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US National J2 Ballroom Championship in Provo, Utah.

Report by Rita Algarra
Photos by Todd Wakefield, BYU Photography (unmarked)
Photos by Lumbri Photography

It was a real honor for me to be part of this amazing event! The venue, the atmosphere, the organizers and the most important, the level and the amount of competitors this year.

CBZ Foundation Sponsored Youth Latin Championship at the Islanders DanceSport Challenge

By Inna Brayer

USA Dance’s newest one day all amateur event, the Islanders DanceSport Challenge took place on a cold January day at the Olympia Activity Center on Staten Island, New York.

Junior II and Youth Latin Championship at the
13th Annual NJ DanceSport Classic Summer Sizzler NQE

Report by Renata Shvarts

Every year right before summer vacation starts, Wendi Davies and Mario Batista hold their Annual two-day event Summer Sizzler.

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?

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