This week’s “Photo of the Week” features one of our Professional couples, Andrei and Asta at the 2012 US Professional National Championships. Andrei and Asta have been on an amazing streak of results ever since their amazing Blackpool Final debut in May 2012, culminating with a 4th place in the Professional Latin Nationals this past September. We wish Andrei and Asta the best of luck!
Check out this wonderful excerpt of the Dance Beat article about Artur and Patrycja and the Amateur Latin event at the 2012 Ohio Star Ball. Artur and Patrycja are one of our newest formed partnerships and have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with. They have already made the final in all major competitions that they have competed in and with individual past results like Artur (Blackpool Under-21 Latin Finalist) and Patrycja (2-Time US National Youth Champion), they will be a couple to watch out for.
On January 29th, January 31st, and February 1st, Brooklyn DanceSport Club will be hosting a very special guest, Markus Homm. Markus is considered a legend in the dance community. We are proud to have him come to our studio.
- 2012 German Professional Latin National Champion
- Finalist of all major Professional Latin Competitions (Blackpool, Internationals, UK Open, and more)
Seminars will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 6 PM and Thursday, January 31st at 7 PM. Private lessons will be taught throughout the day, on January 29th, January 31st and February 1st; register early as space will be limited.
On November 18th, Marat and Alina will be competing for the most prestigious prize in the world for a Professional Ballroom dancer, the World Championships. They will be traveling to Blackpool, England to compete with the world’s best and we wish them the best of luck. They have been practicing tirelessly and are set on making this competition one to remember.
This year’s Guest Coach at the “Back to Dance” Camp will be none other than Rufus Dustin. This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to learn Mambo and Rhythm from one of the most highly-respected adjudicators in the nation. Rufus is a United States Latin and 10-dance Champion and 2 time World Ballroom Dance Congress lecturer at Blackpool. We are priviliged to have such a knowledgeable and amazing coach with us. Give us a call and sign up today!
Enjoy this dramatic tango by our favorite Standard teachers and Blackpool Semi-Finalists. Browse our video library for more videos.
Last month’s fabulous results at the US Nationals were followed by a collection of exciting events and news at Brooklyn DanceSport Club.
BDSC’s April first started off with hosting 2 of the greatest Latin couples in the world, Michael Malitowski with Joanna Leunis and Sergey Sourkov with Agnieszka Melnicka. Michael and Joanna taught private lessons and a seminar at the studio on April 12th while Sergey and Melia taught a couple of private lessons on April 13th! It was amazing seeing such talented dancers teach our students and the energy and vibe that they give off is truly astonishing!
Following the visit, a group of BDSC couples (Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina, Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova, Jason Dai and Patrycja Golak, Dmitry Nikishkin and Olena Shvets, Guy Platt and Victoria Mroz, Stas Pavlov and Beatrice Polyakova, and Ryan Raffloer and Shelby Joy Cole) performed at this year’s Dance Legends. The show, which was choreographed by BDSC’s very own Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova, was quite breath-taking and was received very well by the crowd, with some people even giving a standing ovation.
Quite possibly the most exciting news of April thus far were the results of our Junior couples at the Junior Blackpool Festival. Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski had an incredible Junior Blackpool experience, placing 10th (out of 170) at the Junior Latin and 5th (out of 125) at the Junior Jive. Christian Yeung and Alexis Turko also had a successful Blackpool, placing 52nd (out of 170) at the Junior Latin and 36th (out of 125) at the Junior Jive. Larry Tokar and Juliana Hoff’s best result came at the Junior Samba, where they placed 32nd (out of 164).
to all the competitors of 2012 Junior Blackpool Dance Festival!
PATRYK PLOSZAJ AND ANNA KACZMARSKI
JUNIOR LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP: 10TH (out of 170)
JUNIOR JIVE: 5TH (out of 125)
JUNIOR SAMBA: 15TH (out of 164)
JUNIOR BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIP: 28TH (out of 150)
JUNIOR VIENNESE WALTZ: 20TH (out of 133)
CHRISTIAN YEUNG AND ALEXIS TURKO
JUNIOR LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP: 52ND (out of 170)
JUNIOR JIVE: 36TH (out of 125)
JUNIOR BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIP: 69TH (out of 150)
JUNIOR SAMBA: 55TH (out of 164)
LARRY TOKAR AND JULIANA HOFF
JUNIOR LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP: 73RD (out of 170)
JUNIOR JIVE: 44TH (out of 125)
JUNIOR SAMBA: 32ND (out of 164)
JUNIOR VIENNESE WALTZ: 75TH (out of 133)