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4th Annual Sunflower Dance Festival

July 7 - 9, 2017

ACDA National Qualifing Event


You Have Found the Home Of the Biggest Dance Competition in Kansas, the Sunflower Dance Festival.
Director Christina Thornton, is so excited about this new event offering Amazing Competition, Tantalizing Workshops, Fabulous Show and Lots of Social Dancing in genres including Country, Ballroom, Latin and Swing.This is an event made just for you the competitor / social dancer / lover of dance.  There will be something for everyone.  Mark your calendar and save the date you won’t want to miss this historical event!!!

The Sunflower Dance Festival’s goal is to bring all genres of dance together in one competition.  It is a qualified American Country Dance Association Dance Event.  This will be an exciting country dance competition offering Pro-Am, Pro-Pro, Couples, Teams & Line Dance. In addition we are offering an unsanctioned Ballroom Competition in American and International.  This competition will be on Friday, July 8 beginning that morning and will be held in the main ballroom with a full size dance floor. This will be a great practice opportunity for the upcoming Heart of America Dancesport Championships or for that new student to gain some competition experience and confidence.  On Friday evening there will also be a hot Swing / Latin / Hustle competition. Pro-Am and Couples divisions will be offered.  For more information click the designated links.


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Fast Dance

Through the National FastDance Association, this multi-day
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Last Updated 07/1/16

Competitor List 2017 !

WorkShop Schedule TBA

The event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport Executive Conference Center.  There will be many workshops in Country, Ballroom, Latin and Swing to help you sharpen up those dance moves or try them out for the first time.  Workshops will be offered for all dance levels.  Or if you’re just a lover of dance and would like to see some of the dances that are on Dancing with the Stars in real life, the spectator pass is for you.

The Sunflower Dance Festival is bringing in MANY top instructors from all over the United Sates.

Special Guests include the links below:

Monty & Kristen Ham

Shane & Keri

Cut off times for registration for our "Ballroom" entries will be at 5 p.m. the Monday before the event, "country competitions" entries will be at 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the event, swing registrations will be accepted after this date until Friday at 6 p.m.

Sunflower Dance Festival’s one goal is to ensure that each and every participant - competitors, spectators, students & instructors - enjoy a well-executed quality event. But most of all, we'll show you a GREAT time! When you come to the Sunflower Dance Festival, we guarantee that we will put the FUN in country dancing!

We will be offering a weekend full of hot country dance competition (Pro-Am, Couples, Teams & Line Dancing), dance workshops, plenty of chances for open dancing, professional exhibitions and fun & games for all.

So, take a look around and see what we have to offer. And make your plans now to visit us in July - you won't regret it!

- Christina Thornton,
Event Director, Sun Flower Dance Fest



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