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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 mechevarria@ndcballroom.com 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

    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

          DAVID INNIS

          Music Director

          Providing music for over 40 competitions per year.

          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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                            Be a part of the Music City Invitational. A premier Ballroom Dance Competition hosted in the heart of Music City. Come compete where Electric Enthusiasm meets 5-Star Service! Contact us for group and individual pricing options.

                            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

                            Vendors

                            Please visit our vendor page if you are interested in becoming a MCI vendor and for links to current vendors personal pages for bookings and requests.

                            Venue

                            Sonesta Hotel

                            Sonesta Nashville Airport

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