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The 26th Annual Yale Ballroom Dance Competition
will take place on
Saturday, October 14, 2017
at Wilbur Cross High School


The location will again be Wilbur Cross High School, located at 181 Mitchell Dr, New Haven, CT 06511, featuring a new gymnasium, bleacher seating, an additional basketball court as warm-up space, locker rooms, and ample parking. Please see the map on the right or click here to view a larger map.

The venue is about two miles from the main Yale University campus and is about two and a half miles from the New Haven (Union Station) train station serving the Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak.

Registration (FOR 2017)

Registration is now open! Go to the Registration tab.

If you are seeking to get housing for the comp, please check in soon for instructions.


There will be a $100 cash prize for the winning couple in each open / open amateur event (that is, Open Amateur Latin C/S/R/P/J, Open Smooth W/T/F/V, and Open Rhythm C/R/Sw/B/M, where there are at least 5 entries, and a $200 cash prize for the winning couple in Open Amateur Standard (W/T/V/F/Q).

The David and Liva Wright Award is presented annually to the top standard championship couple at the Yale Ballroom Dance Competition. This award is generously endowed by team alums David and Liva Wright, [Blackpool Senior Standard Champions]. The Latin, Smooth, and Rhythm awards are sponsored by the Yale Ballroom Dance Team.

Questions and Feedback

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, housing requests, or feedback, please email our competition coordinators.