Your Event Directors are counting the days until we see YOU in Wichita!
JULY 7-9, 2017
Dancer Friendly

Whether you are a competitor, social dancer, or simply joining us to be dazzled by some of the best dancers in the country, we have the venue for you! With 1400+ square feet of dance floor ... we also can promise LOTS of open dancing for everyone! The ballroom & practice areas are smoke-free, with designated smoking areas located nearby.

If you’re coming to the Sunflower Dance Festival, then get ready to learn some great new dances and moves! We are inviting some of the top instructors in the region! These talented dancers will provide you with workshops in line dancing, couples dancing (all levels) and more! These classes will take place on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! What's even better ... it is all included at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE with your purchase of a weekend pass!
Practice Rooms
If you are competing or just want to practice that new turn you learned during a dance class, workshop rooms will be available for use, at various, times throughout the weekend.



You Have Found the Home Of the Biggest Dance Competition in Kansas, the Sunflower Dance Festival.

Directors Christy Thornton and Lynn Thornton are excited about what this event is bringing to the Wichita, Kansas area. We plan not only offer amazing competition, fun Workshops, and a fantastic Saturday night show, but we guarantee there will be a lot of social dancing as well! So ... mark your calendar now and "Save the Date"!

Both Christy and Lynn believe that dance is essential to a healthy society, demonstrating the infinite possibilities for human expression and potential, and facilitating communication within and across cultures. With this concept in mind, The Sunflower Dance Festival is a venue to bring all genres of dance together for one fantastic weekend.

We will offer an exciting, ACDA fully sanctioned, country dance competition including Pro-Am, Pro-Pro, Couples, Teams & Line Dance. In addition, there will be an unsanctioned Ballroom Competition in both American and International. The ballroom competition will be held on Friday, July 7th. It will be held in the main ballroom, on a full size dance floor, beginning that morning. This will be an AWESOME 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, we invite EVERYONE to join us for our Pizza Social and Dance Party! There will be plenty of open dancing to a variety of music. Jack and Jill 2-Step & Swing, AND the all NEW TEAM MATCH will also be offered ... don't miss out on the fun!

American Country Dance Association
The American Country Western Dance Association was founded in 2003 and continually strives to provide the very best in competition dancing.
National FastDance Association
National FastDance Assoc
We are the largest dance organization in America. We are an organization that is of dancers, by dancers and for dancers.


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Sunflower Dance Festival
P.O. Box 547
Joplin, MO 64802

   Christy Thornton: (316) 655-9923
   Lynn Thornton: (417) 437-2855
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