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8th Annual Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Setting The Stage For A Magical Experience
On October 19-21, 2018, Calgary will set the stage for a magical experience. Celebrity dance personality Jean-Marc Généreux joins forces with Calgary production companies Dancesport MD and Salsa Rica Productions for a red carpet weekend event at the elegant Hyatt Regency Calgary. The Grand Prix Showcase Gala features local and international dancers, top ballet and contemporary companies, and many more artists. Each evening concludes with an exciting after party. Dancesport Competitions featuring Canada’s best dancers, and Celebrity Dance Workshops will make for a weekend you won’t want to miss.
Experience the excitement and glamour of ballroom dancing featuring some of Canada’s top Dancesport athletes. A full range of competition categories will be offered in both the amateur and pro-am divisions. We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Rocky Mountain Professional Canadian Championships in Latin, Ballroom, Rhythm and Smooth and the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix Professional Showdance Championship.
The Grand Prix Gala Showcase features specially selected shows by the evening’s champions, world-class and local artists who will amaze your eyes and inspire your heart. Witness an intense competition and be mesmerized by the spectacular performances.
When the show finishes, the party begins! Take over the dance floor with our hot lineup of DJs. Friday night Fiesta Party includes a Salsa Bachata and Latino Mix Room, and our popular Milonga Tango Room.
Saturday night features a Salsa Bachata and Latino Mix room and our Dancesport after party room featuring your favourite social dance music by DJ Gilles direct from Montreal.
Experience the opportunity of having the world’s best coaches, performers, and judges offer their knowledge and expertise in various dance styles. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a variety of workshops open to the public and all dance levels from newcomer to professional master’s classes. New this year! Two days of workshops in a variety of styles including Salsa, Bachata, Latin, Ballroom, and so much more.
|THE DANCESPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR! TICKET ARE NOW ON SALE!|
|Premium reserved table seats, general admission, and full event passes are available for purchase, get yours while they are available.|
Discounted event passes include gala showcases, competitions, celebrity workshops, and after-parties .
tickets at http://dancesportgrandprix.com
|NEW CANADIAN CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED!|
Watch the Canadian Professional Champions crowing!
Professional, Amateur and Pro-Am compeitions
Latin, Ballroom, Rhythm, Smooth, Salsa, Latino, Country, Swing, Showcase, and more.
|THE DANCESPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR!|
Friday and Saturday evening’s are Red Carpet Gala Showcase!
The Gala Showcase this year features Ernesto and Denisse, Salsa Champions from New York
Alberta Ballet company artists Kelley McKinlay and Hayna Gutierrez, (photo by Paul McGrath).
Plus a line up of Dancesport Professionals and top amateur competitors from around the globe!
|ERNESTO AND DENISSE FROM NEW YORK|
Salsa couple for performances and workshops. Don’t miss the chance to learn from this amazing couple!
|ALBERTA BALLET RETURNS TO PERFORM IN OUR GALA SHOWCASE|
Feature a performance by Alberta Ballet company members Kelley McKinlay with Hayna Gutierrez in our Saturday evening Gala showcase.
|FULL EVENT SPECTATOR AND PERFORMER PASS AVAILABLE|
|Get access to the full event! Shows and parties Friday and Saturday night, daytime events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and all workshops!|
Discounted passes available!
|BETTER THAN EVER AFTER PARTIES!|
|SALSA, BACHATA, KIZOMBA party every night!|
Friday evening dance Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and more with an amazing line up of guest DJs, and back by popular demand: ARGENTINE TANGO Milonga room!
Saturday evening wil feature our famous after party with Dancesport and party music with DJ Gilles from Montreal. The dancing doesn’t stop in our Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba after party room.
|RON MONTEZ!! CELEBRITY WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR AND JUDGE|
Ron Montez is one of the most respected personalities in the dance business. He previously held title as the 7-time undefeated United States Professional Latin Champion. Ron is recognized as a World class adjudicator, dance coach and choreographer in both American and International styles.
Ron was the co-host expert commentator for the PBS television show “Championship Ballroom Dancing”, also hosted by Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Barbara Eden and Sandy Duncan, Jasmine Guy. Ron is now on “America’s Ballroom Challlenge” most recently with host Jean Louisa Kelly, and is a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance.
|MEET OUR JUDGES!|
|Pierre Allaire – Montreal|
Mireille Veilleux – Montreal
Benoit Drolet – Edmonton
Delphine Romaire – Edmonton
France Mousseau – Montreal
Anya Katsevman-New York
Kim Donaughy – Calgary
Danny Quilliam – Montreal
Anna Borshch – Toronto
Aigars Stolcers – Toronto
Alain Doucet – Montreal
Michel Guimond – Vancouver
Diana Lefebvre – Calgary
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