In the enchanting winter of January 26, 27, and 28, 2024, the Snow Ball Dancesport Competition transformed Minneapolis, Minnesota, into a breathtaking showcase of dance excellence. Celebrating its 20th-year milestone, this edition brought not only dazzling performances but also double points for both the esteemed World Pro/Am DanceSport Series and the Dance Vision circuit. Organized by the dedicated Donna Edelstein, the competition became a melting pot of talent, embodying the spirit of passion and skill that defines the world of dancesport. As we reminisce about this glittering event, the blog unfolds the magic, grace, and competitive spirit that illuminated the dance floor during the Snow Ball Dancesport Competition's historic 20th year.
The organizer—Donna Edelstein
At the Snow Ball, a captivating atmosphere was carefully curated to inspire participants to showcase their best dance moves. The festivities kicked off on Friday with a playful Nightclub event at the Winter Pajama Party, where both judges and contestants adorned their PJs for a fun-filled experience. Saturday embraced coziness with Winter Hat Day, complemented by complimentary hot chocolate in the ballroom. The pinnacle of glamour unfolded on Sunday night, introducing the enchanting NEW Snow Prince & Princess Theme and inviting participants to dress in shades of blue, white, or silver. The Snow Ball not only celebrated dance prowess but also added a touch of whimsy and style to the competition experience.
On Friday, from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm, participants in Pro/Am and Amateur categories set the stage ablaze with International Ballroom and International Latin events. As the evening descends, the atmosphere transforms into a lively Winter Slumber Party during the Pro/Am and Amateur Nightclub Night from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, featuring spectacular Professional events. Saturday continues the dance spectacle from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, showcasing Pro/Am and Amateur and Junior and Youth American Rhythm Events. The evening crescendos with the Solo Showdance Scholarship and more mesmerizing Professional events from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Sunday's daytime festivities, running from 7:45 am to 6:18 pm, spotlight Pro/Am and Amateur and Junior and Youth American Smooth Events. As the sun sets, the magic unfolds with Formation Teams, Professional Events, and a grand Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in various categories.
These dance figures, impeccably captured at the event, are truly stunning.