Welcome to Flashdance Dance Championships!

A Note from the new Director of Flashdance Dance Championships: Kelli Schunn

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will be taking over the duties of director for Flashdance. My mother Marlene will slowly transition herself out and plan her retirement. I have been part of this competition since its inception in 1999 and have never missed one event.

I have made changes that will benefit all participants, studio owners, and parents and family. We have daily raffles, Overall Cash awards for top studio, Flashdance Cup Award for highest scoring solo/duo/trio and for groups, lines/ext lines. We have also hired a professional MC that makes each award session fun, exciting and rewarding for all.

Flashdance 2016 was another amazing year with incredibly talented dancers and over $110,000 in cash and prizes awarded. We want to thank the dancers, teachers, studio owners, and parents who continue to attend and support our dance competitions year after year, it is all of you that have made this possible, and we truly appreciate it and I hope that you will continue your support and join me at one of our venues for 2017.

Each year our mission is to provide a dance experience that is unique, fun, stress-free, and rewarding, where everyone who attends leaves with memories to last a lifetime.

As we approach our 19th season, we are hard at work to ensure that we continue to present a competition where dancers of all ages can display their talent in a fair, positive, and uplifting environment. We are committed to providing an atmosphere that allows the dancers to improve their stage presence and showmanship, boost their self-confidence, and expose them to new choreography keeping the creation of art alive and flourishing.

Thanks again to all the studios who participated in 2016 for making it a year to remember and I hope that you will once again be a part of the Flashdance experience in our 2017 season and support me as the new owner and director. I invite you to join me and help to create more memories as we share in the celebration that is DANCE!

Don't miss out, register early.


Kelli Schunn

Why Flashdance?

  • We are family owned and operated with over 18 years of experience hosting professional, highly organized dance competitions
  • Video adjudications at all locations
  • Special awards recipients receive a custom 4x6 framed photo of their routine. Special awards are chosen by the judges and there a minimum of 2 given out at each awards session
  • Everybody is recognized; no one goes home empty handed. Raffles for parents are held 3 times a day. There are goody bags for the Studio Directors, and every dancer receives a pin and placement ribbon for each routine
  • Early bird discounts and additional discounts if you attend more than one weekend at Flashdance
  • Most Potential Dancer chosen by the judges for our Novice, Pre-Competitive, and Competitive Divisions
  • Top Studio awarded up to $1,000.00
  • The best MC around...you won't find another dance competition with a better host than our very own MC Mike
  • One of the only competitions that Studio Directors can go home with their video adjudications as soon as they are finished, even if you're done on Saturday. DVD's will be ready for pickup at the NewStarz table right after the awards sessions.
  • Separate Overalls awarded for Musical Theatre/Song & Dance
  • We promise to run on time every weekend and because we know how important your time is, we have adjudications every 2 hours and we announce Overall winners as soon as their age division is finished
  • Over 100 Overall awards given out each weekend

2017 Locations

We are pleased to announce the dates and locations of our 2017 events:

  • March 18, 2017
    Guelph, ON
    River Run Theatre
    Flashdance University Dance Challenge
  • March 23 - 26, 2017
    Burlington, ON
    Burlington Performing Arts Centre
  • April 20 - 23, 2017
    Mississauga, ON
    Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel
  • April 27 - 30, 2017
    Gatineau, QC
    Palais des Congres
  • May 5 - 7, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, York University
  • May 12 - 14, 2017
    Toronto (Scarborough), ON
    P.C. Ho Theatre

"Don’t miss out! Remember to register early as our venues fill up quickly."

We are already getting requests for space at some of our venues.

Check our website often for any changes or additions of venues.