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July 1 - 6, 2023
Deadline to register June 1, 2023

Mona D'Amours, Director

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Deadline to register is June 1, 2023 for Canadian and US citizens, and competitors who do not require a Visa. Click for online registration 


Deadline is April 1, 2023 for competitors that require a Visa. Allow a minimum of 3 months for Visa approval. Visa application link.


All online registration payments are by Visa or Mastercard only. Foreign countries may also send a wire transfer. We will send you the banking information at your request. For more info, email



What airport should I book my flight?

(YVR) Vancouver International Airport

YVR is 2.5 hours from Fairmont Château Whistler

What transportation is available from YVR airport to Fairmont Chateau Whistler?

Do I need a Visa to travel to Canada?

Link to verify if you are exempt from applying for a Visa. However, these travellers will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).


If you require a visa to travel to Canada, contact the Canadian High Commission. Most African, South and Central American countries require a Visa. Visit Citizenship and Immigration for more information.


A letter of invitation will be provided to international competitors following qualification by video submission, and completed online registration with payment. For more information, email

What are the vaccination requirements for travel?

Proof of vaccinations are no longer required to travel to Canada. There are no longer mask mandates or quarantine periods within Canada.


What is the reservations number and rate for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler?

+1-800-606-8244 - from $249

Link - Fairmont Chateau Whistler website

Link - Discover Fairmont Chateau Whister

Link - Online Hotel Reservations

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1. How do I qualify for Dance World Cup?

5678 Showtime - 5678 Showtime events across Canada.

Bucharest Dance Festival - Bucharest, Romania

Gear of Dance - Mumbai, India

Luv 2 Dance Competition - Canada and USA

If you would like to be a qualifying competition or qualify by video submission, or qualified in 2022, but could not compete due to delays in Visa applications by the Canadian government, please contact our office at


2. Explain the judging? When are results announced?

Three faculty provide online video judging. Each studio receives a video of each routine with recorded critiques. Judging is based on technique (30%), choreography (30%), performance (30%) and overall appearance (10%). Results are announced at awards presentation July 6.

3. What are the awards at Dance World Cup?

Dancers receive 7.6 cm (3 in) gold, silver, bronze medals made of crystal equal in size to London 2012 Olympics. Medals are awarded in each category of each age division. Dance World Cup crystal trophies 50 cm tall (20 in) are awarded for high score and special awards.


4. Where is the event hosted?

The event is held in the luxurious 519-room Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort at the base on Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, two and a half hour drive from YVR, Vancouver International Airport.


The competition is held on a 12 x 18 metre stage (40 x 60 ft) on our Rosco Touring Dance Floor in the MacDonald Ballroom. Workshops, and rehearsal space are in the Frontenac Ballroom plus change rooms for girls in the Empress, and change room for boys in the Algonquin.

5. What is the convention?

International faculty will offer workshops in various forms of dance followed by rehearsals to stage choreography for performances in their Dance World Cup outfit. Their performing outfit is included in the convention fee. Workshops and rehearsals do not conflict with competition though dancers must be available July 1-6  for workshops and the performance at the Closing Ceremonies July 6.

6. What is included in the activities in 2023?

The tour activities will be take place in Whistler Village during Canada Day week. See the fees page for more details.

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