What do people say about the Emerald Ball?

Just came back from @emeraldball_la
Had such a great time there with my partner @corarileyyy and my coach @ularivers !!! Can’t wait for the next one😊

– @kyerivers

We had an incredible time at the Emerald Ball last weekend in Los Angeles!!! The atmosphere, the floor, the hotel, the organization – everything was amazing!!! We can not wait for next year

– @kevin.and.danielle

Emerald Ball 2018
Great competition 🏆🏆
I love all my teachers, partners, friends and fans 😍😍😍😍
Thanks for all kind of supports

– @levon_dance

Dreaming of the @emeraldball_la 💚✨ I’m feeling very inspired after last week with new ideas for new artwork 🎨💃

– @eulianealart

Amazing time at the @emeraldball_la with my tiger 🐅@sabrinamanzibertini

– @francescobertini

Same hair , we do not care 🤣😍🌸👍 !!!
Had so much fun judging the prestigious Emerald Ball @emeraldball_la in LA with TONY 🌸@beachbashball

I always enjoy being in California ❤️

– @borianadance

Thank you @wayneeng for always creating such a high standard in ballroom Dancesport! You are an inspiration to all that desire to succeed in this industry. Congratulations Wayne & @donna_eng on another incredible @emeraldball_la!

– @louisbardance

What a wonderful weekend! We had the pleasure to attend and compete at the gorgeous Emerald Ball in Los Angeles (@emeraldball_la )!💚 Thank you to Wayne and Donna Eng for organizing such a beautifully put together competition. The atmosphere throughout the whole weekend was energizing and exciting and we are glad to have danced in both Amateur finals, winning the adult Latin! Thank you @srdjan_mikuljan_official for Rickie’s beautifully stunning latin dress 👗🌌 and Tony’s latin look , also @mariusmkstyle for Tony’s elegant tailsuit , and @aidadanceusa for taking care of us with the most comfortable shoes. 👌 We had a great time!😌

– @tonyandrickie

It is always special experience #dancing at The Emerald Ball @emeraldball_la , one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions in USA. Congratulations to my students Jackie @jacquelinesoccodato and Dr Fifi Wang for great results and improved dancing this weekend

– @delyanterziev

Great dancing and results at Emerald Ball. Very proud of our couples. Go SDA!

– @sdasukachovdanceacademy

Enjoying the last night at Emerald Ball with my two beautiful and talented partners Yana and Sabrina- thank you to Wayne and Donna Eng for hosting such a fantastic dance competition . Lynn and I circle this competition every year as one of our favorites. Also want to thank my coaches Tykhon, Francesco, Thomas and Izabella Lewandowski, and Heather Smith. Results are nice but improving as a dancer and having fun along the way is what really matters . Back to Chicago with with so many great memories 👍🕺🏽💃

– Scott Magnesen (Facebook)

We had a fabulous time all week at Emerald Ball! So very happy with all our results! Dancing all week mostly in C category with amazing results! Placing 4th in the C Closed Silver Ballroom Championship, making finals in the C Open Ballroom Rising Star, making finals in the C Open Ballroom Championship all from quarterfinals! Standard is big time at Emerald Ball. So many amazing dancers with so much talent! I was truly honored to be on the floor with these dancers! Thank you so much Artem. I am so very grateful to you! A big thank you to all our amazing coaches, you have made such a difference in our dancing! Many thanks to Wayne and Donna for a spectacular week! Rosie and Sean, you both are incredible. Love you all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

– Linda Gill (Facebook)

The end of a very big tour of competitions from Beach bash to Moscow, 24 hours later, to Emerald Ball. This must certainly be a passion!
Nikolai Pilipenchuk and Natalia Skorikova-Hvoyneva , our days and hours spent together have been priceless to me. I can can only hope they are equally as important.  ,This is an incredibly strong group of women that I am proud to dance along side .
Making the final was an honor . Nik … you are a diamond in the rough and I’m grateful for you .

