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Breaking news!
The American Star Ball is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the T.A.P. Project this year!

As announced at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association National Convention, there is now scientific proof that ballroom dancing, unlike any other activity, helps reduce the risk of developing Dementia and the Alzheimer’s Disease, by a whopping 76% and may help slow down the progression of those afflicted with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The T.A.P. Project is the brainchild of competitor Judith Simon and her instructor Andrey Savenko. Their program of dance patterns and teaching techniques was specifically developed to teach people with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. This groundbreaking program is already having a positive impact in its trial phase, and has been endorsed by the National Dance Council of America.

Everyone entering the T.A.P. Pro/Am Charity Multi-Dance may make their tax deductible entry fee check payable to: “The T.A.P. Project” Entry forms may be found below and on our Entry Forms page

T.A.P. is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The American Star Ball is proud to be associated with the T.A.P. Project and we hope you will join us in supporting this worthy and wonderful cause!

 

 

 

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Visit Our Judge & Officials page to see who will be attending our 2014 Edition of the American Star Ball

Officials Page

Chairman of Judges:

  • Leroy Walters

Judges:

  • Didio Barrera
  • Beata
  • Chuck Danza
  • Rosendo Fumero
  • Rita Gekhman-Algarra
  • Emil Ioukhinov
  • Gary McDonald
  • Larinda McRaven
  • Roman Nabatov
  • Ieva Pauksena
  • Polina Pilipenchuk
  • Aigars Stolcers
  • Dasha Sushko
  • Pat Traymore

Emcees:

  • Mark Brock

Music Director:

  • Brent Mills

Scrutineer:

  • David Don

Registrars:

  • Ginny Walters
  • Becky Messenger

On Deck Captain:

  • Justin Deehr
  • Anton Shklyaver

Lighting & Sound:

  • Dave Moldover
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We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 AMERICAN STAR BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS. In order to make the competition run as smoothly as possible, please read below:

 

  1. Please make sure that you have completed your entry forms, a ticket order form for each person attending as well as a studio accounting summary and return those to us by our Registration Deadline: April 25th, 2014.
  2. Shortly after we receive your information, we will send you an invoice/confirmation.  Please check this closely for spelling, correct entries, and correct charges and let us know immediately if we need to make any changes.
  3. Hotel reservations for non-package holders should be made directly with the hotel, Golden Nugget Atlantic City (800) 777-8477. Please reference the American Star Ball and Group Code: ASB to receive the group rate. You must make your reservations before April 25th, 2014. The group rate will only be available until that date or until our block is sold out, whichever happens first. Reservations made after that date may not receive the group discount. All participants will be responsible for their personal room charges.Room Rates are as follows:
    Thursday, May 15th, 2014: $69.00 **plus taxes and surcharges
    Friday, May 16th, 2014: $149.00 **plus taxes and surcharges
    Saturday, May 17th, 2014: $199.00 **plus taxes and surcharges.
    Sunday, May 18th, 2014: $69.00 **plus taxes and surcharges.**All rooms are subject to a 14% tax and a $10.00 per night tourism/occupancy tax.
  4. Upon arrival at the hotel, one representative from the studio should come to the registration desk and pick-up the packages. OUTSTANDING BALANCES MUST BE PAID BEFORE PACKAGES CAN BE RELEASED. Only that representative will be allowed to make payment and pick up packages. We will not be accepting payments from individual students or releasing any tickets until payment is made in full. Each participant will be given a heat list showing what heat and at what time he/she is dancing. Please be advised that the time listed is approximate and subject to change. Each competitor should be present in the ballroom at least 30 minutes prior to his/her scheduled dance time. When you receive your heat sheet, please check and make sure your dances, levels, and ages are correct. We need to be made aware of any mistakes as soon as possible.
  5. Competitor numbers may be picked up from the registration desk. If you are a professional dancer or an amateur couple, you must have proof of your 2014 registration with the National Dance Council of America. If you are not on the NDCA roster and do not have a current card or a receipt showing you have paid for a current registration, you will be required to register at the competition or you will not be allowed to compete.
  6. Seating will be according to packages and the date of the order with preferred seating going first to package holders with balances paid in full 2 weeks prior to the competition. All seats in the ballroom are numbered and match ticket numbers. Seating is assigned when the tickets are ordered. Tickets ordered at a different time period may be for a different table or in a different area.
  7. All vouchers for money must be redeemed before the end of the competition or they become invalid.

