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August 17th-20th, 2022

The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV

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INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVES

You are cordially invited

We are excited to announce that as the new organizers of the NV Ball, we look forward to creating an atmosphere where every dancer is treated like royalty. Building upon a legacy of elegance, excellence and passion for dance created by all those that have come before us, we are adding luxurious events and extraordinary services designed to elevate the ballroom experience.

Lana
 &
Vartan

Registration

Physical Entry Forms: If you are sending in physical entry forms with payment, please send to: VZ Dance Studios 2150 South Rainbow Blvd. Suite 105 Las Vegas, NV 89146

FILL OUT THE FORM(S) OF THE EVENT(S) YOU’D LIKE TO ENTER.

Send forms to:

entries@thenvball.com

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

July 12th, 2022

*Entries added at the event will not count towards top teacher prize money

*Entries received after the registration deadline will not be eligible instructor incentive of 5% cash back

Please make Certified Checks and Money Orders payable to: THE NV BALL


Grand Prix Download Preview

Rules for Grand Prix

Routines need to be in the style the Pro competitors won.

Three lift maximum.

Routine should be no more than 4 minutes long.

No props.

PRO-AM NVB GRAND PRIX

Open championship winner of each style competes for the ultimate prize in the Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix

1ST PLACE

$10,000
2ND PLACE - $2,500 CASH

($1,250 to student & $1,250 to instructor)

3RD PLACE - $1,500 CASH

($750 to student & $750 to instructor)

4TH PLACE - $1,000 CASH

($500 to student & $500 to instructor)

5TH PLACE - $750 CASH

($375 to student & $375 to instructor)

6TH PLACE - $500 CASH

($250 to student & $250 to instructor)

PRO NVB GRAND PRIX

Winner and runner-up of each style competes for the ultimate prize in the Pro NVB Grand Prix

1ST PLACE

$20,000

2ND PLACE - $10,000 CASH

3RD PLACE - $7,500 CASH

4TH PLACE - $5,000 CASH

5TH PLACE - $2,500 CASH

6TH PLACE - $1,250 CASH


Ballroom Elevated Download Preview

The Nevada Ball butlers and ambassadors are available throughout the event to take care of all of our guests whether they purchased a package or not.

By upgrading our diamond package, you will be receiving the following perks and benefits designed to elevate your ballroom experience!

Limo pick-up & drop-off

Baggage assistance

Champagne

Hotel suite upgrade

VIP floor side dinner Saturday night gala

Sat. night red carpet experience

Access to all parties

VIP floor side seats

VIP welcome gift


Prize money Download Preview

TOP TEACHER AWARDS

Place Min. 400+ entries Min. 300+ entries Min. 200+ entries Min. 150+ entries
1st $15,000 $11,200 $7,500 $3,750
2nd $10,000 $8,000 $5,000 $2,500
3rd $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $1,500
4th $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,000
5th $1,500 $1,000 $750 $500
6th $1,000 $750 $500 $500
7th $750 $500 $500 $500
8th $500 $500 $500 $500
In order to qualify for Top Teacher, teachers must have a minimum of 1 package and 150 entries. Alternatively, the package requirement will be waived if you have a minimum of 150 entries.

FEMALE TOP TEACHER

Place Prize
1st $2,500
2nd $1,500
3rd $1,000
**In order to qualify for Top Female Teacher, Female teachers must have a minimum 1 package and 150 entries. Alternatively, the package requirement will be waived if you have a minimum of 150 entries. If the minimum is not met, the prize monies will be cut in half.
Entries received at the competition will not count toward Top Teacher Awards.

PROFESSIONAL PURSE

Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
*Professional $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $750 $500 $250
**Rising Star $750 $500 $350 $250 $175 $175
Cabaret $750 $500 $350 $250 $175 $175
*Open Professional Semi-Finalists will receive $200 per couple.
**Rising Star Semi Finalists will receive $75 per couple.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Equal Prize money will be awarded in the Ballroom, Latin, Smooth and Rhythm.

