Enjoy the unique hospitality of the Emerald Ball. Come and watch some of the best dancers in the United States compete in Ballroom Dancesport. May 3rd thru 7th, 2006

United States National Professional Rising Star Latin Competition
United States National Professional Rising Star Rhythm Competition
United States National Professional Rising Star Smooth Competition
United States Open Amateur Salsa Championships Competition
United States Open Pro/Am Salsa Championships Competition
Pro/Am Gentlemen Gold & Above 5 Dance Standard Championship (W, T, VW, FT, QS)
Duane May Amateur Open Latin Memorial Scholarship.
Champions Honor Dance
Emerald Ring for the TOP Male & Female Teacher

Emerald_hotel.jpg Enjoy the luxury and convenience of the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, recognized as one of the finest hotels in California. It is conviently located one-quarter mile from the airport and within an easy commute to all that Los Angeles has to offer.

What people say.......

JohnAndDianaBerry.jpg "The Emerald Ball is a MUST for the competitive pro-am student. Entry numbers and the level of competition is very high in all categories. The ballroom is great and the comp runs like a finely tuned instrument thanks to the organizational skills of Wayne and Donna Eng. Especially exciting this year was the Pro Rising Star Title events, as well as the fabulous dancing presented in all the professional and amateur events. Emerald definitely 'shines'."
John and Diana Berry, Scottsdale, AZ

Just a very brief note to let you know how impressed I am with your organization of the Emerald Ball. Every year I compete in five or six competitions, both pro/am and student/student. Without question, your event is best run of any of them. I sincerely appreciate that you posted the heat times on your website well ahead of the date of the comp -this way I could let my friends who wanted to watch know well in advance when to come down. Secondly, I have just reviewed all the judges' score sheets using the link you emailed me. This was wonderful, and a real first! Thank you again, I already look forward to next year's Emerald...
Best regards,
Michael Caan, Los Angeles, CA