News from San Francsico...

Feb 26, 2004
Dear Dancers,
Your enthusiastic support is making the San Francisco Open into a top-notch competition with growing nationwide appeal. As we prepare to celebrate our 24th anniversary, we would like to thank you for continuing to make our competition one of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We warmly invite you to the 2004 San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships, to be held April 2nd through 4th. You'll be happy to know that this first weekend in April is our new permanent date!

By now you should have received our Registration & Information packet. If not, or if you have questions or need extra forms or materials, please visit our web site at or call us at (650) 366-0504. We've enhanced our hotel competition packages this year, including accomodation with breakfast each day, one or two banquet dinners on the weekend, ballroom admission with preferred seating, Pro/Am entries, a souvenir gift, and additional discounts. These packages are not only convenient, but represent a good value for you and your students. Competitors this year can earn points towards both DanceSport Superbowl and USDSC League rankings.

Our $5000 Top Teacher award is one of the largest in the West, and professional partners who bring a total of at least 50 entries will receive a $500 bonus on top of prize money won in their Open Professional events. Exciting scholarship competitions wil draw Pro/Am students from around the US as well as adult and youth amateur competitors from North America, Europe, and Asia.

This year's San Francisco Open features two shows by Jonathan Wilkins & Katusha Demidova, US Open Professional Standard Champions and runners-up at the most recent World Professional Championships. Also featured this year are the Western United States Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth Championships. The level of youth dancing in the Bay Area is nothing short of astonishing, no one will want to miss seeing these future dancesport stars.

Entries are due March, 8th. We're looking forward to seeing you at the 2004 San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships.

Rex Lewis, Stephan Krauel & Denise Jordaine-Krauel