Donna Edelstein

Donna Edelstein

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DBDC is a WOW!

DBDC held in Boston at the Park Plaza Hotel bills itself as a ‘legendary’ competition and does not over-promise.

AIDA – The Dance Shoe Designed for Love

AIDA dance shoes grew out of one man’s passion for his wife. Vladimir Kotlyarov was a dancer in Russia with a background in engineering.

2015 Motown Showdown Tops the Charts

By Donna Edelstein

Photography Courtesy of Tony Eng & Blake Kish

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The New Golden Star DanceSport Championships

Report by Donna Edelstein
Photos by Dancesport Photography

This was my first time judging the Golden Star DanceSport Championships, held January 30,31 and February 1 at the Westin Hotel in Jersey City and it was Delyan Terziev and Boriana Deltcheva’s first year as owners of the event.

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The Northcoast Ballroom Championships Rock Cleveland

By Donna Edelstein
Photos by Ryan Kenner Photography

Carlos and Marielle Pabon organize a growing competition at the Mariott Cleveland only blocks away from The Horseshoe Casino, the destination of East 4th Street, and the nightlife of the Lake Erie waterfront and the incredible Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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“And The Arnold Goes To….”

By Donna Edelstein
Photos by Paul Rutherford

The Arnold Youth DanceSport Classic March 1and 2 in Columbus, Ohio is part of the Arnold Sports Festival – one of the largest and most exciting sporting events in the world – boasting over 175,000 attendees.

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Smolin1Northcoast Final Evening

On this final evening at Carlos and Marielle Pabons' Northcoast Classic, Sergi Smolin and Anna Tomasini won both the Open Professional Smooth and Open Professional Ballroom by winning all dances.

In Rhythmthe Open Pro Rhythm, Dmitti Dolgopolov repeated their win from last night, winning three of the five dances. They faced a strong challenge from Slash Sharan and Meghan Anderson who won the swing and bolero. Find out who alsMargaryan1o made an impressive showing in this event in the next issue of DanceBeat.

Saturday evening culminated with a show by the very talented Vard Marganyan and Sofia Fil. It was a pleasure to see this couple on the floor alone, demonstrating the intrinsic quality in their dancing.

Northcoast Classic Rocks Cleveland

The Northcoast Classic rocked Cleveland tonight with a full ballroom and an excitingNunes evening of scholarship and rising star professional events.

In the open pro/am events Lisa Vegas had stand out men with Henry Catrett winning the B Rhythm and her student Chris Nunes winning the 'B' open smooth.

Find out which other pro/am teams took home the prize money in the next issue of DanceBeat.

In RSLatinthe R.S. international Latin Dmitro and Nina Kovalenko from New Jersey gave a joyful performance to win all five dances.

In the Professional Open Showdance BraProShowdancendon Barker and Chelsea Cherie gave a riveting performance with interesting choreography and choice of music to capture 1st place.

In the Professional RS Smooth, Igor Afonkin and Rachel Mercedes from Illinois won all four dances. Find out who else made this seven couple final when you read DanceBeat.

The Professional R.S Rhythm had Dmitri Dolgopolov and Kristen Dobson from RS Rhythm copyOhio winning four of the five dances with a clean, consistent performance. Pleasant Ivancheko and Anastasia Gordeeva placed second, taking first in the bolero. This couple is very talented but has a decidedly international style feel to their dancing.

The Northcoast BallroCarlosom Classic organized by Marielle and Carlos Pabon started off with a bang this afternoon in Cleveland Ohio.

Check by for updates tomorrow on the most exciting Northcoast to date.

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