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.
Philadelphia Spreads Its Love!
Philadelphia Dancesport Festival
Report by Didio Barrera
Dance Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography The Philadelphia DanceSport Festival this year was moved from the Airport to the center of the city of Philadelphia (Downtown), a terrific move in my opinion by the organizer, Chuck Danza. I have been to Philadelphia so many times.
Open Professional Ballroom at SFO
Report by Tomas Atkocevicious
Photos by Park West The Open Professional Ballroom at San Francisco Open this year was a huge success to three fabulous organizers - Stephan & Denise Krauel and Rex Lewis. Saturday night was sold out, the atmosphere was amazing and as usual at SF Open an evening opening ceremony with all competitors marching on made the competition even more special.
San Francisco Open
Professional Championship Latin Report by Daniele Gozzi
Photos by Park West I would like to congratulate Stephan, Denise and Rex for organizing a great competition in a wonderful venue. The San Francisco Open is the Bay areas main event and I was happy to be asked to write about the Professional Latin.
Nashville Ballroom Challenge
Nashville, TN Report and photos by Keith E. Gardenhire The Nashville Ballroom Challenge is a one day ballroom dance tournament that was hosted by Randy McBride who runs Team Randy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was Randy’s first foray into hosting a ballroom competition. Randy certainly pulled off an outstanding competition.