Congratulations to all the Brooklyn DanceSport Club competitors representing New York and BDSC at the 2012 Ohio Star Ball!










The Ohio Star Ball began as a one day showcase 35 years ago, under the direction of Sam Sodano. With equal amounts of creativity, courage and perseverance, Sam has developed this Championship into the largest Pro/Am competition, not only in North America, but in the world today. Held in November in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency and televised on PBS, the Ohio Star Ball hosts several national championship events.

Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir were only behind world Champions, Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko, and Blackpool Finalists, Maurizio Vescovo and Andre Vaidilaitev on this night. Absolutely remarkable dancing and we are proud to have such a hard-working and dedicated couple represent BDSC!
Professional Latin Championships: 3rd 

Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina kept on par with their competitors and displayed a very high level of technical expertise. 
Amateur Latin Championships: 3rd  

Artur Tarnavskyy and Patrycja Golak had a truly fantastic result only after a few months of dancing together, beating some of the best couples in America!
Amateur Latin Championships: 5th

Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski, our Junior All-Stars, showed why they are considered our “Junior All-Stars” with amazing dancing and results!
Junior II Latin Championships: 2nd
Junior II Latin Grand Slam: 2nd
Junior II Standard Championships: 1st
Junior II Standard Grand-Slam: 1st

Evgeny Raev and Gabrielle Sabler continued their string of amazing results from the Dutch Open, by becoming the Ohio Star Ball Under-21 Latin Vice-Champions!
Under-21 Latin Championships: 2nd
Amateur Latin Championships: 9th

Dmitry Nikishkin and Olena Shvets became the Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising-Star Latin Vice-Champions in only their second competition together as Professionals!
Professional Rising-Star Latin: 2nd

Stanislav Savich and Annie He Xiao stayed on pace with their results by having a solid night of fantastic dancing.
Professional Rising-Star Latin: 3rd

Levy Agaronnik and Danielle Malpa keep building on their past results, and improving with every single competition in dancing and results.
Junior I Latin 3-Dance: 3rd  

Leor Hofman and Amanda Herrschaft continue their improbable run of wonderful results as one of BDSC’s newest and up and coming couples.
Youth Latin 3-Dance: 4th   

Larry Tokar and Juliana Hoff have achieved remarkable results through a lot of recent adversity and we are proud of their dedication and perseverance. 
Youth Latin 3-Dance: 5th
Youth Standard 3-Dance: 7th