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US Open To The World Pro/Am Rhythm Scholarship Championships 2021

There were over 12,000 entries at this year’s USDC, most of them in the pro-am divisions. We begin our look at the Open to the World Pro-Am Scholarships with the Rhythm category.

  • Report by: Didio Barrera
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder Photography

Open Professional Rhythm from The DBDC 2021

The DBDC - Wow! What a privilege it was to participate and adjudicate this incredible event.

  • Report by: Sasha Nissengolts
  • Photos by: Ryan Kenner Photography

Open Professional Latin from Embassy Ballroom Championships 2021

It was finally here! After almost 20 months of waiting. And waiting. And wait-ing!

  • Report by: Donnie Burns MBE
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder Photography

World Professional Smooth Championship 2021

This year's World Smooth Championship began with a quarter-final round.

  • Report by: Michael Mead
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder Photography

Open Professional Latin from Empire Dance Championships 2021

Let me begin by congratulating Giampiero Giannico, Vibeke Toft and Allan Tornsberg on the absolutely fantastic event that Empire Dance Championship was.

  • Report by: Izabella Lewandowski
  • Photos by: Ryan Kenner Photography

Open Professional Rhythm from Empire Dance Classic

I want to thank Allan Tornsberg, Vibeke Toft, Giampiero Giannico and Katharina Giannico for inviting me to write these comments for the Open Professional Rhythm.

  • Report by: Jose DeCamps
  • Photos by: Ryan Kenner Photography

Past Champions Parade - USDC 2021 (updated)

This is the 50th Anniversary of the US Dance Championships and as part of the celebration, we are being presented with many of the past champions. Here are the photos of these past champions on parade.

Saturday night it was the turn of the Latin and Ballroom past champions

Latin Past Champions

Quite a few of our past champions were here.

Ballroom Past Champions

Not too many of our past champions were in attendance.

Friday night we met the past champions in the the Theatre Arts, Smooth and Rhythm

American Rhythm

As with the Smooth, the Rhythm began in 1984 when the American Styles were split into 2 events.

American Smooth

The American Smooth division began in 1984.  Before that the American Style had been a combined event.

Theatre Arts

Champions going back to 1971

Last night we were introduced to some of the Pro-Am Champions, Pro Showdance Champions and Pro 9 and 10 Dance Champions.

Past Pro-Am Champions

All these were present last night.  If you look closely, you'll notice several of the adjudicating panel were once pro-am champions!

Past US Professional 9 and 10 Dance Champions

US 10-Dance Champions

US 9-Dance Champions

Past Professional Showdance Champions

The Showdance divisions began in 2006

Bob Medeiros Memorial Latin Medal 2021 – DBDC 2021

2021 brought new excitement to downtown Boston, where we were all happy to return to the DBDC event hosted by Chris Johnston and Didio Barrera.

  • Report by: Darina Jeleva
  • Photos by: Ryan Kenner Photography
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