January is a great time to start learning how to compete if you are interested! The Worlds event ends in January and begins the new calendar year of competition. Dancers that have danced the year before likely moved up into the next division and most people are starting fresh.
Are you thinking of competing?
Now is the time to find a coach and settle on a plan for the year. You may start with only one competition, or have a plan mapped out for the year to do several! January really is the best time to get that plan together so that you have enough time to get ready for whatever it is you plan to do.
So go out, dance and have a great time!