Best of the Best Qualifying Events

Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Closed Bronze
(A, B & C)
$450 $300 $200 $150 $100 $75
Closed Silver
(A, B & C)
$450 $300 $200 $150 $100 $75
Open Gold+
(A, B & C)
$500 $300 $200 $150 $100 $75
9 & 10 Dance $250 $175 $100 $75 $50 $50
Senior 1 & Senior 2 $400 $250 $125 $100 $75 $50
*To enter the “Best of the Best” Scholarship events, each student must also be entered in all the single dances of the dance Style and Level of the Scholarship event they are entered in.

AMATEUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Under 21 Open Scholarship $400 $300 $250 $150 $75 $50
Open Amateur Scholarship $1000 $750 $500 $375 $250 $175

TOP STUDIO

Place Prize
1st $1,000

PRO/AM & AMATEUR AWARDS

Every Pro/Am student and amateur couple that is doing freestyle entries will receive a participation award. Top Students, male and female, will be presented. To be eligible for Top Student awards, a student must enter a minimum of 8 dances in that level.
Three (3) Top Studio Awards will be presented.
A Supreme Award will be presented to the student with the highest scoring solo in the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

NVB GRAND PRIX

Category 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
*Professional $20,000 $7,500 $5,000 $3,750 $2,000 $1,000
**Pro/Am $10,000 $3,500 $1,750 $1,350 $950 $600
*The Pro NVB GRAND PRIX is open to the winner and runner up of the Pro NVB Grand Prix Qualifier events. (See entry form)
*The Pro-Am NVB GRAND PRIX is open to the winner of the Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix Qualifier events. (See entry form)
The NVB Grand Prix shall be danced on Saturday Evening Session. If competitor cannot fulfill their entry into this event, the entry will go to the next couple in line.
Competitors of the Pro Am NVB Grand Prix shall compete with a showdance of their choice. Music shall not exceed three (3) minutes in length, which includes walk-on and walk-off. Music must be provided to the music director 1 hour prior to running of the event.
*NDCA guidelines apply for the showdance. Please refer the NDCA rulebook page 40 and 41 regarding the showdance requirements.
The prize money shall be split equally between the couple.

INSTRUCTOR INCENTIVES - 5% CASH BACK

The NV BALL will be giving 5% cash back to all instructors on their packaged Pro-Am entries for The NV Ball 2022.
To receive cash back entries must be received along with payment by the Registration cut-off date, July 12th 2022.
Please be advised we will not accept personal/studio checks.

Schedule of Events Download Preview

This is a tentative schedule of events. A more accurate event schedule will be posted as the event approaches. Please refer to you heat list for your specific times of dance.

Tuesday August 16th 2022

  • 3:00 P.M. Check-In and Competition Registration opens
  • 7:00 P.M. Welcome Reception

Wednesday August 17th 2022

Matinee and Evening (Doors open 7 A.M.)

Bronze

  • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Rhythm Newcomer through Open Bronze single dances
  • Pro-Am Closed Bronze 3-Dance American Rhythm Championships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 2 American Rhythm 5-dance Championship
  • Pro-Am Closed Bronze American Rhythm Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Open Bronze American Rhythm Championships( A,B,C)
  • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 1 American Rhythm 5-Dance Championships
  • Pro-Am Closed Bronze American 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Rhythm Section

Silver

  • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Rhythm Pre- Silver through Open Silver single dances
  • Pro-Am Closed Silver 4-Dance American Rhythm Championships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Open Silver American Rhythm Championships( A,B,C)
  • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 2 American Rhythm 5-dance Championship
  • Pro-Am Closed Silver American Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 1 American Rhythm 5-Dance Championships
  • Pro-Am Closed Silver American 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Rhythm Section

Gold/Open

  • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Rhythm Intermediate Gold through Open Advanced single dances
  • Pro-Am Open DSS 5-Dance American Rhythm Championships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 American Rhythm 3-dance Championship
  • Pro-Am Open NVB Grand Prix Qualifying American Rhythm Championships (A ,B, & C)
  • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 American Rhythm 3-Dance Championships
  • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 American Rhythm 5 Dance Scholarship
  • Pro-Am Open American 9-Dance (A ,B, & C) Rhythm Section
  • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 American Rhythm 5 Dance Scholarship
  • Pro-Am Open American Rhythm 5 Dance Scholarships (A ,B, & C)

Night Club Night

  • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am and AM-AM Night Club Dances (All levels)

  • Thursday August 18th 2022

    Matinee (Session begins at 7 A.M.)

