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The Big Easy Dance Gala

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New Orleans buzzed with excitement for The Big Easy Dance Gala, transforming the city with parades, parties, and dazzling ballroom competitions. Explore the details of a top ballroom dance contest in the United States.

2024 Recap

From May 30 to June 1, 2024, New Orleans was buzzing with excitement for The Big Easy Dance Gala. This incredible ballroom competition, organized by the talented trio Donna Hamza, Jan Blakeslee, and Jean-Paul Gronek, had the perfect motto "Where Rising Stars Come to Shine." Over the weekend, the city was transformed into a vibrant celebration with parades, parties, and, of course, plenty of dancing. It was a magical experience that left everyone eagerly anticipating next year's gala.

Donna Hamza, Jan Blakeslee, and Jean-Paul GronekThe organizers, Donna Hamza, Jan Blakeslee, and Jean-Paul Gronek
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The Big Easy Dance Gala began on Thursday, May 30, with a dazzling display of American Smooth, featuring all levels in closed and open single dances, multi-dance, and scholarship events. The night continued with the Night Club segment, themed “Purple, Green, and Gold,” and included swing mixes, Caribbean rhythms, and the Mark Brock Rock’n’Roll Challenge. The day concluded with The Big Easy Parade and a welcome reception at the historic Napoleon House. Friday, May 31, showcased International Latin and International Ballroom, with dancers of all levels competing in single and multi-dance events, scholarships, Professional Rising Star events, Professional Bronze & Silver Basics, and Professional Showdance performances. The grand finale on Saturday, June 1, featured American Rhythm, with all levels participating in single and multi-dance events, scholarship competitions, and culminating in Professional Open Events and special performances, leaving the audience in awe of the extraordinary talent and passion on display.

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Check out these exceptional photographs that highlight some of the standout moments from the event.

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If you missed this year's event, start getting excited for next year! Stay informed about all the latest news and updates for the Big Easy Dance Gala by following their Facebook page and regularly visiting their official website. Make sure you're part of the exhilarating experience next time!

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