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2019 Competition - Comments Received

Further below, some Comments received about our 2019 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships
NQE and WDSF Open »

The 2019 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships
NQE and WDSF Open

Organized and Presented by USA Dance,
Royal Palm Chapter # 6016
Took Place on February 9, 2019 at Goldcoast Ballroom
in Coconut Creek (Fort Lauderdale), Florida.
Our Entire Organizing Team Expresses our Heartfelt Gratitude to all Competitors,
to our World-Class Judges & Officials, and to our Hard-Working Volunteers,
for making this First NQE Competition in Florida
the Very Exciting, High Energy, BIG, Fun, Friendly &
Successful Event that it was!!

WDSF Senior III Open Standard Finalists (2)

WDSF Senior III Open Standard Winners & Finalists

Thousands of Great Photos by our Professional Photographer, Moondance Studios,
are available to view and purchase on the
Moondance Studios Website »

Thomas & Yuko Yu and other Dancers in Senior II and III Standard Championships & WDSF Events

More Videos, Photos, and posts can be found on our
USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter # 6016 Facebook Page,

A few of the Many Comments Received & Posted on Facebook:
“It was probably the best competition we have participated in. Your team did a phenomenal job.
We know just how hard it is to run a competition, you and your team need to be showered in praise.”

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“We want to thank Connie Barnhart Koontz and her amazing team for organizing such an exciting and friendly competition! Everything was carefully planned and excellent hospitality.
The Royal Palm becomes the one of our favorite competition. We can’t wait coming back again in 2020!”

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“Thank you to Connie Barnhart Koontz and the USA Dance Royal Palm Chapter Team
for organizing a first-rate competition held at the iconic Goldcoast Ballroom, Fort Lauderdale, Florida….
A big shout-out to Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk for their amazing show dance performances…
truly inspirational to see such ballroom excellence in action 😀
Finally, so wonderful to see all of our [US, Canadian & Austrian] friends and fellow senior competitors
in events with quarter- and semi-final rounds!
We will be back at next year’s Royal Palm Dancesport Championships 👍”

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“We wanted to thank you and your team for putting together a great event. The energy in the ballroom was wonderful and the cheering was just great!!! … We appreciate the hard work you obviously put into this event, right down to the small details … There was a great deal of consideration and planning
that was obvious. … We will be looking forward to next year. Congratulations on a great event!”

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“Thank you for a fabulous experience. The comp was well organized and we had fun.
I know the work it takes to make it a success. Congratulations for a job well done.”

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“Thank you for such a lovely comp! Can’t wait for next year!”

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“[Picture] With the competition organizer, Connie Koontz, and her husband, Dave. They did a bang-up job with this competition and we greatly enjoyed it. A big thank you to Connie and all of the organizers and volunteers
in the Royal Palm chapter.”

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“All of the 18 students in our FAU Group were thrilled to participate in the Royal Palm DanceSport Championships competition. They all had the Best time, and loved every minute of it. It was an Amazing competition! You and your Officials and whole Team did a Fabulous, Fabulous job! Everything was Perfect! Every part of it was Wonderful! Thank you for including us!”

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WDSF Senior II Open Standard Finalists

WDSF Senior II Open Standard Winners & Finalists

More Comments:

“Connie Barnhart Koontz … THANK YOU to you and your amazing team that hosted the Royal Palm DanceSport competition in Coconut Creek, FL on February 9th, 2019. What started off for us as “let’s do this small competition before our cruise” – turned out to be a marathon dancing our first Senior 3 Open quarter final at 5:30pm with our last WDSF Senior 2 event at 11:30pm.

It was wonderful being on the floor again, to dance 5 rounds after so many months away from competition, and to be able to share the floor with all these amazing couples who inspire us to just keep working harder. …

The competition was so well run, providing shuttle service to and from hotel, arranging Panera Bread lunch sandwiches delivered to the venue and a Hot buffet dinner included in our registration fee. Connie kept all competitors updated with information by email right up until Competition day. A nice touch was the lovely thank you email to all competitors for their participation. We sure felt appreciated.

The showcase by Alexander and Veronika Voskalchuk was absolutely breathtaking.
They drew you right into their dance. …

we look forward to next year’s event!”

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Click to See Video:
Wow! Spectacular Foxtrot Performance by Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk

More Comments:

“It was amazing!!!!!”

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“Great Event!!”

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“Enjoyed every minute of it … the energy in the ballroom was exhilarating”

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