dancer's cup tour
Gateway DanceSport Champ's
Wisconsin State
American Star Ball
Yankee Classic
Twin Cities Open
Heart of America Champ's
Cleveland Dancesport Challenge
Paragon Open
Ohio Star Ball
Kings Ball
Nashville Starz
California Open
Gateway DanceSport Champ's

Leader Board

Overall Top Teacher

Hanson, Amy

Top Male Student

Bursh, Jerry

Top Female Student

Wamble, Hope

Prizes & Awards

Overall Top Teacher Prize Money

 Prize Money
1st Place$10,000
2nd Place$7,000
3rd Place$5,000
4th Place$2,000
5th Place$1,500
6th Place$1,000

Top Student Vouchers

1st Place$1,000
2nd Place$750
3rd Place$500

DCT Divas

 Prize Money
1st Place$1,000
2nd Place$750
3rd Place$500

This category is for the female teachers who have met the requirements and did not place in the Overall Top Teacher category.


Rules & Regulations



Point Accumulation System

All teachers and students will receive points based on participation AND merit.



  • Pro/Am Single 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
  • Pro/Am Adult 2, 3, 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

$10,000 to the DCT Top Teacher!
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
8:58 AM
We are excited to announce a major INCREASE in Prize Money for the 2022 DANCERS CUP TOUR!
The current Tour begins at the Nashville Starz 2022.  The final event is the Nashville Starz 2023 where all dancers will receive DOUBLE POINTS and the DCT Winners will be announced!!
The only requirement to receive year end prizes is to dance in FOUR DCT events!!
1 - $10,000
2 - $7000
3 - $5000
4 - $2000
5 - $1000
6 - $500
California Open Welcomes all DCT Dancers!
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
4:08 PM
Dear Dancers...
Looking forward to 2022 and can't wait to see what the New Year holds!  
I'm excited to welcome you back to the California Open!  REGISTRATION IS OPEN and check out the great packages available at
See you February 16-20, 2022!
Debbie Avalos Kusumi
Congratulations to the DCT 2021 TOP TEACHERS & STU
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
4:07 PM
The 2021 Dancers Cup Tour top awards were handed out at the Gala at the Kings Ball.  Congratulations and THANK YOU to our recipients!
1 - Steve Brockman
2 - Gary Dahl
3 - Rafael Labrado
4 - Agnieszka Strojek
5- Tony Scheppler
6 - Christopher Wayne
7 - Kakha Turiashvili
8 - Grace Peterson
9 - Igor Afonkin
10 - Heather Wudstrack
1 - Natalie Ames
2 - Sharon Gentling
3 - SuzAnne Kirkegaard
4 - Rosemary Rocha
5 - Annette Burden
6 - Marty Barr
1 - Brian Ames
2 - Less Antman
3 - Marty Williams
4 - Ed Fukunaga
5 - Dan Browning
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New Organizers for the St. Louis Star Ball
Posted by Amy Beth Anderson
6:04 PM
For years the tradition of the St. Louis Star Ball was that of fun, fun, fun - great hosts & organizers....  the tradition continues but with a new name, new organizers, and new venue!!
The Gateway Dancesport Championships is organized by the incredible team of Larinda McRaven and Dan Messenger!  The "March to the Arch" will be located in downtown St. Louis directly across the street from the famous St. Louis Arch!
Visit their website for all the information!
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.