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American Ballroom Company presents the

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official syllabus

We, at American Ballroom Company Inc., formally invite you to join us at this year’s United States Dance Championships (USDC), which will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. USDC is the only official United States Dance Championships in the United States, and champions from this event will be crowned as the undisputed United States National and/or Open Champions. American Ballroom Company Inc. is dedicated to providing world class judging panels, a first rate staff, an excellent dance floor, beautiful music and dramatic lighting and decorations for the finest Pro/Am, Amateur and Professional dancers in the United States and around the world. The Swan and Dolphin Resorts are absolutely beautiful, and have all the amenities anyone could ask for. There are 17 restaurants on property, ranging from a 24 hour eatery to several upscale steak and specialty restaurants. The location couldn’t be better, as it is only steps away from Disney’s Boardwalk, which also includes several fine eating establishments and the Atlantic Dance Hall. Originally introduced in 2016, we are continuing our new tradition of awarding our top students with the prestigious Jane Chiang Pro/Am Top Student Scholarship. This cash award of $20,000.00 will be paid to the top 3 overall Pro/Am students at USDC each year, setting the standard as the largest Pro/Am scholarship money awarded to 3 students in the country. This award money will be contributed by her loving husband, Martin Chiang - ABC President, in her memory, and to honor the very special woman Jane Chiang was. The winner of the Jane Chiang Pro/Am Top Student Scholarship will once again be crowned on Saturday night and presented the Robe or Jacket of Champions along with a generous cash scholarship, as part of a tradition that can only be experienced at USDC. Don’t think we forgot about those hard working teachers! Top teacher awards will again be $100,000.00 in cash with overall awards in excess of $300,000.00 in cash, medallions and trophies! This is the most money awarded at any single event to top teachers, as proven when our past winners have taken home $35,000.00 in cash. Not bad for a single event! Also in 2015 we launched the official United States Championships Circuit with great fanfare. We couldn’t be happier with the huge success it was, with all member organizations attending our event. One of the highlights of the Circuit was having all organizers on the dancefloor at the same time. That was a wonderful thing to see! Congratulations to our winners, and we greatly look forward to seeing who the next United States Championships Circuit champions are! With all these activities, including the fact that Orlando is the second largest convention center and family entertainment center in the United States, we recommend you book your rooms and send your entries early. USDC 2016 was such a huge success and we sold out of hotel rooms very quickly. We expect 2017 to be even bigger, so please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible! But don’t fret, the recent renovations at the Swan Resort are now complete, so in addition to the resort being even more beautiful, the full complement of rooms at the resort will be available. This will ensure everyone attending can stay at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at the USDC rate, so please make sure to tell the hotel you are part of USDC to get the special rate, and enjoy the benefits that come with it. We truly look forward to seeing you at USDC 2017 and reuniting with all of our good friends. For those that will be first time attendees, we can’t wait to welcome you into the American Ballroom Company family!

MARTIN CHIANG, PHD

President, CEO & Chairman Of The Board, American Ballroom Company

INDEX SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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ENTRY FEES & CLOSING DATES

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADMISSION TICKETS PROGRAM ADVERTISING

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Wayne Eng

Competition Director & Executive Vice President

All rules and regulations governing Competitions and Championships recognized by the National Dance Council of America® (NDCA) shall apply. Additional rules governing the UNITED STATES DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS are contained in this Syllabus and at the website www.UnitedStatesDanceChampionships.com. United States Ballroom Championships, United States National Ballroom Championships, United States Dance Championships, United States Dance Championships and United States National Grand Championships are all trademarks of American Ballroom Company, Inc. and are presented under rights granted to American Ballroom Company by the NDCA®. World Dance Sport Championship and World Professional Dance Sport Championships are all registered trademarks of American Ballroom Company, Inc.

For additional information contact the organizers at:

American Ballroom Company PO Box 4507 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com

Telephone (310) 544–4636 Fax (310) 544–1736 E-mail: abc@usdsc.com

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Amateur & Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth American Championship events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. NDCA Dress Rules and Restricted AllSyllabus apply in pre-teen division - Bronze, Silver & Gold Syllabus only.

monday, September 4 th

SESSION 1 – 9:00 A.M.

(times are tentative and subject to change)

1. "All-American" Pro/Am Smooth, Rhythm, Ballroom & Latin One Dance Competitions* (see entry form for available dances) Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

PT1, PT2, JR1, JR2 Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold Open Silver, Open Gold, Open Gold Star

2. U.S. Open to the World Amateur Pre-Teen Junior & Youth Ballroom Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. Five Dance Championship in waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep. 3. U.S. Open to the World Amateur Pre-Teen Junior & Youth Latin Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. Five Dance Championship in ChA Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive.

4. U.S. National Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth American Rhythm Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. Five Dance Championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

5. U.S. National Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth American Smooth Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. Four Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz

6. U.S. National Pro/Am & Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Latin Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined. Five Dance Championship in ChA Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive.

7. U.S. National Pro/Am & Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Ballroom Championships* All Events will be unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined.

Five Dance Championship in waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep.

8. U.S. Open to the World Senior (35+) Amateur International Latin Championships Five Dance Championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

9. U.S. Open to the World Senior (35+) Amateur International Ballroom Championships Five Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

0. U.S. Open to the World Grand Senior Amateur Over 50 Ballroom Championship 1 Five Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep & V. Waltz

11. U.S. Open to the World Grand Senior Amateur Over 50 Latin Championship Five Dance Championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

12. U.S. Open to the World Amateur American Rhythm Championship

13. U.S. Open to the World Amateur American Smooth Championship

14. “All-American” Pro/Am American Closed Rhythm One Dance Competitions (see entry form for available dances) Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels:

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, and C2 Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze, Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold

*NDCA Dress Rules and Restricted Syllabus apply in pre-teen division - Bronze, Silver, & Gold Syllabus only.

SESSION 2 – 7:00 P.M - 11:00 P.M.

(times are tentative and subject to change)

1. "All-American" Pro/Am American Open Rhythm One Dance Competitions (Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Samba, Merengue, West Coast Swing, Hustle & Argentine Tango) Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

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A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze, Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold Open Bronze, Open Silver, Open Gold, Open Gold Star


he sequence of events may not be presented in the order they are listed for each session. Therefore, all competitors are required to register one (1) hour prior to the start of Tprofessionals each session in which they are competing in order to receive their competitor’s number. We will attempt to schedule each session with as little conflict as possible for Pro-Am competing in professional events in the same session. For all Pro/Am events there will be a minimum of 1 minutes of music. 1/4

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Tuesday, September 5th SESSION 3 – 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

(times are tentative and subject to change)

1. U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+)

Levels: Closed Bronze, Closed Silver and Open Gold Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

2. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior American Rhythm Championship Unisex Age Divisions: C2 (71+)

Three dance championship in Cha Cha, Swing & Bolero

3. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Rhythm Competitions Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Five dance competition in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

4. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Divisions: A (16+), B (36+), C (61+) (Age C may also dance in A & B; Age B may also dance in A) Five dance scholarship championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo (Final Round of the A unisex age division will be held this evening during Session 4)

5. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9-Dance Championships - Rhythm Section

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-50), C (51+) Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

6. "All-American" Pro/Am American Smooth One Dance Competitions (see entry form for available dances)

Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

PT1, PT2, JR1, JR2, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze Open Bronze

7. U.S. National Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Levels: Closed Bronze

8. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9 Dance Championships - Smooth Section Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-50), C (51+) Levels: Closed Bronze Four Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, V. Waltz

SESSION 4 – 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. U.S. National Professional International Style 10 Dance Championship Latin Section Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

2. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Championship - B Division Final 3. U.S. National Professional Classic Show Dance Championship 4. U.S. National Professional American Style 9-Dance Championship - Smooth Section

Five Dance Championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

5. U.S. National Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Competition

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

6. U.S. National Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Competition

Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

7. U.S. National Professional Theatrical Dance Championship

(One dance competition in Viennese Waltz) Couples entering this event should visit www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com for complete rules.

