Didio Barrera

Didio Barrera

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The Art of Seduction!Maryland Dancesport 2016

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography by Timeline Media

As I mentioned on our blog, the art of seduction, “You either have it or you don’t.” When it comes to Ballroom dancing some couples have the art of seduction down, drawing you to them and making you, if you’re a judge, bring them back over and over and if you are the audience keep looking at them nonstop. There are many components to this art, it is not just about looking good and proper and pretty.


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The Ballroom, the Rhythm and the Money!

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography by Charles Ryder Photography

Thursday, January 28th I arrived in beautiful, historical San Jose, California for the City Lights Ball, sponsors of the Star Professional Tours where over $100,000.00 was awarded to our Ballroom and Rhythm Professional competitors.


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Back to One!

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography byTanuja Tharani

Back to one is the expression used when you’re filming something and you want to do it again! This past December I was asked by our local Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Coral Gables, Florida to judge their winter showcase. It’s been quite a while since I had an opportunity to do something as simple as a showcase and so I was very excited when asked.


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Ohio Open Pro/Am Rhythm Scholarships

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography by Park West 

This year as every year, the Rhythm categories in the Pro/Am field were completely filled with two days of nonstop Rhythm events.  These two days, as we mentioned on our blog ended with the Pro/Am scholarships and they were very disputed.


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Is It All About the People?

Ohio Star Ball 2015

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography by Park West

I always wonder what makes an exciting event.  Is it the dancing or is it the amount of people that attend that make you come back over and over again? I think perhaps it might be a little bit of both, especially when an event is starting to make its reputation. However, at the end like at the Ohio Star Ball, the amount of people attending brings an energy to any event that is hard to replicate with anything else.


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A Bright Orange!

Orange County Dancesport 2015

Report by Didio Barrera

Photos by Charles Ryder Photography

The Orange County Dancesport Challenge, shone brightly this year with terrific competition for everyone.  It was also the last stop before the finale of the Professional Star Ballroom Tour and so there was excitement for everyone participating, including the audience.


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Our US Championships!

Report by Didio Barrera

Photography by Mary Tweeddale

Reflecting on the past I remember when the US Championships were the only ticket to represent the United States at the official WDC World Professional Championships. 


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Empire State Dancesport Championships 2015

 

Report by Didio Barrera, Photography by Charles Ryder Photography 

 

“The little old lady sat on the porch of the farm-house. 
The little old lady rocked back and forth and crocheted. 
Oh, listen to the cricket, look at the rooster, smell the hay," I told her. 
And see the pretty little egg that the hen just laid. 
The little old lady took off her glasses and squinted. 
And how she responded literally had me floored. 
She said: "I'm glad to meet someone who appreciates the beauty that nature initiates. 
It's sweet to hear, but me, my dear, I'm truly bored. 
I miss those City Lights, those sparkling City Lights, 
Those twinkling City Lights blurring my eyes. 
I love those City Lights, the color of city sights that shine under City Lights tinting the skies.” 

 

Truly I could not have said it better myself. It’s been a while since a competition was run at the Marriott Grand Marquis on Times Square.  This hotel sits right on the square and from there by car, subway or even walking you have access to anything you could possibly want in NYC. 

The round windowed bar in the lobby (8th floor) looks out into the lights and just makes me want to sing “City Lights! Those wonderful City Lights! Take the crickets and go shove 'em, urban crises, how I love 'em! Grime and grit and pretty City Lights. Walking lanes to pick a daisy, that could drive a person crazy. Home-made bread lies here like lead, and Polly's peach preserves-- oh, please, my nerves! City Lights, how I long for those City Lights, the bulbs of those beaming brights beckoning me there.” And I was totally there!


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