The Gumbo team of volunteers wishes to thank all of you who were part of this year's event and for helping us produce an outstanding weekend of dance. We hope you had a good experience in Baton Rouge, because we certainly had lots of fun planning and hosting the competition for you.
Several of you not only danced in the competition, you also donated very generous scholarships and we are deeply grateful for your support of the Gumbo. Because of the out pouring of donations, we were able to award $10,600 to dancers this year. This by far exceeds previous scholarship awards. Many of you were fortunate to win some of these scholarships and we congratulate you for achieving this level of success in your dancing.
A number of you have taken the time to provide us with feedback based on your experiences. Thank you for doing so. In August we get together to critique the recently held competition and, prior to planning for next year, we review all of the feedback from our dancers and spectators. It is always helpful to have your suggestions, as we have used them year after year to improve the quality of our event.
We've begun to post some pictures from this year's competition to the website, so from time to time you may want to check it out at www.gumboofballroom.org. We also have a download of the final results on the site if you are interested. As we get closer to 2014, we'll let you know when to expect registration to open up for our next Gumbo NQE and Senior IV National Championships.
With our best wishes for a very successful year,
Ann Durocher, Organizer
Charlie Clement, Registrar
Reminder: Scholarships totaling $10,600 were awarded! Click on the scholarship page for the latest on scholarship awards and the sponsors page to see all of our generous donars.