The Savannah Ballroom Festival
Welcome to the 8th annual Savannah Ballroom Festival (SBF). Home of history, romance and southern hospitality, SBF will be the place for you to start off your happy dancing New Year!
SBF proudly offers something for everyone, from rising star levels for newer dancers to open superstars’ scholarships for veteran competitors.
From freestyle single dance entries and multi-dance challenges in all styles, to closed scholarships, solos and showdances in all styles for our pro-am and amateur couple competitors, SBF provides every opportunity for all dancers to excel on the floor.
With festivities from ghost tours, and the beautiful River Walk shopping and restaurants on Friday night, fantastic dancing on Saturday, and special attention given to ALL competitors and teachers, SBF promises to bring you a fun-filled weekend of dance you won't want to miss! With over 20 years of competition experience, we'll make YOU the star! See you on the dance floor!
Horse and Carriage Historic/Ghost tour - $40 per person.We have an exciting venue for Friday evening’s pre-competition “Out on the Town” activity! We’ve arranged for several Horse and Carriages to meet everyone in front of the hotel at 7:00pm Friday evening to take us all on a 50 minute historical/ghosts tour around all the squares downtown Savannah and then dropping us all off at Belford’s casual/fine dining steak and sea food restaurant. Then enjoy an 8 minute scenic walk back to the hotel. Hightlights
• Take a narrated tour of historic Savannah
• Experience the charm of a horse-drawn carriage ride
• Visit Savannah’s Historic sites
• Customize the itinerary to suit individual preferences
What You Can Expect
Experience Savannah like never before on this private, 50-minute, horse-drawn carriage tour. As the largest National Historic Landmark District in the US, Savannah offers more than 20 city squares filled with historic homes, museums, churches, mansions, monuments and the famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. Customize the itinerary to suit individual preferences and learn about the history, as well as some fun, modern facts, of this great city! Savannah is Georgia's first city and the last of the 13 colonies. Your private coach will guide you through the landmark historic district in style!
Every tour is designed especially for you, so be sure to tell your guide what your particular interest is or for those visiting for the first time, you will be given the 'lay of the land'.
Savannah's historic district is America's first pre-planned city and thanks are given to James Edward Oglethorpe for implementing his ingenious layout of the beautiful park-like squares - Savannah has 22 of them!
Climb aboard with a beverage of your choice and don't forget to bring your camera!Eddie Ares, Randy McBride and Rex Jones - Organizers