20,000 competitors from 62 countries


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Over 20,000 competitors from 62 countries competing at their country qualifiers and at the World Finals each year.

This is the greatest all-genre dance competition in the world for children and young adults.

Countdown to the 2019 World Finals

Braga, Portugal

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Design a T-shirt Winners

Design a T-shirt Winners

2019 Design a T-shirt Competition - Winners The executive at Fine Designs was so impressed with not only the variety, but the standard of drawing ability…

In Association with Ballet Rosa

In Association with Ballet Rosa

Dance World Cup is delighted to announce a major sponsorship deal with Ballet Rosa for the next three years, commencing from September 2019. As of…

It Is Official!

It Is Official!


Dance World Cup 2019 Summer School

Dance World Cup 2019 Summer School

Dance World Cup Summer School Places are filling up fast for the Dance World Cup Summer School, taking place from 10 - 16 August 2019 in the Channel…

Viva Dança

Viva Dança

Viva Dança Dance Convention Viva Dança is the first dance convention to come to Portugal. It is designed to showcase the best dancers,…

DWC Educational Press Release

DWC Educational Press Release

DWC are delighted to announce our new Educational Programme for dancers attending the Finals of our competition in Portugal 2019. We will be holding weekend…

DWC Digital Certificates

DWC Digital Certificates

Dance World Cup Digital Certificates Dance World Cup are pleased to announce that digital certificates will be issued at this year’s Finals in…

Congratulations to Alexandre Joaquim

Congratulations to Alexandre Joaquim

Congratulations to Alexandre Joaquim Alexandre Joaquim,18, of Portugal , winner of the Most Outstanding Performer under 13 of Dance World…

DWC Croatia Website and Qualifier

DWC Croatia Website and Qualifier

  DWC Croatia Qualifier and Website DWC Croatia Qualifier will be taking place in Zagreb at the Plaza Event Centar (ex Hypo Event Centar) from…

Dance schools from around the globe

These are just some of the dance schools that compete every year

Ballet Academic Svetlana
Dance Design Theatre Arts
Galicia en Danza
Asociatia Club Sportiv Pro Aktiv
Gauteng Dance Studios
Steps School of Dance
Ballettschule Korinna Söhn
Step by Step
EDDALM-Escola de Dança Ana Luísa Mendonça
Karens International Dance Studios
EDMB - Escola De Dansa Marta Bustamante
Escola De Dansa Itaca
Escuela Danza Russkaya
Loraine Georgiades
Ballett-und Tanzschule Fettich
Dynamic Showdance
Escola de Dansa MagDanza
Academia de Dança de Albufeira

62 Countries Competing

from all over the world

Afghanistan Afghanistan Argentina Argentina Armenia Armenia Australia Australia Austria Austria
Belarus Belarus Belgium Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Brazil Bulgaria Bulgaria
Canada Canada Chile Chile China China Croatia Croatia Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic Denmark Denmark England England Estonia Estonia France France
Germany Germany Gibraltar Gibraltar Greece Greece Guam Guam Guernsey Guernsey
Hong Kong Hong Kong Iceland Iceland India India Indonesia Indonesia Ireland Ireland
Israel Israel Italy Italy Japan Japan Jersey Jersey Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Latvia Latvia Luxembourg Luxembourg Macau Macau Macedonia Macedonia Malaysia Malaysia
Mexico Mexico Moldova Moldova Netherlands Netherlands New Zealand New Zealand Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Norway Norway Poland Poland Portugal Portugal Romania Romania Russia Russia
Scotland Scotland Slovakia Slovakia Slovenia Slovenia South Africa South Africa Spain Spain
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sweden Sweden Switzerland Switzerland Taiwan Taiwan Ukraine Ukraine
United States United States Wales Wales

Portuguese Rome - Braga, Portugal

2019 World Finals, the perfect destination for history, culture and unbeatable cuisine

Braga is a wonderful tourist destination that combines history and culture, with numerous outstanding architecture and attractions dating back not just hundreds, but thousands of years. Braga is situated between mountains, forests, grand valleys, plains and fields, constructing natural spaces, moulded by human intervention.
Braga is a homely, intimate city that packs an unexpected punch.

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With Finals all over the World

This is where the finals have been in the last 8 years

Statistics of previous World Finals

The number of contestants at the World Finals have increased each year. This is without a doubt the premier dance competition on the planet!
2018 Spain 5850
2017 Germany 4261
2016 Jersey 3037
2015 Romania 2840
2014 Portugal 2954
2013 Brighton 2908

With the Dance World Cup showing growth each year, 2018 was a momentous year for us and all the dancers that participated in the 2018 World Finals that took place in Sitges, Spain.

