Music City Invitational is the proud host of the Best of the Best Dancesport Series Challenge

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We are so excited to welcome you to Nashville! We know you’re going to love the Music City Invitational atmosphere!

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 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.

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Doubletree ballroom
We absolutely can not WAIT to announce this year's show for MCI 2022! Stay tuned to hear more.

Join us as we support and enjoy the Love of Ballroom! #ballroomstrong #musiccitydances


Every year MCI donates the proceeds of our Silent Auction to important charities that impact our world. To date MCI and our participants, have donated to Clean Water, The Lion’s Foundation, Hope 20 and more. Help us to make a difference!


2021 Silent Auction Donations were given to HOPE-20

HOPE-20 provides financial help, groceries, fresh produce, training and access to new income opportunities to music and entertainment professionals in the greater Nashville area who have been affected by COVID-19.

Thank you to all our donors and congratulations to all the basket winners!

Charity Sponsors

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Thank you to our participants that attended Music City Invitational 2021. Paired with an amazing city that’s passionate about its music and hospitality we hope you had a fun, friendly, and inspiring weekend! We are truly humbled by the support and response and look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Warmest regards from all of us at MCI






Meet the 2021 Officials, Judges and Support Team


Chairman of Judges

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

Katusha Demidova


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

Mazen Hamza


    Izabella Jundzill




      Respected ballroom professional


      Office Manager


      Comp Manager- Backup Registrar & Scrutineer

      Executive Administrator at National Dance Clubs.


      Music Director

      Providing music for over 40 competitions per year.



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

      Gigi La Valle Foland

      Deck Captain

      Ballroom Dance Instructor and Deck Captain at ballroom dance competitions

      Tentative Schedule

      Music City Invitational Tentative Schedule *subject to change
      All events held in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Nashville Ballroom
      8:00 PM
      Professional Divisions: Open American Smooth, Open Latin, Showdance - Awards

      Professional Divisions: Open American Smooth, Open Latin, Showdance - Awards

      Benefit Concert with Social Dancing, raffles, silent auction, and more

      Get Your Tickets Now!

      Be a part of the 2021 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.


      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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