    Bronze

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Smooth Newcomer through Open Bronze single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze 3-Dance American Smooth Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 2 American Smooth 4-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Bronze American Smooth Championships(A, B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze American Smooth Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 1 American Smooth 5-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze American 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Smooth Section

    Silver

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Smooth Pre- Silver through Open Silver single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver 4-Dance American Smooth Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 2 American Smooth 4-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Silver American Smooth Championships (A,B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver American Smooth Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 1 American Smooth 4-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver American 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Smooth Section

    Gold/Open

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am American Smooth Intermediate Gold through Open Advanced single dances
    • Pro-Am Open DSS 5-Dance American Smooth Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 American Smooth 3-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open NVB Grand Prix Qualifying American Smooth Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 American Smooth 3-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 American Smooth 5 Dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open American 9-Dance (A ,B, & C) Smooth Section
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 American Smooth 5 Dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open American Smooth 5 Dance Scholarships (A ,B, & C)

    Thursday August 18th 2022

    Evening (Session begins at 8 P.M.)

    • Professional Rising Star Standard
    • Invitational Showdance Presentation
    • Professional Rising Star Rhythm
    • Invitational Showdance Presentation
    • Professional Rising Star Smooth
    • Professional Cabaret
    • Professional Rising Star Latin

    Friday August 19th 2022

    Matinee (Session begins at 7 A.M.)

    Bronze

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Latin Newcomer through Open Bronze single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze 3-Dance International Latin Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 2 International Latin 5-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Bronze International Latin Championships (A,B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze International Latin Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 1 International Latin 5-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze International 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Latin Section

    Silver

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Latin Pre- Silver through Open Silver single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver 4-Dance International Latin Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 2 International Latin 5-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Silver International Latin Championships (A,B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver International Latin Scholarships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 1 International Latin 5-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver International 6-Dance (A ,B, & C) Latin Section

    Gold/Open

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Latin Intermediate Gold through Open Advanced single dances
    • Pro-Am Open DSS 5-Dance International Latin Championship (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 International Latin 3-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix Qualifying International Latin Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 International Latin 3-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 International Latin 5-dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open International 10-dance (A ,B, & C) Latin Section
    • Pro-Am Open Serior 1 International Latin 5-dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open International Latin 5-dance Scholarships (A ,B, & C)

    Friday August 19th 2022

    Evening (Session begins at 8 P.M.)

    • Professional Standard Semi-Final
    • Professional Rhythm Semi-Final
    • Professional Smooth Semi-Final
    • Professional Latin Semi-Final
    • Ceremony
    • Professional Standard Final
    • Professional Rhythm Final
    • Professional Smooth Final
    • Professional Latin Final

    Saturday August 20th 2022

    Matinee (Session begins at 7 A.M.)

    Solo Exhibitions and Formations

    Bronze

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Ballroom Newcomer through Open Bronze single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze 3-Dance International Ballroom Championships (A, B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Bronze International Ballroom Championships (A,B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 2 International Ballroom 4-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze Senior 1 International Ballroom 4-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Bronze International 6-Dance (A, B, & C) Ballroom Section

    Silver

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Ballroom Pre-Silver through Open Silver single dances
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver 4-Dance International Ballroom Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 2 International Ballroom 4-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open Silver International Ballroom Championships (A,B,C)
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver Senior 1 International Ballroom 4-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Closed Silver International 6-Dance (A, B, & C) Ballroom Section