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Wednesday, September 6 th

SESSION 5 – 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. "All-American" Pro/Am American Smooth One Dance Competitions (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz)

Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold Open Silver, Open Gold, Open Gold Star

2. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competitions Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Four Dance Competition in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz

3. U.S. National Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Championships

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Levels: Closed Bronze, Closed Silver and Open Gold Four dance championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz

4. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Style 9 Dance Championships - Smooth Section

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-50), C (51+) Levels: Silver and Open Gold Four Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, V. Waltz

5. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior American Smooth Championship

Unisex Age Division: C2 (71+) Three dance scholarship championship in Waltza, Tango, & Foxtrot

6. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Division: A (16+), B (36+), C (61+) (Age C may also dance in A & B; Age B may also dance in A) Four dance scholarship championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V.Waltz (Final Round of the A Unisex Age Division will be held this evening during session 6)

SESSION 6 – 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. U.S. National Professional International Style 10 Dance Championship - Ballroom Section

Five Dance Championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

2. U.S. National Professsional American Style 9 Dance Championship - Rhythm Section Four Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz 3. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Championship - B Division Final

4. U.S. National Professional South American Show Dance Championship 5. U.S. National Professional Rising Star American Smooth Competition

Four Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V.Waltz

6. U.S. National Professional Rising Star International Latin Competition

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

7. U.S. National Professional Cabaret Championship Competitors will be judged performing a solo routine of their choice, not to exceed four (4) Minutes, including walk-on and walk-off music. All Competitors entering this event must come prepared with their own Music on Compact Disc. Music can be played from either a USB device or CD—single track, no pitch/tempo changes — NO PHONES WILL BE ACCEPTED TO PLAY MUSIC.

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Thursday, September 7th SESSION 7 – 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. "All-American" Pro/Am International Latin One Dance Competitions (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive) Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze, Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold Open Bronze, Open Silver, Open Gold, Open Gold Star

2. U.S. National Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship Championships

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Levels: Closed Bronze, Closed Silver and Open Gold Five dance scholarship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

3. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior International Latin Multi Dance Championship

Unisex Age Divisions: C2 (71+) Three dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba & Rumba

4. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Style 10 Dance Championship

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-50), C (51+) Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

5. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Latin Competitions Unisex Age Division: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Five dance competition in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

6. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Divisions: A (16+), B (36+), C (61+) (Age C may also dance in A & B; Age B may also dance in A) Five dance scholarship championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive (Final Round of the A Unisex division will be held this evening during session 8)

SESSION 8 – 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

(times are tentative and subject to change)

1. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship Championship - B Division

Final Round of the A1 Unisex Age Division

2. U.S. National Professional Mambo Championship 3. U.S. National Professional American Rhythm Championships

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero & Mambo

4. U.S. National Professional International Ballroom Championships

Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot, & Quickstep

5. U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star International Latin Competition

Five dance competition in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

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Saturday Day, September 11th Friday, September 8th

SESSION 9 – 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. "All-American" Pro/Am International Ballroom One Dance Competitions (Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep) Age Divisions: Closed Syllabus Levels: Open Syllabus Levels:

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Intermediate Bronze, Full Bronze, Pre-Silver, Intermediate Silver, Full Silver, Pre-Gold, Intermediate Gold, Full Gold Open Bronze, Open Silver

2. U.S. National Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Championships

Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+) Levels: Closed Bronze, Closed Silver and Open Gold Five dance championship Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

3. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Ballroom Competitions Unisex Age Divisions: A (16-35), B (36-50), C (51+)

Five dance competition in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

4. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Style 10 Dance Championships - Ballroom Section

Unisex Age Divisions: Levels:

A (16-50), C (51+) Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

SESSION 10 – 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. U.S. Open to the World Amateur International Ballroom Championship Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep 2. U.S. National Professional American Smooth Championships

Four dance championship in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot & V. Waltz

3. U.S. National Professional International Latin Championships

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

4. U.S. Open to the World Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Competition

Five dance competition in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

5. U.S. Open to the World Amateur International Latin Championship

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

6. Presentation of United States Championships Circuit Awards

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Saturday, September 9th SESSION 11 – 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 1. "All-American" Pro/Am International Ballroom One Dance Competitions (see entry form for available dances)

Age Divisions: Open Syllabus Levels:

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1 and C2 Open Gold, Open Gold Star

2. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Gentlemen's International Ballroom Championships Age Divisions: Levels:

A (16-50), C (51+) Closed Bronze (W, T, FT), Closed Silver (W, T, FT, QS), Open Gold (W, T, VW, FT, QS)

3. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Championships Unisex Age Divisions: A (16+), B (36+), C (61+) (Age C may also dance in A & B; Age B may also dance in A) Five dance championship in Waltz, Tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

4. U.S. National Pro/Am Classic Show Dance Championship 5. U.S. National Pro/Am South American Show Dance Championship 6. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior International Ballroom Championship Unisex Age Divisions: C2 (71+) Three Dance Championship in Waltz, Tango & Quickstep

7. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Cabaret Championship This Event will be Unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined 8. U.S. National Pro/Am Mambo Championship This Event will be Unisex - Ladies and Gentlemen combined

SESSION 12 – 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (times are tentative and subject to change) 5. World Professional Cabaret/Exhibition Championship

1. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Championship - B Division Final

Competitors will be judged performing a solo routine of their choice, not to exceed four (4) minutes, including walk-on and walk-off music. All competitors entering this event must come prepared with their own music on compact disc (CD). Music can be played from either a USB device or CD—single track, no pitch/tempo changes — NO PHONES WILL BE ACCEPTED TO PLAY MUSIC.

2. U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Grand Championship "John Monte Memorial Scholarship Award"

The Winners of the Pro/Am "Open" Latin, Rhythm, Ballroom, Smooth, Ten Dance and Nine Dance Championships vie for this Grand Championship Title and The Winner of this event will receive the John Monte Memorial Scholarship in the Amount of $1,000 sponsored by the NDCA.

3. WDC World Super Series U.S. Open Professional International Ballroom Championship

Five Dance Championship in waltz, tango, V. Waltz, Foxtrot & Quickstep

4. WDC World Super Series U.S. Open Professional International Latin Championship

Five dance championship in Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive

6. Presentation of the Top Student Awards

7. Presentation of the Jane Chiang Scholarship to overall Top Pro/Am Students 8. Presentation of the Top Teacher and Studio Awards

AN INVITATION: All professionals participating at the United States Dance Championships are invited to attend our farewell party at the conclusion of Saturday evening's events. Invitations will be given when you pick up your competitor number.

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General Rules Saturday Day, September 11th Professional & Amateur Divisions

GENERAL RULES The United States Dance Championships are conducted under the rules and regulations governing competitions and championships recognized by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. (NDCA). The following rules shall also apply:

1. “No responsibility for loss or theft of articles left in changing rooms, performance or seating areas, can be accepted by the Organizer, American Ballroom Company, Inc. or by the National Dance Council of America, Inc., and neither can they be held liable for injury sustained by persons attending this event. Everyone attending does so at his or her own risk”. 2. “All persons attending this event, whether as spectators or as competitors or as officials or guests of the organizers, shall be bound by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. Rules and Regulations, and by participating in this event automatically become obliged to adhere to them”. Additionally, the organizers reserve the right to refuse admittance into the ballroom and/or entry in a competitive event. 3. For events identified by the word “Open” or “Open to the World”, competitors from any country affiliated with the World Dance Council (WDC) may participate. Competitors from countries not affiliated with the WDC should contact the organizers for clarification.

