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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 offer competition in Pro-Am, Couples, Line & Teams.

Q: What category should I enter?

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

  • New to dancing – we offer 4 tiers of Newcomer so there is a perfect place for anyone starting out. 
  • Been dancing country or ballroom but have never competed – most likely start with the newcomer 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

Q: I am a ballroom competitor interested in trying country, but am unsure what it’s all about? 

A: Crossing over to country is easy and so much fun! Please contact us and we can help you with what level it would be appropriate for you to start in. Waltz, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing & West Coast Swing are the same as in Ballroom; and you can even add Triple Two, Polka, Night Club, and 2 Step for even more fun! 

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