Our Tri-State and Texas Pro-Am Invitationals were an absolute blast! The events were filled to the brim with incredible competitors, world-class shows, breathtaking performances, and of course, lots of unforgettable moments on the dance floor. If you missed out on all the action, don’t worry, this blogpost is your backstage pass to our Tri-State and Texas Pro-Am Invitationals! Watch the video to get a glimpse of the event highlights and continue reading for the full scoop!
Competition Days: Stepping into a Whole New World
Competition days were like stepping into a whole new world. The moment you entered the venue, you were instantly transported to the vibrant cultures of India and East Asia. The ballroom was adorned with colorful tapestry, umbrellas, life-sized tigers, dragon sculptures, and more, creating an enchanting atmosphere that set the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Imagine yourself stepping onto the dance floor, feeling a mix of excitement and butterflies as Eugene, our energetic host, calls you to join the fun. Dressed to impress in your stunning fringe skirt, you’re ready to shine. As the music starts playing, you move gracefully alongside your partner, completely in your element.
The energy in the room is electric, and the cheers from the crowd fuel your every move. But what truly makes the moment special is the incredible camaraderie among all the pro-am dancers. Everyone supports and cheers for each other, celebrating victories together and offering words of encouragement. It truly feels like you’re a part of the tight knit #DWMFAM.
Once you step off the dance floor, the fun doesn’t stop. Eugene’s infectious laughter and boundless energy keep the atmosphere lively and entertaining. And don’t forget Rachel, who makes her rounds with delightful hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages, treating your taste buds and lifting your spirits. After giving your all on the dance floor, it’s the perfect way to refuel and recharge.
Awards: Celebrating Unwavering Dedication
As the competition day comes to a close, it’s time for the awards ceremony. The excitement in the room is palpable as everyone eagerly awaits the results. But here’s the best part—the awards are not just about the winners. Every single competitor, regardless of the outcome, is celebrated for their unwavering dedication and talent. The applause echoes through the room after each lineup, honoring the hard work and passion poured into every performance.
Parties and Socializing: Making Lifelong Connections
But the fun doesn’t end on the dance floor. Beyond the competitions days, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize, make new connections, and create lifelong memories. Themed parties and galas provide the perfect setting to meet like-minded individuals and form new friendships. And if you’re not mingling, you’re in for a treat with none other than Manu, Diego, or Brandon leading the way through fun line dances. The energy is contagious, and you can’t help but join in the fun.
Student Showcases and World-Class Shows: Unleashing Talent and Captivating Performances
The student showcases during the galas were also a sight to behold. Students from all levels took the stage, showcasing their progress and passion for dance. It was incredible to witness their growth and transformation, from graceful routines to dynamic choreography. These showcases added an extra layer of excitement and inspiration to the events.
And let’s not forget the pro shows that took our breath away! DanceSport stars like Nino Langella, Andra Vaidilaite, Yulia Musikhina, Ferdinando Iannaccone, Anna Pelepenko, and Valentin Voronov wowed us with their stunning performances. From awe-inspiring aerial displays to mind-blowing footwork, they stole the show, leaving the audience in awe and admiration.
We hope you’ve felt the exhilaration and vibrancy that permeated every moment of the Tri-State and Texas Pro-Am Invitationals. From the incredible competitors and mesmerizing pro shows to the infectious atmosphere that filled the ballroom, these events were truly unforgettable. And guess what? We can’t wait to do it all over again!
So mark your calendars for the next Tri-State Invitational in August 2023 and get ready for another incredible experience. But until then, keep practicing, keep dancing, and keep the spirit of the Tri-State and Texas Pro-Am Invitationals alive. We can’t wait to see you there!
See the August 2023 – Tri-State Invitational details here.