7 to 11
Hilton Resort and Spa
San Diego, CA
Breaking News
Beach Bash 2019
Posted by Michael Mead
1:49 PM

A huge thank you everyone who attended the 2019 Ballroom Beach Bash. Your partcipation resulted in a highly competitive but extremely fun event and our largest attendance to date, over 9,700 entries. A special thanks to our incredible team and our volunteers, Rest up and prepare your pirate gear for the 2020 Beach Bash "Nautical but Nice". Jonathan, Toni and Michael

Thank You!
Posted by Michael Mead
1:17 PM

A great big Thank You!

goes out for all the beach bashers at this years awesome Tropiloco event. And a special thanks to our amazing team, the best in the business. See you next year, our 5th Anniversary, where we will be rocking a Nautical theme.

Final Schedule of Events up!
Posted by Michael Mead
7:37 PM

Final Schedule of Events is up!

2018 Heat Lists are up!
Posted by Michael Mead
9:47 PM

2018 Heat Lists are up!

If you don't see your name and you entred before this Saturday please let us know. If you only just put your entries in you will need to wait for the Heat list to be updated before you will show up.

BBB Vendors Discounts
Posted by Michael Mead
12:51 PM

BBB Vendors Discounts

LOOk for huge discounts being offered by various BBB Vendors (10-25% off, $750 off ) valid only at the Beach Bash. Check your gift bag, pick up a discount offer flyer from comp registration, or visit the Vendors in the Pavilion for details.

Heat Lists Coming beginning of next week
Posted by Michael Mead
5:46 PM
Heat Lists Coming beginning of next week- so get your final entries in before next Monday April 9th!!  (because the comp starts Tuesday :)
Early Bird Rebate deadline coming up - March 1st
Posted by Michael Mead
10:55 AM

Early Bird Rebate deadline has now passed

2018 Early Bird Rebate deadline March 1st, has now expired, onwards to the comp!


Close Hotels List
Posted by Michael Mead
9:19 PM

Hotels near the Hilton

Click here for link to our list of choice Hotels close to the Hilton.


Extra day added for 2017!!!
Posted by Michael Mead
4:08 PM

Extra Day Added!!! Comp starts Tuesday evening April 4th, and in 2017 you get Free tickets for the sessions you dance in!!!


The Beach Bash will start Tuesday evening in 2017 with the Club Nite danced outside on a larger floor by the pool and bar under the stars. Wednesday is Rhythm, Thursday is Smooth, Friday is Int'l Ballroom and Saturday is Int'l Latin day.

Thank you!!!
Posted by Michael Mead
12:00 PM

Jonathan, Michael and Toni would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU!! to all the amazing people who were part of the 2016 Ballroom Beach Bash.
We're in awe of and incredibly grateful to our cruise directors, staff , volunteers and officials , party suite managers (if they're still alive) and mostly to our wonderful dance friends and family (made up of all the teachers, students and competitors) who completely embraced the spirit of the Bash and just dove in the deep end with us in all of our fun and games.
Thanks for bashing with us and can't wait to do it again in 2017!!

Hotel sold out, see list of alternative hotels clo
Posted by Michael Mead
9:22 AM

Hilton hotel is now sold out, see list of 9 hotels within minutes of the Hilton with distances, addresses, phone numbers and rates on the hotel info page of our web site.


More Rooms Added!
Posted by Michael Mead
4:18 PM

More Rooms added for all days, get them while you can :)

Hotel Room Booking
Posted by Michael Mead
6:12 PM

NewsFlash: There are still upgraded rooms available in the Beach Bash block for Weds night but the Standard $199 rooms are sold out, we will ask for more.

There are still rooms available inside the Beach Bash block for Thur, Fri, Sat.

61+ Closed Multi Dance Championships added
Posted by Michael Mead
12:08 PM

Adult Pro-Am 61+ Closed Multi Dance Championships added

Responding to popular demand (and in anticipation of Michael's upcoming birthday and future plans to turn Amateur inching him closer to eligibility in this division), we have added Closed Bronze and Closed Silver unisex Multidance Championships in all 4 styles to this years roster of events. Enjoy!

2016 Packages - Form H correction
Posted by Michael Mead
4:56 PM


Dear Beach Bashers,

Please note on early versions of Form H the P1A, P1B and P1C package pricing on the top line are the correct prices, not the prices in the lower left box.

