2008 Top Teachers, Studios & Students

Author
Emerald Ball
Published
May 05, 2008
Top Teachers - $25,0000 Cash Purse

1st $7,000 Kris Suakjian [Londance]
2nd $6,000 Matt Gregory [Londance 2]
3rd $4,500 Jim Maranto [Academy of Ballroom Dance]
4th $3,000 Elias Ladas [Londance 2]
5th $2,500 David Vanderzell [D and D's Dance center]
6th $2,000 Mark Webster [Dancesport Studios of Cedarburg]

Top Studios

Top Small Studio (with 1 or 2 competing students)
Dancesport Studios of Cedarburg, WI

Top Medium Studio (with 3 to 6 competing students)
Champion Dancesport, Scottsdale, AZ
(Pros - Blaz Pocajt & Artem Plakhotnyi)

Top Large Studio (with 7 or more competing students)
Londance, Santa Ana, CA

TOP SOLO EXHIBITION AWARDS

Top Solo Overall
96.33 Dascha Jayne Wright [Oly's Dance Sport]

TOP STUDENT AWARDS

Top Student/Student Award
Roger & Linda Itaya D & D?s Dance Center, Riverside CA

Top American Style Students
Newcomer Gentlemen: Allen Brown [Londance 2]
Newcomer Lady:
Nancy Maloney [Forever Dance]
Bronze Gentlemen:
Ed McCarthy [Simply Ballroom]
Bronze Lady: Dee Iannone [Cannon Studios]
Silver Gentlemen: Mitch Mitchusson [Simply Ballroom]
Silver Lady: Lorie Oliver [Dancesport Studios of Cedarburg]
Gold Gentlemen: Glenn Kosai [Thacker, Laura]
Gold Lady: Nadia Elaovar [Longwood Ballroom]

Top International Style Students
Newcomer Gentlemen: Ed McCarthy [Simply Ballroom]
Newcomer Lady:
Angela Hansen [Londance 2]
Bronze Gentlemen:
JC Caudle [American Ballroom Center - S. Ermis]
Bronze Lady: Trish Van Mourick [Londance 2]
Silver Gentlemen: Douglas Bailey [Ballroom Elegance]
Silver Lady: Lorie Oliver [Dancesport Studios of Cedarburg]
Gold Gentlemen: Ilan Basch [FADS - Bedford Hills]
Gold Lady: Patricia Hoffman [Muradasilov, Alex - Avant Garde

WORLD PRO/AM DANCESPORT SERIES TOP 20 STUDENT AWARDS
Nancy Maloney [Forever Dance]
Peggy Mitchusson [Simply Ballroom]
Elaine Richardson [Penkauskas, Darius
Robert Taylor [Arthur Murray Dance Studio]
Allen Brown [Londance 2]
Patricia Barrier [Dahl Dance Center]
Richard Weinberg [Chicago Dance]
Jim Bakos [Londance]
Dexter Wang [Supershag]
Kathy Pietoso [Simply Ballroom]
Carolanne Chavanne [Londance 2]
Madeline Gomez [Persad, Adrian]
Mitch Mitchusson [Simply Ballroom]
Ginger Chasolen [FADS-Sarasota]
Darcy Adamcyzk [Dahl Dance Center]
Ed McCarthy [Simply Ballroom]
Melissa Anderson [Londance]
Trish Van Mourick [Londance 2]
Dee Iannone [Cannon Studios]
Lorie Oliver [Dancesport Studios of Cedarburg]