Schedule

2015 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

FINAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS will be posted 5 days prior to the start of the event.

NOTES TO COMPETITORS:

First time ever there will be Open Scholarships & Open Multi- Championships.

The Pro/Am Open Scholarship Championships A, B & C

The Pro/Am Open Multi-Dance Championships will also be the Dancesport Series Team Match Qualifiers. A, B & C

The Gold & Above Gentlemen's Standard Championship will now be a Global Dancesport Series Scholarship.

The winners of the Closed Bronze Rhythm Smooth, Latin & Ballroom and Closed Silver Rhythm, Smooth, Latin & Ballroom Multidance Championships in both the A & B age categories will be invited to represent the Emerald Ball in the Best of the Best Competition Grand Finale at the Ohio Star Ball in November.

American Rhythm & Smooth Bronze Multidance Championships are sponsored by Dance Vision and will be awarded $300, $200 or $100 Dance Vision Merchandise vouchers.

Competition Schedule

Monday, April 27th, 2015

REGISTRATION DESK OPENS - Please refer to this schedule for hours and phone number.

  • Monday: 12noom - 11pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 12midnight
  • Wednesday 6am -12midnight
  • Thursday 6:30am - 11pm
  • Friday 6am - 12midnight
  • Saturday 6am -12midnight
  • Sunday 6am - 7pm

Emerald Ball Tickets & Registration Information is at the LAX Hilton Hotel 310-410-6280

Tuesday April 28th, 2015

Tuesday Matinee & Evening - Session 1 - American Style Rhythm Events Starting at 2pm - 11pm

  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Bronze Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Scholarships

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

Wednesday Matinee - Session 2 - American Style Rhythm Events - Starting at 9am

  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed & Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Scholarships
  • Pro/Am American Style Closed 6 & 9 Dance Championships – Rhythm Section
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Multidance Championships & World Pro/Am Dancesport Series Team Match Qualifier
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Gold, Open Gold & Advanced Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Senior S1 & S3 Multidance Championships & S2 Scholarship
  • Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Scholarships

Wednesday Evening - Session 3 - American Style Smooth Events - Starting at 5:30pm

  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed & Open Bronze Open Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze Scholarships

Thursday April 30th, 2015

Thursday Matinee - Session 4 - American Style Smooth Events starting at 9am

  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed & Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver Scholarships
  • Pro/Am American Style Closed 6 & 9 Dance Championships – Smooth Section
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Open Multidance Championships & World Pro/Am Dancesport Series Team Match Qualifier
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Gold, Open Gold & Advanced Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Senior S1 & S3 Multidance Championships & S2 Scholarship
  • Pro/Am American Smooth Open Scholarships

Thursday Evening Buffet Dinner

  • For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Thursday Evening - Session 5 - Amateurs & Professional Events starting at 7pm

  • Doors Open for Admission - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 5
  • Amateur Novice American Rhythm Competition
  • Amateur Open American Rhythm Championship
  • Amateur Open Senior American Rhythm Championship (Over 35)
  • Amateur Novice American Smooth Competition
  • Amateur Open American Smooth Championship
  • Amateur Open Senior American Smooth Championship (Over 35)
  • Presentation of Awards for 2015 Emerald Ball Top Students for American Style Rhythm & Smooth
  • Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Competition
  • Professional American Smooth Rising Star Competition
  • Professional International Ballroom Rising Star Competition
  • Professional International Latin Rising Star Competition

Friday May 1st, 2015

Friday Matinee - Session 6 - International Ballroom Events starting at 9am

  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed & Open Bronze Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Gentlemen's Championship
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Bronze Scholarships
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed & Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Silver Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Silver Gentlemen's Championship
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Silver Scholarships
  • Pro/Am International Style Closed 6 & 10 Dance Championships – Ballroom Section
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Gold, Open Gold & Advanced Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Open Gold & Above Gentlemen's Global Scholarship
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Open Multidance Championships & Dancesport Series Team Match Qualifier
  • Pro/Am International Ballroom Senior S1 & S3 Multidance Championships & S2 Scholarship

Friday Evening Buffet Dinner

  • For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Friday Evening - Session 7 starting at 7pm

  • Doors Open for Admission
  • International Ballroom Pro/Am Open Scholarships
  • Amateur Youth International Latin Championship
  • Amateur Youth International Ballroom Championship
  • Professional Open American Smooth Championship
  • Professional Open International Latin Championship

Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Saturday Matinee - Session 8 starting at 9am

  • Pro/Am International Latin Closed & Open Bronze Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Latin Closed Bronze Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am International Latin Bronze Scholarships
  • Pro/Am International Latin Closed & Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Latin Closed Silver Multidance Championships
  • Pro/Am International Latin Silver Scholarships
  • Pro/Am International Style Closed 6 & 10 Dance Championships – Latin Section
  • Pro/Am International Latin Open Multidance Championsh & World Pro/Am Dancesport Series Team Match Qualifier
  • Pro/Am International Latin Closed Gold, Open Gold & Advanced Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am International Latin Senior S1 & S3 Multidance Championships & S2 Scholarship
  • Pro/Am International Latin Open Scholarships

Saturday Evening Buffet Dinner

  • For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Saturday Evening - Session 9 starting at 8pm

