Schedule

2015 SCHEDULE

NOTES TO COMPETITORS: Updated time schedule for Friday Evening & Saturday Evening! This is the correct time and will supersedes any heat sheets with old times! We will continue to work on improving the time schedule for Friday & Saturday Eve, so be sure to check back often.

Due to the tight schedule on Friday & Saturday. Last year finalists will not have to dance the first round in the following events.These are the only events. All others remain the same.

  • Pro/Am International Open Ballroom Scholarhsips A, B & C on Friday Eve
  • Professional International Open Latin Championships on Friday Eve
  • Professional American Open Smooth Championships on Friday Eve
  • Professional American Open Rhythm Championships on Saturday Eve
  • Professional International Open Ballroom Championships on Saturday Eve

The HEAT LIST will be update as much as possible throughout the day and evening, so check back often. (If you are on the Wait List, you may still not be on this heat list)

Quick link to Heat Lists http://www.compmngr.com/emerald2015/emerald2015_HeatLists.htm

Competition Schedule

Monday, April 27th, 2015

REGISTRATION DESK OPENS - Please refer to this schedule for hours and phone number.

  • Monday: 12noom - 11pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 12midnight
  • Wednesday 6am -12midnight
  • Thursday 6:30am - 11pm
  • Friday 6am - 12midnight
  • Saturday 6am -12midnight
  • Sunday 6am - 7pm

Emerald Ball Tickets & Registration Information is at the LAX Hilton Hotel 310-410-6280

Tuesday April 28th, 2015

Tuesday Matinee & Evening - Session 1 - American Style Rhythm Events

  • 1:30PM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 1
  • 2:00PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 6:42PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 7:31PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 8:28PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Bronze Scholarships
  • 9:30PM - End of Session 1

Wednesday April 29th, 2015

Wednesday Matinee - Session 2 - American Style Rhythm Events

  • 6:30AM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 2
  • 7:00AM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Single Dance Events
  • 10:30AM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • 11:13AM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed 6 Dance Championships
  • 11:18AM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 11:54AM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed Silver Scholarships
  • 12:54PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Closed, Open Gold & Advanced Single Dance Events
  • 3:09PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Senior Multidance Championships
  • 3:14PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Multidance Championships
  • 3:56PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open 9-Dance Championships
  • 4:12PM - Pro/Am American Rhythm Open Scholarships
  • 5:45PM - End of Session 2

Wednesday Evening - Session 3 - American Style Smooth Events

  • 6:00PM - Doors Open for Admission - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 3
  • 6:30PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze & Open Single Dance Events
  • 10:04PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 11:04PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Bronze Scholarships
  • 12:04AM - End of Session 3

Thursday April 30th, 2015

Thursday Matinee - Session 4 - American Style Smooth Events

  • 6:30AM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 4
  • 7:00AM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver Single Dance Events
  • 8:47AM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver & Open Single Dance Events
  • 9:42AM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 10:33AM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed Silver Scholarships
  • 12:18PM - Pro/Am Closed 6 & Open 9 Dance Championships
  • 12:33PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Open Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 1:30PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Closed, Open Gold & Advance Single Dances
  • 3:18PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Open Senior Multidance Championships & S2 Scholarship
  • 5:11PM - Pro/Am American Smooth Open Scholarships
  • 6:45PM - End of Session 4

Thursday Evening Buffet Dinner

  • 6:00 – 7:30PM For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Thursday Evening - Session 5 - Amateurs & Professional Events

  • 6:45PM - Doors Open for Admission - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 5
  • 7:00PM - Professional Rising Star American Rhythm Competition - QF
  • 7:25PM - Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Competition - QF
  • 8:12PM - Amateur Open American Rhythm
  • 8:21PM - Amateur Open Senior American Rhythm Championship (Over 35)
  • 8:52PM - Presentation of Awards - Emerald Ball Top Students for American Style Rhythm & Smooth
  • 9:22PM - Professional Rising Star American Smooth Competition - First Round
  • 9:48PM - Professional Rising Star International Latin Competition - QF
  • 10:50PM - Amateur Open Senior American Smooth Championships (Over 35)
  • 10:58PM - Amateur Novice American Smooth
  • 11:12PM - Amateur Open American Smooth
  • 11:55PM - End of Session 5

