Crown 2018 Updates – Entries, Recreational Events & Parking

Crown 2018 is shaping up! Thank you to everyone who has entered; you’re helping us to ensure another wonderful experience in Australia’s magnificent “Crown”. So far, we have entries from all over Australia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and New Zealand.

We hope that you plan to soak in and enjoy the wonderful ambience of Crown Hotel Centre and Casino and all it has to offer, in addition to the amazing dancing that you will be seeing across the 3 days of Crown 2018.

We have just a couple of updates for you so please do take note:

  1. Send your entries as soon as possible
    • Your entry helps us to create a running order in an easier manner and enables us to give it to you faster
  2. If you are keen on front row seats, please book soon as they do run out
  3. Some further clarification regarding recreational events in regard to partnering recreational dancers
    • After a discussion with DSA regarding current rules, and as a result of questions raised by some studios in regard to partnering, it was agreed that as Crown information was distributed prior to the new rules, we should still allow partners of recreational competitors dancing in recreational “individual” events to be partnered  by any registered amateur competitor, providing they have never coached or taught the person concerned.

    • If there is any difficulty entering through p 5000 then do so by sending an email entry to
  4. Parking at Crown
    • Locals need to check out car parking now  as there are some that you can book in advance. Some are quite economical, others can be a bit expensive. Here are some options for you:

If there is anything else we can do to help make your Crown experience easier, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Crown 2018 – Updates

Are you ready for Crown 2018? Once again, this three-day dance extravaganza (also one of Australia’s biggest dance competitions) will be held over three consecutive days from 14 to 16 April 2018 at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The Crown International Dance Festival is organised by Don McRobert JP and Lorraine Perkins together with their amazing team of helpers and volunteers. Bringing hundreds of dancers, participants, adjudicators and audience members from all around the world, Crown 2018 is definitely where you want to be to watch the best of dancing in one of the best venues in Australia.

  • If you are a dancer, troupe, teacher and/or professional and wish to compete at Crown, all details are located in our Competitor Information section.
  • If you would like to watch and be a part of this amazing event, all details are available in our Tickets section.
  • If you would like to amplify the reach of your brand/service to a fun-loving, enthusiastic dance audience, please have a look at the options in our Advertising section.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can help you! Media accreditation is available as well so do let us know if you require that.

Crown 2016 – First Round Times

Please do note that all these starting times for Crown 2016 are approximate and are meant to help to guide you. Please contact us or ask the officials on the day of your competition should you have any questions.

First Round Times for Saturday – 16th April
Venue: The Promenade Room, Level 1, the Conference Centre, Crown Complex
Theatrical & Street Troupes Event 1 – 9.00am
Theatrical & Street Solos Event 10 – 10.15am
Theatrical & Street Troupes Event 1 – 12.40pm
All Medalists – 2.00pm

First Round Times for Sunday – 17th April
Please click here to download First Round Times for DanceSport:
Crown 2016 – 1st Round Times – Sunday DanceSport

Theatrical & Street Troupes Event 1 – 9.00am
Theatrical & Street Solos & Duos – 12.20pm
Theatrical & Street Troupes Event 75 – 6.15pm

First Round Times for Monday – 18th April
Doors open 9am
Events start at 9.30am

Crown 2015 Starting Times – Saturday & Sunday

Please do note that all these starting times for Crown 2015 are approximate and are meant to help to guide you. Please contact us or ask the officials on the day of your competition should you have any questions.

Crown 2015 Saturday Times
Venue: The Promenade Room, Level 1, the Conference Centre, Crown Complex
Theatrical – 9.00am
Medalist – 1.00pm

Crown 2015 Professional Times for Sunday
Latin – 7:45pm
New Vogue – 7:00pm
Standard – 10:00pm

Crown 2015 Theatrical Times for Sunday
Doors open 8am
Under 10 & 13 troupes – 9.00am
Solo, duo/trios – 11.30am
Under 16 and 16 & over troupes – 5.40pm

Diamond Jubilee 2014: Thank you!

To everyone who took part, everyone who just looked and everyone who worked: a huge thank you to all of you who helped to create a wonderful show!

We know all of you enjoyed it. After all, how could you not in that palace of a ballroom? Just wait till next time when renovations are completed.

There were lots of kids early in the day, showing that dance has a great future for both young and old. And don’t you love iBare Giftware and Sriani Total Dance?

We were also happy to see that bar being well patronised after the event.

We are very glad that all of you were able to make it. Thanks heaps and see you next time!

Don McRobert & the CIDA team

Crown 2015 Dates Confirmed!

The Crown 2015 dates are now confirmed!!!

Mark your calendars for 18th, 19th and 20th April 2015!

Theatrical, Recreational & Medallist – Saturday, 18th April 2015
DanceSport and Theatrical & Street Dance – Sunday, 19th April 2015
Pro-Am – Monday, 20th April 2015

There will be:
– “International” and D.S.A. National Dancesport Championship
– “Grades and Recreational events”
– “International” Australian Theatre Dance and Street /Hip Hop Championship
– “International” Pro- Am and Teacher or Coach with Student, Championship
– Events for non registered competitors -school teams – medal levels- solos -couples- Salsa- Argentine Tango etc.
– Selections for World Championships in some styles

Remind your friends and fellow competitors! The syllabus will be coming soon.


As with every year, the Crown International Dance Festival will be held at the Crown Palladium, Australia’s best and most celebrated venue, with all the glitz and glamour you look forward to every year.

Don’t forget to dress to impress at the ONE dance event you can’t afford to miss in 2015!

Yes I am a Dance Teacher but I am more than that!

As a dance teacher, it is more than just dance teaching that you do. You are holding a job position whereby you are reliable for your students, yourself and all your actions. If you always learn to be 100% reliable, then you will always be employable in the dance world and everywhere else.

We highly recommend this read of Yes I Am A Dance Teacher, But I Am More Than That. Feel free to let us know what you think!

For a better, credible DanceSport Australia

Do you want Freedom to Dance where and when you want? Everyone deserves a better, credible DanceSport Australia that gives you the freedom to dance.

Be it the choice of dance teacher, dance school, medal tests, accreditation, examinations or competition, you deserve the freedom to choose when it comes to your dancing.

Please click here to download a special notice from Mr Don McRobert on a better, credible DanceSport Australia.