4. Those events identified as “National Championships” are restricted. Participants must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the National Dance Council of America.

5. In any Professional or Amateur division with fewer than three (3) couples entered, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. Competitors will be duly notified in advance of such cancellation and the entry fees will be refunded.

6. No couple is exempt from competing in any round of a Championship event. Any couple who fails to appear at the scheduled time for the first round of any event will be disqualified from the event.

7. Should any point arise which is not covered in the Rules and Regulations Governing Competitions and Championships recognized by the NDCA or in these additional rules, it will be referred to the Dance Rules Committee and/or organizers, whose decision will be final.

8. Video taping of any event at the USDC is strictly prohibited except for the official video company as designated by the organizer.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS

9. In the Professional Theatrical championship, 50% of the routine must be recognizable Ballroom or Latin dancing. This will be strictly enforced.

10. Entry into the U.S. National or Open Professional Rising Star Competition is limited to professionals who have never reached the final round of the Open British, UK, International or U.S. Open Championships. The result of one style does not affect the eligibility for any other Rising Star Competition. Rising Star competitors are also eligible to enter the Open Professional Championships at the USDC.

11. Professional dancers entering Professional and/or Pro/Am events must be registered with the NDCA. Overseas professional dancers must be registered with their country’s professional organization affiliated with World Dance Council (WDC). For further information regarding Professional registration with the NDCA contact: Eleanor Wiblin, NDCA National Registrar P.O. Box 22018, Provo, UT 84602, Phone (801) 422-4623 Fax (801) 422-3734 Email: Eleanor_Wiblin@byu.edu

AMATEUR DIVISIONS 12.

Age Divisions: Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth. Pre-Teen: Competitors who are 11 years old and younger. Pre-Teen competitors may dance up one age classification to the Junior category. Junior: Competitors who are 12, 13, 14 or 15 years old. Junior competitors may dance up one age classification to the Youth category. Youth: Competitors who are 16, 17, 18 or 19 years old. Youth competitors may dance up one age classification to the Adult category.

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Syllabus: Amateur Pre-Teen Pre-Teen: Couples competing in this age category may only dance Bronze, Silver and Gold figures from approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA as well as the official NDCA Syllabus.

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ortions of the 2017 United States Dance Championships may be televised. Since there is no way of knowing what audience or background shots might be utilized in the final edited version, we cannot limit the cameras to the competitors only. Thus, it is considered that everyone who attends these events will, by their presence in the BALLROOM, have consented to the use and release of any pictures or names of those spectators who may appear on television. If any person has an objection to the possibility of being seen on television we advise you not to enter the Ballroom while television production cameras are operating.

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Amateur & pro/am Divisions

AMATEUR DIVISIONS continued from page 8

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All infringements to the restricted syllabus will be reported to the Chairman of Judges. If an infraction occurs during preliminary rounds the couple will be given a warning. If the infraction occurs in subsequent rounds or in the final, the couple will be disqualified. Pre-Teen couples wishing to dance outside the list of allowable figures are encouraged to dance in the student/student open syllabus divisions of the “All-American” One Dance Competitions. The “All-American” Competitions are Closed Syllabus events, except for those noted as “Open Syllabus”. Couples may dance Bronze, Silver and Gold syllabus figures from approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA as well as the official NDCA Syllabus. Couples competing in the Newcomer and Bronze levels may only dance Bronze figures (Newcomer steps 1-5 only). An Invigilator with knowledge of these syllabi will be engaged to make sure this rule is enforced. If an infraction occurs during preliminary rounds the couple will be given a warning. If the infraction occurs in subsequent rounds or in the final, the couple will be disqualified.

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All U.S. amateur dancers entering amateur events must be registered with the National Dance Council of America (NDCA). Overseas Amateurs must be registered with their National Amateur Association and will be required to quote their registration number on the Entry Form. This applies to both members of the partnership. Student/ Student couples entering the “All-American” one dance events are not required to be registered. For further information regarding amateur registration with the NDCA contact: Eleanor Wiblin, NDCA National Registrar, PO Box 22018, Provo, UT 84602 Phone (801) 422-4623 Fax (801) 422-3734 Email: Eleanor_Wiblin@byu.edu

PRO / AM DIVISIONS 16.

In the “All American” One Dance Competitions, all gentlemen students will be judged separately from the lady students.

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The U.S. National Pro/Am American Style Championship Divisions are open to all Pro/Am Canadian couples who are trained in, and dancing, an American Style Syllabus recognized by the NDCA. All competitors are expected to conform to the following rules regarding age classification. Entry into the proper division is governed by the age of the amateur competitor on the date of the championships each year:

a) b) 19.

The Minimum age requirement must be met in all divisions. The Maximum age requirement would be in effect through the last day of the dancer’s birth year. Example: The Amateur dancer in a Pro/Am B1 partnership (51 to 60) is eligible to remain in this classification until the day before their sixty-first (61) birthday.

The “All-American” Competitions are Closed Syllabus events, except for those noted as “Open Syllabus”. Participants must only use steps from approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA as well as the official NDCA Syllabus. An Invigilator with knowledge of these syllabi will be engaged to make sure this rule is enforced. If an infraction occurs during preliminary rounds the couple will be given a warning. If the infraction occurs in subsequent rounds or in the final, the couple will be disqualified.

20. Age Classifications in the “All-American” Competitions are determined by the age of the amateur dancer (see inset box on right hand side) Pro/Am `OPEN’ = Any age 16 and older may enter.

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Students entering the “All American” One Dance competitions may enter at any level of dance and only THREE higher in any one style of dance (American/International). (Example: A Newcomer American style student may also dance in American style Closed Bronze 1 and Closed Bronze 2 but not in Closed Silver 1 or above). The four levels MUST be in consecutive order, you CANNOT skip a level. Students may enter in completely different dance levels in the American between Smooth and Rhythm and in the International between Ballroom and Latin, Students may enter only ONE Open category in each style. In the open levels you may dance two consecutive levels.

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In the “All American” Pro/Am Competitions the Newcomers division is for beginning students with 50 hours or less of private instruction. Additionally, Newcomers are restricted to steps 1-5 of the Bronze syllabus.

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In the Pro/Am Pre-Teen Championship division the amateur partner may not be over 11 years of age. In the Pro/Am Junior Championship division the amateur partner may not be over 16 years of age. Pro/Am Pre-Teen or Junior competitors who have previously competed as adults are not eligible to enter the Pro/Am Pre-Teen or Junior Championship divisions of this event.

Pro/Am PT1 Pro/Am PT2 Pro/Am JR1 Pro/Am JR2 Pro/Am A1 Pro/Am A2 Pro/Am A3 Pro/Am B1 Pro/Am B2 Pro/Am C1 Pro/Am C2

9 & Under 10 - 11 12 - 13 14 - 15 16 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 +

Amateur PT1 Amateur PT2 Amateur JR1 Amateur JR2 Amateur A1 Amateur A2 Amateur A3 Amateur B1 Amateur B2 Amateur C1 Amateur C2

9 & Under 10 - 11 12 - 13 14 - 15 16 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 +

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2017

Saturday Day, September 11th Competitor's Attire

COMPETITOR'S ATTIRE The following dress regulations shall prevail

AMATEUR PRE-TEEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

THEATRICAL – LADIES & GENTLEMEN

The NDCA has changed the regulations regarding costuming for preteen competitors effective January 1, 2016.