– Sophia D’Angelo (Facebook)

Congratulations Catherine Gallo for winning Top Gold Female in the 2017-2018 California Gold Rush Dance Sport Series here at the Grand Finale; The Emerald Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. Thank You daughter Amanda for coming to LA for the festivities, It was great watching the Saturday evening events with the you of you two ladies ….

– David Arnold (Facebook)

Congratulations to Elizabeth Cramer on placing 2nd and 6th in Open Smooth Championship and Scholarship and 4th and 5th in Open Standard out from quarter finals. Wonderful dancing and well deserved results!

– Yuriy Kravets (Facebook)

Had an amazing time at this year’s beautiful as always Emerald Ball! Congratulations to Wayne Eng and Donna Eng for organizing such an awesome and gorgeous competition with a wonderful atmosphere.

We are happy to have made the final amongst very strong competition and place 6th in the Amateur Ballroom Championship. Thank you so much to our coaches Tomas Atkocevicius & Aira Bubnelyte for their encouragement and support, to Piotr Frydrych and Frydrych Tailoring for Artur’s amazing tailsuit, to our loving parents for doing all they can for us, and to our studio family and friends for cheering us on both at the competition and at home.

Congratulations to all competitors and good luck Dance Vita kids tomorrow!!!

– Michelle Yiu (Facebook)

Congratulations to Nina Hull for winning Championship Silver and placing second in the Scholarship at the EmeraldBall 🤗🤗🤗 Always a pleasure dancing with Nina, a good result is a great bonus😉💃👏😀

– Maksim Kappitanikov (Facebook)

Hard work, persistence and dedication always work.. Christine Stanko Burkholder you are a clear example how these qualities translate into winning Open Gold Latin B Scholarship @ Emerald Ball 2018! I’m proud of your accomplishment and looking forward to conquering new heights!

– Jean Paul (Facebook)

So happy to have made top ten for my third scholarship competition! 💃🏻Such a fun event with some amazing competitors✨ Thank you so much @sashaaltukhov1987 & @cheyennemurillo 💙 And thank you @boykoco & @vesahietala for making me look gorgeous as usual 😉

– @korean.barbie

Congratulations to my student Nicole Joanna Pierzchalski for winning all of her single dancing, placing 2nd in Pro/Am L-A Open Latin Championship & 5th in Pro/Am L-A Open Latin Scholarship out of strong quarter-final round at Emerald Ball organized by Donna Eng & Wayne Eng in Los Angeles, CA! Very well done!

– Vlad Astafiev (Facebook)

So excited and humbled to have placed second in the L-A Smooth scholarship out of a semi final amongst such a strong group of competitors at Emerald Ball! Thank you so much to all of my coaches especially Aleksandr Skriptsov, Marina Vlasova, and Vasiliy Vlasov for pushing me hard everyday! So blessed to have you guys! 💃🏻🥈🏅❤️

– Natasha Namen (Facebook)

Happy with Esperanza and Luba’s dancing at fabulous Emerald Ball! Improvement at every competition 👍

– Pavlo Barsuk (Facebook)

What An Amazing Emerald Ball for Fred Astaire Pleasant Prairie!
Congratulations to Isabel Periquet Collins for winning in Closed Silver Scholarship Latin C and winning Rising Star Open Latin Championship C!
Congratulations to Marian Baumann for winning Closed Bronze Latin Championship and Scholarship!
I am so proud of you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

– Mykyta Serdyuk (Facebook)

We would like to thank Wayne Eng and Donna Eng for organizing such a fabulous event! The attention to detail does not go unnoticed and makes the experience first class and one of a kind.
Igor and I are grateful to have placed 3rd in the Rising Star Smooth and to have made the semi final in the Open.
We would like to thank Jordy Chris Stephenson & team for always making us look and feel amazing, Boyko & Co. For the fabulous hair and makeup and to Bobby Tan for the great tanning products. Also thank you to our coaches and of course family who make our dream possible!
We can’t wait until next years Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships!
❤️❤️Meghan & Igor

