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July 28 - 30, 2017
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We invite you to celebrate our 50th anniversary on July 27 to 29 of 2018 at the newly renovated Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront Hotel.

Daniele Gozzi & Cecilia Giovacchini

New IGB Organizers

About New Organizers

Together Daniele Gozzi and Cecilia Giovacchini have represented the USA in the Professional Latin American Dance Category, below are some of their best results:

  • US National Rising Star Latin Champions
  • 3-time US National Open Latin Finalists
  • German Open Rising Star Latin Champions
  • Bronze Medalists at the Prestigious Ohio Star Ball (televised as American Ballroom Challenge)
  • British Open Rising Star Latin Finalists
  • International Rising Star Bronze Medalists
  • UK OPEN Rising Star Latin Finalists
  • London Ball Open to World Latin Finalists
  • Organizers of The Diamond Classic

Welcome to the 50th annual International Grand Ball. The competition will be held at the newly remodeled SFO Airport Marriott Hotel only minutes away from Downtown San Francisco. The IGB is one of the oldest running competitions in the nation and is celebrating its 50th year anniversary. Your new hosts Daniele Gozzi and Cecilia Giovacchini are honored to be the new Organizers of this historic competition and promise to offer an elegant, fun and fresh new experience while honoring its history. There are many surprises in store this year and we look forward to having you join us in celebrating our second year as competition organizers.

IGB is a proud member of the World ProAm DanceSport Series, the “Best of the Best” Challenge, California Gold Rush Series, Star Dance Tours, and Fordney Foundation Series.

Some of the IGB 2018 highlights are:

  • A whopping $10,000 Top Teacher Award – over $40,000 Total Top Teacher Purse!
  • $1,500 prize for Top Mixed Amateur Teacher
  • Multi-dance and Scholarship Championships in four age divisions!
  • Closed and Open Gents Only Championship events!
  • and of course our International Team Match – USA vs Rest of the World

The Marriott SFO Hotel has provided excellent room rates for our event.  Choose a variety of IGB Packages to make your visit more comfortable – or even stay longer to enjoy the real San Francisco Experience with fine dining, sightseeing, and first class shopping.

Feel free to contact the IGB office at 510.552.4206 with any questions or concerns and we hope to see you all at the 2018 International Grand Ball DanceSport Championships!

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