 The forms currently up on the Web site are up to date and have the correct prices in both places.
I would apologize personally for the oversight but since I feel Jonathan should have caught my error please feel free to direct any angst created by the confusion in his direction :)
Thank you!
Thank You!
Posted by Michael Mead
12:45 PM

Thank you!

We had such a fantastic time with all of our dancing friends and family. From all the wonderful teachers and students, kids, amateurs and pros that danced, through to our incredibly hard working judges, staff and volunteers. 

During the first Bash we have laughed hard, been inspired by great dancing and partied every night till the sun came up. 
It's time now to reflect on the amazing time we had with you all, revel in the new friendships made and be grateful for the guidance, experience and dedication of our amazing BBB team!

Thank you to everyone who took part, your energy and enthusiasm made our inaugural year spectacular. We're so excited by your overwhelmingly positive response to our first Bash and we can't wait to party with you all again, hopefully somewhere soon, but definitely at the 2016 Ballroom Beach Bash!

Michael, Toni and Jonathan

2015 results
Posted by Toni, Michael and Jonathan
2:14 AM

The 2015 results are in! Check out our RESULTS section to see how your favorite dancers placed. Browse by category or search by competitor name. Competitors, you can also view your scores from each of the judges. Hint: Hover your mouse over any judge's initials to see their full name and photo.

Ballroom Beach Bash Early Bird Bonus Now Closed
Posted by Michael Mead
11:22 AM

Ballroom Beach Bash Early Bird Bonus Now Closed

Congratulations to those of you who got your entries with payments in (postmarked) before the Early Bird Bonus deadline on March 1st, your bonus money check will be waiting for you at the comp registration desk.

For those of you who didn't manage to make the deadline, we commiserate with you and warmly thank you. Please know that your bonus money is being looked after well and seems quite happy staying in its new home with us (and we will be keeping  the yacht!).

Hotel Rooms going fast

On a related note we have already used up 74%  of our current total rooming block, so if you have not booked your room yet please, please, do so asap.

So book your rooms while you still can. On the www.BallroomBeachBash.com, event info page or directly with the hotel at 1-877-313-6645.

New Beachbashbackside.com Blog posts

New blogs on Kinkeda Klash,

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Competition Organizing 103 - Effective Team Management Communication

Pro-Am Open Sch and Champ now 5 (or 4 for Smooth)
Posted by Michael Mead
5:03 PM

Pro-Am Open Scholarship and Championship events now back to customary 5 (or 4 for Smooth) dances.

You may have noticed on Form B the Pro-Am Open Scholarship and Championship were listed as being only 3 dances. We traced the source of this error to Jonathan who must have snuck in and changed the form when my back was turned.

Apparently the prize money was so good (more than he had won at any event when he was a Pro) he misguidedly planned to enter the events himself but realizing that he would never last all 5 (or 4) dances, unlike the superb Pro-Am athletes of today, he switched it to 3.

Nice try Jonathan!

New! Pro-Am Senior Open 61+ Sch and Champ added
Posted by Michael Mead
12:52 PM

Pro-Am Adult Senior Open 61+ Scholarship and Championships added to Form B - download the new form B here

Amateur Masters (51+) events added!!
Posted by Michael Mead
12:17 PM

Amateur International Ballroom and Latin Masters (51+) events added - See Form Fa

Posted by Michael Mead
4:41 PM

Top Teacher - As a boost to help put the top prizes firmly within your reach, we lowered the bar for you (because it's harder to jump on sand). We reduced the first and second place required number of entries for the bonus (down from 325 and 150) and balanced it out through bumping up the bonus lower level entries requirement slightly.

Also Great News for Top Teacher contestants. Louis Bar and David Alvarez will not be able to make it to the comp this year, see organizers sad face :(( so contestants take your shot while the sand is hot!! :)

Scholarships - Smooth scholarship single dance entry requirement is actually 4 dances not 5. A revised and clarified entry form B is available on the web site.

BeachBashBackside.com - behind the scenes exposed!
Posted by Michael Mead
11:36 PM

Check out our Blog site, BeachBashBackside.com, where we expose exactly what goes on behind the scenes at the Ballroom Beach Bash! New post up now!


Entry Forms
Posted by Michael Mead
11:34 PM

Entry Forms are up now! CLICK HERE to view them...

Save the Dates!
Posted by Michael Mead
11:35 PM

Jonathan Roberts, Michael Mead and Toni Redpath proudly bring you the San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash, April 9-11, 2015 at the Hilton Resort & Spa in San Diego.