Youth Standard Championship
13th Annual NJ DanceSport Classic Summer Sizzler NQE
By Ronen Zinshtein
This was my first time attending and adjudicating the Summer Sizzler, a USA Dance National Qualifying Event and I must say I enjoyed it very much. The Youth Ballroom event was a five couple final, showing great potential and talent.
American Star Ball Championships 2014 - Junior Divisions
By Dasha Sushko
Photos by Daniel Romaikin Photography and Liza Dubinsky of Sway with Me Photography The American Star Ball was held in the beautiful Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, and for the second time organized by Amanda & Ilya Reyzin.
USA Dance National Youth Standard Championship
By Ronen Zhinstein
Photos by Carson Zullinger This Year, at the 2014 USADANCE Nationals in Baltimore, there were a lot of new faces, new couples, and it felt as if our generation was starting to mold excellence at its youth.
US National Junior I Ballroom
Report by Ronen Zinshtein
Photos by Laura Johnson Photography This year the Junior events at the NDCA Amateur Nationals were the strongest I have been witness to. The Juniors seemed more prepared, more knowledgeable, and more eager to succeed in dancing to their fullest.
Junior II Standard Championship at the NDCA United States National Amateur Championship
Report by Irina Suvorov
Action photos by Laura Johnson Photography It was an honor to be asked to judge this year at the US National Amateur Championships organized by Lee Wakefield, Curt Holman and the BYU Team. It’s always a great pleasure to be at one of BYU dance competitions and I think any dance enthusiast should experience it at least once. Where else would you see a Newcomer event with 157 couples or nearly 40 Formation Teams including Pre-Teen teams? Where else would you dance and almost can’t hear the music because of thousands of fans cheering for you? Where else would you see hundreds of tiny phone lights swinging in the air with the rhythm of Viennese Waltz?
U.S National Youth Latin Championship 2014
Report by Vibeke Toft
Action photos by Laura Johnson Photography Placing first in Cha Cha, Paso and Jive and as such the U.S National Youth Champions for 2014 Briant Leytman and Nino Dzneladze. A beautiful couple with a mature approach to their dancing. I like their choreography and style, which is based on great traditional Latin American dancing. Great potential for continued future success as they work on sound fundamental Latin principals.
US National Junior II Latin Championship
Report by Gary McDonald
Action Photos by Laura Johnson Photography The United States National Junior 2 Championships started as a four round event filled with talented young dancers who represented all areas of the United States. The quality of dancing from all of these young competitors certainly paints a bright picture for the future of Latin dancing in this country.