March 24th, 2024
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
"..It is refreshing when an organizer takes risks to make their competition unique while delivering quality essentials such as great entertainment and notable prize money...
...The ambiance was fantastic, a direct result of Sid’s willingness to think outside the box. This was seen in the unique place settings and ceiling arrangement made up of hanging disco balls and flowers...
With so many ballroom events offered each year, I know that it’s difficult decide which competitions to attend... Sarasota Challenge ticks all of the boxes and raises the bar for one-day events. I look forward to seeing what Sid Pocius and his team come up with for next year."
MAYO ALANEN-DANCE BEAT Newspaper
"This was my second year attending and I loved every minute of it. So well run and so many fantastic dancers! Great competition! "
It was an amazing competition. Thanks to all who made it so special. Especially you Sid Pocius!!!
Thank you, Sid!!! I had a great time!!!
KAREN COOK WEBER
A great experience! Thanks SARASOTA CHALLENGE!
Thank you Sid for a great competition.
DOLORES WYRWAS SEYMOUR
Thank you for a truly amazing event I have returned to competition after a long hiatus. The number of entries and the level of quality ranks among the best. My only regret is how long until I returned to competition and that I waited too long to discover the SARASOTA CHALLENGE. Thank you for your level of excellence!
Thank you Sid for putting on a fantastic competition! I had a wonderful time.
World biggest one day Pro/Am event. ...A Disney movie... you are the Disney ride and the excitement starts 7am nonstop to midnight.
I had such a fantastic time at SARASOTA CHALLENGE. It was such a successful competition... Thank you to the amazing Sid Pocius for this beautiful competition...
Wow! What an incredible event! I am so very happy to have been a part of such a fabulous time! There are not enough words to express the delight I experienced at the SARASOTA CHALLENGE! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
It was like Cinderella at the ball for all of us! ...we have great memories for a lifetime! Thank you for your friendship and support. You are truly special!
It was pleasure dancing show at fab event of Sid Pocius.
We had a GREAT time Sid! As always!!! You put on a classy event!
LOVED every minute of this spectacular event!... Big Thank You from The Way 2 Dance studio students to one of the Best Dance competitions organizer Sid Pocius for making the 8th Annual SARASOTA CHALLENGE outstanding and such a wonderful experience!
Congratulations Sid for an extremely well organized fun filled one day comp I have ever attended! Great atmosphere, world class judges and unparalled warmth and friendliness displayed throughout the comp! Looking forward to your next comp!
The SARASOTA CHALLENGE 2016 was incredible. I loved every minute of the competition. I hated to see it end. The show last night was fantastic and the meal was delicious. Every detail was covered throughout. It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of this event. Thank you for everything that you do!!!
WENDY CLOWSON FEINSTEIN
A big thank you to Sid Pocius for an amazing 8th Annual SARASOTA CHALLENGE Dancesport Competition! 3 years I have been now, and it is always one of my favourites. To many more!
...I have to say that the atmosphere was electric. ...There was time to change for dinner and these are always a treat at the SARASOTA CHALLENGE. We began with cocktail party and then were ushered into the main room that had been reset in the break and now had live music for dinner and living statues to create a wonderful ambiance. SARASOTA CHALLENGE may be "one-day" competition but it is big on service and amenities! My congratulations to Mr. Sid Pocius for an incredible job as host and organizer!
DANCE BEAT/KEITH TODD