I am absolutely thrilled that many of our ballroom students placed first in several ballroom dance events at the prestigious Emerald Ball Ballroom Dance Competition held recently in Los Angeles. The Emerald Ball Dance Competition showcases some of the best ballroom dancers in the USA and attracts the best of ballroom dancers in the USA and abroad.

There were more than 15,000 entries which made this year’s event the Emerald’s biggest ballroom dance event to date. Competition is fierce on the floor and that’s why I am so proud of our ballroom dance student’s accomplishments!

Our By Your Side Dance Studio ballroom dancers participated in several ballroom dance events including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Salsa, Tango and Rumba.

Our amazing ballroom dancers who placed at the Emerald Ball Dance Competition are as follows:

  • Lucas Bross- participated in a total of 7 events and won first place in all 7 events!
  • Catherine Caballero-participated in 7 events and won four 1st places and three 3rd places
  • Rene Perez- participated in 14 events and won 12 first places and two 2nd places
  • Jane Glaser- participated in 12 events with first places in all 12!
  • Deanna Stanton & Joseph Hidalgo won 1st place in Bolero and 2nd  place in American Tango
  • Joseph Hidalgo earned the 4th place in the Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz

A fabulous job and congratulations to all of you!


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