Ohio Star Ball Championships
Sam Sodano. With equal amounts of creativity, courage and perseverance, Sam has developed this Championship into the largest Pro/Am competition, not only in North America, but in the world today.
When you arrive in Columbus, look up and down the main street. Flags posted by the Columbus Convention Bureau announce this Championship as a major city convention. From its inception, the philosophy of the Ohio Star Ball has not changed. Competition is limited to one age and two consecutive levels, the venue is comfortable, the atmosphere familiar and friendly, and the event offers something for everyone, from the earliest beginner to the most advanced dancer of any age or level. The Ohio Star Ball of today is now a 6 day event with 70 Judges, 3 Chairmen, 3 Emcees, 7 Scrutineers, 2 Deejays, 9 Deck Captains and a 300+ page program.
Scholarship divisions are the best attended in the nation, with prize money provided in all Pro/Am, Amateur and Junior Divisions by both visible and anonymous patrons. And if you're dancing for points or national ranking, the Ohio Star Ball is not only the grand finale of the DanceSport Series, but is also a member of Dancers Cup Tour and the Global Spectrum event.