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San Francisco Open
Professional Championship Latin Report by Daniele Gozzi
Photos by Park West I would like to congratulate Stephan, Denise and Rex for organizing a great competition in a wonderful venue. The San Francisco Open is the Bay areas main event and I was happy to be asked to write about the Professional Latin.

SFO Back on Track! Report by Keith Todd
Action photos by Park West With over 5,500 entries this year, The San Francisco Open, organized by Stephan & Denise Krauel and Rex Lewis, is certainly back on track following a couple of leaner years. 

Nashville Ballroom Challenge
Nashville, TN Report and photos by Keith E. Gardenhire The Nashville Ballroom Challenge is a one day ballroom dance tournament that was hosted by Randy McBride who runs Team Randy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   This was Randy’s first foray into hosting a ballroom competition.  Randy certainly pulled off an outstanding competition. 

Changing of the Guard for Tristate!
Tristate Dancesport Championships 2014 Report by Didio Barrera
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography As most of you know this year the Tristate Dancesport Championships were sold to one of the USA’s most prestigious Latin American representatives, former ABC US Latin Champions, Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova. After leaving the competitive circuit these two well-loved and respected people have now dedicated themselves to teaching and organizing competitions.  They already run a successful one-day event (Paragon Ball) the in north east and now have taken on the reigns of the well-established Tristate Dancesport Championships.

“And The Arnold Goes To….” By Donna Edelstein
Photos by Paul Rutherford The Arnold Youth DanceSport Classic March 1and 2 in Columbus, Ohio is part of the Arnold Sports Festival – one of the largest and most exciting sporting events in the world – boasting over 175,000 attendees.

The Amateur Ten Dance Championship
Sunday evening in Baltimore 2014. Report by Inna Brayer
Photos by Carson Zullinger Sunday evening at the USA Dance Nationals gave me a whiff of deja vu.  Having won this event for the last time in 2008, I was delighted to watch some new pairings and fresh faces compete in this exciting final. It’s an exceptionally demanding strength to be able to maintain a competitive Ten Dance program and I admire all of the couples that invest countless hours into perfecting their craft.

Ready for the Worlds!
USA Dance Nationals 2014 Report by Keith Todd
Photos by Carson Zullinger The USA Dance National Championships are the vehicle used by USA Dance, the USA’s World Dance Federation (WDSF) member to select its representatives for most of the WDSF World Championships throughout the year. 

Release your Inner Diva! - Dance Sport Diva Challenge! Report by Ilia Kolosov
Photos by Dore Studios On April 4th we found ourselves in beautiful, tropical Boca Raton, FL where Herb Vazquez has launched his long overdue Dance Sport Diva Challenge. The event would not be possible without the original Diva, Estelle Finkel, who inspired the event's creation. Her recent battle with pneumonia made it difficult for her to attend, but she was most certainly present in everyone's minds and hearts.  (Editor:  We regret to report that Estelle has passed away since the writing on this article.)

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