New England Dance Festival is a sanctioned UCWDC World Qualifier Event.

The United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) is an international organization which promotes country western dance with festivals and competitions in 20 countries.

We are offering all the standard UCWDC competitions in both Pro-Am, Couples, Line and teams.

Q: What category should I enter?

A: Always check with your instructor – they will be your best guide.

  • New to dancing – beginner syllabus division.
  • Been dancing country but have never competed – newcomer or syllabus division.
  • Competition can serve as a great way to set goals to improve your dancing.
  • All rules for the UCWDC events can be found online at

Please note: All UCWDC contestants must have either an associate membership or a one day membership. You may register online at

Also note: when registering for a one day membership we strongly urge you to register for the $5.00 one day pass. If you decide to go to Worlds, this event will be counted towards Worlds Competition.

Attention Ballroom dancers: we will have Waltz, Cha Cha (slightly slower), East and West Coast Swing. So you already know these! Add to your repertoire Two Step, Night Club, Triple Two Step and Polka for even more fun!