This must be the season for ballroom dancing. We just finished one big event, but we have a couple more right around the corner! On October 5, we are going to be in downtown Washington, DC for the DC Dance Challenge. We always enjoy covering this event because of the great dancing, and the familiar faces! It is great to connect with so many local dance enthusiasts and professionals.
The venues that the organizers choose for this event has always been great for photos! In previous years, the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo served as the backdrop, but they have switched to the beautiful Atrium Ballroom at the Ronald Reagan Building. If you have driven around the large Federal buildings in DC, you no doubt have seen this imposing structure in the Federal Triangle area. Right off the main atrium of the building is the large ballroom that is perfect for holding dancesport events. We had a great time shooting in the space that held a great showcase for the dancers and their talents.
Looking at the website for this year’s competition, it looks like it will be another great event! In the evening, they have some great professional shows where there are lots of exciting photos to be made. My favorite from the day is the Dancing with the DC Stars Showcase competition where the dancers get to hear directly from the judges right after their performance, and with the audience watching. There is a lot of nervous tension in the air, but it really pushed the dancers to do their best, and the audience gets a great show! If you are in the area in a few weekends, try and make it – the organizers and attendees are some of the friendliest around, and you will enjoy a great showcase.
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