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The SouthernStar Chapter of USABDA presents

The Mid Summer Classic X
All Amateur DanceSport
Championship Competition!

Held on June 28, 2003
at the
Elegant Rhapsody Ballroom
12101 North 56th Street, Tampa

We would like to thank the over 35 competitive couples attending our competition, our excellent panel of judges, the wonderful crowd of enthusiastic spectators, and the many
SouthernStar volunteers for making our tenth
annual competition a great success.

The day moved along with out a hitch due to the control of affairs by both Arnie Porter (the best deck captain in the area) and the truly talented Master of Ceremonies, Richard Collet.  Richard's experience on the competition floor gave him the experience to move the competition along at just the right pace.  Plus his subtle humor was appreciated by all.

We had a very talented talented panel of judges that worked extremely hard all day to give impartial and fair results.  It was the general opinion of all competitors that I spoke to, that to dance for such an esteemed panel was a definite pleasure.  Our panel consisted of Timithoy Mason, Tommy DiTomasso, Lynn Kawamoto, Peter Waterson,
and special thanks to Alan Tuggey for filling in
for us at the last minute, enabling us to have a
full Championship panel.

As always the music provided by Mike & Peg Johnston, and Carol Haefner and the facilities provided by Richard Collet were top notch.  We are very lucky to have both
Mike's music and the Rhapsody ballroom
for our competition.

Finally, the dinner catered by Buddy Freddy's seemed to be enjoyed by all.  The evening dance was well attended, and
the whole day was set off perfectly by the splendid
honor dances of our top competitors.

Once again, thanks to all who helped make the day a success, especially all the wonderful dancers and the
very hardworking volunteers.

Mark your calendar for the third weekend of July in 2004 for
Midsummer Classic XI.

For Results of Competition!

Competition Photos!

Click here to see the official photographs taken by our photographer, Becky Morris!

Nikki & I took some action photos at the competition.  Unfortunately since Nikki and I were competing in Standard and getting ready during Smooth, there are only pictures of Rhythm and Latin.  Next year we will get some one else to take some shots.  Click on the links below to see the candid shots.

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SouthernStar Chapter USABDA
PO Box 4
Valrico, Florida  33594

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