Desert Classic
Desert Classic Times
Official Newsletter of Desert Classic Dancesport Championships
Igor & Irina Suvorov



Wow! We can hardly believe that its only a couple of weeks until Heat #1! Lots of exciting stuff going on this year.


Record entries! We have a secret lucky number and it's been popping up everywhere sending us the message that this will be an amazing year for DC--the biggest ever! PRELIMINARY heat lists will soon be posted on our website. Entries received after the deadline will likely not appear in the initial heat lists. If you do not find your name, please keep checking back. We are still accepting entries as long as they don't interfere with the schedule. We will make an announcement when the heats lists go up.


Now we need some time to finalize the schedule and get it ready for printing and posting the heat list so dancers could have time to make their hair/makeup/spa...  appointments and let their family members and friends know when to come to watch them dance.


The JW Marriott is completely sold out. In the right column of this newsletter you will find links for nearby lodging at the Courtyard for only $99++. You must mention the Desert Classic to get this rate. We expect that the Courtyard will also be sold out quickly so make your reservations now! If Courtyard sells out, we may have options for another hotel.


Also, if you are going to release any rooms that you reserved at the Marriott, please, before you cancel, contact us at 714-536-0387.


Tickets are going fast for Friday and Saturday night. If you want the best seats, please purchase yours ASAP! We are very excited to see our 2013 Show Couple, Massimo Giorgianni & Alessia Manfredini! It's going to be a fantastic night. Read more about this amazing couple in this newsletter.


TELEVISION FILMING: The Desert Classic has been selected to participate in the filming of two new television series about Pro/Am ballroom. You'll be able to see television crews in action all weekend.


Be sure to check out the special discounts from Designs to Shine and for tanning, hair and makeup from Kasia!

In This Newsletter
Spotlight on ... Designs to Shine by Maria McGill
Your Destination is a Desert Oasis
One full day devoted to kids!
Breakfast Under the Stars
Desert Classic Preferred Service Providers
TVShowDesigns to Shine, a Whirlwind of Activity!
Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine and Liana Churilova
We were talking recently with the staff at Designs to Shine about what's been going on in the past year. The list of projects they are working on is staggering. 

They're still working on on the new couture evening fashions line, just launched a fabulous new website, mulling decisions for a new blog and making lots of wonderful costumes for dancers! Not only are Designs to Shine fashions seen at ballroom competitions around the world, once again, they will be costuming ballroom dancers for the Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance.  Recently, Fantasy Guild Tours, another one of their ventures, traveled in first-class style to Blackpool. Late last year they led a group on safari through East Africa. 
Designs to Shine will be exhibiting at Desert Classic this year. Be sure to stop by their booth to say hello. You can find them on Facebook and on the web! Check out their special offer just for Desert Classic.
showMassimo Giorgianni & Alessia Manfredini
2013 Show
Desert Classic proudly sponsors Massimo Giorgianni and Alessia Manfredini as our 2013 Show Couple. These legendary champions began dancing together in their teens winning 18 titles including six times Standard Show Dance World Champion. Blackpool finalists and European Standard Champions.

In what may be one of their final US appearances, they will perform for you on Saturday, July 13th. This is truly a not-to-be-missed event. Order your tickets early, we expect the ballroom to be sold out! To learn more about the work of Massimo and Alessia, visit their website "Dance as Fire." 
World-Renowned Destination
The Flamingo
It's always a delight to return the fabulous JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Many of our guests come a few days early or stay a few extra nights in our spectacular California desert.

Located only 12 miles from Palm Springs, there are many interesting things to do and see in the area. World-class shopping and wonderful outlets are nearby. Or, you can enjoy a hot-air balloon or jeep ride. The Marriott is a wonderland--from gondola rides, 4-star restaurants, flocks of exotic flamingos, an incredible spa, shops, bighorn sheep, and magical desert scenery; it's truly a desert oasis. And, at only $129 per night for all this, it's a true bargain.
We have a weekend filled with wonderful experiences planned for you. And, of course, we will dance, dance, dance! 
Please join us! It will be wildly hot!
Warm Regards,

Igor & Irina Suvorov, Organizers
Desert Classic DanceSport Championships


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Contact Us
Tel: 1.714.536.0387
Tel: 1.714-316.8234
Fax: 1.714.536.8797

Desert Classic
PO Box 6057
Huntington Beach
CA 92615
Kids, kids, kids!
Scholarships too!
Chicken Dance Championships
New this year ... Mother-Son, Father-Daughter Contest!
The final day of the 2012 Desert Class will be devoted to youth competitions! Get ready kids for our signature FREE event ... The Chicken Dance Championships!
Breakfast Under
the Stars
Join us for Breakfast Under the Stars
Enjoy "Breakfast Under the Stars" ... After Saturday night's competition and show, many of our guests join us for Breakfast in the Pavilion under a desert sky lit by millions of brilliant stars. Treat yourself to a fabulous breakfast buffet surrounded by gorgeous date palm trees and your friends. Please join us 
Desert Classic  Sponsors
Irina's Fashions
Visit Irina's Fashions for Passion. Irina's Birukova's story is amazing!  
Nancy Hughes ... Nerium International
Purchase from Nancy Hughes at Nerium and get a $5 rebate. (Proof of purchase required.)
Facebook Photo Albums
2005 Desert Classic
We've posted hundreds of wonderful competition photos on our Facebook page. Check 'em out!
dts2$500 Off!

$500 Off Designs to Shine! Designs to Shine is offering $500 off your Desert Classic purchase!


Details: Valid only at Desert Classic DanceSport Championships, July 11-14,2013. Not valid on previously purchased gowns and cannot be combined with any other offer.


  Bundle Hair, Makeup & Tanning Save $20~ 

Contact Kasia to book your appointment today!


Phone: 949-607-9432
Expiration: Valid only for Desert Classic Dancesport Championships. July 11-14, 2013