    Gold/Open

    • Pro-Am/Mixed-Am International Ballroom Intermediate Gold through Open Advanced single dances
    • Pro-Am Open DSS 5-Dance International Ballroom Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 International Ballroom 3-dance Championship
    • Pro-Am Open NVB Grand Prix Qualifying International Ballroom Championships (A ,B, & C)
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 International Ballroom 3-Dance Championships
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 2 International Ballroom 5-Dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open International 10-Dance (A, B & C) Ballroom Section
    • Pro-Am Open Senior 1 International Ballroom 5-Dance Scholarship
    • Pro-Am Open International Ballroom 5-Dance Scholarships (A ,B, & C)

    Amateur Events

    Ballroom

    • Amateur Novice International Ballroom 2 dance events
    • Amateur Pre-Champ International Ballroom event
    • Amateur Closed International Ballroom Championships
    • Amateur Open International Ballroom Championships

    Rhythm

    • Amateur Novice American Rhythm 2 dance events
    • Amateur Pre-Champ American Rhythm event
    • Amateur Open American Rhythm Championships

    Latin

    • Amateur Novice International Latin 2 dance events
    • Amateur Pre-Champ International Latin event
    • Amateur Closed International Latin Championships
    • Amateur Open International Latin Championships

    Smooth

    • Amateur Novice American Smooth 2 dance events
    • Amateur Pre-Champ American Smooth event
    • Amateur Open American Smooth Championships

    Saturday August 20th 2022

    Evening (Session begins at 7 P.M.)

    • Dinner is served in the ballroom
    • Open Amateur Rhythm Scholarships
    • Amateur Junior Open Grand Slam Ballroom
    • Under 21 International Ballroom Scholarship
    • Open Amateur Smooth Scholarships
    • Open Amateur Latin Scholarships
    • Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix Showdances
    • Top Student Awards
    • Amateur Junior Open Grand Slam Latin
    • Under 21 International Latin Scholarship
    • Open Amateur Ballroom Scholarship
    • Top Teacher and Top Studio Awards
    • Professional NVB Grand Prix Show Dances
    • NVB Grand Prix Awards

    Luxurious VIP Welcome Gift

    As an NVBall VIP package holder, you will receive a luxurious VIP welcome gift upon arrival.


    Rules/Regulations Download Preview

    1. The material used should be based on the NCDA syllabus, Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire social step list or any approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA.
    2. The following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur American Freestyles only.
    • Pre Bronze: Steps 1 through 5
    • Intermediate Bronze: Steps 1 through 8
    • Full Bronze: Steps 1 through 10
    • Pre Silver: Steps 1 through 5
    • Intermediate Silver: Steps 1 through 8
    • Full Silver: Steps 1 through 10
    • Intermediate Gold: Steps 1 through 8
    • Full Gold: Steps 1 through 10
    The following categories pertain to Pro-Am and Amateur International Freestyles only: Pre-Bronze through Full Gold- any approved syllabi of member organizations of the NDCA.

