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You don't want to miss out on our reduced registration fees, so please make sure to register and pay your fees by May 25th.

Date added to ADN: Tuesday, May 22 2018
Originally Published: Tuesday, May 22 2018


Dear Gumbo Friends,

We have several things to communicate to you in an effort to keep you up-to-date with the Gumbo.

You don't want to miss out on our reduced registration fees, so please make sure to register and pay your fees by May 25th. Final registration deadline is June 13th. Also, make sure all entries are in by the June 13th deadline, as additions cannot be accepted after that date if they create another round in the event.

The Young Adult age group has been added specifically for this competition and is not sanctioned by USA Dance. It is available to amateur couples only. Both partners must be between the ages of 16 and 24. This is made for the dancers who can no longer dance Youth and are limited to Adult category only. Now you can make the most of your registration fee.

Don't forget to bring family, friends and cheerleaders with you to cheer you on to victory. Tickets are on sale at the Gumbo website ( or by contacting Sterling Sightler at [email protected].

Be a VIP at the 2018 Gumbo by purchasing a front row seat at the Saturday evening banquet and championships for $25 per seat. Another way to be a VIP at this year's Gumbo is to be a Bronze level or higher level sponsor of the Gumbo. This does not necessarily get that front row seat, but in addition to other benefits of being a sponsor, you will be invited to join us at a reception to be held on Saturday evening prior to the banquet. Donations can be made to Louisiana DanceSport, 203 Choctaw Drive, Houma, LA 70360. Information about donation levels can be found on the Gumbo website (

Join us in supporting the hardworking dancers by sponsoring a scholarship to be awarded at the Gumbo. Click here to go to and download the scholarship donor form for your donation. Louisiana DanceSport is a 501(c) 3 charity. Please make your check to Louisiana DanceSport, 203 Choctaw Drive, Houma, LA 70360. We thank you in advance for being a scholarship donor.

There are so many little things about the Gumbo that make it a special competition. Some of those are listed below:

  • Hospitality Room with local cuisine prepared by our volunteers.
  • Workshops Thursday evening.
  • "Standard: Staying Connected" led by Ruslan and Katusha Wilder
  • "Smooth Foxtrot: Winning Tips" led by TBA
  • Workshop Saturday afternoon.
  • "West Coast Fun" led by Bryan Jordan
  • Swing dance on Thursday evening.
  • 44 X 76 floating hardwood dance floor.
  • 15,000 Sq. Ft. ballroom.
  • Towels in the deck area.
  • All events held in the beautiful hotel.

Yes, there are so many reasons to make Baton Rouge, Louisiana your destination June 29, 30 and July 1, 2018. We have a great volunteer team to welcome and work with you throughout the weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships, the Senior I, II & III Open Standard WDSF and the Gumbo Pro-Am competitions.

Ya'll come!

On va laisser les bons temps rouler!

Ann and the Gumbo Team

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