It was a Smooth Ball at the Chicago Harvest Moon Ball last night at it was all about the Professional Rising Stars and the Showdance couples, but in the Rising Star Smooth we had the most couples with a full quarter-final round making an incredible showing for Smooth dancing and a very entertaining evening for the audience.
A Night to Remember
Dance Legends Slavik Kryklyvvy and Karina Smirnoff, with close friends Justinas Duknauskas and Anna Kovalova, came up with a vision to remind people that dancing is universal, with no boundaries. That in a loving and open environment, dance is magical and transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; unleash locked away creativity; unite generations and cultures; trigger long forgotten memories; turn sadness into joy, if only during the dance.
Report by: DanceBeat Staff
Photos by: John McCarthy