Costumes are acceptable. Please note that all competitors in any Theatrical category will be required to wear costumes that do not reveal the buttocks or other parts of the body indiscriminately. If, in the opinion of the Rules Committee, too much flesh is exposed, a couple will be penalized and/or disqualified.

Please visit www.unitedstatesdancechampionships.com and go to the entry forms page and click on Rules & Policies for more information or go to www.ndca.org

NEWCOMERS – GENTLEMEN & LADIES For students entering in the Newcomer division costumes will be optional. Current costume styles are recommended and must be in good taste.

AMERICAN STYLE – LADIES Cocktail dance dresses with flared skirts are recommended for the Smooth Divisions. The length of the gown is optional, provided the feet are visible. Current styles in the Rhythm Divisions are recommended provided that costumes do not reveal the buttocks or other parts of the body indiscriminately. If, in the opinion of the Rules Committee, too much flesh is exposed, a couple will be penalized and/or disqualified.

AMERICAN STYLE – GENTLEMEN In the Smooth Divisions, Tuxedos, or Tails are recommended; with black or navy blue preferred. Current styles in the Rhythm Divisions are recommended.

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INTERNATIONAL STYLE – LADIES Traditional Ball Gowns or Full Length Gowns currently in vogue in the International Ballroom Divisions are recommended. Current styles in the Latin Divisions are recommended provided that costumes do not reveal the buttocks or other parts of the body indiscriminately. If, in the opinion of the Rules Committee, too much flesh is exposed, a couple will be penalized and/or disqualified.

INTERNATIONAL STYLE – GENTLEMEN Formal Tail Suits in the International Ballroom Divisions are recommended. Current styles in the Latin Divisions are recommended.

GENERAL Competitors in any division who wear costumes deemed by the organizers to be unsuitable will be requested to change. If such request is not followed, the competitors entry will be canceled and the entry fee will NOT be refunded.


2017

Cancellation & Refund Policy THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2017 An official entry form must be completed and signed by all competitors entering the United States Dance Championships and the nonchampionship “All-American� dance competitions. All entry fees must accompany each entry form with Social Security numbers when sent to the organizers. All entry forms must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fees and postmarked by the closing date of August 8th, 2017. Entries postmarked within five (5) days after the official closing will be accepted. No entries will be accepted without payment in full by VISA, MASTERCARD, Certified Check, Cashiers Check or Money Order in U.S. Dollars and made payable through a U.S. Bank. All payments made by credit card will be charged a 4% administrative fee. Please see entry cancellation & refund policy at bottom of this page.

ENTRY FEES PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TEACHER OR STUDIO FOR PRICING. TEACHERS AND STUDIO OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS FOR PRICE LIST. REGISTRATION@USDSC.COM OR CALL 310-544-4636

All payments are to be made payable and mailed to: American Ballroom Company PO Box 4507 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 (There will be a $10 fee per entry if not booked hotel room with organizer)

VISA REQUEST

American Ballroom Company is pleased to send a letter of invitation to any embassy you request. You must supply full name and address of the embassy along with their fax number and the name, passport number and date of birth, for each individual requesting a visa. There will be a $20.00 processing charge for each letter requested. This can be paid by VISA or MASTERCARD.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY 1. All cancellations of entries must be made in writing to the organizers. No phone cancellations accepted. 2. Entries received before the closing date and canceled by August 8, 2017 will receive a full refund. 3. Entries received before the closing date and canceled after August 8, 2017, but by August 13, 2017 will be charged 25% of the total entry fee for non-recoverable processing costs. 4. Entries received by the closing date and canceled after August 13, 2017, but by August 16, 2017 will be charged 50% of the total entry fee for non-recoverable processing costs. 5. There are no refunds for cancellations received after August 16, 2017. 6. There are no refunds for cancellations of entries postmarked after the closing date of August 16, 2017. 7. Refunds will be processed approximately 45 days following the event. 8. Late entries will be approved on a space available basis and late fees shall apply.

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2017

Saturday Day, September 11th Room Reservations

ORLANDO

The Walt Disney World Swan Resort is the Official Hotel for the 2017 United States Dance Championships. Each individual is responsible for making their own reservations directly with the hotel. Special rates and preferred room locations are in effect for those attending the championship. Be sure you indicate you are attending the USDC. One night room deposit required, non refundable if cancelled.

for all hotel reservations call 407-934-3000

(There will be a $10 fee per entry if not booked hotel room with organizer)

ROOM RATES

STANDARD ROOMS (including Resort Service Package) SINGLE/DOUBLE OCCUPANCY $205.00 + occupancy tax SUITE RATES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST DIRECTLY FROM THE ORGANIZER

DEADLINE TO CALL HOTEL IS AUGUST 10th, 2017 “In order to produce the finest event possible a portion of the Walt Disney Swan Hotel's daily room rate will help offset USDC's production and facility expenses”

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2017

PROGRAM ADVERTISING TICKET INFORMATION All ticket orders will be processed as they are received. Ringside tables are for Season Pass Holders only. Admission tickets will be assigned according to the date received by the organizer. For individual ticket orders please specify the number of tickets and session(s) preferred. All ticket orders must be paid in full when placing order. American Ballroom Company accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, Cashiers Check, Certified Check or Money Order in U.S. dollars and made payable through a U.S. Bank. All payments made by credit card will be charged a 4% administrative fee.

Option #1: Purchase an “ALL SESSIONS PASS” which offers priority ringside table seating (best seats). Option #2: Purchase individual session tickets separately by the days and session you’d like to attend.

ALL TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL

Mail all ticket order forms, entry forms, ads and payments to:

American Ballroom Co. PO Box 4507 Palos Verdes Peninsula CA, USA 90274

INDIVIDUAL SESSION TICKET PRICES (all seats are reserved) RINGSIDE ALL SESSIONS (1-12) PASS: $540

PLEASE NOTE: Admission Tickets are non–refundable and cannot be exchanged. Telephone (310) 544–4636 INDIVIDUAL SESSION# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Fax (310) 544–1736 $20 $20 $20 $50 $20 $50 $20 $70 $20 $ 70 $20 $70 E-mail: registration@usdsc.com

SOUVENIR PROGRAM ADVERTISING Professional Non–

TYPE

Full Page Ad

Half Page Ad

Quarter Page Ad

Full Page B&W Full Page Color** (no bleed) Half Page B&W (horizontal only) Quarter Page B&W

Competitors & Vendors Exhibitors

PAGE SIZE

COST*

COST

81/2“ x 11“ 81/2“ x 11“

$500 $600

$600 $800

81/2“ x 51/2“ $300 $400 41/2“ x 51/2“ $200 $275

*Professional couples placing an advert of themselves. **Separations must be provided.

American Ballroom Company reserves the right to reject any advertisement. “Non–Vendors” must not state that their goods or services are available at USDC. All ads must be camera ready and of professional quality. Email ad in PDF format to wayne.eng@usdsc.com

ADVERTISING DEADLINE: AUGUST 10th

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a minimum of $300,000 in cash, medallions & trophies to be awarded ALL AMERICAN DANCE COMPETITIONS

In the “All-American” Dance Competitions, the top three (3) Students in each category are awarded the “AllAmerican” Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallions.

