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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.

SFO Back on Track! Report by Keith Todd
Action photos by Park West With over 5,500 entries this year, The San Francisco Open, organized by Stephan & Denise Krauel and Rex Lewis, is certainly back on track following a couple of leaner years. 

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. 

Changing of the Guard for Tristate!
Tristate Dancesport Championships 2014 Report by Didio Barrera
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography As most of you know this year the Tristate Dancesport Championships were sold to one of the USA’s most prestigious Latin American representatives, former ABC US Latin Champions, Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova. After leaving the competitive circuit these two well-loved and respected people have now dedicated themselves to teaching and organizing competitions.  They already run a successful one-day event (Paragon Ball) the in north east and now have taken on the reigns of the well-established Tristate Dancesport Championships.

“And The Arnold Goes To….” By Donna Edelstein
Photos by Paul Rutherford The Arnold Youth DanceSport Classic March 1and 2 in Columbus, Ohio is part of the Arnold Sports Festival – one of the largest and most exciting sporting events in the world – boasting over 175,000 attendees.

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