– Meghan Anderson (Facebook)

Emerald Ball in Los Angeles, CA is a wrap!! What a competition it was – every year the number of competitors and the high level of dancing there just amazes me. Thank you to my awesome Standard team – Theresa Lingren, Linda Holland, Melba Lewis, and June Kelly for your hard work yesterday – you all danced beautifully. Very inspired to work hard and get ready for the summer competitions – Sapphire DanceSport Championships in Austin, TX is only 4 weeks away!! 💃🏻🕺💃🏻🕺💃🏻🕺

– Denis Generalov (Facebook)

Well it was probably the strongest and largest pro-am event we ever did with my girls!!!
Congrats to Lisa Cho on her Silver debut and placing 2nd (1st in tango) from quarterfinal in scholarship and 1st in championship!

Congratulations to Julia Shēn Yuè for placing 3rd at Open Gold (2nd in waltz) that was strong one!

Looking forward to dance with my darling Ekaterina Popova TONIGHT!!!

– Vladislav Shakov (Facebook)

We say goodbye to one of the most beautiful event so far in 2018. Very large and challenging competiton. Mrs Amy Hardy placing 1st 2nd 3rd in single dances from quarterfinals. Proud winner of Best of The Best open gold ballroom championship from a quarter final and winner of the Open Gold RS scholarship. Proud of you Amy ( John Hardy Jr.) Thank you Donna and Wayne Eng for an excellent organization, we had a blast and it was fun to catch up with friends!!! Federico Di Toro Francesco Arietta Francesco Flumiani Richard Porter Alyssa Kark

– Andrea Zaramella (Facebook)

The Emerald Ball was just FABULOUS and we are so happy to be part again this year.

With Wayne Eng and Donna Eng!

– Erminio Stefano (Facebook)

Yayyy!!!!Congratulations to our handsome Scott Magnesen and his teacher Sabrina Manzi Bertini for an outstanding Latin performance,placing 1st in Gentlemen Championship and 6 th in a Championship and 4th in a Scholarship!!!We couldn’t be more proud!!!Go Team Fred Astaire Redondo!!!

– @fads_redondobeach

There is nothing more inspiring to me than hearing my students say what they want and then watching them work for it and accomplish what they want! 💪🏻💪🏻 Congratulations to Alexis and Daniel on your final last night, you blew me away and Ceci and Mason on all your hard work and dedication. There is no limit 💫💫 Thank you @wayneeng and the @emeraldball_la for a gorgeous ballroom and an exciting atmosphere, it was such a fun night! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

– @mrshopejackson

One year ago I entered my first ballroom competition! I was in the pre-bronze group! –

I moved up a level (intermediate)and the competition was out of this world, crazy good! I was so nervous. – –

I can’t believe it! I took home 3rd place in the scholarship round. Even got a little $$🙏 I am so proud of myself for never giving up and for making myself do something that I never thought could be possible! –

I have a voice in my head often telling me I am not good enough and I don’t deserve success, so today was really special for me❤️

I started to get nervous when I saw my competition! Some really hot, sexy international ladies in their 30’s! Not made for 42 and only two weeks of practice! –

It’s good to push yourself against people more talented than you because it makes you want to succeed more!

– @cancersavedmylife

Yeah!!! I made it to the end of the California Goldrush Dancesport Series today at the Hilton LAX. In the last year I danced in 12 of the 13 competitions throughout the state. Only missed one because I fractured my foot and was off for three months. I had a great time dancing today in a very tough field of competitors and felt very good about my placements in silver. Thank you to my teachers and partners Alexander Novikov and Radu Sterban Xenia Cletova and recently Tyrone Thiara plus coaches who skillfully lead me through this fantastic journey. Tomorrow is the grand finale and gala celebration with my Edelweiss Ballroom friends. It’s been a long day…up at 4 am for hair and make up followed by dancing starting at 8 am. Such is the life of a ballroom dancer. Love every minute of it.

