Philadelphia Spreads Its Love!
Philadelphia Dancesport Festival
Report by Didio Barrera
Dance Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography The Philadelphia DanceSport Festival this year was moved from the Airport to the center of the city of Philadelphia (Downtown), a terrific move in my opinion by the organizer, Chuck Danza. I have been to Philadelphia so many times.
Open Professional Ballroom at SFO
Report by Tomas Atkocevicious
Photos by Park West The Open Professional Ballroom at San Francisco Open this year was a huge success to three fabulous organizers - Stephan & Denise Krauel and Rex Lewis. Saturday night was sold out, the atmosphere was amazing and as usual at SF Open an evening opening ceremony with all competitors marching on made the competition even more special.
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.
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.