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The International Association
of Gay/Lesbian
Country Western Dance Clubs

Dance Competitions

The IAGLCWDC sponsors sanctioned dance competitions
at its annual conventions. 

Member clubs may also hold these competitions throughout the year.

Individuals may compete in line dancing, in beginner, intermediate, or advanced divisions.

Couples may compete in two-step, waltz, East Coast swing, West Coast swing, polka, cha cha, nightclub and freestyle, depending on the division entered. Open divisions are novice, beginner, intermediate, advanced, and championship. Pro-Am divisions are beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Teams may compete in single song dance routine, line dance routine, couple dance routine, medley dance routine, or open dance routine categories.

Any person interested in becoming an IAGLCWDC sanctioned judge may file an application with the IAGLCWDC Dance Competitions Committee.

Any non-IAGLCWDC member organization wishing to apply for recognition of their dance competition may do so by filing an Application for Recognition

Requirements for competition are spelled out in the IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Rules. 

The IAGLCWDC Dance Competition Rules
as adopted by the Dance Competitions Committee as indicated.
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Couples Dance Rules As adopted in May 2014 at the Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, USA
Line Dance Rules As adopted in May 2014 at the Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, USA
Teams Dance Rules As adopted in May 2014 at the Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado, USA
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For further information, contact the IAGLCWDC Director of Dance, .

Approved Music Lists and Dances

Music and Dances Important Notes

Couples Dance Music

Couples Music Archive

Updated January 27, 2014
  • The review process for 2013-2014 began at the 2012 Annual Convention in New Orleans and was completed by the Dance Competitions Committee soon thereafter.
  • Music for 2014 will be used during the championship competition at the 2014 Annual in Denver, and the Gay Games Dancesport competitions in Cleveland.
  • The next review is scheduled for the 2014 Annual.

Line Dances, Music, and Step Sheets
    2012-2013 (to be archived)

Line Dance Archive

Updated July 6, 2013
  • Line dances and music will now be reviewed and replaced every two years at annual conventions held in odd years, beginning in 2009 at the Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
  • Line dances and music were reviewed at the Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, on May 24, 2013. All 9 line dances were replaced.
  • Line dances and music selected in May 2013 will be used during the championship competitions at the 2014 and 2015 Annuals.
  • The next review will be at the 2015.

IAGLCWDC Teams Dance Championship Results
[PDF format, updated for 2015]
Results for Couples and Line Dance competitions are available
in the password-protected Delegates Area.

Upcoming Sanctioned/Recognized Competitions


The 19th Annual IAGLCWDC Championship Dance Competition
July 2, 2016
during the Columbus Hoedown
hosted by the IAGLCWDC
accomodating the 23rd Annual Convention of the IAGLCWDC
Columbus, Ohio, USA