Haven't read through everything on this thread yet but San Francisco Open and International Grand Ball take/took online payments. These are both NDCA-sanctioned Pro-Am/Amateur/Professional comps in San Francisco.
I'm disappointed that Arunas & Katusha and Victor & Anna aren't dancing, too. Also bummed that Andrei & Elena aren't doing Latin, and that Emmanuel & Julia and Evgeny & Inna have broken up, so they won't be competing either
Lot of fun at the team match last night - and what a great place for my first meeting with Samina - as we were parading round the floor at the opening. Our team came in tied last - but twas the first year for Team 7 - Canada and in all the bedlam I don't think the order was terribily significant!!
I wonder if this competition has more vendors than any other - what an array of costumes, jewelry and shoes. Looks a bit like an arabian street market - and in the middle of it all is the DF table and computer - though I've yet to meet anyone there. Other than Sam the only person I've met yet is Reb who tapped my shoulder in the din of the team match but I'm not sure what we said (and what a gorgeous man... )
Just stopped by the DF 'booth' to say hi and browse the post-its.... Congratulations to all who are here - DFers are having a great weekend! Good luck to all who have yet (or more) to dance, and look forward to the updates & diaries!
yap that's exactly what happened...nevertheless, the sat night show and comps are spectacular!! Audience give many standing ovations to couples' show dances! and almost full attendance at exhibit hall!