August 3-5, 2018

Become a volunteer at  Tampa Bay Classic 2018 by reading the instructions and filling out the form below.

2018 Volunteer Information and Process

Thank you for your interest in being part of our staff this year. We truly appreciate our volunteers and want this to be a win-win for both you and for us. Please read the information below to understand the process before you register. It should answer most of your questions.

Volunteer Process

  1. Complete the volunteer registration form on our website. It will open for registration May 1st. (Save the link that appears after submitting it, to update your information in case there is a change you need to make.)
  2. Priority to job/hour preferences are given to those who register early, as opposed to those who register closer to the event. Those who register closer to the event, your assignments will be filling in gaps in the schedule.
  3. We will be scheduling volunteers to work from Thursday thru Sunday.
  4. The volunteer registration on the website will close on July 1st.
  5. We will contacat you the first week in July to confirm that you stll want to be a volunteer
  6. The 1st draft of the schedule will be sent to you around July 15th. You will be required to confirm your schedule or give us your requests for adjustments.
  7. The 2nd draft of the schedule will be sent to you by July 29th.


  1. The ticket is valued at $139.
  2. If you volunteer to work the special security shift from Midnight - 2:00 am on Friday, and/or Saturday, you work 2 hours, but receive credit for 4 hours.

Type of Volunteer Work and Descriptions

  • Setup - We set up on Thursday from 10 AM until Friday 3:00 PM.
  • Registration - Registration is where we process attendees and point of sales (purchases at the event). We need people who can make everyone feel welcome, are comfortable using a computer, organized, will adhere to procedures and answer questions - with a great smile! You will be working with Kevin Rafter.
  • Security - Includes Door Security to make sure people have the proper wristband for admission into the ballroom or workshops. Ushers are volunteers who assist people inside the ballroom. Alert, attentive, friendly, and safety minded people do well in this area. You will be working with Vivian Gluckman-Weiss.
  • Packing - We pack up on Sunday after Awards. The time frame is about 3 - 4 hours (7:00 - 10:30 PM approximately). If packing is done early, you still get full credit for your hours. You will be working with Vivian Glucksman-Weiss.
  • Floor Sweepers - We need people who will sweep (quickly) the dance floor of costume debris for the Routine divisions. This is done in between each performance. You will be working with Vivian Glucksman-Weiss.
  • Event Runner - Scheduling may be “on call”. Are you available Thursday & Friday, have a good understanding of the area with reliable transportation is key and be able to handle multiple assignments? This job is for YOU!

Concluding Thoughts

Now that you have the information to be a Tampa Bay Classic volunteer, you can click on the link and register to be on staff. We will try to accommodate your request. We do take into consideration if you are competing, if you would like to take a workshop, or if you want to watch a competition.

The more options you give us provides us the ability to schedule enough hours for you to be a volunteer and should result in a better schedule for you.

We look forward to working with you.


Ruth Farmer