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Eastern United States DanceSport Championships

See also: Categories: Ballroom, Competitions, Events, DanceSport, Latin, Standard, Rhythm, Smooth

Category: NDCA DanceSport Competition
Dates: Annually, Mid-February
Locations: Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Years active: Over 40 years
Organizers: Mark Nocera, Dawna Nocera


The Eastern United States DanceSport Championships is one of the oldest Ballroom Dance competitions of North America. Hosted annually in Boston, Massachusetts in Mid-February by Mark Nocera, and Dawna Nocera, the Eastern United States DanceSport Championships is one of the original Championships that used to be run by the USISTD in Cherry Hill, NJ.


In 2008, World Professional 10 Dance semi-finalists Mark and Dawna Nocera purchased the Eastern United States DanceSport Championships and have seen incredible success over the last 12 years, including a 33% entry increase in 2017.

New additions to the 2019 competition include a separate Night Club session in the Harbor View Room of the Boston Marriott Long Wharf overlooking the Boston Harbor, expanded floor size, VIP Giveaways and After Parties, Gentlemen's Only Championships, and Collegiate Championship events.

The 2019 International Dance Camp will feature 13 lecturers from 6 countries. Mark Nocera is offering two simultaneous camps in two separate ballrooms: 6 lectures for Ballroom, and 6 lectures for Latin. The lecturers include:

The annual Open to the World International Amateur Team Match will feature top couples from New York City, Boston, England, Iceland, Poland, Denmark, Portugal, and Australia.

Brief History

The United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD) ran the competition originally in Cherry Hill, NJ under the organization of Lorraine Hahn and Peter Billett. Over 40 years old, the Eastern United States DanceSport Championships is one of the oldest competitions in North America.


Mark and Dawna Nocera are World Class Adjudicators with the National Dance Council of America and the World Dance Council. They are former North American Champions, United States Vice-Champions, and Semi-Finalists at the World 10 Dance Championships. Mark is also a National Examiner for Dance Vision and an organizer of the Boca Ballroom DanceSport Competition held in Boca Raton in August.

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