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Facing the West Wing! Capital Dancesport 2016

The Capital Dancesport Championships are held so close to our National Capital that you can almost waltz into the West Wing of the building and do a left wing! From where the competition is held, if you go to the top of the building you can get a fantastic view of the Capital Building.

  • Report by: Didio Barrera
  • Photos by: Ryan Kenner Photography

The International Grand Ball, Changing of the Guard!

IGB is one of our oldest competitions in the USA, if not the oldest, and it is great to see a younger motivated couple take its reins, Daniele Gozzi & Cecilia Giovacchini former US Latin finalists!

  • Report by: Didio Barrera
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder

US National Professional Latin Championship 2016


There are numerous competitions around the world that allow couples to showcase their talent, skill and hard work. And there are a select few that become desirable and memorable, and in some cases inspiring for couples and their dancing.

  • Report by: Karina Smirnoff
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder/Mary Tweeddale

City Lights! Empire 2016


“The little old lady sat on the porch of the farm-house.

The little old lady rocked back and forth and crocheted." Last year I began my report on the Empire Dancesport Championships with the lyrics from Lisa Minnelli’s “City Lights.” I would like to add my own verse this year ...

  • Report by: Didio Barrera
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder Photography

USDC 2016 Cabaret Championship


America is so great in this category and this year at the US Championships was no different. There were so many entries a semifinal was needed. Unfortunately, most of the couples danced better in this than in the final.

  • Report by: Wendy Johnson
  • Photos by: Mary Tweeddale

USA Dance 2016 National Elections - Meet Your Candidates!

The membership of USA Dance, Inc. elects national officers every three years and DanceSport delegates to serve terms of two or four years. All elected officers, delegates and later appointed directors and committee chairpersons serve USA Dance as volunteers.

The Cincinnati Ballroom Classic

By Pat Traymore

When you arrive at the Cincinnati Ballroom Classic, you are warmly greeted by the Three Musketeers, namely the directors of this very warm and friendly comp, Mark Brock, David Medeiros and Bill Sparks.

  • Report by: Pat Traymore & Amy Anderson
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder

“It’s a New World It’s a New Day” -  It’s a new Champion!


This year at the Embassy Ball two new Professional World Champions were crowned - Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova from the USA in the World Professional Rhythm and Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija from the USA in the World Professional Smooth.

  • Report by: Didio Barrera
  • Photos by: Charles Ryder
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