 

Contact: Amanda Reyzin, 357 Roark’s Trail, Warminster, PA18974; (215) 805-2213; AmericanStarBall@gmail.com

schedule

Friday, May 16th, 2014

SESSION 1

  • ProAm & Student/Student American Rhythm Single Dances
  • ProAm & Student/Student American Rhythm Solos
  • ProAm American Rhythm 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm American Rhythm Open Social 3-Dance Challenge
  • ProAm American Rhythm Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm American Rhythm Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm American Open 9-Dance (Rhythm)
  • ProAm “Best of the Best” American Rhythm Challenge
  • ProAm Student/Student International Ballroom Single Dances
  • ProAm Student/Student International Ballroom Solos
  • ProAm International Ballroom 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm International Ballroom Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm International Ballroom Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm International Open 10-Dance (Ballroom)
  • ProAm “Best of the Best” International Ballroom Challenge

SESSION 2

  • ProAm American Rhythm 3-Dance Open Bronze/Silver Championships
  • ProAm Open Rhythm Scholarships (A, B, & C)
  • Open Amateur American Rhythm
  • Open Amateur International Ballroom
  • ProAm International Ballroom 3-Dance Open Bronze/Silver Championships
  • ProAm Open Ballroom Scholarships (A, B, & C)
  • Rising Star Professional Ballroom
  • Rising Star Professional Rhythm
  • Open Professional Smooth
  • Open Professional Latin
  • Professional Showdance

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

SESSION 3

  • ProAm & Student/Student American Smooth Single Dances
  • ProAm & Student/Student American Smooth Solos
  • ProAm American Smooth 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm American Smooth Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm American Smooth Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm American Open 9-Dance (Smooth)
  • ProAm “Best of the Best” American Smooth Challenge
  • ProAm Student/Student International Latin Single Dances
  • ProAm Student/Student International Latin Solos
  • ProAm International Latin 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm International Latin Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm International Latin Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm International Open 10-Dance (Latin)
  • ProAm “Best of the Best” International Latin Challenge

SESSION 4

  • ProAm American Smooth 3-Dance Open Bronze/Silver Championships
  • ProAm Open Smooth Scholarships (A, B & C)
  • Open Amateur American Smooth
  • Open Amateur International Latin
  • ProAm International Latin 3-Dance Open Bronze/Silver Championships
  • ProAm Open Latin Scholarships (A, B, & C)
  • Rising Star Smooth
  • Rising Star Latin
  • Professional Ballroom
  • Professional Rhythm
  • Showtime

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

SESSION 5

  • Collegiate – American Smooth
  • Collegiate – American Rhythm
  • Collegiate – International Ballroom
  • Collegiate – International Latin
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – American Smooth
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – American Rhythm
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – International Ballroom
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – International Latin
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – American Smooth
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – American Rhythm
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – International Ballroom
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – International Latin

END OF COMPETITION

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Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2014 American Star Ball Championships!

We have an exciting schedule of Professional, Pro-Am and Amateur events planned as well as some surprises.  We have increased the prize money for Professionals, Top Teachers, Amateurs, and Pro-Am Scholarships!

We are also pleased to announce that we will be returning to the luxury accommodations at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

We hope to offer all competitors, amateur and professional alike, a highly organized, amazing dance competition experience. So mark your calendars, put on your dance shoes and join us May 16th-18th, 2014 for the NEW American Star Ball Championships.

