Professional Ballroom at Millennium Dancesport
Report by Loraine Barry
Photos by Mary Tweeddale
The Millennium Professional Ballroom Championships took place in Tampa, Florida. It was a wonderful event with top professional dancers eager to dance in the exquisite setting of the “4 elements” created by Mr. Michael Chapman.
The Golden Treatment!
American Star Ball
Report by Didio Barrera
Photos by TimeLine Media
This year’s American Star Ball headed by Ilya and Amanda Reyzin was held for its second year in a row at the Golden Nugget and as I mentioned on our blog, by the time the competition began, it was completely sold out.
Vilnius “on the fly!”
Report by Keith Todd
When Arunas Bizokas asked me if I could judge his event, The Vilnius Dance Festival, my first impulse was to decline because my schedule did not seem to allow for it. But on closer evaluation I realized that I could make it, albeit for only one day.
Professional Smooth at Atlanta Open
Report by Pat Traymore
Photos by Park West
When Keith Todd asked me to write the American Smooth at Atlanta Open, I silently said inside of me “Oh no” because some of the American Smooth has gone so way out that if you didn’t hear the music, you wouldn’t recognize the dance.
Blackpool Exhibition Review
Report by Margaret Burns
Photos by Mark Gadsden
Eight couples were invited to compete this year at the prestigious Blackpool Invitational Exhibition Competition. One couple from Russia, one couple from Canada, two couples from South Africa and four couples from the United States.