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Open Professional Latin from Vegas Open 2015

Report by Giocomo Steccaglia & Melissa Dexter
Photos by Chris Hansen Photography

Thank you Maria, Paul and Mikal for inviting us to judge.We loved being a part of this incredible elegant event. The atmosphere was electrifying from day one. Congratulations for another successful Vegas Open.

A Competition With “Wow” Factor!

Report by Keith Todd
Photos by Todd Wakefield, BYU Photography (unmarked)
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Our blog for Friday night at the US Amateur National Championships in Provo, UT, had the title – “A Night With Wow Factor!”  But in reality the whole competition this year deserved that epithet.

“Kiss Me Honey, Honey Kiss Me!”
Heritage Classic Dancesport Championships

Report By Didio Barrera
Photos by Park West

“Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me!” Was the song that world Latin icons Paul Killick & Hanna Karttunen used as the opening number of their show for the impressive finale of the Heritage Dancesport Classic.

Vegas Open Professional America Rhythm

Report by Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Action photos by Chris Hansen Photography

When judging the professional American Rhythm which started from a Quarter-final it became apparent what a great divide there was between the semifinalists and the finalists.

Superstars at the Vinoy!
Super Stars Dancesport Championships

Report by Didio Barrera
Photos by Dancesport Photography

Like the Breakers, the Biltmore and the Casa Marina, the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel continues to be a Florida destination hotel, where the glamour of the past (Henry Flagler years) joins the excellent accommodations of the present and for us in the ballroom dance field the Vinoy is a perfect setting for a dance competition.

Professional American Smooth at Vegas Open

Report by Beth Knoll
Action photos by Chris Hansen

Holy cow, what a great event!  The whole weekend was just packed with fantastic dancing.  Congratulations to Maria Hansen, Mikal Watkins and Paul Holmes on such a successful weekend.  

Open Professional Ballroom – Vegas Open

Report by Igor Litvinov
Action photos by Christopher Hansen

Saturday night at the Vegas Open Dance Challenge was a very special night because the Professional Open International Ballroom event was dedicated to a Dance Legend whom we lost almost a year ago, Mr. Brian Puttock.  The audience, dancers and all the officials gave huge support to Susan Puttock. 

Vegas Open 2015 – A Lot of Everything!    

Report by Keith Todd
Action Photos by Chris Hansen

This year offered a lot of everything at Vegas Open – a lot of great dancing, a lot of people and a lot of partying!

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