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

Welcome to the 2020 Music City Invitational

2019 MCI
Thank You!

Paired with an amazing city that’s passionate about its music and hospitality you’re sure to have a fun, friendly, and inspiring weekend! Thank you to everyone who attended the Enchanted Palace at Music City Invitational whether it was to dance, spectate, or to help us produce such a magical weekend!

As we reflect on this past MCI, we are amazed and humbled at what Music City Invitational has become. With 22 studios in attendance, over 4,000 single dances and the most amazing ballroom show Nashville has ever seen, we know that none of this would have been possible without all of you that participated.

Jamey and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Chairman of Judges Tommy Ditommaso, our magnificent panel of Judges: Michael Chapman, Forrest Vance, JT Thomas, Lynn Kawamoto, Chantal Leclerc, James Peters, Ilya Reyzin, Amanda Reyzin, Tamsyn Devilliers, Robert Paul Maurice, and of course Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova inclusive of their breathtaking show! Thank you to Pam Sparks DiTommaso, David Innis Hamilton, Gigi La Valle Foland, Leslie Whitesell, Cindy Johnson Bruce, Tony R. Prado, Lynda Ralston and the rest of the team for helping make everything seamless for our guests.

Most of all Thank You to all of the studios, teachers and students that joined us this year. We are honored that you chose to spend St Patty’s Day weekend with us and are touched by all of your kind messages and expressions of your experience of MCI 2019. We strive to create the most enthusiastic competition filled with our passion for sharing the love of dance and warm southern hospitality. We hope you always feel like family with us and can’t wait to see you next year! #mciballroom

Warmest regards,

— Jamey & Nancy McCaskill

hutton hotel
Venue Info

We are thrilled to announce that the Music City 2020 will be hosted again at the Hutton Hotel.

Make sure to check our 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

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.






Meet the 2020 Officials, Judges and Support Team



Music City Invitational Organizer and Owner of National Dance Clubs



    Music City Invitational Organizer and Owner of National Dance Clubs

      Tentative Schedule

      Daily listings for the 2020 Music City Invitational. *Tentative subject to change
      All events held in Hutton Hotel – Vista Ballroom

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      Be a part of the 2020 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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