    1. Pro-Am & Student/Student Age Divisions: You can enter only 2 age divisions – your actual age and lower. Pre-teen, Junior, and Youth must enter their actual age division.
    2. Level Of Dance: In American and International Style- Pro-Am or Amateur Couples: You may dance up to THREE (3) closed levels and TWO (2) open levels. The levels must be in consecutive order, you may dance your current level and “UP” 2 additional levels – you cannot skip a level. In addition, you may enter Proficiency in the same levels.
      • To enter the “Best of the Best” Scholarships events, each student must also be entered in 5 of the single dances of the dance style and level of scholarship event they are entered in.
    3. To qualify for the “Pro/Am NVB Grand Prix”, each student must be entered in Pro/Am NVB Grand Prix Championship in their dance style. Student can only enter one (1) age division in a NVB Grand Prix Qualifier Event.
    4. No continuity Style in Bronze.
    5. American and International Style Pro-Am Dress Code: Costumes are allowed at any/all levels. Preteen and Juniors must adhere to NDCA rules (www.ndca.org)
    6. In any category with fewer then 3 entries, the organizers reserve the right to eliminate the age and sex divisions and merge competitors into one open division.
    7. Solo Routines are not to exceed three (3) minutes. Music will be faded out after 3 minutes. Music must be provided on CDs, labeled and provided to music director 30 minutes before scheduled performance. Formation routines are limited to four minutes. Lifts and Drops are not allowed for Pre-teen and Junior or Youths. Music must be provided on CDs labeled with group name & name of the routine and delivered to music director at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled performance start time.
    8. There will be no substituting of a student with another student during the competition
    9. Invigilation will be used for all restricted categories. They will be strictly supervised and competitors committing infractions will be disqualified.
    10. Professional Cabaret: Couples will be judged performing a solo routine of their own choice, not to exceed 4 minutes in durations. Including walk-on and walk-off music. All competitors must come prepared with their own music on CDs.
    11. Professional NVB Grand Prix: Winner and runner up of the open professional styles will receive and invitation to compete in the NVB Grand Prix and will have to dance on Saturday evening session.
      Any couple that cannot represent their respective style will forfeit their NVB Grand Prix invitational entry and that place will be given to the next couple in line. Showdances are not to exceed three (4) minutes. Music will be faded out after 4 minutes. Music must be provided on CD’s, labeled and provided to music director 1 hour before scheduled performance. NDCA showdance regulations apply.
    12. Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix: Winner of each open Pro-Am NVB Grand Prix Qualifier Championship styles will receive and invitation to compete in the NVB Grand Prix and will have to dance on Saturday evening session.
      Any couple that cannot represent their respective style will forfeit their NVB Grand Prix invitational entry and that place will be given to the next couple in line. Showdances are not to exceed three (3) minutes. Music will be faded out after 3 minutes. Music must be provided on CD’s, labeled and provided to music director 1 hour before scheduled performance. NDCA showdance regulations apply.
    13. All person’s attending this event, whether as spectators or as Officials or as Competitors or guests of the Organizers, shall be bound by NDCA rules and by participating in the THE NV BALL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS will automatically be obliged to adhere to them.
    14. Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellation made prior to July 12th, 2022 must be in writing to receive a refund 30 days after the event. A 20% cancellation fee will be applied if cancelled after July 12th 2022. No refunds will be made if cancelled after August 7th, 2022. Cancelled entries taken at the event cannot be substituted by another entry and no refund will be made on such a cancellation. There are NO refunds or exchanges on admission tickets.
    15. Professional and Amateur couples competing in any capacity must be currently registered with the NDCA and Supply the Organizers with a current registration number on our entry forms. For registration please go to www.ndca.org.

    Competitor Conduct

    1. While on the competition premises, competitors shall conduct themselves in a civil sportsmanlike manner at all times.
    2. It is the competitor’s responsibility to be in attendance in advance of the advertised time scheduled for the events they are entering.
    3. Competitors entering The NV Ball event shall accept as final the individual marking of the Judges and no appeal against them can be made, except when it can be shown that the actual marking has been incorrectly interpreted.
    4. No competitor shall harass or question a judge about his/her personal reasons for marking.
    5. Any competitor, who removes any of the master scrutineer sheets without the permission of the Organizers, shall render himself liable to disciplinary action.
    6. The Organizers of The NV Ball event reserve the right to reject the application of any competitor who has violated any of the above rules of conduct in any recognized NDCA event.

    About us

    The Ballroom Elevated seal represents 5-star service in all facets of a ballroom dance competition.

    The Event

    Located in Fabulous Las Vegas, one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, The NV Ball is a ballroom dance competition reimagined. World-class competitive dancing in a custom-designed ballroom with a fun, high-energy atmosphere turns every day of The NV Ball into a party. We share your love of dance and are ready to enrich your competition experience both on the dancefloor and throughout the event.

