Ballroom Competition


August 2nd - 4th, 2013

A Fully Sanctioned UCWDC Event…….

The Arizona Dance Classic offers a 1-day  Ballroom competition, with ProAm, Amateur and Professional Ballroom competitions in the styles of American Smooth & Rhythm and International Standard & Latin.

To Register Online for Ballroom Amateur & Professional divisionsClick Here.

For Ballroom Amateur/Professional registration packet, Click Here.

For Ballroom Pro-Am Packet, contact Mona at 480-491-2393.

Tentative Schedule, Sunday, August 4th, 2013:

To contact us:

Phone: 480-491-2393 or 281-830-9929

FAX: 480-882-1830




Arizona Dance Classic

P.O. Box 934

Queen Creek, Az.  85142

Last Updated: 7/30/2013                   




Our Judges:

Jenell Maranto

Jenell Maranto is a  professional dancer and teacher with over  25 years experience. Together with her partner Jim Maranto,  Jenell has won every major Open Professional Smooth competition and every Professional Rising Start International Standard competition in the United States. Ultimately the highlight of the Maranto’s career was winning two U.S. American Smooth Championships in 1993 and 1994. Jenell is a Fellow of the Imperial Society Ballroom Branch, an examiner for DVIDA and  the author of the American Smooth Syllabus for DVIDIA.  Jenell  is a recipient of the prestigious Feather Award for the best female teacher in the United States.  We are honored to have Jenell as a member of the Arizona Dance Classic Judging Staff.


Diana Berry

Diana Berry has enjoyed a 30 year career in Ballroom Dancing as a Professional Competitor, Pro-Am Competitor, Teacher, Coach, Choreographer, Studio Owner and National Judge.  Mrs. Berry’s Competition titles include, winning the U.S. Rising Star Ballroom Championship, Semi-Finalist U.S. Professional Ballroom Championships for over 10 years and World Professional Ballroom Championships Quarter-Finalist.   She has received several top teacher awards including the Challenge of Champions Top Female Teacher of the Year, and dozens of Top Studio awards including The Ohio Star Ball, The United States Ballroom Championships and The Emerald Star Ball.  She teaches couples and individuals, beginners to advance competitors, in Scottsdale and Tempe. Welcome, Diana, to the staff of the Arizona Dance Classic.


Emanuel Vaceanu

Emanuel Vaceanu has extensive background in Ballet, Ballroom, Latin and Theatre dance. He was a Soloist with Ballet Repertory Theater, Imperial Russian Ballet in Los Angeles CA, Ballroom Theater Co, Westchester Ballet, Long Island Ballet, Darvash Ballet, and a teacher for Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire, and Imperial Academy dance studios.  Emanuel has taught, competed and performed in professional and pro-am divisions in all level of American and International styles of Ballroom and Latin. He has taught, coached and judged ballroom and performing arts, and produced and trained many amateur dancers.  Emanuel is an A+ championship level adjudicator with National Dance Council of America, and a certified international judge.  We are happy to have Emanuel join us on the staff of the Arizona Dance Classic.




Ballroom Competition: Smooth/Standard, ProAM, Amateur, Single & Multi-dance


Lunch Break


Ballroom Competition: Solos, and Professional Smooth, Rhythm, Standard and Latin


Ballroom Competition: Rhythm/Latin, ProAM, Amateur, Single & Multi-dance