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The Popular ProAm Format in Ballroom Dancing

The ProAm (sometimes spelled Pro-Am, Pro/Am or Pro Am, ProAm) is a mixture of two words "professional" and "amateur". Each sport has a different meaning of this term. In dance sport ProAm means a collaboration between a professional and amateur dance partner when they form a dance couple and participate together in a dance competition. The format of such competition is also called ProAm.

ProAm Events

There are dedicated ProAm events, besides most major dance championships have ProAm as a sub event or sub category. ProAm competitions have a great popularity in the USA, Canada and Europe and are spreading to other countries: Russia, China, Japan, Taiwan and many others. Many dance schools all over the world train their students to compete at ProAm level.

The ProAm competitions have the same rules, standards, dress code and regulation bodies and as professional competitions (read more about ballroom dances types and standards). However, at Pro/Am dance competitions, only the amateur is judged – that is a fair approach.

Benefits of ProAm Format

There are two types of partnership in ProAm:

  1. when professional partner is also a teacher that gives dance classes to the amateur.
  2. when professional partner is solely a partner and a mentor. In this case the couple have a special instructor that trains both partners and prepares them for the competition.

In any case there are many advantages of ProAm for amateurs:

  • it's much easier and more comfortable for newcomers to perform at their first dance competitions;
  • the more experienced partner shares confidence and gives some courage which are always helpful for the amateur;
  • it's more effective to practice and train with professional partner as you improve faster.

Our Dance Studio and ProAm

At our dance studio we practice all types of ProAm collaboration. You can pick your partner from the list of our dance teachers and instructors. We offer dance lessons for many ballroom dances. Together we will help you to improve your dance skills and prepare for dance competitions. Students of our dance school has been participating in different international championships that took place in Dubai and in other countries. And they all get highest rankings from the judges. Below are some of such Pro/Am dance events.

Red Square Stars 2017 Pro/Am Festival

The Russian Federation is well-known for its ability to DANCE… and only to simply dance but to bring it to the highest level. For the second time Russian dance floor welcomes competitive and highly driven dancers from Dance For You, Dubai, UAE. This time it was Moscow, which will stay forever in our students’ hearts.

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Crown Cup Dubai 2017

Review of the Crown Cup Dubai 2017, World ProAm SuperStars Championship, 10-11th of February, 2017.

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Amazing Vienna Dance Festival and Championship 2016

Below is the full review of “Amazing Vienna” Dance Festival and Pro/Am championship that took place in Vienna, Austria, 8th – 11th of December, 2016. First appeared in 2015, it is the second annual event organized in the city of Vienna, the motherland of Viennese Waltz. The dance championship is the main event of the Amazing Vienna Festival, which also includes the following sub events: 1) Amazing Vienna Start Night, enchanting gala evening; 2) The Russian Ball, a ballroom dancing show and a party in historical style.

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Saint Petersburg Dance Holidays 2016

It was the first time for our dance school to visit Russia and participate at international ballroom dance competition in Saint-Petersburg. The event was called “Saint Petersburg Dance Holidays 2016” that took place on the 27th and 28th of August, the last weekend of the month.

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The Crown Cup Dubai 2016 Ballroom Dance Championship

More than 99 couples from different dance schools all over the world took up the challenged to be the best in the world at the largest ballroom dance championship in UAE. Performing Salsa, Argentine Tango, Rumba, Cha-cha-cha, Jive, Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot and other Standard and Latin American dances in competition and in special showcases, it was a competition for our dance studio to shine, and to see who would be crowned the best of the best!

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The Crown Cup Dubai 2015: Ballroom Dance Championship

The World ProAm SuperStars Championship Crown Cup 2015 took place on 12th and 13th of February, 2015 in Dubai, UAE. It is an annual largest ballroom dance championship in UAE, a part of Crown Cup World Dance Series that also takes place in Macao (China) and Vilnius (Lithuania). Together they gather over a thousand of guests, visitors and dancers from various dance schools every year.

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Open World Championship 2015 in Paris

Those lucky fellows who could get tickets to the grand dancing event of the yearend – the Open World Championship 2015, the second most prestigious festival in the dance world, with their own eyes could see and enjoy the gorgeous ballroom dance shows and feel the tense struggle between the participants from different dance schools all over the world. The event took place on 4th - 6th of December 2015 in the most charming city – Paris, and exceptional location where “magic happens” – Disneyland.

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Dubai International Dance Festival 2015

The DIDF (Dubai International Dance Festival) is a major event dedicated to dance and music in UAE. After summer heat, from 14th till 21st of September - a whole week offered miscellaneous activities to the audience: professional dance shows and performances, workshops, group dance classes from top dance schools all over the world, and of course the opportunity just to relax and move on the dance floor. The dance list tried to satisfy different tastes and included Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Cuban, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tango, African Dance, Bachata, Belly Dancing, Bollywood, Bachata, Zumba fitness, traditional Sri Lankan, Kizomba, Capoeira and much more.

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