img_6525This year I was invited to judge presigious Embassy Ball in Irvine, California! Thank you McDonald family for having me! It was a blast spending a week in beautiful California! For me it was a combination of business and pleasure! My family were with me and we had so much fun! I haven't been here for few years and it was such a surprise how much newer and prettier everything was! The venue Hotel Irvine was great! There were so many things to do: pool, outdoor play area for kids and adults (ping pong, chess, mini golf, lots and lots of different games). Lots of choices for food! Famous Fashion Island with lots of shopping and restaurants is 10 min away!! The Pavilion for practice and lectures is fully renovated with big space for dancing and big sitting area. The Ballroom was spacious, well decorated with perfect temperature. We, judges, and I am sure the dancers totally enjoyed! For evening sessions the Bar area with blue lights in front of the ballroom made the atmosphere extra special and shic. Two words - AMAZING EXPERIENCE!