The Vendors at our February 9, 2019 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE are listed below.

If you or your company are interested in supporting our Competition, and becoming a Sponsoring Vendor at the Competition, please contact us at:


Dancing Videos Dancing Videos
301 Lime Drive
Nokomis, Florida 34275

Telephone: 941-400-7104

We are pleased and proud to announce that, for the 17th year in a row, Dancing Videos will again be our Professional Videographer at the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open!

Competitors can order professional videos of their Competition performances from Dancing Videos on the day of the Competition. Just visit the Dancing Videos table at the Competition – as long BEFORE you dance as possible – and fill out an order form, listing your Heats that you want recorded. Then pick up and pay for your videos before you leave the Competition. Credit cards are accepted.

You can also print out the Dancing Videos Order Form in advance from Dancing Videos’ website ( and e-mail the completed Order Form to in advance. This will save time on the day of the Competition and improve your chances of being able to purchase an individual video in Heats that have more Competitors than can be covered individually by Dancing Videos.

Please note: Due to the overwhelming response for many Events at this Competition, Dancing Videos will not have sufficient staff or equipment to be able to create individual videos for all couples in many of the larger Heats. Orders for Individual videos will be accepted and filled in the order in which they are received – First Come, First Serve!! Therefore, if you want individual videos in Heats with more than 4 or 5 couples in them, it is important that you get your Orders in early (in advance), as soon as you know your Heat Numbers. The Heat List and final Program will be posted on the Heat List page of this website before the Competition.

Dancing Videos will, however, create a Full View video of the whole floor for those Heats in which there are more than 4 or 5 couples, and couples in those Heats will have the Option of purchasing the Full View Video.

Thanks and special gratitude to the owners of Dancing Videos for their generous Scholarship donations to the Royal Palm DanceSport Competitions over the years.

Please see additional details for Competitors, and the Policy on Private Videography & Photography »

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Hair & Makeup

Purple Tiger

Purple Tiger/ Margaret Burns
Hair & Makeup

Purple Tiger/ Margaret Burns
For an Appointment:
Call or Text: 941-266-1515 (preferred)

or E-mail:

All Appointments at our Host Hotel:
For your convenience,
Margaret will do your hair and makeup
in a Special Hospitality Suite at our Host Hotel,
The Fort Lauderdale Marriott North

We are delighted and honored to anounce that Purple Tiger – with owner Margaret Burns herself! – will again be our Hair & Makeup Vendor at the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open!

Margaret Burns/ Purple Tiger is one of the most famous and highly regarded DanceSport Hair & Makeup Artists in the world.

Margaret does hair and makeup not only at most major DanceSport Competitions in the United States, but also at Blackpool in England and other famous venues.

Margaret is an accomplished Ballroom dancer herself, with credits including World Exhibition Champion, United States Ten-Dance Champion, and winner of three different British Open titles.

As a dancer and an artist, Margaret prides herself in creating the right personalized hair design and makeup application for you, to help you Become the Confident Dancer You Want to Be.

Margaret will do your Hair & Makeup in the comfort of a special Hospitality Suite at our Host Hotel, The Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.

Be sure to text Margaret early at 941-266-1515, to schedule your appointment.

Read More about Margaret Burns on her Website »

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Stephen Marino PhotographyCompetition Photographer
Stephen Marino Photography
1726 Patrick Place NW
New Mexico, NM, USA
(678) 907-9696

We are very excited and proud to announce that Stephen Marino Photography – with Stephen Marino himself! – will be the Professional Photographer at the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open!!

Competitors will be able to review and purchase your photos taken by Stephen Marino Photography, at the Stephen Marino Photography Table in the Ballroom and also on your mobile devices during the Competition!

Stop by the Photography Table in the Ballroom for Event Specials!

Stephen Marino Photography, owned by Photographer and Photo Artist Stephen Marino, is one of the premier Photography Studios in the United States and the World. They act as Photography Vendor at hundreds of prestigious Ballroom Dance Competitions throughout the United States and the World.

A partial portfolio of some of Stephen Marino’s breathtaking work, along with a long list of his impressive Body of Work in DanceSport can be found on the Stephen Marino Photography website: Wow!

Stephen Marino and his assistant will be photographing and creating Spectacular images of your dancing throughout the Competition — all day and all evening on both Friday and Saturday. You will have many very special pictures by this very Top World-Class Photography Artist to choose from and purchase!

It is a special privilege to be photographed by this highly renowned Photographic Artist – Stephen Marino himself!!   He is known for capturing just the right moment to create something Spectacular!!   Don’t miss this exciting chance to view and purchase your keepsake photos by Stephen Marino during the Competition, and thereafter online.

