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This ballroom dancing competition experience is infused with enthusiasm, charm and top notch service & we can’t wait to host you in 2023!

THANK YOU!!!!

What a magical MCI 2022! Thank you to all that came to support this year’s event, the talented officials, judges, staff and the amazing team that helped put together this year’s theme. The Wizarding World of Ballroom was such a fun idea to create with and we hope you enjoyed every part of it!
We would like to give a special Thank you to our amazing Chairman, that keeps everything running smoothly, Tommy Ditommaso, the very talented office Manager, Pam Ditommaso and her help with Registration, Suzy Nyemchek, that greeted everyone with beautiful smiles (even bright and early), Jamey McCaskill, with his infectious energy and talented mic skills, Keith Todd, for his fabulous music, Bonnie, our Registrar, Gigi, our on deck master, that makes sure everyone is where they need to be, Jonathan, for his undeniable video and creative skills, Lynda Ralston for her highly skilled organization that make this event run so smoothly, and again all the staff, judges and officials. It is such a pleasure to work with such positive, happy and talented people. We are beyond grateful. #thankyou #mci22 #musiccitydances #cantwaittillnextyear

We are truly humbled by the support and response and look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Warmest regards from all of us at MCI

Visit Our Charity

MUSIC CITY INVITATIONAL CHARITY NIGHT

Every year MCI donates the proceeds of our Silent Auction to important charities that impact our world. To date MCI and our participants, have donated to Clean Water, PETCO, The Lion’s Foundation, Hope 20, Tennessee Alliance for Kids and more. Help us to make a difference!

2023 Silent Auction Charity will be the World Wildlife Foundation

Their vision is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To deliver this mission, they work to conserve and restore biodiversity, the web that supports all life on Earth; to reduce humanity’s environmental footprint; and to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources to support current and future generations.

They celebrate and respect diversity in nature and among the people, partners, and communities with whom they work. Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, they are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values:

  • Courage: We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
  • Integrity: We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure we learn and evolve.
  • Respect: We honor the voices and knowledge of the people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
  • Collaboration: We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in donating an item for auction.

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Stay Tuned For MCI 2023 SHOW!!!

Join us as we support and enjoy the Love of Ballroom!
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Officials

Meet the MCI Officials & Honorable Judges!

MCI Team

LYNDA RALSTON

Comp Manager- Backup Registrar & Scrutineer

Lynda has worked in Administration at National Dance Clubs for 12 years. She does the Comp Program, Registrar and assists wit

Officials

Suzy Nymchek

Office

David and I owned a studio for 35 years in St Louis Mo. we organized 2 NDCA events. David judges and coaches and I help orga

    Keith Todd

    Music Director

    Began dancing in England at Age 8. Danced competitively as juvenile and Junior and was the UK Ballroom and Latin Junior Cham

      Esther Ching

      Awards Captain

      Esther devotes her life to the Ballroom Dance World! She absolutely loves her dance people and all the bling that surrounds u

        Marie Robert

        Scrutineer

        Respected Ballroom Professional

          Bonnie Mackenzie

          Registrar

          Respected Ballroom Professional

            TOMMY DITOMMASO

            Chairman of Judges

            Founded the famed Florida Classic Series as well as teach, coach and judge across the U.S.

            PAM DiTOMASSO

            Office Manager

            Gigi La Valle Foland

            Deck Captain

            Ballroom Dance Instructor and Deck Captain at ballroom dance competitions

            Honorable Judges

            Tim Polaschek

            Judge

              Kimberley Mitchell

              Judge

              Kimberley Mitchell comes from a Ballroom family with both parents still teaching dance in London, England. At the age of 5, s

                Virginia Lenoir

                Judge

                erry & Virginia LeNoir started dancing together in 1991. In 1995 they were invited to their first Blackpool Dance Festival Ex

                  Jerry Lenoir

                  Judge

                  erry & Virginia LeNoir started dancing together in 1991. In 1995 they were invited to their first Blackpool Dance Festival Ex

                    Larry Dean

                    Judge

                    o Inducted into the World Masters Hall of Fame. National & International Championships Adjudicator. Past professional & pro

                      Terry Sweeney

                      Judge

                      Former US National & International Latin and Ballroom Champions, National Judges, World Class Adjudicator, Art & Style Dance

                        Rozana Sweeney

                        Judge

                        Former US National & International Latin and Ballroom Champions, National Judges, World Class Adjudicator, Art & Style Dance

                          David Nyemchek

                          Judge

                          David has owned a studio for 35 years in St Louis Mo. with his wife Suzy. The organize 2 NDCA events. David judges 20 NDCA e

                            Melanie Sandvig

                            Judge

                            Melanie is a Northcoast International Latin Champion, Southern States International Latin Champion, Can Am International Lati

                              Katusha Demidova

                              Judge

                              6-Time Professional World Ballroom Dance Champion and the International Professional, and British Open Ballroom Champion

                              TAMSYN DEVILLIERS

                              Judge

                              South African Latin champion. 3x triple crown American Smooth champion. Choreographer, coach, adjudicator

                              LYNN KAWAMOTO

                              Judge

                              Undefeated Fred Astaire Southeastern Regional Rhythm Champion and 7-time Freddy Award Recipient

                              JIM PETERS

                              Judge

                              Respected ballroom professional

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                              TESTIMONIALS

                              What they’re saying about the Music City Invitational

                              Thank you so much for having Jerry and I at the 2018 Music City Invitational. What a spectacular event!!! We were so excited to be a part of such a fun, elegant and well organized event. We enjoyed being a part and hope to see you all very soon. Thank you again for keeping the ballroom spirit alive!
                              VIRGINIA LENOIRTalent Manager
                              Wow… Not only was your event a blast and fun to cover we enjoyed a wide range of extras that make Music City a must attend event… Top judges, great hotel and ballroom, best music man and a band, super MC, super show, energetic and talented competitors and pros and to top it off efficient and tight organizers. Thank you for inviting us to shoot your fabulous event. Stephen and photo team.
                              STEPHEN MARINOStephen Marino Photography
                              Would like to thank National Dance Clubs and World Championship Productions for being such class acts, super supportive of our students and staff. You all look great on the floor! Thank you for showing what our business should be like and being amazing supporters of the art of dance!
                              JAY HOLMESDance Life Dance Studio
                              Thank you so much for having us! It was our true pleasure to share all the incredible energy you created this weekend!
                              ANDRE & NATALIE PARAMONOVElite Dancesport

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                              Sonesta Hotel

                              Sonesta Nashville Airport

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