  • Doors Open for Admission
  • Amateur Open International Ballroom Championship
  • Amateur Open International Latin Championship
  • Professional Open American Rhythm Championships
  • Professional Open International Ballroom Championships
  • Professional Open Theatrical Showdance Championship
  • Presentation of Awards for 2015 Emerald Ball Top Students for International Ballroom & Latin, Top Teachers, Top Studios and Top 20 Dancesport Series Winners
  • Presentation of Awards for 2015 California Gold Rush Dancesport Circuit

Sunday May 3rd, 2015

Sunday Matinee - Session 10 starting at 9am

  • Solo Exhibitions
  • Formations
  • Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teens, Junior & Youth International Latin Single Dance Events
  • Pro/Am Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Latin Multidance Events
  • Amateur Teddy Bear, Pre-Teens, Junior & Youth International Latin Single Dance Events
  • Amateur Teddy Bear, Pre-Teens, Junior & Youth International Latin Multidance Events
  • Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Ballroom Events
  • Amateur Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Ballroom Events
  • Pro/Am & Amateur Teddy Bear, Pre-Teens, Junior & Youth American Rhythm Events
  • Pro/Am & Amateur Teddy Bear, Pre-Teens, Junior & Youth American Smooth Events
  • Amateur Adult Multi-Dance Events
  • End of Session 10

Practice Room Schedule

The Practice Room is located on the 2nd Floor in the Los Angeles Ballroom and will be open 24 hours a day.

Dance Camp Schedule 2015

All Dance Camp Classes will be held in the La Jolla Ballroom on the 2nd Floor.

For more information on the Dance Vision Mastery Camp at the Emerald Ball Click Here.

Wednesday, April 29th: International Ballroom

9:00AM Turning As A Couple by Stephan & Denise Jourdaine - Krauel
Maintaining good posture and frame while turning and how it differs from turning on your own.

10:00AM Dynamic Waltz Choreography by Stephan & Denise Jourdaine - Krauel
Take it to the next level. Silver Figures & Technique

11:00AM Making Sense of CBM & CBMP by Gary McDonald
The differences between CBM & CBMP and how they can be used together.

12NOON Developing the Essentials by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Learn how to make even the simplest patterns look most impressive through rotation, speed, and timing.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Musicality Matters by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
The fundamentals of timing; learn how to listen to the music and identify the differences between the
5 Ballroom dances.

3:30PM Passion & Power: Tango by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Work on the unique characteristics of this strong and powerful dance.

4:30PM Ballroom Footwork by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Clean footwork, Forward & Backward movements, Heel Turns, Heel Pulls & More.

Thursday, April 30th: International Latin

9:00AM International Style Latin Rumba Masterclass by Melissa Dexter
Forward & backward walks, leg actions, ankles, feet and MORE!

10:00AM "Hips Don't Lie "- Samba Masterclass by Melissa Dexter
Achieving the most flattering hip & leg action on the dance floor.

11:00AM International Style Latin Cha Cha Techniques and Embellishments by Corky Ballas
The most common elements used in Cha Cha and follow up with styling.

12:00PM Rhythmic Reaction by Corky Ballas
Understanding Latin Body Action and Musicality.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Dance Like a Pro by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
How to make your basic routines look professional by putting Weight, Time, Energy and Space into them.

3:30PM Power & Passion: Paso Doble Masterclass by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
Improve your skills, technique and become a better dancer.

4:30PM Hoppin' Jive by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
Emphasis on Flicks and Kicks.

Friday May 1st: American Rhythm

9:00AM Basics of American Style Rhythm by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Posture, Frame, Movement & Hold.

10:00AM Dynamic Alignment While Moving by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Posture and basic body alignment while in motion.

11:00AM The Key to All Latin Dancing: Cuban Motion by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Discover how to best achieve the most flattering hip & leg action.

12:00PM American Style Rhythm Musicality by Bill Sparks
The fundamentals of timing; learn how to listen to the music and identify the differences between the
5 major Rhythm (CC/R/ECS/Ma/B) dances.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Turns, Spins & Spirals by Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova
Learn the key points for turning, posture, arm position, foot placement, and head spotting.

3:30PM American Style Bolero Technique by Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova
Focus on the unique "sliding" action associated with this romantic dance.

4:30PM The Swing Experience by Corky Ballas
Emphasis on major EC Swing elements and advanced partnering skills.

Saturday, May 2nd: American Smooth

9:00AM Fundamentals of American Style Smooth by Michael Mead & Toni Redpath
Posture, Frame, Movement, Hold & Timing.

10:00AM Styling & Artistic Impressions by Michael Mead & Toni Redpath
Creating emotion through your body.

11:00AM Discovering Partner Dynamics by Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura
Building a timeless foundation.

12:00PM Picture Lines, Pivots & CBM taught by Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura
A little bit of everything to work on.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM American Style Tango Technique by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
Perfect the staccato movement of this dramatic dance

3:30PM Fun and Flirty Foxtrot by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
How to create flawless footwork & balance.

4:30PM American Style Smooth Waltz Variations by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
Take steps from the other American Style Smooth dances and show you how integrate them into your American Style Waltz.