    Every aspect of our ballroom elevated experience has been strategically designed to ensure that every guest receives VIP treatment. The NV Ball Butlers and Ambassadors are ready to assist our guests with every detail of their experience; From check-in assistance, to hand delivering a beverage and a snack, or simply to answer any questions. If you decide to bring your four-legged friend with you, one of The NVB Ambassadors or Butlers would be happy to take him for a walk or watch her while you dance.

    Get the five-star treatment you deserve at The NV Ball. Since competitions can be demanding, perhaps you would like to be treated to a beverage and snack, have some time to yourself in The NVB Lounge, or enjoy a fun shopping break in one of The NVB pop-up shops, while a butler brings tea or coffee. Enjoy a red-carpet experience exclusive to TheNVBall.

    No detail has been overlooked to ensure our guests are pampered from the moment they arrive at the hotel, to the moment they begin their journey back home. With laser-focus on service and attention to detail, we aim to create an environment in which all dancers, judges, spectators, and vendors are treated like royalty. Our rule is to treat all our guests the way we want to be treated. Step through the looking glass and discover the Ballroom Elevated experience through the lens of The NV Ball.

    This ballroom dance was first organized in 1986 and is the longest-running competition in Las Vegas. Much like fine wine, The NV Ball continues to mature and become more refined, and as of 2022 has become the official home of ballroom elevated, where every dancer is treated like royalty. We look forward to seeing you at The NV Ball from August 16 to 20, 2022.


    The Hosts

    Lana Fuchs


    Lana Fuchs is an entrepreneur, author, and dancer. After completing her education, she established a successful career in corporate America and then went on to create several successful companies in the field of finance, fashion, and health. Currently, Lana Fuchs is the CEO of Fuchs Global, a private venture capital firm and the founder and CEO and Emerald Dream Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission statement is to change the world through 1 Act of Random Kindness at a Time (EmeraldDreamFoundation.org).

    In 2016, Lana discovered ballroom dance and quickly became addicted. From the eternal struggle for the perfect cha-cha walk to speed, power, and other body mechanics that only a ballroom dancer can understand, it has become the most humbling yet rewarding experience for Lana. Ballroom dance has become a passion, therapy, and an enormous amount of fun that Lana shares with her daughter Lizzie Fuchs, forming a unique mother-daughter bond.

    Lana and her husband Victor have been in Las Vegas since 1995, and together with the rest of the Helix Electric of NV team, have been a part of building Las Vegas into the beautiful metropolitan city that it is today. In early 2001 they joined YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), a global network of business leaders, which allowed them the possibility to be a part of exceptional educational, experiential and cultural immersion opportunities while traveling the world in high style, made possible only in YPO. Lana is bringing the world of high society, luxury, and world-class service to The NV Ball so that all our dancers can experience the royal treatment.

    Vartan Zakhariants


    Vartan Zakhariants is an entrepreneur and a retired professional dancer who combined his passion for dance and desire to share his knowledge of ballroom dance with others and opened his first dance studio, which became an instant success. He began competing with his pro-am students and learned first-hand what they wanted from their ballroom dance experience and competitions. With his technical dance knowledge and amazing “people skills,” Vartan soon became one of the most sought-after pro-am ballroom dance teachers. As the number his students increased, he was able to expand and grow his business, and together with his beautiful wife, Tania Reis, built VZ Dance Studio, into one of the top ballroom dance studios in North America.

    VZ Dance Studio has received over 30 Top Studio Awards and two World Class Top Studio titles.

    Along with the VZ Dance Studio team, Vartan hosts monthly fabulous themed parties, bringing both students and community members together in a fun-filled, healthy environment. As the co-organizer of The NV Ball, Vartan is excited to bring his knowledge of the competitive ballroom dance industry along with his creative flair to help make the NV Ball an unforgettable experience.

    Vartan, his wife Tania, and their beautiful daughter Gabriela live in Las Vegas. When they are not working or spending time with Gabriela, they like to invest in real estate as a hobby and volunteer with the Emerald Dream Foundation, changing the world one Act of Random Kindness at a Time.


