The Country Dance World Championships is the annual season-ending finale hosted by the United Country Western Dance Council. The UCWDC is the sanctioning body for more than 30 competitive dance events around the world. Country dance competitors seeking to compete at Worlds must first qualify through a series of regional events (NOTE: The qualification requirement for Worlds 2021 has been waived. However, competitors must be current UCWDC members). Please see the UCWDC website for more information.

Worlds 2021 makes its mark deep in the heart of Texas at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio! Twenty minutes from downtown San Antonio, the resort features authentic Texas hospitality with the comfort and charm of a country ranch house.

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The opportunities for competitive and social dance, workshops, and fun are endless. Below is a sample of what Worlds has to offer.


Worlds is the most prestigious Country dance competition of the year. Winners in each division earn the title of “World Champion.”

Line Dance

Line dancers from around the globe attend Worlds every January. Add to that the world-class choreographers that will join us each year, and you have a line dance party like nowhere else!

Social Dancing

Every night, dancers meet up in several dedicated ballrooms for hours of dancing fun! There’s no other place where you can dance so much variety with dancers from around the world.


Pick any Country dance, and we have a workshop for it. From beginning to advanced levels, we have something for everyone!

Spectator Passes

Hundreds of people come to Worlds to cheer on their family and friends. Spectators can purchase passes online, which includes workshop options, or daily passes at the registration desk.

Just for Fun!

Worlds is a major stop for social dance competitors. This is your chance to compete in two great social dances–Two Step and West Coast Swing–with partners from around North America and the World! Check the competition schedule and register online to participate.