The SouthernStar Chapter of USABDA presents
The Mid Summer Classic XI
All Amateur DanceSport
Held on July 17, 2004
Elegant Rhapsody Ballroom
12101 North 56th Street, Tampa
We would like to thank the 34 competitive couples attending our
competition, our excellent panel of judges, the wonderful crowd of enthusiastic
spectators, and the many
SouthernStar volunteers for making our eleventh
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 Tommy DiTomasso, Michael Neil, Ivana Varga, Rick
Elliott, and Tibor Varga.
As always the music provided by Mike & Peg Johnston 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 July 30, 2005 for
Midsummer Classic XII.
For Results of Competition!
I've go about 180 candid photos
of the competition. I hope we got pictures of everyone, if not, I am sorry, we tried
The people that contributed to this collection of pictures
are Michael & Beth Nolan, Scott Coates, and Nikki and myself. Hope you enjoy