Ilya & Amanda Reyzin

Ilya and Amanda Reyzin began competing professionally in June 2007 and have competed in over 144 competitions and 254 professional events. They have received top placements in the American Rhythm, American Smooth, and Showdance Divisions. Their esteemed accomplishments include:

  • 2009-2013 United States National Rhythm Finalist
  • 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 Eastern United States DanceSport Rhythm Champions
  • 2012 Costa Rican Classic Rhythm Champions
  • 2012-2013 Maryland DanceSport Rhythm Champions
  • 2009-2012 World American Rhythm Finalist
  • 2011 Constitution State Challenge Rhythm Champions
  • 2011-2012 Cleveland DanceSport Challenge Rhythm Champions
  • 2011-2012 Yankee Classic DanceSport Championship Rhythm Champions
  • 2011-2012 Dancing a la Carte Rhythm Champions
  • 2011-2012 Michigan Dance Challenge Rhythm Champions
  • 2010 & 2012 North American Rhythm Champions
  • 2010 La Classique Du Quebec Rhythm & Smooth Champions
  • 2009 United States National 9-Dance Champions
  • 2009 Eastern United States DanceSport Salsa Champions
  • 2007 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm Champions


Ilya and Amanda are sponsored by Doré Designs and Dancelife USA and own Rhythm DanceSport Center in Southampton, PA where they coach top amateur, professional, and Pro-Am competitors in both International and American styles.

Ilya and Amanda are also Championship Certified adjudicators through the North American Dance Teachers Association in International Latin, International Ballroom, American Rhythm, American Smooth, and Theatrical Arts./

Ilya: (215) 805-1220
Amanda: (215) 805-2213
Fax: (215) 355-1481
Email: AmericanStarBall@gmail.com

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The scoresheets for the 2013 Edition of the American Star Ball are available here:
ScoreSheets 2013

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The Heat List for the 2013 edition of the American Star Ball is now available.

Simply click on this link: Heat List 2013

schedule

Friday, May 17th

SESSION 1

  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm Single Dances
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm Solos
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Rhythm Open Scholarships (B & C only)
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom Single Dances
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom Solos
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom Open Championship DanceSport Series
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Ballroom Open Scholarships (B & C only)

SESSION 2

  • ProAm Open Rhythm Scholarships (A only)
  • “Best of the Best” American Rhythm Challenge
  • Open Amateur American Smooth
  • Open Amateur International Latin
  • ProAm Open Ballroom Scholarships (A only)
  • “Best of the Best” International Ballroom Challenge
  • Professional Showdance
  • Rising Star Professional Smooth
  • Rising Star Professional Latin
  • Rising Star Professional Ballroom
  • Rising Star Professional Rhythm
  • Rising Star Showdown of Champions

Saturday, May 18th

SESSION 3

  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth Single Dances
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth Solos
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth Open Championship Dancesport Series
  • ProAm, Student/Student American Smooth Open Scholarships (B & C only)
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin Single Dances
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin Solos
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin 3-Dance Closed Championships
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin Closed Scholarships “Best of the Best” Qualifier
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin Open Championship Dancesport Series
  • ProAm, Student/Student International Latin Open Scholarships (B & C only)

SESSION 4

  • ProAm Open Smooth Scholarships (A only)
  • “Best of the Best” American Smooth Challenge
  • Open Amateur American Rhythm
  • Open Amateur International Ballroom
  • ProAm Open Latin Scholarships (A only)
  • “Best of the Best” International Latin Challenge
  • Professional Smooth
  • Professional Latin
  • Professional Ballroom
  • Professional Rhythm
  • Professional Showdown of Champions

Sunday, May 19th

SESSION 5

  • Collegiate – American Smooth
  • Collegiate – American Rhythm
  • Collegiate – International Ballroom
  • Collegiate – International Latin
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – American Smooth
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – American Rhythm
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – International Ballroom
  • Amateur Adult, Senior I, II, III – International Latin
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – American Smooth
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – American Rhythm
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – International Ballroom
  • Pre-Teen, Junior, & Youth (Couples, Singles, & Pro-Am) – International Latin

END OF COMPETITION

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List of Judges & Officials for American Star Ball 2013:

Chairman:

Leroy Walters

Emcee:

John DePalma

Scrutineer:

David Don

Music Director:

Brent Mills

Registrar:

Ginny Walters

Deck Captain:

Justin Deehr

Lighting & Sound:

