Saturday, September 19, 2009

Workshop schedule and other updates

There's only 7 days left until the First Annual Pacific Grand Ball and we're putting on the finishing touches.

Here are a couple of hot new things we've been working on:
  • The Pacific Grand Ball workshop schedule for Sunday, 9/27 has been finalized and we are honored to present you an International Foxtrot workshop with Charlotte Jorgensen at 7:00 pm and an International Rumba workshop with Pasha Barsuk at 7:45 pm. Cost for each workshop is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Email to reserve your spot.
  • Premier Ballroom Studio Club Dance Competition has expanded and added the Same Sex Competition for Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced levels in both International and American Styles.
  • Premier Ballroom Studio is also proud to announce its workshop lineup: Hustle workshop with Billy Fajardo at 2:00 pm and a West Coast Swing workshop with Richard Kear at 3:30, with lots of general dancing in between. Cost for each workshop is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Email to reserve your spot.
  • Amateur Novice to PreChamp International Standard event has moved to the evening session. Stay tuned for more updates and remember to check your heatlist -- it will be available on Wednesday, 9/23.
That's it for now. Looking forward to seeing you next weekend, on our dance floor.

The Pacific Grand Ball Team

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Time change for Pacific Grand Ball's Evening session

We've moved the start time for Pacific Grand Ball's Evening Session from 7:30 pm to 6:30 pm, so please make a note of it on your calendars.

Remember, check back on the website, online registration site, or our Facebook page for the final schedule a couple of days before the competition.

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor,

The Pacific Grand Ball Team

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gearing up for a star-studded weekend

We're thrilled to announce the Stars of Pacific Grand Ball's Professional Show:

Pasha Barsuk
and Natalia Barsantsev

They are the current International Grand Ball Professional Latin Champions and have an impressive competitive career. Read more about it here.

They'll be heating up the floor at Pacific Grand Ball -- better save up a good spot!

To continue the star-studded, Premier Ballroom Studio's Club Dance Competition is honored by the presence of:
  • Richard Kear
  • Billy Farjado
  • Raul Ante
They'll be judging the competition and teach the workshops on Sunday... and speaking of workshops, stay tuned. We'll soon announce the schedule and fees for the workshops listed in the schedule.

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

The Pacific Grand Ball Team

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pacific Grand Ball is expanding

New events have been added to the schedule:
  • Same Sex Events (please use the same forms to enter & mark same sex competition on the entry forms). The online registration form will be updated by 8/31 to reflect this new category.
  • Argentine Tango is added to the 9/27 Premier Ballroom Studio Open to Public Club Dance Competition.
Other updates to the schedule and the levels offered:
  • Mixed Level Proficiency events have been eliminated
  • Pro/Am Scholarships for all levels and all styles will be Open age group and Unisex.
  • Age Division A, B and C for Pro/Am Multi-Dance championships per style, per level have been added.
  • Amateur Category names have been updated to parallel NDCA categories.
  • Junior and Youth Prechamp to Open events have moved to the Evening Session on Sat, 9/26.
  • A Videography Session Pass may be purchased at the door for $20. Bring your own camcorder, buy a pass and you can tape for one session (you must purchase daytime and evening session passes separately). Videotaping is only allowed for Amateur and Pro/Am events. Videotaping of the Professional Show is strictly prohibited.
  • The number of dances has been changed for the Pro/Am Multi-Dance, Scholarship and the Amateur Silver/Gold to Prenovice. Please check Online Registration for up-to-date information
Please contact our team via email at or call 510-683-9228 (1pm-9pm daily) or 510-501-2925 (Laura’s cell phone) if you have any questions, concerns, or notice any discrepancies.

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor in less than a month!

The Pacific Grand Ball Team

Monday, August 17, 2009

Photo Coverage for Pacific Grand Ball and more...

We're thrilled to introduce an innovative (and affordable) way to get Pacific Grand Ball's photo coverage!

George Chen (Bay Area's own Dance Scientist) is the official photographer for Pacific Grand Ball on Saturday, 9/26. And he's offering an amazing value -- for only $25 you can purchase a DVD containing ALL full size photos from the competition, as well as video highlights from the event. Simply add your order to your ticket and registration order form and you're set!

Online Registration available 8/22
We apologize for any inconvenience. In the meantime, please send checks payable to Pacific Grand Ball along with your entry forms and ticket & registration summary to:

Premier Ballroom Studio
4181 Cushing Parkway
Fremont CA 94539

New Amateur categories
Please review the Amateur Ballroom Registration Forms for updated categories. We hope this will help you find the right category. Download the form from the Registration page.

Check out our updates:
That's all from the hot news we've got for now - see you in September--til then... happy dancing!

Pacific Grand Ball's Organizers