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The 2022 World Finals!

The 2022 World Finals!

San Sebastian, Spain from 24 June to 2 July 2022. Click here for more information!

Qualify in your country or by video for the 2022 Finals!

Qualify in your country or by video for the 2022 Finals!

Click here for more information how to qualify in your country or by video for the 2022 World Finals held in San Sebastian, Spain!

Summer School 2022

Summer School 2022

Dance World Cup are delighted to announce that our 2022 summer school will be held in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine from Saturday 23rd July finishing…

Why Compete at DWC

Why Compete at DWC

Dance World Cup is the largest, all-genre international dance competition for children and young adults in the world, featuring representatives from across…

2022 World Finals and Covid

2022 World Finals and Covid

It looks as though some travel restrictions may still apply in 2022 for some countries and we wanted to set out our current objective. The 2022 World…

Country Awards 2020/2021

Country Awards 2020/2021

The Country Award Standings for the DWC 2020 & 2021 World Finals. Countries were awarded World Cup points if the class had representation from…

Countdown to the 2022 World Finals

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120,000 competitors from 62 countries


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Over 120,000 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 around the world.

Dance schools from around the globe

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

Ballett-und Tanzschule Fettich
Academia de Dança de Amarante
Steps School of Dance
Clubul Sportiv Davidans
Defying Gravity
Tsc Savoy München
Jodi Hansford Dance Group
Dynamic Showdance
Tanzschule Let's Dance
Dinamic Dance
EDDALM-Escola de Dança Ana Luísa Mendonça
Karens International Dance Studios
Escola De Dança Lagos
Ballet Juvenil Vocacions
Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio
Escuela De Baile Loli

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

A Memorable Experience - San Sebastian, Spain

The 2022 World Finals destination not to miss!

Framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides, San Sebastián has undeniable allure, from its venerable dining scene to its grand architecture and packed cultural events.

San Sebastián has a justly deserved reputation as one of the world’s great holiday destinations.

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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!
2020/2021 United Kingdom 7200
2019 Portugal 6013
2018 Spain 5850
2017 Germany 4261
2016 Jersey 3037
2015 Romania 2840
VILLACHDance World Cup against all odds organised a live and video event for the 2020 and 2021 competitions featuring over 7,200 of the world’s best dancers from over forty countries.

The Telford International Centre was the perfect venue for Dance World Cup with the live contestants enjoyed performing on a wonderful stage with a seperate prize giving stage. The city were incredibly welcoming to the dancers and their families and it was 11 days of dance that we will never forget.


Braga, Portugal was the perfect destination for history, culture and unbeatable cuisine. We cannot wait to return to Braga in 2023, for the perfect weather and incredible culture we experienced there. In 2019 we brought a record breaking 6000 dancers and 53 Countries to Braga, Portugal to experience its beauty and charm.

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.


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.

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