– Anita Gilfillan (Facebook)

Emerald ball 2018 was such an amazing experience. Ever since I started dancing I’ve wanted to participate in this competition and to win the open A gentlemen’s only open smooth event and place 3rd in the Open A smooth scholarship out of a semi final was just a bonus… absolutely nothing can beat the experience I had and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my amazing support team of coaches, family, and friends, thank you all so much❤️

– TJ Kyle (Facebook)

Emerald Ball. Great atmosphere, beautiful competition. And our second competitive performance together in USA. We took 3rd place in Rising Stars Professionals. Thanks to our parents, teachers, students and friends for your support. We felt your love last night. And it’s precious. Thanks a lot to @drobotov for an amazing dance. I enjoy every moment dancing with you.

– @liyakazbekova

@thekevincamarata and I are so happy to have made it to the SEMI FINALS in Rising Star Smooth @emeraldball_la!! Top 12, we are so excited!! 😄💫💛 Thank you to @alanate11 for my amazing hair and makeup! 😍💋

– @michellejonescamarata

Elayna and I got to compete at Emerald Ball last night, and what an experience that was. One of the most prestigious competitions in the US. Great Competition, can’t wait to compete again.

– @jmartinii

Emerald Ball, one of the most prestigious competitions and spectacular ballrooms. I am honored to dance in it. We decided to focus on one event this year (Open C Rhythm Scholarship) instead of 2 as we did last year. We are incredibly proud and happy with an amazing result. Placing 1st in all single heats and 2nd place Open C Rhythm Scholarship out of quarterfinal. Thank you Wayne Engs and Donna for your hospitality and amazing event. Your ballroom is gorgeous. Thank you to my Pro Partner Misha. I am proud and honored to be on the dance floor with you and love every minute of it. You are the best!. And thank you Marina Vlasov for your wisdom and outstanding coaching.

– Quin Bommelje (Facebook)

My partner Annie He Xiao & I were very happy to win Pro RS Latin from semi-final round at Emerald Ball last night organized by Donna Eng & Wayne Eng in Los Angeles, CA! Great atmosphere, great music, great audience, great competitors! Thank you my amazing wife Toni whose love and prayers I could feel through the distance! Thank you our team of coaches for you knowledge & guidance! We work with the best in the industry! Thank you our sponsors Dawn Smart (Dore Designs) for stunning dress that you can spot on the floor immediately; Ilia Kolosov (Aida shoes) for the most comfortable shoes in the world; Bobby Tan (DanzWorld) for best tanning products. We appreciate your support and care! Special thanks to Edson Jeune for great massage and preparing us to dance our best! Thank you our colleagues & friends who were cheering for us! It was great pleasure to dance for you all! Getting ready to dance Pro Open Latin tonight!

– Glad Asafiev (Facebook)

Thanks to Wayne Eng for another great time at Emerald Ball dancesport championships 👏👏Such fun cheering on my Dance United Laguna Hills family; congratulations to all!🎉 Happy for a Championship win and a 2nd place in Scholarship. 😃Can always count on Patricia Jacques Schneider for beautiful hair and feeling so good in my beautiful dress by Petra Polak at Petra Designs! 💃I don’t take for granted that I get to learn/dance with Slawek and I am soooo grateful! 🙏🙏And always thankful for my husband, Kenneth Mockett for his love and support!❤️❤️❤️

– Hitomi Mockett (Facebook)

So proud of my awesome students,Megan and James who competed today at the Emerald Ball DanceSport Competition- their first big time event, pros and amateurs come to this event from all over the country. Thank you Wayne and Donna Eng for hosting this amazing DanceSport competition!

– Teresa Shiry (Facebook)