What is AANCE and What is a Tour event?

AANCE is the acronym for "Americas Amateur National Championship Events". A circuit, devoted to the Novice and Intermediate Level dancers promoting the art of West Coast Swing Dancing and it many regional styles. AANCE currently consists of 26 events worldwide. Each participating event offers their support to all Novice and Intermediate level dancers, by offering a gateway, an arena, into the world of competition dancing.

This is an amateur dancers' dream. Here is your opportunity to improve on your dance, your competition skills and an avenue to dance with dancers from around the world.

At the conclusion of all participating AANCE events, and this is no later than December 15th of any given year, the finalists from each of these 26 worldwide events, come together at Austin Swing Dance Championships, held each year in January in Austin, Texas.

Here they will go head to head in a final championship round to ultimately be recognized and awarded as THE Novice J&J Champion (Male & Female), Novice Strictly Swing Champion Couple, Intermediate Jack & Jill Champion (Male & Female), and Intermediate Strictly Swing Champion couple.

Qualifying Divisions

(Each Event must hold ALL 4 Divisions)

  • Novice Jack & Jill
  • Novice Strictly Swing
  • Intermediate Jack & Jill
  • Intermediate Strictly Swing

At the conclusion of each AANCE qualifying event, the Event Director will submit for registration, names and email addresses of each finalists for all 4 categories.

Angel Figueroa
Debbie Figueroa
Rick Domalski
AANCE - Board of Directors