    Officials

    Panel of Adjudicators

    Toni Redpath
    Eddie Abla
    Collin James
    Alan Tornsberg
    Martin Cawston
    Marianne Nicole-DePalma
    Katusha Demidova
    Marzena Stachura
    Kasia Kozak
    Irina Suvorov
    Igor Suvorov
    Nigel Clarke
    Eulia Baranovsky
    Michael Mead
    Olga Foraponova
    Aigar Stolcer
    Maria Hansen
    Valentina Kostenko
    Heather Smith
    Gocha Chertkoev
    Shorena Gachechiladze
    Irek Mlezko
    Sid Pocius

    Invigilators

    Kora Stoynova
    Cor Lyn Uczekaj

    Chairmen of Judges

    Jackie Rogers
    Denise Rogers

    Master of Ceremonies

    John DePalma
    Dan Messenger

    Registrar (on location)

    Avakay Brennan

    Registrar (entries)

    Mikal Watkins

    Front Desk

    Ginny Walters
    Melissa Cyr

    Scrutineers

    Kenneth Kou
    Sam Gordon

    On-deck Captains

    Justin Deehr
    Yolanda Vargas

    Technical Director/Lighting Designer

    Mark Weiss (Frogmouth Productions)

    Musical Director

    Brent Mills

    Partners/Vendors

    Beauty

    Chaplin Beauty

    Contact: Eugenia Chaplin

    Phone: 347-702-1814

    Email: info@chaplinbeauty.com

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    Lashes and Brushes

    Contact: Olga Blinova

    Phone: 714-350-3125

    Email: lashesandbrushes@gmail.com

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    Boyko & Co

    Contact: Boyko Ivanov

    Phone: 917-300-8084

    Email: info@boyko.co

    Website: www.boyko.co

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    Always The Winning Look

    Contact: Patricia Schneider

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    Email: patricia@thewinninglook.net

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    Alanate

    Contact: Alan & Nathan Grundy

    Phone: 602-769-3794

    Email: alanate11salon@gmail.com

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    Mariya Usan Studio

    Contact: Mariya Usan

    Email: mariya.usan.studio@gmail.com

    Phone: 626-597-5502

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    U-Dance Star Design

    Contact: Ravshana Walsh

    Phone: 714-612-8036

    Email: dancestardesign@gmail.com

    Website: dancestardesign.wix.com/dance

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    SENA Couture

    Contact: Michel Coles

    Phone: 801-372-6678

    Email: michel@senacouture.com

    Website: www.instagram.com/@senacouture

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    Dore Designs

    Contact: Dawn Smart

    Phone: 239-542-7708 | Fax: 239-542-5576

    Address: 4706 SE Eleventh Place Suite B Cape Coral, FL 33904

    Website: www.doredesigns.com

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    Atelier Ella

    Contact: Marek Gorski

    Email: atelierella@op.pl

    Website: www.atelierella.com

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    David Tupaz Couture

    Contact: David Tupaz

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    Crown Dance Shoes

    Contact: Vahan & Nelli

    Phone: 818-955-7704

    Email: georgesshoes@hotmail.com

    Address: 1604 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank, CA 91506

    Website: www.crowndanceshoes.com

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    Kati. K Design

    Contact: Katia Kravets

    Phone: 323-877-8961

    Email: katrin.kravets@gmail.com

    Website: www.instagram.com/k_a_t_i_.k/

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    Totally Addicted to Dance

    Phone: 213-667-0196

    Website: www.totallyaddictedtodance.com

    Media

    Dance Comp App

    Contact: Troy Collett & Frederic Havez

    Phone: 646-681-2667

    Email: info@dancecomp.org

    Address: 2655 N. Airport Road #62186 Fort Myers, FL 33907

    Website: http://www.dancecomp.org

    Photos

    SEN Digital Media

    Contact: Noel Steevens

    Phone: 949-549-9777

    Website: http://www.SEntertainmentDigitalMedia.com


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