I started thinking about it...maybe I'm wrong...but has an African American ever won a major ballroom event in the United States? What about at World-class events? (BTW, what is the "politcally correct" way to refer to someone who is "black", but not from America? For example...a black person born in the UK. I don't mean to offend anyone here. ) I mean...I don't think an African American has ever won at Blackpool or at a World Championship event in the entire history of Ballroom!? Are we behind the times here? Also, who are some examples of highly successful African American ballroom dancers? I know there are plenty on "non-ballroom" dancers such as Gregory Hines, Frankie Manning, the Nicholaus Brothers, and Alin Ailey. Who are some of the others? Is the problem that African Americans are just not as interested in Ballroom? Or might there other reasons that aren't so ethical?