- Max Sinitsa & Tatiana Seliverstova Max Sinitsa & Tatiana Seliverstova
- Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija
- Open Pro Smooth Open Pro Smooth
- Mykhailo Bilopuknov& Anastasia Shchypilina Mykhailo Bilopuknov& Anastasia Shchypilina
- Dmitry Nikishkin & Olena Shvets-Nikishkin Dmitry Nikishkin & Olena Shvets-Nikishkin
- Open Pro Latin Open Pro Latin
- Pro Cabaret Pro Cabaret
- Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova
- Andre & Natalie Paramonov Andre & Natalie Paramonov
- Open Pro Rhythm Open Pro Rhythm
- Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva Artem Plakhotnyi & Inna Berlizyeva
- Ooen Pro Ballroom Ooen Pro Ballroom
- Iaroslav Bieliel & Olga Gladiuk Iaroslav Bieliel & Olga Gladiuk
- Line dance with Louis Line dance with Louis
- Top students ready for their conga line Top students ready for their conga line
With over 8,000 entries, you know we had some busy pro-am sessions and none were more so that Saturday matinee that featured both the Ballroom and Latin divisions.
The results of the Open Scholarships were as follows:
1. Natalie Rezai w/ Sergey Kiselev 1,1,1,1,1
2. Vinnie Miller w/ Denis Kutepov 2,2,2,2,2
3. Irene Lee w/ Iaroslav Bieliel 3,3,3,3,3
Open B Ballroom
1. Grace Wang w/ Sergey Kiselev 1,2,2,1,1
2. Michele Peng w/ Mikhail Avdeev 2,1,1,2,2
3. Ling Ma w/ Edgars Gasjuns 3,3,3,3,3
Oeon C Ballroom
1. Hans Stork w/ Victoria Kazukina 1,1,1,5,1
2. Annie Chan w/ Christian Radvan 6,2,2,1,3
3. Janice Smith w/ Francesco Flumiani 3,4,4,2,2
1. Tanya Durbin w/ Roman Kutskyy 1,1,1,1,1
2. Vera Xu w/ Jakob Zeglin 2,2,2,2,2
3. Emily Garrett w/ Yavor Genev 3,3,3,3,6
Open C Latin
1. Stevaljevic w/ Stanislav Kochergin 1,1,1,1,1
2. Grace Kuan w/ Jakub Zeglin 3,2,2,2,2
3. Boulos w/ Radomir Pashev 2,5T, 4,4,4
Open C Latin
1. Romero w/ Evgeniy Likachev 1,1,2,1,1
2. Rhonda Lynch w/ Stephen McCann 3,3,1,2,2
3. Lynn Magnesen w/ Vard Margaryan 2,2,3,3,3
The Meaning of “Semi-Formal”
If you’ve ever wondered exactly what “semiformal” really means – well all was explained last night at the Ballroom Beach Bash.
- Eugene Katsevman, Tony Meredith Eugene Katsevman, Tony Meredith
- The Officials The Officials
- Jonathan Roberts, Toni Redpath, Michael Mead Jonathan Roberts, Toni Redpath, Michael Mead
- Paul Holmes Paul Holmes
- Scott Washburn, Linda Dean, Steven Knight Scott Washburn, Linda Dean, Steven Knight
- Thomas Lewandowski Thomas Lewandowski
Nevertheless, everything was serious on the floor with all 4 styles of Pro Rising Star on display.
First up was the Smooth with a strong semifinal round. There was a pretty clear winner. Max Lotoskyy & Sarah Haworth won all dances with a majority of 1st places. Pushing them hard with 2,2,2,2 were Slava & Valeriia Kostaniets, they had a significant amount of 1st places in all dances. With 4,3,3,3, Adam Sorensen & Marietta Tartaglia were 3rd. 4th Kyle & Christina Campbell 3,5,4,6; 5th Martin Pickering & Natalie Botes 5,4,5,5; 6th Dustin Donelan & Rachel Damiani 6,6,6,5.
The Ballroom was the only style to begin with a straight final. Cristian Radvan & Kristina Kudelko won all 5 dances but had a tough fight in all but the tango with runners-up Youriy Nartov & Sarika Hudson. 3rd spot in all dances fell to Evgeniy Mayorov & Olga Lisovskaya and 4th went to Sarosh Ahmad & Zoe Wydroug.
During the day it was the Smooth style for the pro-ams and as you might expect, with three US Champions in this style as organizers the level all day was very high.
1. Madison Stribling w/ Mayo Alanen 1,1,1,1
2. Natalie Crandall w/ Decho Kraev 2,2,2,2
3. Sirinda Sincharoen w/ Max Sinitsa 3,3,3,3.
1. Aiyesha Dey w/ Mayo Alanen 1,2,1,1
2. Sophia D’Angelo w/ Ilya Reyzin 2,1,2,2
3. Patricia Schneider w/ Nick Cheremukhin 3,3,4,3
1. Sophia D’Angelo w/ Ilya Reyzin 1,1,1,1
2. Darla Davies w/ Jim Maranto 2,2,3,2
3. Sue Eldred w/ Igor Ustymovich,3,2,3
Flying Sharks! What?
Ballroom Beach Bash 2016
Flying sharks, judges in deckchairs, competitors fanned with palm fronds – where else can we be?
With 8,000 entries there isn’t a lot of spare time, but by moving the awards outside the ballroom on Thursday, Beach Bash preserved time for some of their signature “wackiness” such as the Cabana Treatment, including massage for selected pro-am competitors all day and all night.
1. Natalie Crandall w/ Decho Kraev 1,1,1,1,1
2. Isabella Libertore w/ Charles Cunningham 2,2,2,2,2
3. Marinda James-Heskett w/ Jeremy Pilling 3,3,3,3,3
1. Sophia D’Angelo w/ Ilya Reyzin 1,1,1,1,1
2. Thara Salamone w/ Jim Maranto 2,2,2,2,2
3. Heidi Kellison w/ Sean Tamashiro 3,3,3,3,3
1. Lynn Magnessen w/ Vard Margaryan 1,1,1,1,1
2. Diane Caracciolo W/ Nazar Norov 2,2,2,2,2
3. Janice Gonzalez w/ Vlad Kosarev 3,3,3,4,3