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TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASIC IN ST. PETERSBURG
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (June 16, 2006) –Not since Fred and Ginger have so many couples hit the
dance floor. Television shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” have made ballroom dancing the
hip, hot thing to do and St. Petersburg is putting its dancing shoes. The Millennium Ballroom
Dancesport Competition will be held June 22-24 at the elegant Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Spa in St. Petersburg. Featuring “Dancing With The Stars” professional couple Jonathan Roberts (who danced with Rachel Hunter) and Anna Trebunskaya (who danced with Jerry Rice).
Reigning Wheelchair Latin Champions Piotr Iwanicki & Dorota Janowska of Poland will be
performing at the event, their first performance ever in the United States. Piotr and Dorota are five time Polish champions, four time World Cup Dance champions, two-time world champions and have won the European Championships. They have 20 years of dancing experience and have danced together for four years. Since they have started dancing together they have never lost a competition. Piotr has been in a wheelchair since birth.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to have the Ninth Annual Millennium Ballroom Dancesport
Competition in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. Since its inception, the event has grown into the one of the top five ballroom dance competitions in the nation,” remarked Cynthia Gamrot Special Events Sales Manager for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB. “This event has an estimated economic impact of $500,000-800,000 in to the area economy in just a three day period.”
Tickets are available for Matinee performance and Evening performances. Group ticket prices are also available. For more event information please contact Cynthia M. Gamrot at 727-464-9644. Call 863-924-3044 for ticket information.
The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is the countywide tourism
management and marketing organization responsible for developing and promotions the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area as a leisure, business, convention, conference, sports and film production destination. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is the leading destination on Florida’s Gulf coast, drawing more than five million overnight visitors annually. The area is best known for record-breaking sunshine and 35 miles of spectacular beaches, including Fort De Soto Park, named America’s Best Beach 2005 by Dr. Beach. A variety of attractions, world-class museums, sporting activities and nature-related experiences are also readily available.
MEDIA CONTACT: James Raulerson, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-822-6461 or 727-464-7223; Fax 727-533-2192; email@example.com
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