The Fascinating World of American Smooth

“Dancing the American Smooth is like taking on a fascinating journey through the realms of Ballroom Dance. Two souls moving as one, creating space, shape, and color under the caressing sounds of the Waltz – a captivating experience. Every inch of the body fulfills a dimension, seemingly like magic; every gesture suggests mystery, every look- intention. Drawing the audience in is an easy task- no expert eye is needed. The hypnotizing siren-like piece of art has spoken.”

Professional dancer Atanas Malamov lays out the beautiful world of American Smooth and discusses the details of dancing in this blog post on his website. Click below to read this comprehensive post about the fascinating world of American Smooth:

Dance Vision Circuit End of Year Leaderboards

Congratulations to everyone who has and continues to participate in the Dance Vision Circuit! Below are the current standings for the end of 2019:

(Results are current as of Holiday Dance Classic)

  1. SuperShag
  2. Storm Ballroom Dance Centre
  3. Demidov Dance Studio
  4. Vivo Dancesport Center
  5. Edelweiss Premier Ballroom
  6. Colorado Dancesport

1. Tommy Radon

2. Dmitry Demidov

3. Enzo Zappia

4. Kakha Turiashvili

5. Michael Petr

6. Eddie Rivera

  1. Don Gingery
  2. David Barrow
  3. Brian Ames
  1. JoAnne Fisher
  2. Diane Kelly
  3. Natalia Zavodchikov
  1. Buck Lindsay
  2. Eric Leininger
  3. David Barrow
  1. Gail Cohen
  2. Sheila Tuck
  3. Esperanza Chavez
  1. Sal Rodriguez
  2. Ram Viswanathan
  3. Scott Magnesen
  1. Sheila Tuck
  2. Esperanza Chavez
  3. Kumsu Kim
  1. Luda Conti
  2. Scott Magnesen
  3. Natalia Zavodchikov
  1. Leslie McLeod
  2. Natalia Zavodchikov
  3. Barbara Renick
  1. Linda Gill
  2. Carolyn Keating
  3. Nannel Wray
  1. Linda Gill
  2. Joyce Lo
  3. Nannel Wray
  1. Chet & Kathleen Gleba
  2. David & Miki Donoho
  3. Peter & Sandra Axilrod

Start the New Decade with these Amazing Competitions in January!

Get Free Access to Comp Buddy!

As members of the Dance Vision Circuit, competition organizers get to use Comp Buddy for the first year for FREE.

What is Comp Buddy? Comp Buddy is your FREE digital program during competition, available on the iOS App Store & Google Play! 

Comp Buddy benefits include:

  • Event Notifications – Receive notifications of live results, current heats and important messages straight from the organizers
  • Follow along with the Digital Program
  • Access your heat lists at any time during the competition
  • View your scores as soon as they’re posted!

To use Comp Buddy for your competition – email Wayne Eng to get started!

Livestream the WDC World Pro Latin Championships

On October 26th, the world’s best dancers will gather in Miami, Florida, USA for their chance at a world title – the WDC World Professional Latin Championships at the Grand National Championships, which is part of the Dance Vision Circuit.

Live stream the event for FREE, courtesy of Dance Vision.

Sign up here:

MORE Events Added for 2019 – 2020!

The Dance Vision Circuit continues to grow! We’ve added three new competitions to our growing roster of events:

Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships

July 18 - 21, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

Scott & Amy are former United States Professional Smooth finalists, Rising Star Champions, and Fred Astaire National Champions. They have a long history of developing top Pro/Am Champions – many which have won U.S. titles.  This is what drove them to developing a competition experience that was geared towards YOU – giving YOU & YOUR STUDENTS not only a highly competitive experience, but also one where EVERYONE is treated like a star in a fun & friendly atmosphere! 

Adriatic Pearl Dubrovnik

September 18 - 22, 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

Adriatic Pearl – Dubrovnik, has been the life long dream of Msc Marco Ciboci – its founder and current President of the National Dance Council of Croatia –  

“To bring dance, culture, friendship and the lifestyle that ballroom dancing/dancesport encompasses to my beautiful country, is my passion and my love. Dancers all over the world we invite you to see the wonderous beauty that Croatia and especially Dubrovnik offer you.   Please come join us and the Croation dance community,  this September, each and every year to follow.”

