The event was held at the historic Vinoy in St. Petersburg.
The hotel is filled with a rich dance history and is said to be haunted.
The Grand Ballroom has changed little since the Vinoy's opening. The competition is not held in this room, due to it's size, but all the formal dinners were still held here, allowing dancers to experience the room's beauty and history.
The hotel's gift shop sold photos and history books which documented the Vinoy's historic journey, from opening, to abandonment, to restoration.
Our flight to Florida left Reagan National Airport just before a terrible snow storm. We were lucky enough to arrive to 70 degree weather.
The event was filled with action & splendor, and proves to be more challenging and colorful with each passing year.