April Follies is thrilled to once again host the North American Same-Sex Championships, April 25, 2015
The 13th annual April Follies Same-Sex Dancesport Classic will again be held at the elegant Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland, April 25, 2015. Featuring a full complement of competitive dance events, April Follies continues to be the largest and longest-running same-sex dance competition in North America. Complete competition results are now posted on our website, and we hope to see you all on the dance floor very soon!
Exciting news for 2015: World Champions coming to April Follies!World Champion dancers Caroline Privou and Petra Zimmerman from Cologne Germany are coming to the Bay Area to dazzle you with their skill as both dancers and teachers! They will be in town from April 21-26 and will be offering 4 exciting workshops both before and after the competition. In addition, they will be available for private lessons! Complete details can be found in their flyer. Advance registration will be available on this website soon. You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to work with the best! Plan your travel schedule to take advantage of this unique and rare opportunity!
New expanded definitions of couples
April Follies welcomes all gender presentations and encourages a culture of queer creativity. wants to create a space for all dancers regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. To that end, we have revised the definition of couples' categories as follows:
Graded Events: All graded events will have three categories of couples that will be judged separately--male, female, and open. The open category allows for any gender configuration or combination.
Non-Graded Events: All couple configurations are welcome to compete, and all couples will be judged against each other.
Please see this year's Competition Rules for complete details.
Videos, photos, and live streaming!
We were thrilled to have Paradigm Video onsite at April Follies 2014 live streaming the competition and are delighted to announce that they will return for April Follies 2015! Friends and family from around globe will be able to watch the competition live. You will be able to sign up with them in advance for a DVD of your own competition and/or for live-streaming. Watch this space for the link!
You can see lots of photos and videos from April Follies 2014 at the following link: http://pinterest.com/aprilfollies/april-follies-2014/.
Feel free to add your photos or videos to this site by following the instructions on the site or by sending them to Robert Cortlandt for posting. Also go to youtube and search on April Follies 2014 for more videos.
We hope to see you all on the dance floor!
Check out our list of Bay Area teachers who can provide lessons and classes to get you started. All instructors we list welcome same-sex dance couples and are committed to the success of our same-sex dance community..
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