Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NDC Orlando - Day Two: There's a buzz going on

Wednesday's matinee session at the spectacular Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort venue was the first full day of dancing starting at 8 AM sharp. If the dancers were groggy with sleep, it was impossible to tell by the collective buzz in the room.

Ballroom lobby, Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort

Of course the vendors were already up and prepared to do business.

Anything a dancer might need: beautiful costumes, hair accessories, jewelry, make up and more!

Because NDC falls around Halloween time, the ballroom is thematically decorated, and this year it has a super hi-tech medieval castle vibe going on. 

A view of the ballroom.

The beautifully decorated and spacious ballroom has an extra floor to practice on, an absolutely dazzling lighting and sound system, and a spacious VIP lounge and area. Despite the ballroom's enormity, it feels very comfortable. Everyone's incredibly excited and happy to be here this morning. Today's matinee program (American Rhythm Bronze Closed Single Dance Divisions & American Rhythm Open Single Dance Divisions) was jam packed and fast paced.

Professional Closed Rhythm heats

The evening's Pro-Am competition in the open divisions, and in the closed Pro divisions were filled with some incredible dancing a true testament to the hard work of the students, teachers and this entire great dance organization.

Our guest blogger for the duration of NDC Orlando is Mark Smith of Fred Astaire Dance Studios/Indianapolis South

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