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Party On!  The Holiday Classic 2013
Report by K. Todd
Photos by Park West
In my opinion, as one of the last competitions of the calendar year, the Holiday Classic grew to its current status of one of the largest competitions in the USA by promoting the “Party” atmosphere of the season.  Some of the farewell parties of yesteryear are still remembered with awe.

Holliday Dance Classic Professional Latin Final

Report by Brigitt Mayer

Photos by Park West

Las Vegas – and particularly the Holliday Dance Classic is always a magnet - for dancers, spectators … and judges too.

This year the weather everywhere on the east coast caused the organizers some distress I am sure, with PRO/AMs, couples and adjudicators delayed and re-routed from different airports in the east at the beginning of the event. But the snow - eh - show must go on and so it did, with a beautifully decorated ballroom and charming organizers that are true professionals in every sense of the word. Thank you Wendy, Mary and Sam - also for having me! 

Fred Astaire World Championships, Las Vegas, Professional Latin Division

Report by Nadia Eftedal
Photos by Park West

When one thinks of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio it is usually in the realm of Pro-Am and American Style dances.

Professional American Smooth at Capital

Report by Diana McDonald
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

The Open Professional Smooth at Capital Dancesport Championships was one of the premier events of the weekend.  This event start as a quarter final and gave the judges a very hard job to come up with this 7 couple final.

U.S. National Amateur Latin Championship 2015

Report by Allan Tornsberg
Photos by Todd Wakefield, BYU Photography

Sometimes size matters!  This year’s U.S. National Amateur Latin Championships took over Provo, Utah’s gargantuan Marriott Center, one of the three largest campus arenas in the nation: over 10,000 seats bursting with enthusiasm, vibrating with excitement, and thrumming with anticipation.

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.

This past weekend was all about the City Lights Star Tours!  Over $100,000.00 will be awarded between 2 styles over 5 competitions. $50,000.00 to the City Lights Star Ballroom Tour and $50,000.00 for the City Lights Star Rhythm Tour. The first leg of the City Lights Star Ballroom Tour took place at the Yankee Classic Saturday, June 20th and the City Lights Star Rhythm Tour Sunday June 21st. There are still 4 legs to go but the excitement is already building up.

“The Champions Ball” the biggest Pro/am competition outside North America, now associated with and sponsored by Daikin Air Conditioning, continues its course of brilliantly presented Pro/Am dancing and competition.

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