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- The Emerald Ball
- Jun 06, 2013
Emerald Ball - A West Coast Icon - A Preview by Keith Todd
The Emerald Ball is certainly one of the iconic West Coast events. It was begun in 1962 (or possibly 1964) by Ken Sloan in San Mateo, northern California, and named for the "Emerald Isle" of Ken's birth. When Ken moved to southern California to dance with Sheila Weber-Sire, he brought the event with him, and until 1990 they ran this event in Los Angeles. It attracted all of the USA's top competitors and Ken & Sheila regularly booked shows with the best from Europe. Go to www.dancebeat.com for the most current articles.