Friday May 1st, 2015

Friday Matinee - Session 6 - International Ballroom Events

  • 6:30AM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 6
  • 7:00AM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 9:11AM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Open & Closed Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 9:47AM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 10:23AM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Gentlemen's Championship
  • 10:38AM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Bronze Scholarships
  • 11:58PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed & Open Silver Dance Events
  • 1:35PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Silver Gentlemen's Championship
  • 1:57PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Silver Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 2:22PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed Silver Scholarships
  • 3:25PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Bronze & Silver 6-Dance Championship
  • 3:30PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Closed, Open & Advanced Gold Single Dance Events
  • 6:01PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Open 10 -Dance Championship
  • 6:16PM - Pro/Am American Ballroom Open Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 6:54PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Open Senior MultiDance Championships & S2 Scholarship
  • 8:00 PM - Pro/Am International Ballroom Open Gentlemen's Global Dancesport Series Scholarship
  • 8:15PM - End of Session 6

Friday Evening Buffet Dinner

6:00 – 7:30PM For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Friday Evening - Session 7

  • 8:15PM - Doors Open for Admission - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 7
  • 8:30PM - International Ballroom Pro/Am Open Scholarships (Last year finalists will not have to dance the first round)
  • 9:02PM - Amateur Youth International Ballroom Championship
  • 10:18PM - Amateur Youth International Latin Championship
  • 11:13PM - Professional Open International Latin Championship - First Round (Last year finalists will not have to dance the first round)
  • 11:37PM - Professional Open American Smooth Championship - First Round (Last year finalists will not have to dance the first round)
  • 1:30AM - End of Session 7

Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Saturday Matinee - Session 8

  • 6:30AM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 8
  • 7:00AM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 8:42AM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed & Open Bronze Single Dance Events
  • 9:08AM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Bronze Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 9:42AM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Bronze Scholarships
  • 10:18AM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed & Open Silver Single Dance Events
  • 12:19PM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Silver Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 12:43PM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Bronze & Silver 6-Dance Championship
  • 12:47PM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed Silver Scholarships
  • 1:43PM - Pro/Am International Latin Closed , Open & Advanced Gold Single Dance Events
  • 3:21PM - Pro/Am International Latin Open 10 -Dance Championship
  • 3:28PM - Pro/Am International Latin Open Senior Multidance Championships
  • 4:07PM - Pro/Am International Latin Open Multidance Championships & WDSS
  • 5:37PM - Pro/Am International Latin Open Scholarships & S2 Scholarship
  • 7:50PM - End of Session 8

Saturday Evening Buffet Dinner

6:00 – 7:30PM For all officials & package holders – Lower Level Plaza ABCD

Saturday Evening - Session 9

  • 7:45PM - Doors Open for Admission - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 9
  • 8:00PM - Professional Open American Rhythm Championships - First Round (Last year finalist will not have to dance the first round)
  • 8:28PM - Professional Open International Ballroom Championships - QF (Last year finalist will not have to dance the QF)
  • 8:47PM - Emerald Ball Top Students for International Ballroom & Latin
  • Top 20 Students for Dancesport Series & Global Dancesport Series
  • 9:22PM - Emerald Ball Top Overall Teachers, Top 3 Female Teachers & Top Studios
  • 9:37PM - Amateur Open International Ballroom Championship
  • 10:58PM - Amateur Open International Latin Championship
  • 11:20PM - California Gold Rush Dancesport Series Top Teachers, Top Students & Top Studios
  • 11:40PM - Professional Open Theatrical Showdance Championship
  • 12:20AM - End of Session 9

Sunday May 3rd, 2015

Sunday Matinee - Session 10

  • 6:45 AM - Ballroom Open for Practice - Please bring your admission ticket for Session 10
  • 7:30AM - Solo Exhibitions
  • 7:57AM - Formation Presentations
  • 8:18AM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Latin Single Dance Events
  • 11:31AM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Latin Championships
  • 2:31PM - Junior 2 International Latin 5 Dance Scholarship Sponsor by The Connor Bishop Zion Foundation
  • 3:24PM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth American Rhythm Dance Events
  • 4:10PM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Ballroom & Smooth Dance Events
  • 5:36PM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Smooth Championships
  • 5:48PM - Amateur & Pro/Am Teddy Bear, Pre-Teen, Junior & Youth International Ballroom Championships
  • 6:48PM - Junior 2 International Ballroom 5 Dance Scholarship Sponsor by The Connor Bishop Zion Foundation
  • 7:01PM - Amateur Adult Multi-Dance Events
  • 8:45PM - End of Session 10

Practice Room Schedule

The Practice Room is located on the 2nd Floor in the Los Angeles Ballroom and will be open 24 hours a day.

