Amateur Dancers

Join us for Dancing With The King

An exciting dance weekend in Tupelo, Mississippi! 

This March, the fun place to be is Tupelo, Mississippi with a weekend that has something for every dance enthusiast. Dancing With The King includes:


Dancing With The King weekend packages include signature dance parties designed to provide lots of opportunity for social dancing and fun – a great place to practice and enjoy your dance skills!


Join Jim & Jenell Maranto who will be judging the competition, providing workshops and teaching private lessons.


Jim & Jenell Maranto will be providing valuable instruction in workshops that are included in your weekend package.

The specifics of the schedule will be announced in the future. Make sure to sign up for email updates to get the latest information.


Solo Routine or Show Dance Competition 

The Solo Routine or Show Dance Competition is a key feature of Dancing With The King. A Solo Routine simply means that you and/or you and your partner are the only ones on the dance floor during your performance. Whether you are a competitor or a spectator, this is sure to be lots of fun. Competitors need to select their favorite Elvis tune and create a dance routine to that music (you can choose a remix as long as Elvis is doing the singing). Your entire routine must be three minutes or less including entering and exiting the dance floor (most routines are 2 minutes to 2 minutes 30 seconds long).

You may select to dance with your teacher (Pro-Am), your amateur partner (Amateur Couple) or enter one or more routines with each one.

Groups are also welcome to prepare a routine for the competition.

Dance Scholarships will be awarded to the judges’ top picks in the Pro-Am and Amateur Couple divisions and their favorites will be asked to perform again for the evening gala.

Saturday Evening Gala

Saturday evening is time to relax and enjoy! The dinner gala features lots of opportunities for social dancing. The centerpiece is our professional couple solo routine competition. Watch as professional dancers take to the floor to compete for cash prizes with their very best moves set to Elvis’ music. You’ll even get to vote for your favorite couple as we determine who will be awarded the People’s Choice Award.

Ballroom Dance Competition

Sunday we’ll be hosting a traditional ballroom dance competition. You and your partner can select the dance styles and levels that best fit your ability. You may even enter with more than one partner.

There will be both pro-am and amateur couple divisions, so be sure to plan to compete with both your amateur partner and your teacher.

Scholarships Available!!

Dancing With The King is all about making dancing accessible to everyone so there are scholarships available. Scholarship recipients will receive the Platinum Package for the weekend and one solo routine competition entry.

It is the vision of Dancing With The King that each participate will explore Elvis’ music and celebrate his music through dance. It is strongly encouraged that each scholarship recipient prepares and performs a solo routine for the event.

To apply for a scholarship, simply complete the Scholarship Application and email it to

The Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club Scholarship Committee will award scholarships and will notify the winners.

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