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.
Nazar & Irinia have perfected the Mambo...and the floor wipe.
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