Congratulations to all the BDSC competitors who competed at the 2012 Yankee Classic DanceSport Championships!

The Yankee Classic  is an annual competition held at the Boston Marriot – Cambridge Center in Boston, Massachusetts. It began in 1990 and has quickly expanded to become one of North America’s most prestigious competitions. In 2006, John and Cathi Nyemchek became co-hosts of the event and the event has been growing ever since! At this year’s Yankee Classic not only did Brooklyn DanceSport Club have couples competing, but also featured a performance by our very own Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk, British Rising-Star International Ballroom Champions. Congratulations everyone!

Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir
World Masters Professional International Latin Championships: 1st

Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova
Amateur Latin Championships: 1st

Dmitry Nikishkin and Olena Shvets
Amateur Latin Championships: 4th

Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski
Youth Championship Latin: 1st
Youth Championship Standard: 1st

Roman Lerner and Vera Iakovleva
Professional Rising-Star International Latin Championships: 4th  

Ryan Raffloer and Shelby Joy Cole
Youth Championship Latin: 2nd
Youth Championship Standard: 2nd

Alex Lukasik and Konwalia Owczarz
Junior I Championship Standard: 1st
Junior I Championship Latin: 3rd
Junior I Pre-Champ Standard: 1st
Junior I Pre-Champ Latin: 2nd

Daniel Pechalov and Kristina Pidvirny
Junior I Closed Silver Latin: 1st
Junior I Open Silver Cha-Cha: 2nd
Junior I Open Silver Samba, Rumba, Jive: 1st

Ariel Balaguta and Pasha Stepanchuk
Junior II Novice Latin: 1st
Junior II Pre-Champ Latin: 2nd