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Congratulations to all the Brooklyn DanceSport Club Couples who competed at the 2012 Blackpool Dance Festival!
The Blackpool Dance Festival is one of the most prestigious ballroom dance competitions in the world. It is held every year at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England at the end of May. This historic annual event features age categories as young as Under-21 (16-20) to Senior (35 and over). With past winners such as Bryan Watson and Carmen, Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather, and Christopher Hawkins & Hazel Newberry, and over 250 competitors in each category, it is easy to see why this is one of the most prestigious competitions every year!
Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk
Professional Waltz: 9th (out of 223)
Professional Tango: 8th (out of 223)
Professional Foxtrot: 10th (out of 223)
Professional Quickstep: 9th (out of 223)
Professional Ballroom: 10th(out of 223)
Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir
Professional Rising-Star Latin: 3rd(out of 218)
Professional Cha-Cha: 29th (out of 263)
Professional Samba: 18th (out of 263)
Professional Rumba:24th (out of 263)
Professional Paso Doble: 22nd (out of 263)
Professional Jive: 24th (out of 263)
Professional Latin: 24th (out of 263)
Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina
Amateur Latin: 17th (out of 275)
Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova
Amateur Latin: 109th (out of 275)
Amateur Rising-Star Latin: 98th (out of 343)
Jason Dai and Patrycja Golak
Under-21 Latin: 94th (out of 175)
Amateur Rising-Star Latin: 153rd (out of 343)
This year BDSC will be having 5 couples competing at the year’s biggest and most prestigious dance competition, the Blackpool Dance Festival. We the staff at BDSC would like to wish all of these couples the best of luck and we hope that all their hard work and dedication on the practice floor will pay off!
Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk will be competing in the Professional Standard event and fighting for a spot in that final, a spot they only missed by a few recalls last year.
Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina will be competing in the Amateur Latin event. Last year Denys and Antonina won the Rising Star Amateur Latin and will try to match their success of last year’s Blackpool.
Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasia Danilova have never competed in Blackpool together, but separately have had a lot of success in the competition in the past. They will be competing in the Rising Star Amateur Latin and the Amateur Latin events.
Jason Dai and Patrycja Golak will try to make the last year they’re eligible to dance Under-21 Latin as successful as possible! They will also compete in the Rising Star Amateur Latin event.
Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir will be making their competition debut for the first time together at the Blackpool Dance Festival and will be competing in the Professional Latin and Rising-Star Professional Latin events.
All these couples have been working tirelessly at the studio, practicing for hours every single day. We wish all these couples the best of luck and these couples are already lucky to be having Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova as a part of their support team!
A number of Brooklyn DanceSport Club couples have been featured in Dance Beat, specifically in the articles pertaining to the NDCA US National Amateur Championships in Provo, Utah and the USA Dance National Amateur Championships in Baltimore, Maryland.
Couples such as Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina, Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova, Jason Dai and Patrycja Golak, Dmitry Nikishkin and Olena Shvets, Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski, and more received fabulous reviews from adjudicators such as Didio Barrera, Victor Kanevsky, and Keith Todd.
For those of you that missed this or want to remember it, our own Jason and Patrycja graced us with their Rumba at our Annual Gala. Keep an eye out for the next one!
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).