ALL CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONS

Finalists are recognized in order of merit and awarded commemorative Finalist Parchment Scrolls, acknowledging their advancement to the final round of the championships. The top three (3) ranking couples are awarded the official United States Dance Championship Medallions:

1st – $1,000 2nd – $600 3rd – $400 4th – $200 5th – $200 6th – $200 U.S. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CLASSIC AND SOUTH AMERICAN SHOW DANCE DIVISIONS ($2,000 total) 1st – $800 2nd – $500 3rd – $300 4th – $200 5th – $100 6th – $100 U.S. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MAMBO CHAMPIONSHIP 1st – $800 4th – $200

The 1st place winners become the official “United States Dance Champion” in their respective divisions.

OPEN TO THE WORLD PRO/AM SCHOLARSHIPS ($2,600 TOTAL IN EACH DIVISION) (1ST - 3RD ARE CASH PRIZES, 4TH - 6TH ARE VOUCHERS)

1st – $1,000 2nd – $600 3rd – $400 4th – $200 5th – $200 6th – $200

U.S. NATIONAL PRO/AM SCHOLARSHIPS ($1,800 TOTAL IN EACH DIVISION)

2nd - $200

($2,600 total in each division)

($2,000 TOTAL)

1st Place – Gold Medallions 2nd Place – Silver Medallions 3rd Place – Bronze Medallions

1st - $300

U.S. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL TEN DANCE, NINE DANCE AND RISING STAR COMPETITIONS

3rd - $100

TOP PRO/AM AWARDS

(Points are calculated from all entries and placements in the relevant styles and levels) Trophies will be presented to the Top Male and Top Female Students in each of the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels for both American and International Style.

TOP STUDIO AWARDS

Trophies will be presented to the Top Small, medium & large studios.

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION CASH AWARDS U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (NEW FOR 2017 - Cash prizes increased to $8,000 total in each division)

1st – $3,000 2nd – $2,000 3rd – $1,000 4th – $500 5th – $300 6th – $300

2nd – $500 3rd – $300 5th – $100 6th – $100

U.S. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL AND CABARET CHAMPIONSHIP ($2,000 TOTAL) 1st – $800 2nd – $500 3rd – $300 4th – $200 5th – $100 6th – $100 U.S. OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR COMPETITIONS ($3,500 TOTAL IN EACH DIVISION) 1st – $1,200 2nd – $800 3rd – $500 4th – $400 5th – $300 6th – $300 U.S. OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM & LATIN CHAMPIONSHIPS ($8,000 TOTAL TOTAL IN EACH DIVISION)

1st – $3,000 2nd – $2,000 3rd – $1,000 4th – $500 5th – $300 6th – $300 WORLD CABARET/EXHIBITION CHAMPIONSHIP ($3,700 TOTAL)

1st – $1,200 2nd – $1,000 3rd – $500 4th – $400 5th – $300 6th – $300

THE JANE CHIANG SCHOLARSHIP

Top overall students will be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd Contributed by Martin Chiang 1st - $10,000 2nd - $7,000 3rd - $3,000 To qualify, a minimum of 200 pro/am entries are required to qualify for these cash prizes. Points are calculated from all pro/am entries and placements in all styles and all levels. Student/Student entries do NOT count.

PRO/AM GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS JOHN MONTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Prize Money 1st - $1,000 Sposored by the NDCA

Photos on this page by Tony Eng •

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RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 UNITED STATES DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS HALL OF FAME AWARD

Jane Chiang

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top large studio

SIVA DANCE - ARLINGTON, VA

top medium studio

VZ DANCE STUDIOS - LAS VEGAS, NV

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top small studio

FADS: SARASOTA - SARASOTA, FL


2016 USDC

top overall student

LAUREN LAPOINTE WITH LOUIS BAR VZ DANCE STUDIOS

top overall students

Winners of the Jane Chiang Scholarship Awards

1ST ($10,000) - LAUREN LAPOINTE WITH LOUIS BAR (VZ DANCE STUDIOS) 2ND ($7,000) - SHARON WEICH WITH JACOB JENNINGS (BOCA DANCE) 3RD ($3,000) - MARY LOU FINE WITH SINISA VASIC (SIVA DANCE)

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Congratulations to

2016 USDC

Top American Style Bronze Student

TOP GENTLEMEN (TIE): DAVID SIBLEY (FADS - HOOVER) JIMMY HAYES (FADS - SARASOTA)

TOP LADY: LAUREN LAPOINTE (VZ DANCE STUDIOS)

Top American Style Silver Student

TOP GENTLEMAN: DANIEL HAGER (FADS - BROOKFIELD)

TOP LADY: SHARON WEICH (BOCA DANCE)

Top American Style Gold Student

TOP GENTLEMAN: BRUCE FINE (SIVA DANCE)

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TOP LADY: MARY LOU FINE - SIVA DANCE


all the winners!

2016 USDC

Top International Style Bronze Student

TOP GENTLEMAN: DMITRIY MODEL (AMS - JACKSONVILLE SOUTH)

TOP LADY: LAUREN LAPOINTE (VZ DANCE STUDIOS)

Top International Style Silver Student

TOP GENTLEMAN: DAVID ZALESKE

TOP LADY: FELICIA PORGES (PAUL PELLICORO'S DANCESPORT)

Top International Style Gold Student

TOP GENTLEMAN: JIM LEHRBURGER

TOP LADY: MARY LOU FINE (SIVA DANCE)

Top Overall Amateur Couple

BRUCE & MARY LOU FINE - SIVA DANCE

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2016 USDC

Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL LATIN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ricarrdo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko Justinas Duknauskas & Anna Kovalova Nikolay Voronovich & Maria Nikolishina Mykhalio Bilopukhov & Anastasia Shchypilina Andrey Tarasov & Yuliya Kuznetsova Manuel Favilla & Natalia Maidiuk Dmitry Nikishkin & Olena Shvets-Nikishkin

Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva Marat Gimaev & Alina Basyuk Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva Alexander Voskalchuk & Veronika Egorova Iaroslav Bieliei & Liliia Gladiuk Oscar Pedrinelli & Lenka Kovalcikova

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR LATIN 1 2 3 4 5 6

Francesco Bertini & Sabrina Manzi Alexey & Vlada Karaulov Sasha Altukhov & Cheyenne Murillo Tykhon Zhyvkov & Anastasiia Kuzieva Sergiy & Daria Chyslov Andrey Voloshko & Kateryna Kyrylenko

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR BALLROOM 1 2 3 4 5 6

Francesco Bertini & Sabrina Manzi

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Stefano Di Brino & Bianka Zubrowskia-Di Brino

Stefano Di Brino & Bianka Zubrowskia-Di Brino Yuriy Nartov & Sarika Hudson Christian Radvan & Kristina Kudelko Leonid Burlo & Liana Bakhtiarova Luca & Krizia Balestra Slava & Valeriia Kostianets


2016 USDC

Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RHYTHM 1 Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova 2 Andre Paramonov & Natalie Paramonov 3 Vard Margaryan & Inga Demetryan 4 Shane & Shannon Jensen 5 Danas Jaksevicius & Yuki Haraguchi 6 Mykyta Serdyuk & Anna Krasnoshapka

Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SMOOTH

1 Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija 2 Mazen Hamza & Izabela Jundzill 3 Max Sinitsa & Tatiana Seliverstova 4 Travis & Jaimee Tuft 5 Yegor Novikov & Aleksandra Smirnova 6 Kyle & Allie Spinder

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR RHYTHM 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ilya Abdullin & Tara Barakov Maksym Lototskyy & Sarah Haworth Riccardo Papi & Sabrina Moretti Kristian Sese & Mae Lozada Ryan Lockhart & Danelle Newman Dmitriy Zavialov & Mariya-Khristina Shurupova

