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).
With the Dance Legends (April 13th and April 14th) quickly approaching, BDSC was able to book two of the premier attractions of the show to teach in our studio!
On April 12th, Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis are going to be teaching private lessons throughout the day and a seminar at 7 PM
Michael and Joanna are:
2-time Professional Latin World Champions
2-time Professional Latin European Champions
9-time Professional Latin Polish Champions
4-time Professional Latin Blackpool Champions
6-time Professional Latin UK Open Champions
7-time Professional Latin The International Champions
2-time World Professional Showdance Champions
2-time European Professional Showdance Champions
On April 13th, Sergey Sourkov and Melia are going to be teaching private lessons throughout the day before performing at the Dance Legends later in the evening.
Sergey and Melia are:
5-time Professional Latin World Championships Finalists
6-time Professional Latin Blackpool Dance Festival Finalists
Finalists of all major Professional competitions, including British Open, UK, German Open and International Championships
Finalists of all major Amateur competitions, including British Open, UK, German Open and International Championships
Learn advanced technique and cutting-edge theory from two of the best dancers in the world! Michael and Joanna’s visit will include an engaging program of events that include private lessons and one seminar covering the International Latin style. Do not miss this exclusive event that takes place at Brooklyn DanceSport Club’s beautiful venue on Thursday, April 12th. Register early, as space is limited!
* Private lessons by appointment only