Cancellation of Diamond Jubilee Championship 2020

Hi everyone,

It is with great sadness that we find it necessary to cancel the 2o20 CIDA Diamond Jubilee Dancesport/Pro-Am Championship which was to be conducted Sunday 4th October in the Crown Promenade Hotel.

With government restrictions in multiple areas, as well as the lack of time for teachers and competitors to prepare after returning to their dance schools, this makes it almost impossible to conduct a major dance event the way we always have.

We hope to see you soon at any of our events that we are able to hold.

We’ll announce any events as soon as possible

As soon as things get better and we are more normal in our activities, we will look to announce the date of a CIDA event! So do keep in touch with us in various ways:

Should you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Stay safe, take care and be kind!

Best regards,

Don McRobert and the CIDA Team

Cancellation of Crown 2020

It is with great and sincere reluctance that we are placed in the unenviable position where we must now cancel the 2020 Crown International Dance Championship.

With the Commonwealth government directive on Friday, 13 March, for gatherings of 500 people to be cancelled, and the uncertainty with theVictorian state government’s, all due to the Covid 19 virus, this has left us no option but to cancel the event. The government announcement has also resulted in multiple cancellations of entries from schools and competitors over the past week.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this will cause, especially for all of you who have booked your flights and accommodation. We’ve put our hearts into planning this event as we do every year, and we thank sincerely everyone for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you at Crown 2021.

The 2020 Diamond Jubilee Dancesport/Pro-Am competition will run as scheduled on 4th October. The Diamond Jubilee Theatrical competition will also run as scheduled but this year to be extended to a full day event with a program including solos, duos, etc.

Should you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Accommodation - Crown 2020

Special Accommodation Rates for Crown 2020

Get special accommodation rates at all three Crown Hotels in Melbourne, Australia!

Want to beat the traffic and stay right where all the dance action is happening? We’ve helped you to arrange special accommodation rates with Crown Melbourne!

Crown Melbourne is offering an accommodation discount of 10% for all competitors, guests and friends of the Crown International Dance & Dancesport Championship 2020. The accommodation discount valid for all three hotels:

  • Crown Towers Melbourne
  • Crown Metropol Melbourne
  • Crown Promenade Melbourne

Here’s how to book online and get your discount

You will have to go to the Crown Hotels website and quote “event10” in the promotional code eld to receive 10% discount off the Rate of the Day.

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Check Rates” located top right corner
  3. Choose destination
  4. Choose hotel
  5. Enter check in and check out dates, number of rooms and number of adults
  6. Click “Check Rates”
  7. Click “Add Code”
  8. Select “Rate Access/Corporate Code” from the drop down options
  9. Type “event10” in the blank eld below and select “Add”
  10. Select “Book” on your preferred room type and complete your booking details

Click here to download the full details on how to book

Photos by Kathy Watson

Crown 2019 Professional Photos

Kathy Watson, one of our photography partners, has taken amazing professional photos of everyone at Crown 2019. They are now available online for viewing and purchase!

To view and purchase the professional photos taken at the CIDA Championships held at Crown on 14-15 April 2019, please copy and paste into your browser >


Sunday’s Event – 14 April 2019

Gallery Date & Album: 14/04/19

Username: 14.04.19

Password: CIDA1404


Monday’s Event – 15 April 2019

Gallery Date & Album: 15/04/19

Username: 15.04.19

Password: CIDA1504

These discounted prices will apply until  Tuesday 23 April all photograph orders placed by this time will be sent by Tuesday 07 May 2019.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Kathy or call her on 0409 138 437 .

Diamond Jubilee 2018 Update

By request, we are expanding the Diamond Jubilee program. There are new syllabus additions for those attending the Diamond Jubilee Dance and Dancesport Championship 2018. We have also booked a 2nd venue in the Crown Promenade Hotel.

The Promenade Room – Level 1

Dance Styles: Dancesport – Standard Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue
Doors open at 10.00am
Start Time: 11.00am

  • Featuring events for Recreation/Medallist, Dancesport Grades and Pro-Am Teacher Student

The Conference Hall – Level  2

Dance Styles:Theatre Dance and Street Dance
Doors open at 7.30am
Start Time: 8.00am

  • Featuring events for Solos and Troupes

Syllabus Additions to Date

Dancesport Styles

Recreational – Sub Juvenile

  • Boy/Girl – Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Evening 3 Step
  • Couple – Waltz/Quickstep, Samba/Cha Cha Cha, Evening 3 Step/Merrilyn

Recreational – Juvenile

  • Boy/Girl -Quickstep, Jive, Gypsy Tap
  • Couple – Waltz/Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha/Jive, Merrilyn/Gypsy Tap

Recreational – Junior

  • Boy/Girl -Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Merrilyn
  • Couple -Waltz/Quickstep, Samba/Cha Cha Cha, Merrilyn/Tangoette

Theatre Dance and Street Dance Styles

Solos in all age groups

  • Jazz
  • Tap Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Classical
  • Modern Expressive



Photos by Kathy Watson

Get Your Crown 2018 Professional Photos

Kathy Watson, one of our photography partners, has taken amazing professional photos of everyone at Crown 2018. They are now available online for viewing and purchase!

To view and purchase the professional photos taken at the CIDA Championships held at Crown on 14-16 April, please copy and paste into your browser >


Gallery Date and Album: 14/04/18

Username: 14.04.18

Password: CC1404


Gallery Date and Album: 15/04/18

Username: 15.04.18

Password: CC1504


Gallery Date and Album: 16/04/18

Username: 16.04.18

Password: CC1604


These discounted prices will apply until Sunday 29 April, all photograph orders placed by this time will be sent by Sunday 06 May.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Kathy or call her on 0409 138 437 .

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 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