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Professional Smooth at Desert Classic

Report by Wendy Johnson
Photos by Park West

It was a pleasure to judge Desert Classic Dancesport as it is a friendly, well organized event in a great hotel in Palm Springs. I have lived in New York for a year now and absolutely love it, but it was great to catch up with my West Coast family and friends.

Desert Classic Open Professional Rhythm

Report by Bill Sparks
Photos by Park West

Peter and Alexandra Perzhu's  presence on the floor generated energy, feeling, and musicality.  Peter conveyed conviction and belief in showing who he is and how he wants to express his feelings, but I felt he did not exploit this to his maximum as I see there were a few times I felt him dancing just for himself, which makes him look a little quiet.

Desert Classic on the Move!

Report by Keith Todd
Photos by Park West

This year, but for one year only, Desert Classic relocated from the JW Marriott in Palm Desert to the Renaissance, Indian Wells – a short distance away. 

Manhattan Open Pro-Am Scholarships

Report by Keith Todd
Action photos by Park West


The Northcoast Ballroom Championships Rock Cleveland

By Donna Edelstein
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

Carlos and Marielle Pabon organize a growing competition at the Mariott Cleveland only blocks away from The Horseshoe Casino, the destination of East 4th Street, and the nightlife of the Lake Erie waterfront and the incredible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Great B’Day for me!
Twin Cities Open

Report by Didio Barrera
Action photos by Karin Lynn Photography

This year I was asked to attend the Twin Cities Open and after saying yes I realized that for one more year I would celebrate my birthday at a Dance Competition.


By Susan Silva

A Column To Help Dancers Journey In Life

You might be saying to yourself, what does the title of this article, “A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand” have to do with Ballroom Dancing?

Professional Rhythm Manhattan Dancesport

Report by Danny Villavicencio
Photos by Park West

So, once again Gary & Diana McDonald outdid themselves. This year’s Manhattan Dancesport Championships was one of the most exciting and smoothly run events that I have had the pleasure to attend, not to mention one of the most contested Dancesport competitions of the year.

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