The Hall of Fame of the U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championships began in 1973, crowning began for Overall winners in 1990. At
that time, an elaborate ceremony acknowledging the Top Overall winners with a red carpet presentation was added.
The U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championship offers something that NO other ballroom dance competition makes available. It is called "Honorariums."
These SPECIAL additional awards are personally presented by organizer Cathy O'Dell as a tribute and acknowledgement to those students who win money as
a U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Champion.
As a U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Champion, the student has qualified his instructor for an honorarium as well.
The Honorariums are presented once a year at the Grand Finale of the U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championships in a spotlight ceremony for all the
champions. The honorariums begin with a satin jacket which is embroidered with the U.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championship logo. For each and every
following year the student receives scholarship money, they and their instructor receive an honorarium. As the years progress and the student continues to
win scholarships, the honorariums become more valuable in monetary worth. Honorariums include the Top Hat Wine/Ice Bucket, Traveling luggage
Comfort Honorarium with bathrobe, lap robe, deluxe bath salts, 20 piece place setting of gold rimmed formal dishware, and much more. Honorariums are
not offered for sale, may not be purchased, and are not presented to judges as gifts. Like anything of great worth, whether that be an Olympic medal, the
Nobel prize, the respect of ones peers, the U.S. Pro/ Am Ballroom Dance Championship Honorariums CANNOT be bought or obtained by any individual other
than an OfficialU.S. Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Champion.
|No where will you find more generous awards for students
and staff in such an elegant atmosphere!
Why aren't you receiving great awards like these dancers?!
from Club Dance.
Harriet received a
as the 1st Place
|The Awards Ceremony
Have you ever heard of a major award ceremony where
awards are picked up out in the hall? Many competitions
have gone to just such a format for their awards
ceremony because of "time restrictions." The award
ceremony is a VERY IMPORTANT part of the competition
experience. You won't see the "Masters" golf champion,
the"National" college football champions, the
"Wimbleton"champion, or a winner at the "Academy
Awards" present their top honors to a recipient out in the
hallway or at some out of the way booth! The U.S.
Pro/Am Ballroom Dance Championships have not now or
ever, nor ever will, present any award in a fashion not
complimentary to those who have worked so hard to
achieve success. Teachers AND students WILL be
recognized! Thank you for your hard work and effort!
Student Awards are of the finest quality
ranging in a variety of styles anyone will be
proud to display in their studio, office, or
panel of rotating
judges are seen
and fairness for