The 4th Annual Canadian Varsity Dance Challenge is almost here ! Join us on Saturday March 23rd at York University in Toronto as we host an even bigger and better competition.

In order to register, please download this form (click here) , complete it and submit it to

Please see the competition page for more details, and dont forget to like us on facebook as well !

Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd annual Canadian Varsity Dance Challenge, and made it a massive success, and a day filled with amazing competition and dance.

The Showcase winner, determined 50% by the judges, and 50% by your online votes has been chosen!  Congratulations to the University of Regina who came in 1st overall both for the judges scores and the online votes!  With over 200 online votes, their routine #55 was very well received.  Although their team could not make the trip, they sent their entry via video from Regina to participate in CVDC 2012.  They have won the showcase prize of $250!

Head on over to our Facebook page, watch the 5 competitor videos, and see for yourself how wonderful the routines are.

Voting is now closed.

The 3rd annual CVDC will be held on Sunday April 1, 2012 at the beautiful Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theater at York University.  We are looking forward to seeing the returning schools and new schools as well.  This year we have made some changes to our formatting.




Participant Access and Registration 8:30am CIBC lobby, Accolade East Building

Rehearsal Studio 9:00am

Doors to the public 9:30am

Competition Start 10:00am

Lunch Break 12:30pm

Afternoon Break 3:00pm

Overall Awards 5:15pm

NEW TO 2012

Venue! Now in a Theater
Solo Showcase Division
Up to 2 group entries per style
Unlimited group showcase entries

High School Showcase

Recreation Showcase


A true varsity themed competition – school vs school with qualifying and final rounds
The top routines from the qualifiers in the morning move forward to the final round in the
afternoon where the two scores are averaged to achieve an overall score

Top Prize money $1000 CASH for top overall award – $500 for 2nd overall – $250 for 3rd overall
Other cash prizes for category and solo awards

Unique Group Showcase Division – The ONLY competition to host this – these routines are
judged by our judging panel for 50% of the score and online for 3 days following the competition
for the remaining 50% of the score – The winner receives 50% of the entry fees from this division!

Compact Day – From 9-6pm with time for traveling

Student Friendly Fees – with the highest percentage of entry fees going back into prizing of ANY
competition. Standard group rates and solos that won’t break the bank!

Colleges Welcome – Not just for University teams, we welcome all college groups into our
competition and a change to win the college division

High School Showcase – Come out and see what the College and University teams have to offer you when you graduate!  Prepare a routine from your school to show at the competition.  Solo entries are also accepted.  Prizing will be announced when all entries are in.

Final Competition of 2011/12 Academic Year – A great way to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into preparing for the competitive season. And a chance to shake up the winners from previous competitions!


Forms – February 15, 2012
Fees – February 29, 2012
Registration Form on Competition Page
Please email us to let us know you will be attending

Competition page



Janet Lourenco & Helen Barbalias
Founders and Organizers

As winners of the first annual Canadian Varsity Dance Challenge at York University, Ryerson Dance Team secured a performance spot at this year’s Dance Weekend 2011! Please come out and see Ryerson perform on Friday January 21st at 8:30 pm at the Fleck Dance Theatre. The York Dance Team will also be performing a new work.


1st place – York Univeristy – Stylewise Hip Hop Team!! Winner of $1000 cash prize and the CVDC trophy

2nd place – York University – Competitive Dance Team! Winner of $500 cash prize

3rd place – Ryerson University – Dance Pak! Winner of $200 cash prize

Showcase Winner – McMaster University – Verve Dance Team! Top score from the judges and from the online voting.  Winner of $150 prize


Voting is now closed.  The standings after the judges scores which count for 50% of the final score are as follows; 1st McMaster Verve 91.22% – 2nd York 89.43% – 3rd Trent 86.85%.  The online voting results are as follows; 1st Verve 222 votes, 2nd York 188 votes, 3rd Trent 122 votes.  To view the videos you can proceed directly to our facebook page. Thank you to everyone who voted to support these teams and all our varsity dance teams this year.

The second annual Canadian Varsity Dance Challenge was a great success and the talent displayed from the seven attending dance teams was amazing.  Varsity Dance Canada would like to sincerely thank all those who participated and attended to make this event a success.  We hope to make the 2012 varsity dance season even bigger and more successful for all of you.

2011 Attending Teams:

Ryerson Dance Pak, McMaster Verve Dance Team, York Competitive Dance Team, Humber Hype Dance Team, UW Hip Hop Team, Trent Dance Team, York Stylewise Hip Hop Team

Complete competition results are posted on the competition page.


Canadian Varsity Dance Challenge 2011

Second Annual competition held at York University on Saturday April 2nd 2011, for more information take a look at the Competition Page!