Dave Moldover


Judges:

Mark Brock
Glenis Dee
Paul Holmes
Edward Simon
Elena Kryuchkova
Esther Don
Diana McDonald
Gary McDonald
Marianne Nicole
Sam Sodano
Rozana Sweeney
Terry Sweeney

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We are looking forward to seeing you at the AMERICAN STAR BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS. In order to make the competition run as smoothly as possible, please read below:

  • Please make sure that you have completed your entry forms, a participant order form for each person attending and a studio accounting summary and return those to us by our closing date of April 19th, 2013.
  • Shortly after we receive your information, we will send you an invoice/confirmation.  Please check this closely for spelling, correct entries, and correct charges and let us know immediately if we need to make any changes. Please note that if you are not on a package, tickets for the sessions in which you are dancing should be ordered for teacher and student. If tickets are not ordered, we will automatically add those to your invoice.
  • Hotel reservations for non-package holders should be made directly with the hotel, Golden Nugget Atlantic City (800) 777-8477. Please reference the American Star Ball and Group Code: ASTARR to receive the group rate. You must make your reservations before May 1st, 2013. The group rate will only be available until that date or until our block is sold out, whichever happens first. Reservations made after that date may not receive the group discount. All participants will be responsible for their personal room charge.
    Room Rates are as follows:
    Thursday, May 16th, 2013: $69.00 **plus taxes and surcharges
    Friday, May 17th, 2013: $119.00 **plus taxes and surcharges
    Saturday, May 18th, 2013: $199.00 **plus taxes and surcharges.
    Sunday, May 19th, 2013: $69.00 **plus taxes and surcharges.
    **All rooms are subject to a 14% tax and a $5.00 per night tourism/occupancy tax.
    Please Note: Roll-away beds are not available at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City
  • Upon arrival at the hotel, one representative from the studio should come to the registration desk and pick up the packages. OUTSTANDING BALANCES MUST BE PAID BEFORE PACKAGES CAN BE RELEASED. Only that representative will be allowed to make payment and pick up packages. We will not be accepting payments from individual students or releasing any tickets until payment is made in full. Each participant will be given a heat list showing what heat and at what time he/she is dancing. Please be advised that the time listed is approximate and subject to change. Each competitor should be present in the ballroom at least 30 minutes prior to his/her scheduled dance time. When you receive your heat sheet, please check and make sure your dances, levels, and ages are correct. We need to be made aware of any mistakes as soon as possible.
  • Competitor numbers may be picked up from the registration desk. If you are a professional dancer or an amateur couple, you must have proof of your registration with the National Dance Council. If you are not on the NDCA roster and do not have a current card or a receipt showing you have paid for a current registration, you will be required to register at the competition or you will not be allowed to compete.
  • Seating will be according to packages and the date of the order with preferred seating going first to package holders with balances paid in full 2 weeks prior to the competition. All seats in the ballroom are numbered and match ticket numbers. Seating is assigned when the tickets are ordered. Tickets ordered at a different time period may be for a different table or in a different area.
  • All vouchers for money must be redeemed before the end of the competition or they become invalid.


Contact: Amanda Reyzin, 357 Roark’s Trail, Warminster, PA 18974; (215) 805-2213; AmericanStarBall@gmail.com

Ilya & Amanda

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce that we are the new co-owners of the American Star Ball Championships.

We are so excited and honored to take on this new adventure as competition organizers.  We have a full schedule of Professional, Pro-Am and Amateur events planned as well as some surprises.  We are increasing the prize money for Professionals, Top Teachers, and Pro-Am Scholarships and will be returning to luxury accommodations at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

We want to offer all competitors, amateur and professional alike, a highly organized, amazing dance competition experience. So mark your calendars, put on your dance shoes and join us May 17th-19th, 2013 for the NEW American Star Ball Championships.

Ilya & Amanda Reyzin

(Click here to learn more about Ilya & Amanda Reyzin)

Ilya: (215) 805-1220
Amanda: (215) 805-2213
Fax: (215) 355-1481
Email: AmericanStarBall@gmail.com