Experience the Magic of the Adriatic Pearl Dubrovnik.

 Marko Ciboci & Nikola Kosovich – Co-Organizers

World Masters Innsbruck

March 20, 2020 | Innsbruck, Austria

Over the last few decades, World Masters Innsbruck has built up a great reputation in the dancing world. World Masters Innsbruck has become synonymous with an elegant, high quality dancing event with perfect organization, both for the competitors and the audience.

2018 – 2019 International Circuit Results

The International leg of the 2018 – 2019 Dance Vision Circuit commenced at the Crown Cup Barcelona on June 8, 2019. Here are the results:

Top International Pro/Am Gold Ladies:

1st – Amanda White (UK) – $1000 cash prize and Emerald Ball Packages
2nd – Olga Slater (UK)
3rd – Joanna Wargala (Poland)

Top International Pro/Am Silver Ladies:

1st – Natalia Koval (Ukraine)
2nd – Anastasia Kozlova (Russia)
3rd – Sorina Blaj (Romania)

Top International Pro/Am Bronze Ladies:

1st – Viktoria Romanova (Russia)
2nd – Efrat Broide (Israel)
3rd – Kinga Hutchinson (UAE)

Top International Pro/Am Gold Gentlemen:

1st Anatoliy Kostin (Ukraine)

Top International Pro/Am Silver Gentlemen:

1st – Arturas Ruginis (Russia)


2019 – 2020 New Circuit Prizes

In addition to our already amazing prizes of:

Pro/Am Cash Prize Money


Top Studio Cash Prize Money


For the 2019 – 2020 Circuit season, we’re also adding:


Top Teacher Cash Prize Money


Worth of shoes to be given away, courtesy of

Over $105,000 Cash Prize Money
will be awarded at the Series Finale:

April 28th - May 5th, 2020
Los Angeles, California, USA

Even More Competitions have joined the 2019 – 2020 Circuit!

March 19 EDIT: We’ve added even more comps! Check it out below!

We’ve added even more competitions to the 2019 – 2020 circuit year! Please welcome these competitions to next year’s Dance Vision Circuit! (This list includes competitions already announced – These events will be added to our event calendar once the 2018 – 2019 circuit ends.

International Events:

Czech Dancesport Championships

July 11 - 14, 2019

We are thrilled to welcome you to the Czech Dancesport Championships. We are very happy and excited to provide attendees with nothing but the best! The event will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14, 2019 at the Hilton Prague luxury hotel, where guests are provided high-class comfort, delicious food, and extraordinary entertainment. Enjoy the beautiful city of Prague and witness four days of incredible experience! This is an occasion you do not want to miss.

Poseidon Ball

August 4 - 11, 2019

Welcoming Igor Litvinov and Renata Shvarts hosts and creators of the Poseidon Ball – show dance and competition event on the Queen Mary 2.

La Notte delle Stelle

January 10 - 12, 2020

La Notte delle Stelle is a unique Event organized by Simone Di Pasquale in collaboration with Espen Salberg, not only a pro-am competition of the highest level, but also a dance show attended by couples from all over the world.

Kiwi Classic

April 2020

With over 500 dancers and nearly 1,000 events the Kiwi Classic International Dance Championships is going to be a fantastic weekend of Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue, Jazz, Salsa and Modern Jive Dancing.

North American Events:

Las Vegas Lights
Dance Challenge

May 18, 2019

For 2019 we have an entire new team to give you the best small competition experience you will ever have! New competition organizers Ron Montez, Parrish Allen, Joanne Shaefer, Robert Cordoba and Event Director Enio Cordoba have a whole weekend of fun coming your way: Pro Shows, a live Latin band, a separate Swing Room for Friday night’s Welcome Dance, and a whole lot of social dancing in a fabulous hotel in the center of Las Vegas. Lots of cash prizes to sweeten the deal!

Houston Dancesport Classic

May 23 - 25, 2019

Welcome to the Houston Dancesport Classic. We are proud to offer our competitors not only a fanstastic venue, but also a stylish and fun competition. Experience the glamour of Old Hollywood! We offer Open and Closed Scholarships, Newcomer Championships, and Professional Events. We are proud to be a NDCA sanctioned event . We are also a part of Dance Vision Circuit!

