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

Welcome to the Music City Invitational Page


What a magical MCI 2022! Thank you to all that came to support this year’s event, the talented officials, judges, staff and the amazing team that helped put together this year’s theme. The Wizarding World of Ballroom was such a fun idea to create with and we hope you enjoyed every part of it!
We would like to give a special Thank you to our amazing Chairman, that keeps everything running smoothly, Tommy Ditommaso, the very talented office Manager, Pam Ditommaso and her help with Registration, Suzy Nyemchek, that greeted everyone with beautiful smiles (even bright and early), Jamey McCaskill, with his infectious energy and talented mic skills, Keith Todd, for his fabulous music, Bonnie, our Registrar, Gigi, our on deck master, that makes sure everyone is where they need to be, Jonathan, for his undeniable video and creative skills, Lynda Ralston for her highly skilled organization that make this event run so smoothly, and again all the staff, judges and officials. It is such a pleasure to work with such positive, happy and talented people. We are beyond grateful. #thankyou #mci22 #musiccitydances #cantwaittillnextyear

We are truly humbled by the support and response and look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Warmest regards from all of us at MCI

Visit Our Charity


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, PETCO, The Lion’s Foundation, Hope 20 and more. Help us to make a difference!

2022 Silent Auction Charity will be the Tennessee Alliance for Kids

TN Alliance for Kids engages the community to meet the emergent and ongoing needs of children in foster care, those at risk of coming into foster care, and those aging out.

Please email if you are interested in donating an item for auction.

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Stay Tuned For MCI 2023 SHOW!!!

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

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.

#musiccitydances #mciballroom






Meet the MCI Officials & Honorable Judges!

MCI Team


Comp Manager- Backup Registrar & Scrutineer

Lynda has worked in Administration at National Dance Clubs for 12 years. She does the Comp Program, Registrar and assists wit



Chairman of Judges

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


Office Manager

Honorable Judges

Tentative Schedule
Please click on Each Day for Full Schedule

Music City Invitational MCI Tentative Schedule*subject to change
Main event held in Heritage Ballroom – Sheraton Music City

Smooth Freestyles continued & Multi-Dances, Scholarships, Dancesport Series International Standard Freestyles & Multi-Dances, Scholarships, Dancesport Series

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

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

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Be a part of the 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!
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!

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