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North American Same-Sex Championships return to April Follies!
Bay Area Same-Sex Dance Association is proud to announce the 13th annual April Follies Same-Sex Dancesport Classic to be held again at the elegant Just Dance Ballroom in Oakland, April 25, 2015. Featuring a full complement of competitive dance events, April Follies continues to be the largest and longest-running same-sex dance competition in North America. Check out videos and still photos from last year to see what you'll be missing!
NEW in April Follies 2015:
- World Champions Caroline Privou and Petra Zimmerman are flying in from Cologne, Germany, and will be offering multiple workshops, exhibiting their championship style in the evening show, and offering private lessons. Preregister now for the workshops and save! Email us now to schedule a private lesson. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
- Expanded definitions of couples entering Graded Events: April Follis welcomes all gender presentations and wants to create an inclusive and welcoming event. Complete details are in our competition rules.
- Prices unchanged since 2009!
Join us for a weekend filled with great dancing, great events, and great company!
This is an all volunteer event. Please contribute your energy towards the creation of this beautiful and magical event! Whether you can spare a couple of hours or more, we need you! Please volunteer. Volunteers receive discounted or free admission!
This entire event is organized and supported by the work of volunteers so that we can keep prices affordable. It is a fun-filled and invigorating adventure that benefits hundreds of people and establishes a strong foundation for our same-sex dance community. This is the largest event of its kind in all of North America and brings great joy to participants and volunteers alike. Please join us in making this fun-filled adventure a reality… anything you can do before or during the event will make it that much more special. For details, please vist our Volunteer page.
Crowd Funding Campaign
April Follies hasn't changed our ticket prices or registration fees for the last seven years. This year, we're launching a crowd funding campaign to help offset some of our rising costs. There are lots of great awards for people who help us out by contributing to our cause. We're offering lots of fun perksincluding t-shirts, VIP Access to the competition and show, the opportunity to attend a meet & greet with World Champion titleholders, Caroline & Petra, and more! You can see the full list of awards here: our Indie Gogo site. April Follies is pleased to create a welcoming space where everyone can dance with whomever they choose regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The campaign is open only through the end of Februrary, so please participate now!
Videos, photos, and live streaming!
We were thrilled to have Paradigm Video onsite at April Follies 2014 live streaming the competition and are delighted to announce that they will return for April Follies 2015! Friends and family from around globe will be able to watch the competition live. You will be able to sign up with them in advance for a DVD of your own competition and/or for live-streaming. Watch this space for the link! You can see lots of photos and videos from last year's April Follies at: http://pinterest.com/aprilfollies/april-follies-2014/.
Check out our list of Bay Area teachers who can provide lessons and classes to get you started. All instructors we list welcome same-sex dance couples and are committed to the success of our same-sex dance community.
Check out the criteria for the Lamberty Trophy. Nominations are due by April 18.
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