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Emerald Ball 2014 Open Professional American Rhythm

By Carolina Orlovsky-Telona and Felipe Telona Jr.
Photos by Mary Tweeddale (unless marked)

It is always a daunting task and yet wonderful honor to be asked to share our views on a competitive event.

Professional Rhythm at Wisconsin State Report by Kimberley Mitchell
Photos by Park West 1. Andre & Natalie Paramonov.  A wonderful couple that tried too hard for me tonight. I would love to see them dance with the ease and the rhythmic ability I know they have and not show how hard they have to work to win. I look forward to seeing Andrey and Natalie's improvement in the next few months.

Emerald Ball Professional Open Latin Report By Delyan Terziev
Photos by Mary Tweeddale Looking out onto this very impressive ballroom, one can’t help but be awestruck by the pronounced screen projecting the highlights of the evening.  The Professional Latin competition at the Emerald Ball was definitely an enjoyable yet intense event.  

Feeling “Happy” in Milwaukee!
Wisconsin State 2014 Report by Keith Todd
Action Photos by Park West Pharrell Williams smash hit “Happy” was the unofficial theme song of this year’s Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships.  It was used in a hilarious video with mock interviews that was screened at the start of Saturday night and also to introduce the judges in an impromptu “dance on” (we still haven’t forgiven you for that one Dan!). 

Emerald Ball Professional Cabaret Report by Edward Simon
Photos by Mary Tweeddale This year was the 25th anniversary of the Emerald Ball Championships, and seemed the most successful one yet! Congrats to Wayne and Donna and staff!

The Kiwi Classic … Wow!!  Report by Dennis & Jackie Rogers
Photos by Point View Photography If there was ever a destination competition, this would surely be one of the top locations!  Auckland, New Zealand is an incredible location. 

Professional Ballroom at Emerald Ball Report by Maria Hansen
Photos by Mary Tweeddale The Emerald Ball celebrated its 25th anniversary this year and Wayne and Donna Eng went all out to put on a spectacular event! The ballroom had just been remodeled and looked absolutely beautiful and with over 13,000 entries, the atmosphere was electric but still very friendly and warm.

25 Shades of Green with Envy at Emerald Ball Report by JT Thomas
Photos by Mary Tweeddale Emerald Ball has always been considered one of the “must attend” competitions in a dancer’s career. It can often be the mid-year measuring stick for the competitive year. 

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