Welcome to the 2018 Music City Invitational

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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

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World Class Show with Shane and Shannon Jensen

Shane and Shannon Jensen are part of the new generation of American ballroom dancers who have created a unique partnership that has quickly won them prominence throughout the United States and Europe.

Upon turning professional in 2012, they immediately won their first National Professional title and have since risen to the top of all styles they compete in. For more information on the Jensen duo visit their website.

Judged Categories Include:
  • Pro/Am & Amateur American & International Style Competitions
  • Solo & Spectacular Competition
  • Multi-Dances & Scholarships
  • Professional- Open American Rhythm
  • American Smooth & Theater Arts Showdance
  • Closed International Standard and American Styles

View the 2017 Music City Invitational Winners, Category Results and Placements.

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Venue Info

Music City 2018 is coming up and we are thrilled about our new venue at the Hutton Hotel !

Congratulations to April Ford for correctly guessing this year’s venue contest. She is the winner of 5 Free Entries! Runner-up Sandra Phurrough won 3 free entries. Thank you all for playing and can’t wait to see you there!

Make sure to check our 2018 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 2018 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

      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.

      ROBERT MAURICE

      Sub Emcee

      In professional competition he won titles in International Standard and Theatre Arts.

      DAVID INNIS

      Music Director

      Providing music for over 40 competitions per year.

      BRANDY BANGS

      On-Deck

      Respected ballroom professional

      Michael Chapman

      Judge

      World renowned dancer and choreographer

      TAMSYN DEVILLIERS

      Judge

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

      SHANE JENSEN

      Judge

      National Amateur Youth Latin finalist and 2-time National Amateur Cabaret Vice Champion

      SHANNON JENSEN

      Judge

      Tied for 1st in the National Amateur Pre-Championship Latin at the age of 17

      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

      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

      SAM GORDON

      Scrutineer

      Three-time Triple Crown Dancesport Champion and Owner of Go Dance of Knoxville

      LYNDA RALSTON

      Registrar/Sub Scrutineer

      Executive Administrator at National Dance Clubs

      Get Your Tickets Now!

      Be a part of the 2018 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 2017 Music City Invitational

      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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