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Latin and ballroom dancers converge on Provo March 8

Polished Latin dance professionals and some of the best ballroom dancers from around the country will characterize this year’s 2007 United States National Amateur DanceSport Championships, which will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, in the Marriott Center. Events will take place all day, with featured events occurring at night.

The competition is divided into six sessions beginning Thursday morning, after the DanceSport Amateur Congress on Wednesday, March 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. in 270 Richards Building. The Congress includes five presentations providing a vision of ballroom dance competition.

To purchase tickets, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801)422-2981 or visit http://www.byutickets.com/.

General public tickets are $12 Thursday and Friday, and $16 Saturday; a three-day package is $37. General student tickets are $9 Thursday and Friday, $12 Saturday and $24 for the three-day package. Tickets for BYU students are $8 Thursday and Friday, $10 Saturday and $23 for the three-day package. All students must present a student ID with ticket for admission.

Youth, amateurs and professionals will compete in two-step, polka, mambo, foxtrot, swing, quickstep, rumba, tango, waltz and cha-cha, with additional formation competitions by pre-teen, junior and youth age groups.

Professionals will compete in Provo's "Battle of the Champions," including the four top United States Latin couples – Andre and Elena, Max and Yulia, Ilya and Nadia, Vaidotas and Jurga. Each couple will showcase a dance Friday night. They will then compete Saturday night in five dances – cha cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive.

For more information, visit byunationals.com or contact the Ballroom Dance Office at (801) 422-4623.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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