NEW for 2019: Music City Invitational is the proud host of the Best of the Best Dancesport Series Challenge

Welcome to the 2019 Music City Invitational

enchanted palace ballroom
The ballroom dancing competition experience is infused with enthusiasm, charm and top notch service.

Paired with an amazing city that’s passionate about its music and hospitality you’re sure to have a fun, friendly, and inspiring weekend!

After your first step inside the Hutton’s beautiful ballroom you will feel the refreshing camaraderie that has helped to develop the radiating family-like atmosphere amongst our competitors, professionals, spectators and officials.

Our goal is to deliver an experience that cultivates a desire to unleash your inner dancer and energizes your passion for ballroom while creating friendships for a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your love of Ballroom with us. #mciballroom

— Jamey & Nancy McCaskill

Arunas and Katusha
Experience a Magical Enchanted Palace featuring a World-Class show with Ballroom Royalty Arunas and Katusha

Arunas and Katusha started dancing together in October 2007. The couple immediately became an unstoppable force. After only one month together Katusha and Arunas swept the Ohio Star Ball championships, and then two months later participated in the United Kingdom Open Championships where they placed second among all the best dancers in the world.

For more information on the Arunas and Katusha visit their website.

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Venue Info

Music City 2019 is coming up and we are thrilled to be hosted again at the Hutton Hotel.

CONGRATULATIONS to Linda “LB” Brown!
You Won 5 Free Entries for guessing our Magnificent and Magical World Class Show for MUSIC CITY 2019!

Make sure to check our 2019 Venue page for more information. For booking information please contact us for special rates! We look forward to another exciting year and can’t wait to see you all soon! #mciballroom

DAYS

WINNING CATEGORIES

IN PRIZES AND AWARDS

AMAZING COMPETITION

Officials

Meet the 2019 Officials, Judges and Support Team

NANCY MCCASKILL

Organizer

Music City Invitational Organizer and Owner of National Dance Clubs

    JAMEY MCCASKILL

    Organizer

    Music City Invitational Organizer and Owner of National Dance Clubs

      Arunas Bizokas

      Judge

      2005 World Games, Duisburg Germany, Gold Medalist

      Katusha Demidova

      Judge

      6-Time Professional World Ballroom Dance Champion and the International Professional, and British Open Ballroom Champion

      TOMMY DITOMMASO

      Chairman of Judges

      Founded the famed Florida Classic Series as well as teach, coach and judge across the U.S.

      TONY PRADO

      Emcee

      Tony's experience includes over 3,500 television newscasts as international reporter, anchor and director.

      DAVID INNIS

      Music Director

      Providing music for over 40 competitions per year.

      Michael Chapman

      Judge

      World renowned dancer and choreographer

      TAMSYN DEVILLIERS

      Judge

      South African Latin champion. 3x triple crown American Smooth champion. Choreographer, coach, adjudicator

      LYNN KAWAMOTO

      Judge

      Undefeated Fred Astaire Southeastern Regional Rhythm Champion and 7-time Freddy Award Recipient

      CHANTAL LECLERC

      Judge

      Coaches at the Amateur, Pro/Am and Professional levels and is a Choreographer at all levels and styles

      JIM PETERS

      Judge

      Respected ballroom professional

      AMANDA REYZIN

      Judge

      4-time Eastern United States DanceSport American Rhythm Champion

      ILYA REYZIN

      Judge

      At sixteen, he represented Russia in the World 10-Dance Championship in Austria and finished in the top 10

      JT THOMAS

      Judge

      United States and World American Smooth Champion

      Forrest Vance

      Judge

      5-Time Undefeated U.S. American Rhythm Champion and MDC 2012 Professional Hall-of-Fame Award Recipient

      LYNDA RALSTON

      Comp Mgr- Registrar

      Executive Administrator at National Dance Clubs

      CINDY BRUCE-JOHNSON

      Scrutineer

      Triple Crown Champion and respected Ballroom Professional

      PAM DiTOMASSO

      Office Manager

      Gigi La Valle Foland

      Deck Captain

      Ballroom Dance Instructor and Deck Captain at ballroom dance competitions

      Tentative Schedule

      Daily listings for the 2019 Music City Invitational. *Tentative subject to change
      All events held in Hutton Hotel – Vista Ballroom
      Download a PDF version of the Music City Invitational event schedule

      Get Your Tickets Now!

      Be a part of the 2019 Music City Invitational. A premier Ballroom Dance Competition hosted in the heart of Music City. Come compete where Electric Enthusiasm meets 5-Star Service! Contact us for group and individual pricing options.

      TESTIMONIALS

      What they’re saying about the Music City Invitational

      Thank you so much for having Jerry and I at the 2018 Music City Invitational. What a spectacular event!!! We were so excited to be a part of such a fun, elegant and well organized event. We enjoyed being a part and hope to see you all very soon. Thank you again for keeping the ballroom spirit alive!
      VIRGINIA LENOIRTalent Manager
      Wow… Not only was your event a blast and fun to cover we enjoyed a wide range of extras that make Music City a must attend event… Top judges, great hotel and ballroom, best music man and a band, super MC, super show, energetic and talented competitors and pros and to top it off efficient and tight organizers. Thank you for inviting us to shoot your fabulous event. Stephen and photo team.
      STEPHEN MARINOStephen Marino Photography
      Would like to thank National Dance Clubs and World Championship Productions for being such class acts, super supportive of our students and staff. You all look great on the floor! Thank you for showing what our business should be like and being amazing supporters of the art of dance!
      JAY HOLMESDance Life Dance Studio
      Thank you so much for having us! It was our true pleasure to share all the incredible energy you created this weekend!
      ANDRE & NATALIE PARAMONOVElite Dancesport

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      Vendors

      Please visit our vendor page if you are interested in becoming a MCI 2019 vendor.

      Elle Dance Studio
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      lady caroline photography
      stephen marino photography
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