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Dancers show off their best moves for the judges Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

PHOTO GALLERY: Florida State DanceSport Championships

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Dancers show off their best moves for the judges Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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Brittony Swalm, Sofia Sokolenko and Kelton Johnson help one another get ready to go out on the dance floor Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Brittony Swalm, Sofia Sokolenko and Kelton Johnson help one another get ready to go out on the dance floor Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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Janice Sussman and Webert Benoit of Palm Beach Dancing.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Janice Sussman and Webert Benoit of Palm Beach Dancing.

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Sofia Sokolenko and Kelton Johnson of Empire Ballroom Studio in Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Sofia Sokolenko and Kelton Johnson of Empire Ballroom Studio in Sarasota.

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Jack Polmann and Natalia Feleciano of Spats Cats in Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Jack Polmann and Natalia Feleciano of Spats Cats in Sarasota.

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Betty Poire's dress spins while dancing with John Moldthan.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Betty Poire's dress spins while dancing with John Moldthan.

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Spats Cats dancers Chad Newell spins his dance partner, Jaayd Mitchell-Vegas, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Spats Cats dancers Chad Newell spins his dance partner, Jaayd Mitchell-Vegas, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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A handful of couples take the floor during one of the dance rounds Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

A handful of couples take the floor during one of the dance rounds Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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Corey McCance and Laura Williams pose with their participation statue and their award papers.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Corey McCance and Laura Williams pose with their participation statue and their award papers.

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Participants wait to find out how they placed Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Participants wait to find out how they placed Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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Some of the trophies were on display up by the judges' table.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Some of the trophies were on display up by the judges' table.

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A bag of makeup along with a fan and some hairspray were on one of the many tables inside the ballroom.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

A bag of makeup along with a fan and some hairspray were on one of the many tables inside the ballroom.

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Kelly Klein and Nodari Tetruashvily of Society Hill.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Kelly Klein and Nodari Tetruashvily of Society Hill.

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Jackie Gonyea dances with her partner, Pat Swaney, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Jackie Gonyea dances with her partner, Pat Swaney, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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Denise Barth twirls around the dance floor with the help of her dance partner, Steve Litwack.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Denise Barth twirls around the dance floor with the help of her dance partner, Steve Litwack.

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A variety of dance costumes, hair pieces, jewelry and shoes were for sale in the lobby.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

A variety of dance costumes, hair pieces, jewelry and shoes were for sale in the lobby.

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Jeanette Dunstan gets spun around on the dance floor by her partner, Eddie Rivera, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 |

Jeanette Dunstan gets spun around on the dance floor by her partner, Eddie Rivera, Wednesday, August 3 during the Florida State DanceSport Championships at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.

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