Nearly 500 couples are expected to vie for gold, silver and bronze medals at Brigham Young University's DanceSport Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom on the BYU campus.

Friday's competition rounds begin at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday rounds start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Each night a special showcase will be danced by the current U.S. Pro Theater Arts champions Robert and Jennifer Foster, who are also the U.S. finalists in the American Rhythm category.Tickets to the event, formerly called the Medals Ball, are available at the Dance Ticket Office in Room 165 of the Richards Building or by calling 1-801-378-5389. Prices range from $5 to $10 for one night or $8 to $18 for two nights. General admission tickets will also be available at the door. One ticket allows a full-day attendance.