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR SMOOTH

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Roman Malakhasyan & Kat Wagner Slava Kostianets & Valeriia Kostianets John Campbell & Jaki Brockman Marcin Tomaszewski & Krista Derington Mykyta Serdyuk & Anna Krasnoshapka Enzo Zappia & Stephanie Betts Matt Rivers & Maliwan Diemer Andrei & Elena Rudenco

Ilya Abduliin & Tara Barakov

Roman Malakhasyan & Kat Wagner

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2016 USDC

Nikolay Voronovich & Maria Nikolishina

US OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP WDC WORLD SERIES EVENT 1 2 3 4 5 6

Nikolay Voronovich & Maria Nikolishina Ilya Maletin & Polina Maier Gunnar Gunnarsson & Marika Doshoris Ivan Mulyavka & Karin Rooba Manuel Favilia & Natalia Maidiuk Roman Italyankin & Alexandra Bokova

Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva

US OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIP WDC WORLD SERIES EVENT 1 2 3 4 5 6

Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva Marat Gimaev & Alina Basyuk Alexander Voskalchuk & Veronika Egorova Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva Iaroslav Bieliei & Liliia Gladiuk Oscar Pedrinelli & Lenka Kovalcikova

US OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR LATIN COMPETITION 1 2 3 4 5 6

Francesco Bertini & Sabrina Manzi Ilya Maletin & Polina Maier Alexey Karaulov & Vlada Karaulov Sasha Altukhov & Cheyenne Murillo Sergiy Chyslov & Daria Chyslova Andrey Voloshko & Kateryna Kyrylenko

US OPEN TO THE WORLD PROFESSIONAL RISING STAR BALLROOM COMPETITION

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Francesco Bertini & Sabrina Manzi

Stefano Di Brino & Bianka Zubrowska-Di Brino

1 2 3 4 5 6

Stefano Di Brino & Bianka Zubrowska-Di Brino Igor Colac & Roxane Milotti Yuriy Nartov & Sarika Hudson Leonid Burlo & Liana Bakhtiarova Radu Sterban & Xenia Cletova Jonas Kazlauskas & Kathleen Ilo


2016 USDC

Sergiy Samchynskyy & Yulia Besarab

Mykyta Serdyuk & Anna Krasnoshapka

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN 9 DANCE 1 2 3 4 5 6

Mykyta Serdyuk & Anna Krasnoshapka Maksym Lototskyy & Sarah Haworth Shandor Shtefil & Aleksandra Barsukov Kyle & Allie Spinder Ilya Abdullin & Tara Barkiv Viktor Tkachenko & Yuliya Lukina

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL INTERNATIONAL STYLE 10 DANCE 1 2 3 4 5 6

Sergiy Samchynskyy & Yuliya Besarab Simeon Stoynov & Kora Stoynova Igor Colac & Roxane Milotti Aleksei Alekseev & Ektaerina Derevleva Dmitriy Solomakha & Gabriela Sevillano Pavel Cherdantsau & Svetlana Rudkovskaya

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MAMBO 1 2 3 4 5 6

Mikhail Vlasov & Ashley Sanches Kevin Ubilus & Milagros Lareto Aaron DeSoto & Iryna DeSoto Diego Semprun & Tatiana Gonzalez Donovan Dominguez & Rose Dimov Craig Johnson & Katherine Hutchinson

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL 1 2 3 4 5 6

Travis & Jaimee Tuft Shane & Shannon Jensen Trevor & Emily Guthrie Mykhailo Azarov & Tetyana Makarenko Aaron Stowell & Shelby Henderson Zachary Pohl & Ariel Freilich

Mikhail Vlasov & Ashles Sanches

Travis Tuft & Jaimee Tuft

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2016 USDC

Travis Tuft & Jaimee Tuft

Shane Jensen & Shannon Jensen

WORLD PROFESSIONAL CABARET/EXHIBITION

1 2 3 4 5 6

Travis & Jaimee Tuft Shane & Shannon Jensen Mykhailo Azarov & Tetyana Makarenko Clifton Sepulveda & Mar Martinez Clyde Harris & Summer Elkin Luka Milacic-Perusina & Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CABARET

1 2 3 4 5 6

Shane & Shannon Jensen Mykhailo Azarov & Tetyana Makarenko Travis & Jaimee Tuft Clyde Harris & Summer Elkin Clifton Sepulveda & Mar Martinez Jamie Black & Robin Ray

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CLASSIC SHOW DANCE 1 Alexander Voskalchuk & Veronika Egorova 2 Pavel Cherdantsau & Svetlana Rudkovskaya 3 Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo

US NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOUTH AMERICAN SHOW DANCE 1 2 3 4

Alexander Voskalchuk & Veronika Egorova

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Andre Paramonov & Natalie Paramonov Vasily Anokhin & Kristina Androsenko Maksym Kapitanchuk & Elena Krifuks Cristiano Callegari & Katia Kuznetsova

Andre Paramonov & Natalie Paramonov

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U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Champions (A1) Jose Perez & Lindsay Milan

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Champions (A2) Aleko Khutsidze & Michelle Loeb

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Champions (A2) Steve Vasco & Erin Hall

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Champions (B) Eddie Rivera & Ceci Torres

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Gold Champions (B) & U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Champions (C)

Vard Margaryan & Lynn Magnesen

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Champions (B) Giovanni Fortezza & Jolanta Mosteika

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Champions (B) Silver Champions (A1) Erwin Rybczynski & Bozena Kochanska Aaron DeSoto & Alina Huang Sakura

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Gold Champions (A1) & U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Champions (A)

Decho Kraev & Natalie Crandall

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Champions (S1) Hayk Arshakian & Susan Miller

U.S. National Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Gold Champions (A2) Eddie Rivera & Kia Malone

U.S. National Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze Champions (A1) Mazen Hamza & Gemma Cook

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U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze American Smooth Champions (A2) Vlad Astafiev & Amy Brewer

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze American Smooth Champions (B) John Campbell & Diane Wooters

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver American Smooth Champions (A1) Golden Parker & Jessica Mancini

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver American Smooth Champions (A2) Christjohn Batters & Mona Maerz

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver American Smooth Champions (B) Aleksei Alekseev & Susan Cruickshank

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold American Smooth Scholarship Champions (A1) & U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Champions (A)

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold American Smooth Scholarship Champions (A2) Travis Tuft & Selene Steelman

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold American Smooth Scholarship Champions (B) Ilya Reyzin & Sophia D'Angelo

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Champions (B) Mayo Alanen & Aiyesha Dey

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Champions (C) Darius Mosteika & Lynn Shanahan

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Champions (S1) Kostadin Bidjourov & Charlotte Carey

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver International Latin Scholarship Champions (A1) Vlad Astafiev & Olivia Zettergren

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U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze International Latin Scholarship Champions (A2)

Pavel Antanovich & Ebba Karlson

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze International Latin Scholarship (B) Erwin Rybcynski & Bozena Kochanska

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver International Latin Scholarship (A1) Aleks Nashev & Kouyu Yang

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver International Latin Scholarship (A2) Roman Kutskyy & Radhika Jain

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold

U.S. National Pro/Am, Open Gold

International Latin Scholarship Champions (B)

International Latin Scholarship Champions (A1)

International Latin Scholarship Champions (A2)

International Latin Scholarship Champions (B)

Andrei Gavriline & Luda Conti

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship Champions (A)

Jakub Zeglen & Vera Xu

Roman Kutskyy & Tanya Durbin

Genya Bartashevich & Missy White

Tykhon Zhyvkov & Lynn Magnesen

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am

International Latin Scholarship Champions (B)

International Latin Scholarship Champions (C)

International Latin Scholarship Champions (S1)

