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World Pro Smooth Championship 2014

Report by Robert Long
Action Photos by Park West

The 2014 World Professional Smooth Championships held at the Embassy Ball on Sunday, August 31st proved to be an exciting and highly contested event. This weekend we crowned a World Champion.

Open Professional Smooth Cincinnati Dancesport

Report by Amanda Reyzin
Photos by Alliance Consulting

Firstly, I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to adjudicate this year’s Cincinnati Ballroom Classic and to Dance Beat for allowing me to share my thoughts on the Open Professional Smooth final!

Three letters – IGB

Report by Didio Barrera
Photos by Park West

“International Grand Ball” says it all!  A competition that has been running for nearly 50 years and to this day it continues to make a stand among the over 100 events the US national competition calendar has on the books.

World Championships and World Class Dancing!
Embassy Ball 2014

Report by Keith Todd
Photos by Park West

There is little doubt that the Embassy Ball ranks highly in the USA as a competition where the dancing is paramount.  It also attracts more couples from overseas than any other US event.

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CClassShow-avdeevongratulations to US representatives, Mikhail Avdeev & Olga Blinova who took 3rd place in the WDC World Classic Showdance Championship on Saturday, Sept. 27th.

The competition was held in Siegerlandhalle, in Northwest Germany.

USA's other representatives, Paulo & Lienne DiLorenzo placed fifth and Pavel Cherdantsau & Svetlana Rudkovskaya tied for 7th place.

The US judge was Nick Kosovich

Open Amateur Ballroom at Empire Dancesport

Report by Andrey & Yuliya Klinchik
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

The Amateur Ballroom at the Empire Dance Championships was as strong and sophisticated as the competition itself. Starting from the quarter-final round there were six strong representatives of the style in the final.

When Two Stars Collide?
The Killick Klassic 2014

Report by Keith Todd
Action Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

On August 13th I packed my bags, got in my car and drove over Biscayne Bay, on my way from my home in Miami Beach and headed north towards Boca Raton, Florida, on my way to the Killick Klassic 2014. 

Empire Professional Open Smooth Championships

Report by Martin Lamb
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

1st Peter & Alexandra Perzhu (1-1-1-1)
They both had great awareness of space and movement tonight that created good use of floor craft and visual dimension.

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