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US National Junior I Ballroom Report by Ronen Zinshtein
Photos by Laura Johnson Photography This year the Junior events at the NDCA Amateur Nationals were the strongest I have been witness to. The Juniors seemed more prepared, more knowledgeable, and more eager to succeed in dancing to their fullest.

Junior II Standard Championship at the NDCA United States National Amateur Championship Report by Irina Suvorov
Action photos by Laura Johnson Photography It was an honor to be asked to judge this year at the US National Amateur Championships organized by Lee Wakefield, Curt Holman and the BYU Team. It’s always a great pleasure to be at one of BYU dance competitions and I think any dance enthusiast should experience it at least once. Where else would you see a Newcomer event with 157 couples or nearly 40 Formation Teams including Pre-Teen teams? Where else would you dance and almost can’t hear the music because of thousands of fans cheering for you? Where else would you see hundreds of tiny phone lights swinging in the air with the rhythm of Viennese Waltz?

U.S National Youth Latin Championship 2014 Report by Vibeke Toft
Action photos by Laura Johnson Photography Placing first in Cha Cha, Paso and Jive and as such the U.S National Youth Champions for 2014 Briant Leytman and Nino Dzneladze. A beautiful couple with a mature approach to their dancing. I like their choreography and style, which is based on great traditional Latin American dancing. Great potential for continued future success as they work on sound fundamental Latin principals.

US National Junior II Latin Championship Report by Gary McDonald
Action Photos by Laura Johnson Photography The United States National Junior 2 Championships started as a four round event filled with talented young dancers who represented all areas of the United States. The quality of dancing from all of these young competitors certainly paints a bright picture for the future of Latin dancing in this country.

Youth Open Latin Scholarship at the 2015 American Star Ball Championships

Report by Steven Mesh
Photos by Lisa Dubinsky

On Sunday, May 17th Atlantic City was on fire with some of the best and hottest Latin dancers in the country competing at the beautiful and prestigious American Star Ball.

Emerald Ball 2015 - Youth Latin

By Bill Sparks
Photos by Mary Tweeddale & Sasha Dubinsky

It was a pleasure to once again judge one of the most prestigious competitions in the United States, the Emerald Ball.

Millennium DanceSport Championships: Candyland for the Kids

Report by Maria Kordit
Action photos by Dancesport Photography

This year’s Millennium DanceSport Championships has attracted over 1400 adults with its revolutionary Candyland theme, but the real treat was saved for young athletes who received an experience like never before.

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