Ivan Statsenko & Marina Dzasokhova

Roman Malakhasyan & Lisa Lowery

Aleks Nashev & Janet Colleran

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U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Bronze

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A1)

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A2)

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (B)

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A1)

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A1) Sergey Kiselev & Natalie Rezai

U.S. National Pro/Am Open Gold International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A1) & U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (B) Sergey Kiselev & Grace Wang

Dmitry Sviridov & Jackie Naumann

Craig Shaw & Jacqueline Stevenson

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver

U.S. National Pro/Am Closed Silver

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (A2)

International Ballroom Scholarship Champions (B)

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship (A) Egor Abashkin & Colette Marotto

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship (C) Andrea Stefano & Jill Bradford

Oleksiy Buravenko & Rachel Janowicz

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Andrea Zaramella & Amy Hardy

Samuele Pacchini & Gloria Genevieve

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship (S1) Arturas Misurenkovas & Linda Dillman

Daniele Gozzi & Jen Mo

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Closed Bronze Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (C) John Lund & Liene Reinbold


U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Closed Bronze Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (A) Dmitriy Model & Aida Skriptsova

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Closed Silver Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (A) Darious Moore & Liene Reinbold

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Closed Silver Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (C) Mark Eberle & Viktorija

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Open Gold Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (A) Mike Brown & Anna Oblakova

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Open Gold Gentlemen’s International Ballroom Championship (C) Avi Lazarovits & Anna Oblakova

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Rhythm Competition (A) Andre Paramonov & Anya-Christina Lodoen

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Rhythm Competition (B) Michael Bauer & Natalie Paramonov

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Rhythm Competition (C) Andre Paramonov & Esperanza Blair

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Latin Competition (A) Hayk Balasanyan & Ariana Cicatiello

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Latin Competition (B) Gene Bersten & Adel Jaena

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Latin Competition (C) Hayk Arshakian & Charlene Proctor

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Ballroom Competition (A) Nick Cheremukhin & Irene Lee

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star International Ballroom Competition (B) Peter Walker & Miwa Rifu

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition (A) Renzo Aida & Saori DeSouza

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U.S. National Pro/Am Classic Show Dance Championship Alosha Anatolly & Carolyn Woodruff

U.S. National Pro/Am South American Show Dance Championship Dimitrios Damalas & Elly Azizian

U.S. National Pro/Am Mambo Championship Eddie Rivera & Kia Malone

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Cabaret Championship Craig Smith & Natasha Namen

U.S. Open to the World Amateur International Latin Championship Pasha Stepanchuk & Gabriella Sabler

U.S. Open to the World Amateur International Ballroom Championship Alex Plant & Faye Edge

U.S. Open to the World Amateur American Smooth Championship Nathan & Kathy Butler

U.S. Open to the World Amateur American Rhythm Championship Brady Miller & Michelle Young

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition (B) John Campbell & Irene Wong

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Rising Star American Smooth Competition (C) Mazen Hamza & Edna Breit

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U.S. National Pro/Am Pre-Teen American Rhythm & Smooth Championships Roy Jordan & Claire Cullen

U.S. National Pro/Am Junior American Smooth Championship Peter Perzhu & Lula Callaway

U.S. National Pro/Am Youth International Latin Championship Ilya Reyzin & Taylor Arenz

U.S. National Pro/Am Junior American Rhythm Championship Mikhail Vlasov & Lula Callaway

U.S. National Pro/Am Youth American Rhythm & Smooth Championships Maksym Lototskyy & Gabrielle Devita

U.S. National Pro/Am Pre-Teen International Latin Championship Michael Blanco & Tatum Wise

U.S. National Pro/Am Junior International Latin Championship Oleksii Lytvyn & Kiersten Lujan

U.S. National Pro/Am Junior International Ballroom Championship Max Maleshko & Anjelika Karzukhina

U.S. National Pro/Am Youth International Ballroom Championship Maksym Lototskyy & Enxhi Fundo

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Pre-Teen American Rhythm Championship Bogdan Timofti & Taylor Nordquist

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U.S. Open to the World Amateur Junior & Youth American Rhythm Championships / U.S. Open to the World Amateur Junior American Smooth Champions Edwin & Evelyn Bodoni

U.S. Open to the World Amateur Youth American Smooth & International Ballroom Champions Alexei & Olga Kiyan

U.S. Open to the World Amateur Pre-Teen International Latin & Ballroom Champions Mircha Timofti & Anfisa Belova

U.S. Open to the World Amateur Youth International Latin Champions Will Smyack & Hannah Pardo

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior American Rhythm Championship (C2) Aleko Khutsidze & Peggy Lavinsky

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth & International Ballroom Scholarship Championships (C2) Kostadin Bidjourov & Charlotte Carey

U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am Senior International Latin Championships (C2) Tomasz Wlodarski & Toni Mullins


2016 U.S. Pro/Am Grand Championships – John Monte Memorial Scholarship

Every year the winners of the Pro/Am "Open" Latin, Rhythm, Ballroom, Smooth, Ten Dance and Nine Dance championships vie for this Grand Championship title and the winner of this event receives the John Monte Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 sponsored by the National Dance Council of America (NDCA).

U.S. Pro/Am Grand Champions John Monte Memorial Scholarship Vard Margaryan & Lynn Magnesen

U.S. Pro/Am Grand Champions

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Vard Margaryan & Lynn Magnesen Ilya Reyzin & Sophia D'Angelo Andrea Stefano & JIll Bradford Egor Abashkin & Colette Marotto Enzo Zappia & Sally He Arturas Misurenkovas & Linda Dillman

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Rhythm Scholarship Championships

U.S. Open to the World American Rhythm Scholarship Championship (A)

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Decho Kraev & Natalie Crandall Charles Cunningham & Isabella Libertore Eddie Ares & Chasity Smith Emmanuel Pierre Antoine & Mengqi Huang Aaron DeSoto & Alina Sakura Rex Jones & Kathryn Harper Matthew Shimizu & Jessica Nicol

U.S. Open to the World American Rhythm Scholarship Championship (C)

U.S. Open to the World American Rhythm Scholarship Championship (B)

Vard Margaryan & Lynn Magnesen Ilya Reyzin & Sophia D'Angelo Aaron Talbert & Joan Goddard Evgeny Dyachenko & Donna Sparano Plamen Danailov & Jennifer Marre Vladimir Kosarev & Janice Gonzalez

Giovanni Fortezza & Jolanta Mosteika Eddie Rivera & Kia Malone Vlad Astafiev & Kelly Wain Jim Maranto & Thara Salamone Jose DeCamps & Lana Lusher Aaron DeSoto & Darcy Ehrlich Vladimir Kosarev & Mariana Lvoff

U.S. Open to the World American Rhythm Scholarship Championship (S1)

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Hayk Arshakian & Susan Miller Mikhail Vlasov & Quin Bommelje Melbin De La Cruz & Leslie McLeod Aleksandar Vukosavljevic & Lois Fein Ruslan Meshkov & Linda Gill Aaron DeSoto & Roberta Fox Isidro Erreguin & Valerie Alston

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am American Smooth Scholarship Championships

U.S. Open to the World American Smooth Scholarship Championship (A)

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Andrei & Yulia Rudenco Evgeny Malko & Whitney Myers Mayo Alanen & Madison Stribling Decho Kraev & Natalie Crandall Jim Maranto & Thara Salamone Gunnar Sverrisson & Kailee Donovan Nick Cheremukhin & Irene Lee

U.S. Open to the World American Smooth Scholarship Championship (C)