We only needed 10 out of the 300 days of sun in a year in Sitges, and Spain delivered perfect weather along with perfect scenery along its 17 beaches. The opening ceremony was held along the beach with 5850 dancers representing over 46 countries. What a sight to behold and experience, so many passionate dancers from across the globe in one place.

Sitges of the 21st century is based on creativity, talent and innovation, but without ever losing its roots. Sitges is still a town that attracts and seduces, and we can’t wait to be back to experience more of the cultural wealth and experiences that it has to offer.


Offenburg, Germany was the welcoming destination of the 2017 Dance World Cup Finals.

On Friday the 23rd of June, the streets of Offenburg’s Marketplatz were filled with passionate dancers from 49 countries parading, singing, cheering and carrying their countries flags with pride for the Dance World Cup opening ceremony. The echoes of national anthems being sung was truly an amazing experience, uniting countries through the language of dance.

Each country gave us a peak of what they had to offer throughout the competition, dancer’s excelled in each of their routines, showcasing their top talents. With an outstanding amount of 4000 dancers, the 2017 Dance World Cup finals truly is not one to forget.


In 2016, Dance World Cup was hosted in Jersey, Channel Islands. With over 3000 dancers participating in the competition this was an incredible event for Dance and the Island.

Since it was last held in the Island six years ago, the competition has grown significantly, with 30 countries, including Japan, Malaysia, South Africa and Mexico, compared to just 18 in 2009.

Jersey had never witnessed so many artistic performances from young dancers and it was truly memorable for all those involved. All of the participants showed an incredibly high standard of dance and each participant excelled. All in all what a miraculous experience it has been


On Saturday the 27th of June 2015, Bucharest was welcomed by the breath-taking large group of passionate and spirited dancers; as the Opening Ceremony for the Dance World Cup finals commenced.

In 2015 the experience of Dance World Cup was taken to a whole new level with the introduction of Club Wow, the media home of the Dance World Cup and introduced a new kind of live streaming that had never been experienced before. 2015 saw the largest group of online audience across the world stream in and watch the Dance World Cup and support their nations as they compete for their titles.

Standards were higher than ever before and the talent didn’t not disappoint. A great many new friends were made and the spirit of dance only grew in abundance.


In 2014, the Dance World Cup finals saw around 3000 competitors from 28 countries across the globe participate in Algarve, Portugal. The Congress Centre came alive as it boomed with exhilaration, as a multitude of dancers and supporters brought their spirit and vibrant culture to the energetic city of Algarve. The warm sunny skies and the crisp blue waters of the Rio Arade set the backdrop for a pulsating extravaganza.

Throughout the competition, dancer’s excelled in each of their routines, showcasing their top talents and giving us a peak at what each country had to offer.

All in all, the 2014 Dance world Cup finals saw a passion for dance that will for ever be remembered.

22In 2013, Dance World Cup was hosted by the City of Brighton. This was our largest event to date with 3,000 young dancers taking part and having the opportunity to perform on the Brighton Dome Concert Hall stage.

Our opening ceremony this year included performances from professionals within the English industry and a highlight were routines performed by Unity UK.

All of the participants of Dance World Cup 2013 showed an incredibly high standard of dance and each participant excelled on the day and we welcomed Spain for the very first time to the competition. The competition was also attended by participants from Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and our new friends from India.

VILLACHBefore we arrived in Villach in June 2012 our participants were unaware of the sheer beauty that awaited them for their stay in this picturesque location.

The Congress Centre Villach was the perfect venue for Dance World Cup the 2,000 participants enjoyed performing on a wonderful stage and the surrounding areas were just fabulous for the competitors to practice. One of our memories is of watching the Malaysians rehearsing along the riverbank before breakfast and before their performance. The city were incredibly welcoming to the international dancers and it was a week of dance that we will never forget.

parisIn June 2011 1,800 participants descended upon the Disneyland Paris Resort to take part in Dance World Cup 2011.

One of Dance World Cup’s most memorable events took place that year with 1,200 children performing in the main Disneyland Park to a specially choreographed routine for Dance World Cup. This was also the competition where our now recognisable theme tune was first played to thousands.

This competition really signalled the arrival of Dance World Cup and the event alerted many more to what Dance World Cup is trying to achieve by bringing all the children together through the celebration of Dance.

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