Dance showcase events are a regular part of most, if not all, ballroom dance studio yearly events. Usually it is a grand and large event, displaying the hard work and dedication of both students and teachers sharing their very best with each other and their guests (family members, novice students, or anyone interested in ballroom dance).
Angel & Cree Criado, the owners of Rhythm & Grace Dance Studios, decided to offer a ballroom event that brings back much of the grand scale of the showcase events of the past. With that in mind, they set out to organize an event that promoted the purity of love for dance, the camaraderie of both amateurs and professionals presenting some of their best works for others to enjoy, and to have a damn good time doing it. They work out having a well-qualified and World Class adjudicator to score both individual and group presentations with actual, thoughtful and useful feedback to help the performers become even more proficient and successful in their art.
They also strove to support local business in choosing their venue, and assorted goodies from local confection shops and suppliers. The gourmet cake from the tiniest local bakery is always a big hit among attendees! When you're not dancing, you can talk a walk around the ballroom and see many great vendors with dresses, shoes, jewelry, practice attire, and more!
Further, they strive for a price point for attendees to perform and dance more, get more feedback, enjoy snacks throughout the day and sit down to a great dinner without "breaking the bank" - and they still strive to make more real excitement happen. Every year they host an all inclusive dance-off in support of worthy charities and wrap up the evening with some of the day's highest scoring solo exhibitions, and an extremely entertaining and exciting professional show.
Angel, Cree, and their event staff can always be found walking around in the ballroom helping out any way they can to make your experience the best one possible!
In past years, people raved about the event for months. It truly was the grand celebration of the peace and love found by all of us in our pursuit of ballroom dance.
And this just about sums up what this Showcase is about; why it is, and what the organizers strive to accomplish with it. Simply a celebration of dance, our passion and love of it and our willingness to share it with friends.
With that, we invite you to come share your love of ballroom dance with us and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor on February 2nd, 2020!