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Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition
Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition

Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly formed an artistic connection. Before long, however, the pair would waltz, tango and quick-step their way toward love, then marriage. "We share something in common that's close to our hearts," says Tom, 54, a South Korean emigre whose family arrived in Champaign, Ill., when he was a teen. Now employed as a civil engineer, he began dancing while in college and then started competing in ballroom 20 years ago. Yuko, a 52-year-old...

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