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Over 12,000 competitors from 47 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.

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Outside Stage - Sitges Town Centre

Outside Stage - Sitges Town Centre

On Tuesday 26 June and Wednesday 27 June our Hip Hop sections will be taking place on our outside stage in the Sitges Town Centre.  The sessions will…

Main Stage Dimensions - Melia Hotel

Main Stage Dimensions - Melia Hotel

DWC would like to inform all dancers and teachers of the stage dimensions of the stage in the Melia Hotel.

Sitges Apartments - StaySitges

Sitges Apartments - StaySitges

DWC have been given details of an apartment rental company who is happy for teachers and parents to contact them to assist in finding accommodation in…

Schedule Update - 2018 World Finals

Schedule Update - 2018 World Finals

DWC is excited to announce that our Hip Hop sections of the 2018 finals will be held on an outside stage in the beachside area of Sitges on Tuesday 26…

Accommodation Hotel Melia

Accommodation Hotel Melia

Accommodation at the Melia   The release of the accommodation at the Melia will take place on Wednesday 25 October at 11am European time. The…

Important Announcement

Important Announcement

DWC would like to advise all dancers teachers and parents that the hotel Melia is having a technical problem with the accommodation link. The link will…

Dance schools from around the globe

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

Nazene Danielle's Dance Dynamix
EDMB - Escola De Dansa Marta Bustamante
Loida Grau
Jove Ballet De Catalunya
Ballet School Silhouette
Joven Ballet del Pirineo
Jodi Hansford Dance Group
Tanzschule K-System
Steps School of Dance
Ballett ON POINT e.V.
Tanzbrücke Hamburg
EDDALM-Escola de Dança Ana Luísa Mendonça
Atelier Della Danza
EDA - Escola De Dansa D'Alaro
Tanzschule Let's Dance
Justine Garner Dance School Sitges
Canela y Limón
Summerscales Performing Arts

47 Countries Competing

from all over the world

Argentina Argentina Australia Australia Austria Austria Belgium Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Brazil Bulgaria Bulgaria Canada Canada China China Cyprus Cyprus
Czech Republic Czech Republic Denmark Denmark England England Estonia Estonia France France
Germany Germany Gibraltar Gibraltar Guernsey Guernsey Hong Kong Hong Kong India India
Indonesia Indonesia Israel Israel Italy Italy Japan Japan Jersey Jersey
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Macedonia Macedonia Malaysia Malaysia Mexico Mexico Moldova Moldova
Netherlands Netherlands Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Norway Norway Poland Poland Portugal Portugal
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Romania Romania Russia Russia Scotland Scotland Slovakia Slovakia
Slovenia Slovenia South Africa South Africa Spain Spain Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Switzerland Switzerland
Ukraine Ukraine United States United States Wales Wales

The Mediteranian Jewel - Sitges, Spain

The 2018 finals held at a countercultural touchstone

Sitges is known as the ‘Jewel on the Mediterranean’ and offers many facets to cater for all tastes. Remarkably attractive – lots of historic buildings, from Renaissance to art nouveau.
The beach is a broad sweep of vanilla sand, sheltered by a ring of green rolling hills, known as the Garraf massif. The gastronomy of Catalonia is rich and varied. Sitges is located just to the south of Barcelona, and is about a 20 minute drive from Barcelona’s El Prat international airport.

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With Finals all over the World

This is where the finals have been in the last 7 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!
2017 Germany 4261
2016 Jersey 3037
2015 Romania 2840
2014 Portugal 2954
2013 Brighton 2908

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 4261 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.

VILLACHBefore we arrived in Villach in June 2012 our participants were unaware of the sheer beauty that awaited them for their stay in this picturesque location.

The Congress Centre Villach was the perfect venue for Dance World Cup the 2,000 participants enjoyed performing on a wonderful stage and the surrounding areas were just fabulous for the competitors to practice. One of our memories is of watching the Malaysians rehearsing along the riverbank before breakfast and before their performance. The city were incredibly welcoming to the international dancers and it was a week of dance that we will never forget.

parisIn June 2011 1,800 participants descended upon the Disneyland Paris Resort to take part in Dance World Cup 2011.

One of Dance World Cup’s most memorable events took place that year with 1,200 children performing in the main Disneyland Park to a specially choreographed routine for Dance World Cup. This was also the competition where our now recognisable theme tune was first played to thousands.

This competition really signalled the arrival of Dance World Cup and the event alerted many more to what Dance World Cup is trying to achieve by bringing all the children together through the celebration of Dance.

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