For the past many years, ...
I have organized a popular dance event called the Winter Gala. It took place in mid-January, always in the Greater Covington/Cincinnati area and included professional and amateur dancers from Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The day was driven by the Tri-State Dance Professionals. It was designed to emphasize learning with a lecture series combined with showcasing professional and amateur dancers in a theatrical show. We rounded out the evening with a formal social dinner/ dance. As this event became a success, I had a vision of expanding it to have a more competitive edge. As I approached my two new organizing partners, Bill Sparks and Gert Roslender with the idea, they were on board without a second thought. Interestingly enough, Gert resides in Indiana, Bill in Ohio, and I live in Kentucky. We truly represent the Tri-State Region. We still want to hold true to the original theme by creating part of the event to focus on educational dance seminars, dance exhibitions and a dinner/dance but intend to add competition to the mix. Please continue to follow the creation of our event and website. We look forward to seeing you at the Riverfront DanceSport Festival.