As a point of interest the 2008 Louisiana Challenge, "A Pro Am Competition "
organized by Lousiana DanceSport for USA Dance. Has a full panel of National judges and Championship events. The event will be held on June 8th. Site is www.gumboofballroom.org for those interested.
This has been going on for a number of years now. They started running these events because local Pro/Am teachers and students requested them because there was a dearth of Pro/Am competitions in their area.