Jack Johnson & Joanne de Jager, the organisers of the Perth Ballroom Challenge, are both themselves Professional Latin-American dancers. Both have been fortunate enough the compete in fabulous Ballroom Dancing competitions around the globe and it was their goal to bring the richness of those experiences back to their home town of Perth, Western Australia.
It was out of this idea that the Perth Ballroom Challenge was born. They set about the create an event that focussed around three core ideals: to create a environment for competitors best conducive of quality dancing, to produce an entertaining experience for audiences and to provide an attractive commercial product for Ballroom Dancing related businesses.
The first Perth Ballroom Challenge was held in November, 2017. An absolute unknown quantity for the organisers as well as the local Ballroom Dancing community, the event was a great success and has grown in size and stature year-upon-year. The organisers have are extremely proud to have gotten the event to the stage where it is able to attract Interstate and Overseas competitors and adjudicators as well as selling out the venue capacity of the 2020 event.
The organisers have high hopes for their event in the future, they strongly believe in the attraction of Ballroom Dancing competitions to both the general public and sponsors and envisage an event able to put Perth on the map of great Ballroom Dancing competitions across the globe.