Star Studded Excitement...USA Dance National DanceSport Championships
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Chapman News TV - Orange County, CA
Beverly Hills Times Magazine
“Dancing With The Stars” Bruno Tonioli as Honorary Judge
More than 1,000 of America's top ballroom and Latin dance athletes competed in Los Angeles at the 33rd annual USA DANCE National DanceSport Championships, organized/hosted by USA DANCE, Inc., the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the U.S., and USA member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee and World DanceSport Federation (WDSF). The 3-day, continuous dance event at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE, brought amateur DanceSport athletes who had qualified throughout the year at one or more of the 12 USA Dance National Qualifying events in the U.S. The event began at 8am and went until 11pm each day with the excitement growing with each dance. Superstar “Dancing With The Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli added to the thrill as Honorary Judge giving trophies to winners. The USA Dance 2013 National DanceSport Championships is the official National Championships for Ballroom/Latin competitive dancing and the most prestigious and largest competitive dance event of its kind in America. A bonus was the prestigious 4th annual USA Dance Star Quality Awards on Friday and Saturday nights, sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Ernest Borel, a brand sponsor of USA Dance Inc.
USA Dance Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit organization has 174 chapters representing social, recreational ballroom and latin dancers from pre-schoolers to seniors. Along with the WDSF, USA Dance supports world organizations to gain national and global acceptance for DanceSport as an official medal sport in the Olympics. With 23,000 U.S. members financially supporting the programs, and with an outreach of 225,000, USA DANCE serves as a leader and is authorized to solicit and receive donations to support its promotional and educational programs including K- 12 after-school dance programs. Its mission is to improve quality and quantity of ballroom dancing in America.
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* Ken Richards (USA Dance), Thomas Huggler (Ernest Borel), Bruno Tonioli,
Pietro Meloni (Ernest Borel). Winners: Tyler Li & Anjelica Lowe, San Francisco,
National Pre-Teen II Gold Standard and Gold Latin winners and recipient
of the USA Dance Star Quality Award (that Bruno judged and awarded).
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