Welcome to DANCE Wollongong - National Ballroom Dancing Championship
Come see top ballroom champions from Dancesport Australia compete at the DANCE Wollongong national ballroom dancing championship.
Message from Dallas Williams, president of DanceSport Australia
On behalf of the National Directors of DanceSport Australia, I have the pleasure of inviting you all to take part in this year’s D.A.N.C.E. 2017 to be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017.
This year D.A.N.C.E moves from Canberra which has hosted the Championship for the past two years. We are now very excited to move this prestigious Championship to Wollongong and forge a partnership with the Wollongong community.
Located just 80km south of Sydney, access to the WIN Entertainment Centre is within easy reach for all our local, interstate and international competitors and spectators. For those travelling from Sydney you can choose the fast and easy motorway or for the more adventurous try the Grand Pacific Drive where you can experience breathtaking views, rainforests and the famous 665 metre Sea Cliff Bridge. Wollongong has a wealth of adventures, everything from serene & relaxing to adrenaline pumping and we hope to can take the time to experience what is on offer. Make it a holiday not just a dance competition!
2017 has also seen some structural changes to our Entry System which has enabled lower ticket prices to spectators. DSA along with Destination Wollongong hope travelling families and local dance fans will enjoy these lower prices and encourage everyone to come along and cheer our DanceSport competitors to help create a more exciting atmosphere for all.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the studios, professionals, coaches and competitors for their continued support of this outstanding event. I am looking forward to seeing you all this year at another great competition in our new home, Wollongong.
Sponsors for the DANCE Wollongong national ballroom dancing championship
Mercedes-Benz Wollongong is the Number 1 Prestige Dealership in the Illawarra and South Coast, consistently delivering the highest quality vehicles and offering exceptional service for over 35 years.
We are very pleased with the formation of a strong new partnership with DanceSport Australia to bring competitors, judges, officials, and spectators to the Wollongong arena for an exciting weekend of Dance.
Mercedes-Benz Wollongong is also pleased to partner with Destination Wollongong, CMG Audio Visual, the IRT Group, WIN Television and i98FM to deliver what will be a fabulous spectacle.
Destination Wollongong is charged with delivering visitor economy growth by positioning Wollongong & surrounds as a premier regional tourism, events & conference destination.
Affectionately referred to as ‘The Gong’, Wollongong is a beautiful seaside city perfectly nestled between the Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman Sea, and only an hour’s drive south of Sydney. With a history of coal-mining and steelmaking, the city has evolved into a bustling dining, entertainment and adventure destination.
Glistening beaches, a spectacular green backdrop, a new city centre, several eating and entertainment zones-this dynamic changing city is just the perfect size to explore!
You’ll see skydivers descend on the beach, surf schools and hang gliders in the air. Enjoy 17 amazing beaches, beautiful botanic gardens, a spectacular historic harbour and beachfront ‘Blue Mile, art gallery, small bars and now a brand new shopping centre and city mall.
The stunning Illawarra escarpment provides the backdrop as it adjoins the coast with the dramatic cliff faces. Mt Keira is directly west of the city and provides sweeping views and a variety of walking trails through the escarpment. The northern villages of Bulli, Austinmer and Coledale are beachside playgrounds with great beaches, popular cafes and boutique shopping.
Destination Wollongong looks forward to welcoming competitors to the region. If you would like any assistance during your stay please call our friendly visitor services team on 1800 240 737 or visit our information hub at 93 Crown Street, Wollongong.
i98FM is proud to be the Illawarra’s number one radio station with more fun in the morning during the Marty, Christie and Crammy Breakfast Show. Across the day, Lachy and Fairlie play the best feel good music variety to get you through your workday and Maje drives you home with the latest news, traffic and biggest hits. Then, wrap up the day with the latest celebrity gossip, competitions and more of your favourite music with Justin in Live Tonight!
The WIN Network is Australia’s largest regional commercial television network, broadcasting to more of regional Australia than any other regional commercial network. WIN broadcasts into twenty two markets across six states of Australia, Queensland, News South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia as well as the Australian Capital Territory. In all of these markets WIN Broadcasts programming acquired from Ten Network via a program supply agreement, on the following channels; WIN, One, Eleven and WIN HD. WIN also airs two datacasting channels, GOLD and TVSN across its markets.