Sapphire Dancesport Championships

May 31 - June 1, 2019

Your hosts Ricardas and HollyAnn Simkaitis invite you to join them for an incredible weekend in the heart of beautiful Austin, Texas.

Heart of America Dancesport Championships

August 7 - 10, 2019

Heart of America DanceSport Championships is held every August in downtown Kansas City. Join us this year, August 7-10, 2019 and meet our new organizers, Eric & Michelle Hudson.

Fantasy Ball Dancesport Competition

October 2019

Fantasy Ball DanceSport Competition is a ballroom dance event held in Virginia Beach, VA.

San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic

October 17 - 20, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we bring to you the 2019 Autumn Dance Classic, a World Class Dancesport competition. It’s a very exciting time for both of us to be back in San Francisco and we look forward to welcoming all fellow dance enthusiasts from all over North America and throughout the World.

Excellence: Charlotte Dance Festival

November 2 - 3, 2019

Charlotte is an upcoming and developing city with a world of possibilities to offer. Join us for a weekend of fun, shows, dancing and an amazing learning experience. We provide an excellent level of dancing, atmosphere and cordiality for you to enjoy.

Toronto Winter Ball

December 2019

Toronto Winter Ball is an annual Ballroom Dance Competition that caters to both Amateur and Professional dancers of any age group and style, including Latin, Standard, Smooth, Rhythm, Cabaret and Club. 

City Lights Open

January 23 - 26, 2020

Our competition takes place the last weekend of January each year at the Downtown Marriott San Jose. The competition begins on Thursday evening with Nightclub events, Friday and Saturday are all the pro-am, amateur and professional events, ending on Sunday early evening with pre-teen, junior and youth events. Top awards for the top teachers, students and top studios are presented on Saturday evening. The event has elegance, dazzle and fun! The best dance floor, music, distinguished panel of judges, friendly atmosphere make for the ultimate weekend – whether you are a dancer or a spectator. See you there!

Indiana Challenge

February 2020

Ron and Terry are excited to be the Organizers and Hosts of the Annual Indiana Challenge at the Blue chip Casino in Michigan City, IN.  With a 15,000 square foot ballroom, 5 restaurants, full service salon, swimming pool, gorgeous hotel rooms and did we, mention the casino, the Blue Chip will meet all our needs and more!

We are a part of the World DanceSport Series, the Best of the Best and now a part of the Fordney Foundation for our Junior Competitors. We offer Scholarships for our Juniors and have added multiple age groups.

Ballroom Dance Cruise

February 2020

Who doesn’t love a wonderful cruise on a fabulous ship with great dance friends! Join us on our cruise events for a fabulous time. In addition to all of the great features and activities on these outstanding ships and ports of call, we have added some great ballroom dance fun. Every night we will be having private dance parties, several parties will feature open bar, we will schedule dinners as a group, there will be dance workshops, a showcase at sea, and a freestyle competition! Get on board for all of the excitement.

Music City Invitational

March 2020

The ballroom dancing competition experience is infused with enthusiasm, charm and top notch service.

Paired with an amazing city that’s passionate about its music and hospitality you’re sure to have a fun, friendly, and inspiring weekend!

After your first step inside the Hutton’s beautiful ballroom you will feel the refreshing camaraderie that has helped to develop the radiating family-like atmosphere amongst our competitors, professionals, spectators and officials.

Our goal is to deliver an experience that cultivates a desire to unleash your inner dancer and energizes your passion for ballroom while creating friendships for a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your love of Ballroom with us. #mciballroom

The Ball at the
San Francisco Open
Dancesport Championships

April 2020

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride and excitement that we invite you to attend our Annual “Ball at the SFOpen” Dancesport Championships.

Our spectacular venue, the Waterfront Marriott is conveniently located next to the SF International Airport featuring a state of the art Grand Ballroom, beautiful and contemporary guestrooms and a brand new lobby bar/lounge overlooking the relaxing Bay.

Just a trolley ride away from high end shopping, restaurants and cafés OR take a Taxi to downtown San Francisco to explore all the sights of this World Class City!