Heat lists are now available. CLICK HERE to view them.
PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket ordering is now CLOSED. However, tickets can still be purchased at the door. Please see the TICKETS PAGE for info and prices.
To All City Lights Ball Participants,
Welcome to the 2013 City Lights Ball, Show and Dance Camp.
We know that you have many competition choices and we are honored that you consider City Lights Ball. The competition starts Friday morning and ends Sunday evening. The updated Schedule will be posted with heat sheets next week.
We would like to go as "Green" as we can, and send you information and updates, FORMS and ONLINE Ordering, all electronically instead of options through the mail. The best way for us to do this is to LIKE us on Facebook (City Lights Ball), and/or send us an email. Even if you have comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Our best ideas come from suggestions and you know we like to try new things. Videos from past shows are on Paradigm's You Tube Channel as well.
Paradigm:You Tube channel
The website is organized for you to find everything you are looking for in one spot. Click on Competitors if you are a Dancer, and Spectator if you are coming to watch someone dance or the evening sessions. This year's show is Saturday evening, with a rare opportunity to see Andrea & Sara, representing England, ranking World Finalists in Professional Ballroom and European Champions! On Sunday evening we have a special West Coast Swing program planned, with Luis Crespo and Miguel de Sousa and their respective partners dancing. There is also a Jack and Jill planned for the evening and Swing Dance Camp group lessons earlier that afternoon.
There are no expensive packages or dinners at City Lights Ball. You order your own Hotel Reservation by contacting The DoubleTree Hotel, and giving them the City Lights Ball name for the discounted rate. We also receive important credit for the reservation, so be SURE to do this!! (We have a guarantee!) For food, there are several restaurants in the hotel for your dining leisure. And of course there is that important coffee/tea/water for on-the-go needs! Many enjoy a fireplace at the entrance to enjoy a drink or relax. On Sunday evening, we'll have a lounge party to celebrate our final evening!
Tickets for admission are required for everyone (dancers and spectators) EXCEPT for competing Pros and Children. See Competitors section for pricing. Saturday night's evening session (with the show) is more expensive and sells out every year. Order these tickets in particular in advance. We've had to turn people away at the door in the past!! :( Tickets can be purchased online with MasterCard or Visa with our affiliate partner O2CM (a link to that website is provided) - but this closes a week prior to the competition. You can also go to the Ticket section of this website and print the order FORM for ordering your tickets. Seasons Pass is a great option if you plan to attend the entire weekend. Fax in your requests and pay at the door for order that are 10 day prior to the competition. Tickets are not mailed - they are held at the competition either under the credit card name or the person/studio who mailed/faxed in the order.
Whether you are a competitor or a spectator, we give great goodies. Ask anyone who has already attended. We "do it different" at City Lights Ball. Testimonials, videos of the shows, and best of all word-of-mouth will all tell you that we have fun while in an elegant, affordable atmosphere. We are trained in the Dance Camp by World or National Champions, Judged by the highest standards, and entertained by some of the best dancers in the World. Where else can you get all that in such an intimate environment? Each and every dancer and attendee matter to us. And we believe in fairness and honesty.
Thank you again for competing, learning at the Dance Camp and enjoying yourself at City Lights Ball. Remember to order early all tickets for admission at City Lights Ball. We hope you give us a try and then make us a part of your annual events!!
Glenn Weiss and Barbara Gore
Back this year is the popular photo session as our gift to you. You will go to the Park West booth at City Lights Ball and have a photo session put on a CD to keep. This and more goodies for you as our guest. We need MORE of you to come to the competition, so please, ask your friends to join you and make it a wonderful weekend! Great scholarships and awards. Affordable room rates. Dance Camp and dancing adjudication from a World Class panel. AND, two shows that will knock your socks off! See shows!
Read what some of our attendees had to say about the 2010 City Lights Ball!
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed City Lights (again). From the well-organized on-deck area and plentiful sweat towels for competitors to warm cookies and chocolates for spectators, this event is always one of the classiest of the year. And best of all, CLB award trophies..."
"I took the 'All Dance Camp' package to the Dance Camp and the competition shows.... I was very impressed. I attended almost all the classes at the dance camp, I enjoyed every one!"
"Thanks for a great 2010 City Lights Ball. I had a great time both competing and just watching plus the great show Saturday night. The Pro/Am bag of goodies was a nice touch along with the handouts Saturday evening...great job! See you next year."