Dance Camp Schedule 2015

All Dance Camp Classes will be held in the La Jolla Ballroom on the 2nd Floor.

For more information on the Dance Vision Mastery Camp at the Emerald Ball Click Here.

Wednesday, April 29th: International Ballroom

9:00AM Turning As A Couple by Stephan & Denise Jourdaine - Krauel
Maintaining good posture and frame while turning and how it differs from turning on your own.

10:00AM Dynamic Waltz Choreography by Stephan & Denise Jourdaine - Krauel
Take it to the next level. Silver Figures & Technique

11:00AM Making Sense of CBM & CBMP by Gary McDonald
The differences between CBM & CBMP and how they can be used together.

12NOON Developing the Essentials by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Learn how to make even the simplest patterns look most impressive through rotation, speed, and timing.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Musicality Matters by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
The fundamentals of timing; learn how to listen to the music and identify the differences between the
5 Ballroom dances.

3:30PM Passion & Power: Tango by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Work on the unique characteristics of this strong and powerful dance.

4:30PM Ballroom Footwork by Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva
Clean footwork, Forward & Backward movements, Heel Turns, Heel Pulls & More.

Thursday, April 30th: International Latin

9:00AM International Style Latin Rumba Masterclass by Melissa Dexter
Forward & backward walks, leg actions, ankles, feet and MORE!

10:00AM "Hips Don't Lie "- Samba Masterclass by Melissa Dexter
Achieving the most flattering hip & leg action on the dance floor.

11:00AM International Style Latin Cha Cha Techniques and Embellishments by Corky Ballas
The most common elements used in Cha Cha and follow up with styling.

12:00PM Rhythmic Reaction by Corky Ballas
Understanding Latin Body Action and Musicality.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Dance Like a Pro by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
How to make your basic routines look professional by putting Weight, Time, Energy and Space into them.

3:30PM Power & Passion: Paso Doble Masterclass by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
Improve your skills, technique and become a better dancer.

4:30PM Hoppin' Jive by Tomasz & Izabella Lewandowski
Emphasis on Flicks and Kicks.

Friday May 1st: American Rhythm

9:00AM Basics of American Style Rhythm by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Posture, Frame, Movement & Hold.

10:00AM Dynamic Alignment While Moving by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Posture and basic body alignment while in motion.

11:00AM The Key to All Latin Dancing: Cuban Motion by Felipe Telona & Carolina Orlovsky-Telona
Discover how to best achieve the most flattering hip & leg action.

12:00PM American Style Rhythm Musicality by Bill Sparks
The fundamentals of timing; learn how to listen to the music and identify the differences between the
5 major Rhythm (CC/R/ECS/Ma/B) dances.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM Turns, Spins & Spirals by Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova
Learn the key points for turning, posture, arm position, foot placement, and head spotting.

3:30PM American Style Bolero Technique by Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova
Focus on the unique "sliding" action associated with this romantic dance.

4:30PM The Swing Experience by Corky Ballas
Emphasis on major EC Swing elements and advanced partnering skills.

Saturday, May 2nd: American Smooth

9:00AM Fundamentals of American Style Smooth by Michael Mead & Toni Redpath
Posture, Frame, Movement, Hold & Timing.

10:00AM Styling & Artistic Impressions by Michael Mead & Toni Redpath
Creating emotion through your body.

11:00AM Discovering Partner Dynamics by Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura
Building a timeless foundation.

12:00PM Picture Lines, Pivots & CBM taught by Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura
A little bit of everything to work on.

1:00PM Lunch Break 1-1/2 hours

2:30PM American Style Tango Technique by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
Perfect the staccato movement of this dramatic dance

3:30PM Fun and Flirty Foxtrot by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
How to create flawless footwork & balance.

4:30PM American Style Smooth Waltz Variations by David Hamilton & Teresa Shiry
Take steps from the other American Style Smooth dances and show you how integrate them into your American Style Waltz.