Couples & Pro-Am.
Registration Deadline: October 4th.
Payment Due: October 18th.
Good Luck to all Siti Dance Students.
The Ohio Star Ball began as a one day showcase 37 years ago, under the direction of Sam Sodano. With equal amounts of creativity, courage and perseverance, Sam has developed this Championship into the largest Pro/Am competition, not only in North America, but in the world today.
When you arrive in Columbus, look up and down the main street. Flags posted by the Columbus Convention Bureau announce this Championship as a major city convention. From its inception, the philosophy of the Ohio Star Ball has not changed. Competition is limited to one age and two consecutive levels, the venue is comfortable, the atmosphere familiar and friendly, and the event offers something for everyone, from the earliest beginner to the most advanced dancer of any age or level. The Ohio Star Ball of today is now a 6 day event with 70 Judges, 3 Chairmen, 3 Emcees, 7 Scrutineers, 2 Deejays, 9 Deck Captains and a 300+ page program!
With a minimum of 24 competitors in some single age categories with first rounds and quarter finals, the OSB Team runs this event like a well oiled machine with an on time schedule you can set your watch by.
Scholarship divisions are the best attended in the nation, with prize money provided in all Pro/Am, Amateur and Junior Divisions by both visible and anonymous patrons. And if you’re dancing for points or national ranking, the Ohio Star Ball is not only the grand finale of the DanceSport Series, but is also a member of Dancers Cup Tour and the Global Spectrum event.
Move out of the Regency Ballroom and visit the lower level of the Hyatt Convention Center and you will discover the United States National Collegiate Championships, hosting collegiate ballroom competitors from 47 different colleges and universities. Step into the Battelle Hall Arena to watch the Amateur and Junior competitors dancing by day, and the Open Professional Competitors dancing on Friday and Saturday night. If you are in the mood for a more sport oriented event, then grab some thunder sticks and cheer on your Regional Team for the World Pro/Am Team Match on Thursday night.