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  Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships

Meet The Organizers

In 1989, Wayne and Donna Eng purchased the Emerald Ball Championships from Ken and Sheila Sloan. They had been promoting it for 25 years prior to that. It is said to be one of the oldest ballroom competitions in U.S. history, originating in San Francisco. Then, Wayne approached Terry Leone to become a partner. Terry, who had worked directly under Arthur Murray, was the owner of the Arthur Murray studio in Beverly Hills. Leone, who passed on in 1994, was featured on the Merv Griffin Show at least 50 times to promote Arthur Murray studios and was co-host for a couple years for the PBS popular show, Championship Ballroom Dancing produced by Aida Moreno, filmed at the Ohio Star Ball.

In 1994, Wayne and Donna became the sole organizers and owners of the Emerald Ball and have made the competition one of America's premier events.

The Engs have also ran a successful dance studio for over 15 years and hold an annual dance camp in Las Vegas, Nevada with over 500 participants. This camp sells out annually.

Wayne Eng is currenly the Vice President and Competition Director of the American Ballroom Company, which sponsors the United States Dance Championships.

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5711 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Past Events

Emerald Ball Dancesport Championship 2015
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championship 2014
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championship 2013


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Articles of Interest

Brian Puttock Memorial
Meet the 2018 Judging Panel
Introducing: The Dance Vision Circuit
New for 2018: The Fordney Foundation Scholarship!
2018 Emerald Ball Entry Forms & Schedule Now Available!
2018 Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships Now Available Online!
How A Dance Competition is Judged
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The Emerald Ball Will Have 11 Judges MINIMUM for all Pro/Am Scholarship Events!
No Split Floors for Pro/Am Ballroom & Smooth at the 2017 Emerald Ball!
Review 2016 Open Pro Latin event
LA Tours
Party Bus Rentals
4th Annual Puttock Memorial Cup
Seminar for Dance Studios by Michael Reeves
Dance Camp Los Angeles - Join us May 3 - 6, 2017
Check Out The Prizes offered by our 2017 Premier Sponsor!
All New Expanded Pro/Am Gentlemens Category for Emerald Ball 2017!
2017 Emerald Ball Entry Forms & More NOW AVAILABLE!
Thank You from Wayne & Donna Eng
Update to the Jean-Marc Casanave Top Studio Award at the Emerald Ball
Puttock Memorial Cup 2016
Announcing the Jean-Marc Casanave Top Studio Award at the Emerald Ball.
Judges & Staff Announced for Emerald Ball!
Emerald Ball Year in Review 2015
The Emerald Ball 2015 Review Magazine is Here!
Read Exclusive Articles About Emerald Ball 2015 Here!
New for 2015 Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships
2014 Emerald Ball featured in Dance Beat Magazine!
2014 Emerald Ball Judges Announced!
Fordney Foundation Sponsors Junior & Youth Dancesport Series
Read All About The 2013 Emerald Ball in Dance Beat Magazine!
NEW For 2013! Best Of The Best Dancesport Challenge Qualifying Events Expanded
NEW For 2013! Gentlemen's Ballroom Championship Joins Global Dancesport Series
2013 United States Pro/Am Team Match Standings
National Contributor

A Dancesport Judge's View Of Do's And Don'ts
What I like to see, and hate to see, on the competition dance floor.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 18, 2012 - David Hamilton

What factors does a judge weigh in assessing a couple's performance?
The criteria that a judge might choose to consider are actually too numerous to examine individually in the brief time allotted, since at least six couples are being judged simultaneously. Therefore, the judge must rely on the impression each couple makes relative to the others . The experienced judge, having seen and studied dancing at all levels, can quickly assess these factors collectively.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 18, 2012 - Dan Radler

How to prepare for your ballroom dance competition
Mental Preparation before the competition, Motivation, Start your preparations well in advance, Nutrition and Diet, Two weeks before the competition, Right before the competition, Stretching and Warming up, Learn how to move on
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 18, 2012 - Igor Galabov

Why Should I Compete?
Anyone who has ever walked into a dance studio and peeked into the ballroom can immediately tell you the dual feeling of excitement and intimidation upon seeing a pro/am or professional couple practicing in the ballroom.
Added to AccessDance National: Wed, April 18, 2012 - John DePalma - Organizer of Capital Dancesport Championships

NDCA Updates Age Classifications and Pre-Teen Costuming Rules
Age classifications, "a" through "f-(3)", will become effective on the individual's actual birthday. On a year where a competitor is going to move from one classification to the next they may make this change anytime during a 60 day period that begins 30 days prior to their birthday and ends 30 days following there birthday.
Added to AccessDance National: Thu, January 26, 2012 - The Emerald Ball