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Spring 2021

Jefferson High School

Tampa, FL



Thank You for

30 Years of Support!


Click here for archive of

past winners dating from 1989.

Buffalo, NY



Greetings Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and all dance families throughout the Tampa Bay region! Welcome to the Dance Championships, the competition industry's premiere local dance competition! Since 1989, our family has hosted quality, competitive dance throughout upstate and western New York. Following nearly 20 years of full-time residency in St. Petersburg, we are excited to announce our event relocation to the Tampa Bay region!


Through the years, the Dance Championships has grown into one of the most competitive dance competitions in the industry. Our focus on simplicity and affordability, complemented with our advanced planning and commitment to personal service has delivered our repeat customers a professional event of the highest quality.  See what they know, and experience for yourself, why the Dance Championships continues to exceed all expectations.

For a personal meeting or to schedule a studio visit, please contact Derek Kilborn at (727) 543-3296.


The Dance Championships provides the most affordable experience within the dance competition industry. It is not an overstatement to say that our national competitors are overcharging their customers for the same conveniences and technology (online registration, music uploading, video adjudication, mobile app, and social media) that the Dance Championships provides. 


The Dance Championships preserves the spirit of competitive dance by keeping things simple and timeless, meaning large categories and Olympic-style placement: first place gold, second place silver, and third place bronze. It's that simple! There is no incomprehensible combination of titanium, platinum, and other-worldly metals for medals, whole and half stars, and super-duper double ruby reds, but you'll remember who won each category and how you compare among your peers. These are complemented with unconditioned cash scholarships and unique specialty awards.

Jenn (Kilborn) Gargiulo

(716) 812-6843

Owner and Director (New York Office)

Derek Kilborn

(727) 543-3296

Owner and Director (Florida Office)

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