Empire Dance Championship
Allan Tornsberg, Vibeke Toft, Giampiero Giannico, and Katharina Giannico currently organize the four-day event held each year in August. The Empire Dance Championship was first hosted at the Conrad New York hotel in lower Manhattan, but is now hosted at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel, right at the center of New York.
- World Pro-Am DanceSport Series
- The Empire Dance Championship is a proud member of the World Pro-Am DanceSport Series. The World Pro-Am DanceSport Series is comprised of over 75 national competitions, each designed to help the Pro-Am student accumulate points, which then add up towards top regional rankings, and cash prizes for top students and teachers.
- Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge
- The Empire Dance Championship is a proud member of the Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge. The Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge is a yearly competition between some of the top Pro/Am couples in the country who are winners at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of dance. The Best of the Best was originally started as a challenge for the Top Competitor between the Atlanta Open, Holiday Classic, and the Ohio Star Ball. The Challenge has now expanded to 23 qualifying events held throughout the calendar year, including representatives from the Dancer’s Cup Tour, and culminating with the Grand Finale events at the Ohio Star Ball.