the street from S6 does spray at a good price. Best idea is to ask for the darkest level and sleep with it on as some will wash off in the shower (don't shower until the next day).
Hair & makeup artists, including myself (Natasha), are available to hire at some competitions. You can generally find out on the competition's website ahead of time and/or in the program you can purchase at the door (generally $5-$20 for a program). Depending on the schedule, I have also offered hair & makeup services at a discounted rate to our students. Check out online makeup tips and hair and face decorative jewelry and add-on's - especially the "files/documents" section of the Students Facebook group page. Be sure to create your own kit of make-up and brushes. Local salons don't always know competition makeup or hair styles. I do have relatives in the area if you need a referral.

Be ready to dance an hour before your approximate scheduled dance time. Be warmed up and ready to dance a half hour before approximate scheduled dance time. For this event, we can walk or drive just a few minutes to the venue. 

VCC Dancesport Schedule

Updates coming soon!

Friday daytime team approx 1p to xp: Wes, Sarah, Sabrina, Natashia, Jennifer, Alyssa
Saturday daytime team approx 8a to xp: Wes, Natasha, Sarah, Sabrina, Natashia, Jennifer, Alyssa, Kirsty
Leads: Natasha, Wes / Follows: Natasha, Sarah, Sabrina, Natashia, Jennifer, Alyssa, Kirsty

Natasha or Wes will pick up tickets and have someone disperse them - DO NOT TRY TO PICK YOUR TICKETS UP FROM THE EVENT STAFF, ONLY PICK UP FROM US SO THAT THINGS DO NOT GET CONFUSED ADDING TO MY TO-DO LIST THAT I WILL NOT HAVE TIME FOR AND SO AS NOT TO WASTE THE EVENT STAFF & OTHER ATTENDEE'S TIME AS WELL!!! Remember - you are on a tour; let the tour guide do their job.

Thursday, Jan 17th 2018
Wes taking everyone that has arrived to hit the town - food, dancing, shopping etc

Friday, Jan 18th 2018

Daytime (More updates coming soon!)

Pre comp: Get as much of your hair & makeup done as possible then check in with Natasha to finish it (bring your stuff).
Comp starts about 11:00AM. Looks like our section of competition begins at 1p.
Natasha will pick up tickets and have someone disperse them - DO NOT PICK UP FROM EVENT STAFF
We warm up dances before competing.

Pro-Am Ballroom & Smooth solo routines
Pro-Am Ballroom & Smooth single dance  
Pro-Am Ballroom & Smooth multi-dance 
Senior I & III Ballroom (Newcomer to Pre-Champ)
Senior I & III Latin (Newcomer to Pre-Champ)
Day session ends about 4:30PM but we're free to leave when we're done dancing

We'll take you out on the town to eat together!


Doors Open 5:30PM (estimated) / competition starts 6:30pm
Amateur Adult Latin (Newcomer to Gold)
Amateur Senior II and III Open Latin
Pro-Am One Dance Latin & Rhythm
Amateur Pre-Championship Ballroom
Amateur Senior III Open Ballroom
Pro-Am 3 & 5 Dance Scholarship Latin
Amateur Senior I Open Ballroom
Pro-Am 3 & 5 Dance Scholarship Rythm
Open Amateur Latin
Social Dancing, Jack & Jill, and mixer
ends about 11pm 

Saturday, Jan 20th 2018

Daytime (More updates coming soon!)

Doors Open 7:30AM /  comp starts 8:00AM
Pro-Am Latin & Rhythm solo routines
Pro-Am Latin & Rhythm single dance 8:00am 
Pro-Am Latin & Rhythm multi-dance
Juvenile, Junior, Youth & U21 Ballroom
Juvenile, Junior, Youth & U21 Latin
Amateur Adult Ballroom (Newcomer to Gold)
Senior II & IV Ballroom (Newcomer to Pre-Champ)
Senior II & IV Latin (Newcomer to Pre-Champ)
ends about 5PM

We'll take you out on the town to eat together!


Doors Open 6:45 PM / comp starts 7:20PM
Amateur Ballroom Bronze, Silver, Gold Finals
Amateur Senior II & IV Open Ballroom
Pro-Am One Dance Ballroom & Smooth
Pro-Am 3 Dance Scholarship Ballroom
Amateur Senior I Open Latin
Pro-Am 5 Dance Scholarship Ballroom
Pro-Am 4 Dance Scholarship Smooth
Amateur Pre-Championship Latin
Amateur Open Ballroom
Professional Showcase
Social dancing, Jack & Jill and mixer
ends about midnight

Anyone still kicking can hit the town.

Sunday, Jan 20th 2018

Brunch together!

My personal tours of the town or pointers for your own roaming. My favorite Macaroons and creamy earl grey latte spot and more!

Optional movie at a D-Box theater (seats move!!!)


  • Thursday 10am meetup (split Van rental): Wes, Tim, Sarah, Natashia, Sabrina, Jennifer
  • Thursday 10:30p: Natasha, Joey, Alyssa
  • Friday: Benny & Marissa (maybe with James & Kristal)
  • Friday after work: James, Kristal, Kirsty

Then we play musical chairs (or Chinese Fire Drill 😉 ) in Vancouver and for the return trip on Sunday.

Any questions? 
Coach Natasha (206) 914-2422 (text best)
Wes (360) 473-6363