CANCELLED 30th Annual Desert Challenge April 24th and 25th 2019

2021 Scheduled April 23 and 24 -

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform all of you of our decision to cancel Desert Challenge this year. This decision was not made easily, but we do think it is the right one. With the NFL Draft being scheduled for the same weekend here in Las Vegas, and the possibility of up to 600,000 people traveling to Las Vegas for it, we feel the increased hotel and flight prices, as well as the expected room shortage will be too much for our event to bear. While we love this event and seeing all of you each year, with the increased costs we are looking at far too much debt to cover. Also, with the emerging information on COVID 19 - this seems like a safe choice as well.

Please realize that we are only canceling this year, and we will be back for 2021! The dates for next year are April 23 and 24, 2021! We hope to see all of you then, please put us on your calendar for 2021!

The 2021 competition will be held on April 23rd and 24th on the UNLV campus in the North Gym of the McDermott Physical Education building. Join us for the American and International style individual events, multi-events, Formation event and Team Matches!

Below will be the links for the 2021 entrys. Please note that we are using electronic survey for all forms. Once you complete them, send us a check for the entry fees with a list of the competitors that are covered by that check. You can still download the financial form and mail this in the the checks if that is helpful.

Check back January 2021 for Entry Forms and a List of Officials


Scrutineer: TBD
Chairman of Judges: TBD
Judges: TBD
              Peter Krajewski
              John Nielsen
              Anne Montserrat-Poloyapoy


For the Formation Teams and Theater Art couples: your music must be submitted on either CD or Flash Drive.


We will continue to allow competitors to enter two consecutive levels in the syllabus events only! Multi-dance events are still limited to only one level. Also, open work will be allowed at the Gold Syllabus level.

The Theater Arts has been renamed Cabaret.

T-shirts are available by pre-order only!


Spectator tickets may be purchased at the door. Friday Night: $5.00 Saturday All Day and Evening: $10.00


Volunteers are needed for Friday and Saturday. There are a variety of jobs that need to be filled. If you would like to work a two hour shift, you will receive an admission ticket for that day. Please email us at if you are interested