USDC Thursday Recap And Hurricane Update

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United States Dance Championships finished up an incredible night of competition on Thursday in Orlando, FL, as dancers in the Professional Ballroom, Rising Star Latin, and American Rhythm divisions competed for the title of America's best.

In arguably the most heated matchup of the entire competition, Victor and Anastasia, the 2017 British Open champions, danced against longtime rivals and current U.S. and world champions Arunas and Katusha in the Professional Ballroom division. Although both couples danced beautifully with technique and charm, Arunas and Katusha swayed the judges with their performance and held on to their title of national champions. 



In the American Rhythm division, we saw the defending champions, Nazar and Irina, battling it out against a number of strong competitors, namely Andre and Natalie Paramonov, who have been right on their heels. Yet Nazar and Irina danced hard and it paid off. They repeated as the American Rhythm national champions as the Paramonovs came in second. 

The Legacy Of Arthur Murray

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As one of the most influential instructors of the 20th century, Arthur Murray grew a dance empire that lives on in the form of 260 studios bearing his name in 21 countries.

The Passionate History Of Dance In Cuba

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Cuban culture is characterized by passion, and that is especially the case when it comes to the island's dance traditions.

5 Ways To Become A Dance Instructor

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So you want to be a dance instructor? We don't blame you, it's a fun job that allows for creativity, human connection, and emotional exploration and at the same time keeps you fit. Those are some pretty sweet benefits that a lot of jobs can't offer. 

The Duty Of Being A Dance Instructor

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In order to become a dance instructor, you must have an unflinching passion for your craft. 

Season Premiere Of Dancing With The Stars | Recap

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If Monday night's premiere episode is any gauge, the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" is shaping up to be one of the show's best ever.

Arunas And Katusha | Best Of All Time?

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Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova have been an irrepressible power team since the moment they began dancing together in 2007.

How 'Strictly' Changed Ballroom In Britain

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"Strictly Come Dancing" is back for its 15th season on BBC One, and the hit show's impact on the dance world remains just as prevalent as ever.

USDC Friday Recap And Farewell

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Despite Hurricane Irma's impeding threat, we still had a fabulous Friday night at the United States Dance Championships in Orlando, FL. Our major events of the night were the Professional American Smooth division and the Professional International Latin division.

United States Dance Championships | FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide

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In our weekly viewing guide, we list the best live coverage and original storytelling coming up across each of our sites. If you have Apple TV 4 or Roku, watch all of these live events and documentaries on your TV at home.