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The MIB Dance Mission is to help promote, support, and grow the sport of ballroom dancing for amateur men & their professional dance partners in the United States. Providing a tour that focuses on creating fun, positive, competitive experiences for the amateur competitors; as well as teaming up with the Leading Follows Pro Awards to recognize and award the hard work and dedication of the women professionals in our industry.
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The MIB Grand Tour

The Tour for Am-Pro Dancing

From over 130 competitions nationwide, only 6 events have been chosen by MIB Dance for this season's Grand Tour. You can be confident that these competitions are not only dedicated but also enthusiastic about supporting and providing top notch competitive experiences for Am-.Pro Teams.

What is Am-Pro?

A two person team consisting of an Amateur

Leader & Professional Follower taking part in

ballroom dance competitions.

 

Grand Tour Top Teacher Purse $32,000!

Sponsored by the Leading Follows Tour

25 Scholarships Every Competition

Bronze, Silver, Open

2 Age Categories

All 4 Styles

PLUS the All In Smooth

Grand Tour Awards

Who will be this season's...

MIB Grand Champion

MIB Smooth Champion

MIB Rhythm Champion

MIB Ballroom Champion

MIB Latin Champion

MIB Overall Style Champion

&

MIB Rookie of the Season

Fun Off the Dance Floor

MIB Dance and the competition organizers are providing Am-Pro Teams an opportunity to relax and enjoy a special planned social event each competition.

ready to dance ballroom competition

sport

[spôrt]

an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

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Current Standings will be updated after each competition. We appreciate your patience.

"The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever."
~W.M Tory

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2022/2023
MIB Tour Dates

Click here to find out what each competition organizer on the tour has planned for you!

Season Opener

Apr. 26- May 1st, 2022

Emerald Ball

Los Angles, CA

presented by

Wayne & Donna Eng

Website & Info

July 28-30th, 2022

Volunteer State Dance Challenge

Nashville, TN

presented by

David Medeiros

Website & Info

August 10-13th, 2022

Heart of America Dancesport Championships

Kansas City, MO

presented by

Eric & Michelle Hudson

Website & Info

November 15-20th, 2022

Ohio Star Ball

Columbus, OH

presented by

Sam Sodano

Website & Info

March 2-4th, 2023

Vegas Open Dance Challenge

Las Vegas, NV

presented by

Maria Hansen & Mikal Watkins

Website & Info

Season Finale

April 4-8th, 2023

San Diego Ballroom Beach Bash

San Diego, CA

presented by

Toni Redpath, Jonathon Roberts & Michael Mead

Website & Info

Introducing this Month's
Am-Pro Team Highlight...

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Amateur: David Tippett       

Professional: Harmony Munroe

Studio: Colorado Dancesport 

Location: Littleton, Colorado

Dances:                                 

American Smooth

International Ballroom

Level: Open Gold

Number of Years Dancing:

David has been dancing since 1987

Number of Years Dancing Together:

13 Years

What is your dance story? 

David: " I started at a Country Bar in Colorado Springs called Cowboys. Taking lessons on a Tuesday, and then Tuesday and Thursday and then Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Before long, I was like a regular dancing on this floor at this country bar and in 1988, a year later we had a small group and said, hey, let's go to the national championship in Las Vegas. It's during Rodeo week in December. So during National Rodeo week there was a competition that we went there and didn't do very well at all. The nervousness was beyond my comprehension. But it was a good way to see what what competition was like and it was just an amateur competition. But then slowly got out of dancing, got back into dancing in the late 90s. In 2001 I started going to Ward Cater doing lessons and showcases, it was that studio that took you from off the sidewalk to some fun Friday night dancing in about six months. But we decided, you know we need to go to a real professional studio, so in 2008 we walked in the door at CDS  (Colorado Dancesport) so 13 years together. I have a small shelf at home with a lot of awards and it's just, it's been a really great run? "

Pro Advice? Why do competitions...

Harmony " to both feel good to a partner and have an aesthetic presence. I think is really important about competing because very often when you're picked up in your center and you have good posture and you're dancing for yourself, you feel better to your partner. So a lot of the guys that might want to just social dance and say I don't want to show off. Well, the truth is, the more that they are in their own skin showing off a little they're actually better partners, they feel better to that partner. Really any starting motivation that someone has, competition can improve any reason that you started to dance."

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