Yes, the Virginia State Ballroom Championships are going on tonight and tomorrow. You'll see terrific professional dancers and top amateurs live and up close, and during breaks you'll get a shot at the dance floor with live DJ music.
Oh, alright, here's the address - the Hyatt Regency Town Center at 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190 near the Dulles airport.
There's not too much else going on in competitive dancesport this weekend or next. But on 7/27/2005 there's the Volunteer State Dancesport Challenge in Nashville, TN. So you have two weeks to plan - get ready for a good show!
Incidentally, one of the best American Smooth couples ever is based in Nashville - Ben and Shalene Archer Ermis (if you see a guy who looks like Roy Rogers dancing with a redhead, it's them). And they teach at the American Ballroom Center in Nashville. If you want to learn from or possibly tour with top pros, you can hardly go wrong with them.
And now I'll try to suck up to Glenn Reynolds because it's been a long time between Instalanches around here. So I'll give you all 8 months of warning before the next Smoky Mountain Dancesport Championships in Knoxville. They haven't posted a date for the next one, but last year's show was in February. Hey, if you start now you'll even have time to learn a few things and maybe even compete there, eh?