Dancers compete in the National Qualifying Event for the 2018 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Baltimore, Maryland Sunday at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Baton Rouge. 

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Creighton Duncan, left and Joyia Melancon, right, compete in the Amateur Junior II Bronze Smooth Final (waltz and foxtrot) during the National…

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Braden Magness, left and Abby Leonard, right, both from Lake Charles, compete in the Amateur Junior II Pre-Bronze Rhythm Final, National Quali…

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Benjamin Boudreaux and Kayla Legros, both from Lake Charles, dance a cha-cha while competing in the Amateur Junior 1 Pre-Bronze Rhythm Semi-fi…

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Creighton Duncan, left and Joyia Melancon, right, compete in the Amateur Junior II Bronze Smooth Final (waltz and foxtrot) during the National…

  • Advocate Staff Photo by PATRICK DENNIS
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Family and friends watch as dancers compete in the National Qualifying Event for the 2018 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Balti…

  • Advocate Staff Photo by PATRICK DENNIS
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Dancers gather on the floor for awards after a category of competition in the National Qualifying Event for the 2018 USA Dance National DanceS…