About Us

Desert Classic DanceSport Championships, Established 2000

"We had a dream to organize a competition which we would love to dance at--like nice floor...beautiful atmosphere...nice people...nice judges. Igor & I love to have guests -- to be hosts. That's what our competition is for us" ~Irina Suvorov~

Dear Friends & Vistors,

In 2014 we will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Desert Classic and 10th year since we began organizing the competition. Desert Classic is not just an event we run every year. It's our dream of a competition where we would have liked to dance or watch others dance -- it's our big party with friends coming to visit us from all over the world! Words can't even express how much we enjoy every part of it!

We are moving to a new hotel for one year. But don't worry, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa is an absolutely fantastic venue with beautiful ballrooms, a fun swimming pool area, friendly atmosphere and first class service. Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Foothills of Palm Springs, you'll enjoy all the luxury of a four-star resort. You can indulge yourself in the full-service spa or enjoy a dip in one of the fantastic pools. The Renaissance Esmeralda is a desert oasis offering unparalled service and all the amenities of a world-class resort.

The Desert Classic is a proud participant in the DanceSport Series where Pro/Am dancers vie for points and regional/national recognition. With over $80,000 in professional prize money, Top Teacher awards, Pro/Am and Amateur Scholarships, the 2014 Desert Classic is sure to be a dancing extravaganza to remember forever.

Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all competitors, spectators and supporters who travel from near and far destinations. Each of you helps to make our competition a spectacular success year after year. We know you have many choices for competition. It is our honor to have you participate in the 2014 Desert Classic DanceSport Championships.

Don't forget to pack your sunglasses, bathing suit and golf bag!

Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Many thanks from your hosts,

Igor & Irina Suvorov

Truly yours,
Igor & Irina
Igor & Irina Suvorov, Organizers

Desert Classic DanceSport Championships

Igor and Irina Suvorov are former Russian Modern, Latin & 10-Dance Champions, British Open (Blackpool) Rising Star Champions, Asian-Pacific Champions and US Representatives to the World Championships. Currently, they are coaches, judges & organizers of the Desert Classic DanceSport Championships. Originally from Russia, they came to the USA in 1990 and live in Huntington Beach, California. Igor loves to play golf, Irina to travel, read and spend time with their dog Ozzy.

Frequently Asked Questions.

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