Open Championships

Please view our latest “Blog” above by our DSWA Organising Committee!

Sincere Thanks to Everyone… for supporting this Event!
View some Photos from the LiveLighter WA Open here!

View WA Open RESULTS here!

Thank you to all our WA Open SPONSORS for your continued support of this great event!

CANCELLED EVENTS as at Closing Date

Adult B Grade – New Vogue
Junior B Grade – Latin, Standard & New Vogue
Juvenile/Junior Para Dance – Latin, Standard & New Vogue
Under 21 Recreational Couples – Latin, Standard & New Vogue
Under 21 B Grade – Standard

LiveLighter 2021 DanceSport Sponsorship & Advertising Packages

Sponsorship packages and trade stalls will be offered on a first-come first-served  basis and are available now.  Sponsorship packages can also be tailor-made to your requirements by contacting Jan Hunt via email       

Please click here for more details:  Sponsorship & Advertising Packages in pdf format. 

Sponsors, advertisers and trade stalls will be able to display their pop-up banners free of charge in the auditorium (subject to space).

Entries close Friday 24th September 2021

Tickets & Tables on Sale on Monday 6 September 2021

Syllabus of Dances & Events

Conditions of Entry – Please read this very important information.

2021 DanceSport WA Open

The WA State Open is DanceSport’s premier annual event where we showcase our best dancers. Couples compete for the State Titles of their Divisions in DanceSport. This event has become one of our most celebrated events as it’s the one where every dancer young or senior, Amateur competitors, or Recreational, and Para Dance and All Abilities make sure they dance their very best. 

To experience this wonderful event come to our next WA Open Championships which will be held on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

 What is DanceSport? 

DanceSport is competitive Ballroom Dancing, renamed to suit it’s modern image as a demanding sport. Characteristics consist of physical strength, agility, co-ordination, stamina, high level of fitness, discipline, teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretation.
DanceSport provides opportunity for developing athletic discipline of body and mind as well as artistic creativity through musical interpretation, costume design and choreographic programming.

About the WA Open

The LiveLighter 2021 DanceSport WA Open Championship is Perth’s most prestigious competitive ballroom dancing event showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting and talented DanceSport couples.  

DanceSport embraces all ages and abilities with a range of Amateur and Recreational events for competitors from six to over 60 years of age. Dancers compete in all three styles of DanceSport, being Standard, Latin American and New Vogue.

Tickets to the LiveLighter 2021 DanceSport WA Open Championship will be available shortly  through or call 1300 136 122.  

History of the WA Open

The LiveLighter DanceSport WA Open Championship is the State’s Premier Event.

The Championship has been held every year since 1986 when it was first held at the Perth Entertainment Centre.  Over the years the event has been held at the Superdrome and the Rendezvous Hotel, returning to the HBF Stadium in 2015.

It is one of two events in the WA DanceSport calendar which is promoted by the WA Board of DanceSport Australia.

The DanceSport WA Board is committed to working together to ensure the success of the State Championship and for the betterment of the dance community and industry in Western Australia.


2020 Winners
Winners of Open Events

Past Champions     
In pdf format  

Photo Gallery by VC Photography 
Dancesport WA Open 2020 Photos
Official Photographers

HBF Stadium Mt Claremont

Click here to view DSWA Open Syllabus in pdf format

Click below to view Syllabus pages in jpeg format: 
Page 1     Page  2     Page 3     Page 4

START TIMES:  Morning 9.00am   Evening  7.00pm

Please open Page 4 of Syllabus to view Conditions of Entry!


Entry Form

Entries close Friday 24th September 2021 (midnight WST)
LATE ENTRIES – will only be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion and if accepted a late fee of $30.00 will be incurred and payable on number collection. No late entries will be  accepted that will add additional events to the program
All competitors must be registered with DSA at time of entry. Competitors are restricted to competing in their own age/grade and Open events except where stated.

Studio Listings for WA Open Program


ATTENTION: Studio Principals.  Please check your Studio Listing above for any changes to your Studio Listing. Contact Jan Hunt Executive Officer of DSWA with the changes at  

Please note HBF Specific Conditions of Entry:

– Water bottles including disposable, thermos and plastic
– Sewing Kits: Needle, pins, safety pins and any items which are required to repair costumes, however should only be used in changerooms or restrooms
– Aerosols including hair spray, deodorant, spray tan however cannot be used inside the Auditorium, only in the changerooms
– Electronic devices such as phones and tablets 
– Cigarettes, lighters, matches and e-cigarettes, however smoking is permitted outside the building only
– Small personal snacks such as fruit, sandwiches, vegetable sticks, dips, muesli bars and lollies
– 600ml or smaller soft drink cans and soft drink bottles and electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade
– Small bottles of perfume and makeup.

– Glass Bottles of any kind including containers.
– Dangerous items such as knives including butter knives and cheese knives.
– Outside catering including:  items purchased at McDonalds,       Hungry Jacks any other fast food outlet 
– Platters or large eskies of food.
– Professional video cameras and recording equipment .These must be authorised by the Dancesport WA with Accreditation
– Cameras with detachable lenses, selfie sticks and tripods
– Oversized bags are not permitted at floor tables or in grandstand seating eg. sports bags, suitcases, suit/dress bags.  All of these items must be stored in changerooms or back of house.
– Prams and strollers 
– Alcoholic beverages 

Please note as a condition of entry may be subject to bag check upon entry into the venue. Any patron deemed to be intoxicated, disorderly or engagement in anti-social behaviour will be removed
from the  venue.

Entries close Friday 24th September 2021

Tickets & Tables on Sale on Monday 6 September 2021

Syllabus of Dances & Events

Conditions of Entry – Please read this very important information.