General Information

The Chicagoland Chapter #2001 of USA Dance is pleased to announce the Chicago DanceSport Challenge National Qualifying Event and WDSF Open to be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. This is an all amateur competition. We are pleased to offer Amateur, Teacher/Student, Same Sex, Cabaret and Formation events!

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare Rosemont Ballroom offers a large 44' x 72' competition dance floor and two separate wooden practice dance floors, one 30' x 60' and another 25' x 25'. We invite DanceSport athletes from all over the USA to compete, and all those who love ballroom dancing to come watch the competition and enjoy the Friday and Saturday evening Jack 'n Jill fun events open to everyone and social dancing between events. This is a recognized and sanctioned USA Dance competition; competitors will be eligible to earn proficiency points.


The registration fee is all-inclusive: you do not pay one registration fee plus an additional fee for each dance event. Instead, one amount includes your registration fee, selection of as many dance events as you are qualified to compete in, general seating ballroom entry for all sessions and one competition program per couple. There is no fee-per-entry, as there is in some other competitions. Register online through O2CM, or by mail using the mail-order form (opens external PDF). Advance registration is available at a discounted rate through September 20, 2019. Competition registration will cut off October 15, 2019. Please contact our registrar, Owen Jacobsen, at with any registration questions.

Per Person Discount Registration Fees through September 20, 2019:

$155 Adult, including Teachers
$60 Student (P/T, JR, Youth and Collegiate)
$55 * Newcomer

Per Person Standard Registration Fees September 21 through October 15, 2019:

$175 Adult
$75 Student
$70 * Newcomer

WDSF Open event registration fees for each couple are:

$50 Per event, if also dancing in USA Dance NQE events
$100 First event, if not dancing in USA Dance NQE events
$50 Per additional event, if not dancing in USA Dance NQE events

WDSF Open events include Adult Standard, Senior I Standard, Senior II Standard and Senior III Standard. Competitors in these events must have a WDSF ID card.

For all other events' entry pricing, please see the registration page .

All competitors (excluding Newcomer), including Teachers, must be current USA Dance DanceSport Athletes. You can apply or renew memberships online here . You will be required to show your membership cards when reporting to the registration desk at the competition. We will not be accepting new membership or renewal applications at the event.

* Newcomer Couples of which neither member has ever danced as an amateur couple in a ballroom competition are eligible to dance in Newcomer events (in which only the first 5 steps in a bronze syllabus are allowed). Competitors who qualify for Newcomer events may choose to dance in ONLY Newcomer events or in both Newcomer AND Bronze syllabus events. Competitors who register for only Newcomer events must be registered USA Dance members in good standing of any type (Social member, Ballroom Dancer, or Athlete). Competitors who sign up for Bronze events must be registered as Athlete members.


Hotel Accommodations are provided by the Hyatt Regency O’Hare at a discounted rate of $149 per night. Cut-off date for reservations is October 10, 2019. To make reservations online, go to the Hyatt Group Booking website or contact the Hotel by phone at 1-847-696-1234 and mention Chicago DanceSport Challenge for the room discount.


Advance tickets may be purchased online, or by mail using the mail-in form , through October 15, 2019.