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Darius Mosteika & Lynn Shanahan Roman Malakhasyan & Lisa Lowery Evgeny Malko & Lynn Murrell Ilya Reyzin & Sophia D'Angelo Oleksiy Pigotskyy & Sue Eldred Jim Maranto & Darla Davies

U.S. Open to the World American Smooth Scholarship Championship (B)

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Mayo Alanen & Aiyesha Dey Mariusz Zakrzewski & Joanne Tatem Max Sinitsa & Sirinda Sincharoen Travis Tuft & Selene Steelman Gleb Makarov & Susan Sidman Martin Cawston & Kathy Howell Nick Cheremukhin & Patricia Schneider

U.S. Open to the World American Smooth Scholarship Championship (S1)

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Kostadin Bidjourov & Charlotte Carey Vladimir Popov & Pat Luthy Victor Russu & Elaine Sheresky Nazar Norov & Gloria Baker Dmitriy Zavialov & Janet Bruttell Ruslan Meshkov & Linda Gill Mazen Hamza & Sue Gershowitz

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Latin Scholarship Championships

U.S. Open to the World International Latin Scholarship Championship (A)

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Jakub Zeglen & Vera Xu Plamen Danailov & Joanna Wa Ivan Mulyavka & Angelina Evseeva Delyan Terziev & Emily Tang Paul Richardson & Deborah Tipley Aleko Khutsidze & Bekka Karasek

U.S. Open to the World International Latin Scholarship Championship (B)

U.S. Open to the World International Latin Scholarship Championship (C)

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Roman Malakhasyan & Lisa Lowery Tykhon Zhyvkov & Lynn Magnesen Aleksandar Vukosavljevic & Marina Svyatets Stephen McCann & Rhonda Lynch Ricky Bentzen & Suzanne Saperstein Stanislav Kochergin & Tina Tang Enzo Zappia & Sally He

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Ivan Statsenko & Marina Dzasokhova Dimitrios Damalas & Maria Seragou Jean Paul & Christine Stanko Delyan Terziev & Jacqueline Soccadato Evgeny Likhachev & Tasha Romero Gene Bersten & Adel Jaena Aleks Nashev & Irma Tan Oleksii Lytvyn & Colette Marotto

U.S. Open to the World International Latin Scholarship Championship (S1)

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Aleks Nashev & Janet Colleran Ricky Bentzen & Susan Miller Ivan Mulyavka & Astrid Rush Plamen Danailov & Nora Fox Delyan Terziev & Fifi Wang Cristiano Callegari & Kim Butaud Sinisa Vasic & Rica Zamora

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U.S. Open to the World Pro/Am International Ballroom Scholarship Championships

U.S. Open to the World International Ballroom Scholarship Championship (A) 1 2 3 4 5

Egor Abashkin & Colette Marotto Andrea Faraci & Rebecca Kuhn Nick Cheremukhin & Irene Lee Sergei Bezrodnov & Nina Ouzdenova Evgeniy Mayorov & Brittany Freer

U.S. Open to the World International Ballroom Scholarship Championship (C) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Andrea Stefano & Jill Bradford Linas Koreiva & Hye-Kyong Park Samuele Pacchini & Connie Edmonds Alexander Voskalchuk & Lynn Murrell Enzo Zappia & Sally He Iaroslav Bieliei & Paige Riffle

U.S. Open to the World International Ballroom Scholarship Championship (B) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Sergey Kiselev & Grace Wang Martin Reinbold & Brynda Insley Andrea Zaramella & Lily Chang Gianpiero Giannico & Bo Chang Edgar Gasjuns & Ling Ma Denis Kutepov & Patricia Schneider

U.S. Open to the World International Ballroom Scholarship Championship (S1) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Arturas Misurenkovas & Linda Dillman Samuele Pacchini & Susan Walter Andrea Faraci & Betty Lin Emanuele Pappacena & Denise Layfield Kostadin Bidjourov & Charlotte Carey Ruslan Meshkov & Linda Gill

USDC would like to extend a special thanks to all the photographers whose photos are featured in this syllabus: Charles Ryder Photography & Mary Tweeddale.

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America's Most Prestigious Championship

WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE 2017 UNITED STATES CHAMPION?

United States National Dance Championships® United States Open Dance Championships

Home of United States Championships Circuit with 17 Proud Members

Recognized by the National Dance Council of America® as the only Championship to have the official United States National Dance Championship Titles. Recognized by the World Dance Council. The U.S. Open to the World Professional International Ballroom & Latin Championships are part of the WDC World Super Series. Events.

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American Ballroom Company awards largest ever single event top teacher prize money at USDC congratulations to all of the top teachers at the 2016 USDC who together took home prize money in cash totaling

$100,000

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American Ballroom Company awards largest ever single event top teacher prize money at USDC congratulations to all of the top teachers at the 2016 USDC who together took home prize money totaling $100,000 U.S. Latin Top Teacher 1st - $5,000 - Sinisa Vasic [Siva Dance] 2nd - $3,000 - Louis Bar [VZ Dance Studios] 3rd - $2,500 - Adam Katona [Paul Pellicoro's Dancesport] 4th - $2,000 - Ivan Mulyavka 5th - $1,500 - Kristina Lee 6th - $1,200 - Jacob Jennings [Boca Dance] 7th - $1,000 - Yuliya Besarab [Academy Ballroom] 8th - $800 - Ilya Reyzin 9th - $600 - Gene Bersten [Dance With Us America] 10th - $400 - Mitchel Kibel [Colorado Dancesport]

1st $35,000 - Sinisa Vasic

2nd $27,500 - Louis Bar

U.S. Ballroom Top Teacher 1st - $5,000 - Sinisa Vasic [Siva Dance] 2nd - $3,000 - Liene Reinbold 3rd - $1,500 - Martin Reinbold 4th - $1,500 - Kristina Lee 5th - $1,500 - Adam Katona [Paul Pellicoro's Dancesport] 6th - $1,200 - Dmitry Sviridov [Dancesport VA] 7th - $1,000 - Sean Brunell [VZ Dance Studios] 8th - $800 - Pavel Cherdantsau 9th - $600 - Alexander Novikov [Edelweiss Premier Ballroom] 10th - $400 - Alexey Kuzyn [Ballroom Finesse] U.S. Rhythm Top Teacher 1st - $5,000 - Sinisa Vasic [Siva Dance] 2nd - $3,000 - Louis Bar [VZ Dance Studios] 3rd - $2,500 - Jacob Jennings [Boca Dance] 4th - $2,000 - Tiana Ramirez [FADS - Sarasota] 5th - $1,500 - Robert Nardozza [Colorado Dancesport] 6th - $1,200 - Melbin De La Cruz [Dance With Melbin] 7th - $1,000 - Aaron DeSoto [FADS - Buffalo Grove] 8th - $800 - Jacqueline Sanchez [FADS - Hoover] 9th - $600 - Luis Lopez [Arthur Murray - Coral Gables] 10th - $400 - Rex Jones [Dance Tonight Atlanta] U.S. Smooth Top Teacher 1st - $5,000 - Sinisa Vasic [Siva Dance] 2nd - $3,000 - Jacob Jennings [Boca Dance] 3rd - $2,500 - Louis Bar [VZ Dance Studios] 4th - $2,000 - Robert Nardozza [Colorado Dancesport] 5th - $1,500 - Mazen Hamza 6th - $1,200 - Sergh Aliev [FADS - Jupiter] 7th - $1,000 - Mayo Alanen [Manhattan Ballroom - Alanen] 8th - $800 - Tiana Ramirez [FADS - Sarasota] 9th - $600 - Francesco Arietta [Academy Dancesport] 10th - $400 - Dave Hannigan [SuperShag]

3rd $11,700 - Jacob Jennings

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