Music City Invitational had another magnificent year. Contestants and spectators alike entered a magical world of the Enchanted Palace. For over 20 years, the National Dance Clubs has had the privilege of hosting the annual ballroom dance competition in March. The magnificent Hutton Hotel, in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, served as the backdrop for the weekend activities.
The stage was set with a drawbridge entrance to the competition. In the Music City Invitational ballroom, the Officials’ gallery of regal portraits lining the ballroom set everyone abuzz. And, two fabulous, gilded thrones graced the head of dance floor. Everything prepared participants for a truly other-worldly competition weekend.
The competition ballroom was transformed into an Enchanted Palace and had everyone feeling like a prince or a princess. But, MCI had real ballroomroyalty in the presence of Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova. Nothing projects nobility and romance like a tail suit and a ballgown. Suave, graceful, and aristocratic, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova have held the title of World Professional Standard Ballroom Champions 2007 through 2014. And, they are the U.S. National Dancesport Champions in Professional Standard holding the title 2007 through 2014. Truly, they made the fairy-tale setting come to life with their sweeping performance at the competition Saturday evening.
This year’s Music City Invitational competitors simply sparkled on the dance floor! Both familiar faces and new ones lit up the competition. And, judging by the smiles on their faces, everyone had a wonderful time. Every year seems to top the last. Make sure to save the date for next year’s Music City Invitational on March 19-22, 2020! Who knows what surprises are in store for us next year.