So you've seen "Shall We Dance?" and you're all set to get into ballroom dance, eh? Here are a couple of chances to get a good look.
All this week the Heritage Classic Dancesport Championships are being held in Asheville, NC. I've never been there, but I hear that the venue is terrific (the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa) and the prize money is good.
Then next week the action is at the St. Louis Star Ball, held in the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel near the airport. It's not as big as some events, but it's more intimate and the promoters are really nice people who run the Just Dancing studio in Manchester, MO. So check it out, you, you, you, you, you, you and anyone else close by.
Incidentally, the event depicted in "Shall We Dance?" is real. It is the Chicago Crystal Ball, and the next one will happen in mid June.