Please see the Policy on Private Photography & Videography »

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Tail Suits, Tuxedos, Assessories

Marius Kriukelis - MK Style

Marius Kriukelis – MK Style

MK Style
Marius Kriukelis

+1 (647) 404-0104

We are thrilled and honored to announce that MK STYLE – Marius Kriukelis, Owner, himself – will be our Men’s Ballroom Dancewear Vendor at the 2020 Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE & WDSF Open!

Marius Kriukelis, former World Ballroom Dance Champion, knows exactly what you are looking for in your dance suit:

  • Perfect shoulder line to impress judges
  • Fitted/modern look to feel confident
  • Comfort & light weight for extra energy in a final dance

See to find some of the many top professionals and amateurs from around the world winning in his dancewear.

MK Style - Arunas & Katusha, Alexander & Veronika Voskalchuk!

Stop by the MK Style booth at our Competition for your tailor-made Ballroom Tail Suits, Tuxedos, Vests, Pants, Accessories, and Shirts.


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Dancewear, Dance Shoes, Costumes, Jewelry

The Ballroom Shop - Dancesear, Shoes, Costumes, Jewelry
The Ballroom Shop
Boutique Located in Goldcoast Ballroom
1415 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
(954) 564-7176

Store Location
2737 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 201,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 564-7176

We are pleased and proud to announce that the Ballroom Shop 2 Boutique in Goldcoast Ballroom will again be our Vendor of dancewear, dance shoes, costumes, and jewelry.

The boutique will be open and selling its elegant and exquisite dance attire, jewelry, accessories, dance shoes, and more, during the Competition.

The Ballroom Shop 2 is owned and managed by Howard Cunningham, owner of The Ballroom Shop at 2737 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 201, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306 (Tel: 954-564-7176) — one of South Florida’s premiere locations for all your dance needs.

If you are interested in placing one or more of your gowns, costumes or tail suits on consignment with the Ballroom Shop for potential sale at the Competition, please contact Howard Cunningham (at the telephone number above) in advance to discuss the Consignment terms he can offer you.

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Shuttle Provider – Also available to Schedule Private Tours & Transport

Sun Island Tours & Transportation
Sun Island Tours & Transportation

We are very pleased to announce that we have again contracted with Sun Island Tours & Transportation – with Owner Andrew Jackson – to be our Shuttle provider for the Competition.

Sun Island Tours & Transportation will run the Shuttle round trip between our Host Hotel, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, and our Competition Venue, the Legandary Goldcoast Ballroom, on both Friday and Saturday, February 28 and 29.

Click Here to see our Preliminary Shuttle Schedule, which is also posted on the Hotel/ Transportation page of this website. This Schedule may be subject to some change, if necessary, upon completion of the final Schedule and Heat Lists for our Competition. Please check back.
15 passenger Shuttle Bus
Look for the White Shuttle bus in front of the Hotel and at the front door of Goldcoast Ballroom at the times shown in the Shuttle Schedule. The Shuttle bus, pictured at left, is white and will say on it “Sun Island Tours” (in fairly small writing). The picture of the bus provided by Sun Island Tours is shown at left.

Shuttle Passes for Friday and/or Saturday can be purchased in advance either as part of your Competitor Registration or on the Tickets page of this competition website, for the nominal fee of $15 per person per day. Each Shuttle Pass entitles you to unlimited round trips within our Shuttle Schedule, on the day covered by the Pass.

Sun Island Tours also provides private and group tours and transportation. Call Owner Andrew Jackson directly at: 954-274-7988 to arrange private tours or transportation.


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To discuss becoming a Vendor at the Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE and add your company or business here as a Sponsoring Vendor at our Competition, please contact Connie Barnhart Koontz, Competition Organizer and President, USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter, at E-mail:

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Count Down to Our Next Competition -- Please Save the Dates -- January 28-30, 2022!!

USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE)

World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

The Royal Palm DanceSport Championships NQE
in Sunny South Florida!!
USA Dance National Qualifying Event (NQE) & WDSF Open
Open to the World!   WDSF Open Events Included!

The Annual USA Dance Royal Palm DanceSport Competition,
sponsored & organized by USA Dance, Royal Palm Chapter # 6016,                                      
now in it's 18th year, is one of the most highly regarded
dancesport competitions in Florida and in the United States.
We welcome Amateur, Pro/Am, and Professional competitor couples
from around the United States, Canada, and the World!

Competition Sponsors & Principal Donors:

Dancing Videos
Order your Videos in advance
or at the Competition
Purple Tiger
Hair & Makeup - Text 941-266-1515
for Appointment (at our Host Hotel)
Stephen Marino Photography
Competition Photographer
Stop by our Table for Event Specials
MK Style - Tail Suits, Tuxedos, Accessories
World-Class Tail Suits,
Tuxedos, Accessories
The Ballroom Shop - Dancesear, Shoes, Costumes, Jewelry
Dancewear, Dance Shoes,
Costumes, Jewelry
Sun Island Tours & Transportation
Our Shuttle Provider - See Shuttle Schedule
Call for private tours or transport