About the Organizers


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Charles Danza has been in the Dancesport industry for over 25 years: competing, coaching, judging and organizing events. During his competitive career, Charles was the Italian National Professional Latin Champion and a finalist at the British Open, also known as the Blackpool Dance Festival. Since retiring from competitive dance, he has had many other performing arts credits including training professional dancers for the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and the film Mad Hot Ballroom. Charles was also a featured dancer in the original Burn the Floor production, and star of the Italian Dancing With The Stars show.

Charles’ commitment and dedication to the Dancesport industry has fueled his latest endeavors organizing competitions including the Philadelphia DanceSport Championships and now the Ultimate DanceSport Challenge.

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David Elkin has been in the business of dance for 28 years. As a professional competitor he holds 4 World Titles, 7 U.S. Titles, and 3 British Titles in competitive Ballroom dancing. Owner and founder of World Champion Productions, David has channeled his passion for the industry into teaching the next generation of champions and judging many competitions across the country.

David is looking forward to begin the next chapter in his DanceSport career as the co-organizer of the Ultimate DanceSport Challenge.


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UDC is Cancelled

UDC Cancelled

Dear Attendees,

I hope this message finds you well. We regret to inform you that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel Ultimate Dancesport Challenge, which was scheduled to take place on September 21st – 23rd, 2023 at New Orleans Downtown Marriott.

This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the disappointment this may bring. The cancellation is a result of circumstances beyond our control, including the venue has cancelled our event two weeks prior to our competition. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, especially those of you who have made travel arrangements. We understand that you may have questions or concerns regarding refunds or next steps.

Please be assured that we are working diligently to address these matters and will provide updates as soon as possible. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to finding suitable solutions to minimize any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated support team at info@ultimatedancesportchallenge.com or (610)363-3090. 

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support during these challenging times. We value your participation and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to a future event when conditions permit.

Warm regards,

Charles Danza & David Elkin

Ultimate Dancesport Challenge