Sunday, October 18, 2015

Great Performances at the Naples Star Ball!

What a great day full of ballroom on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Naples Star Ball!  Our students and staff spent the day at the Naples Hilton showing our community what we know about ballroom dance!  With eight students and two instructors representing our studio, it was a full and wonderful day for everyone who attended.  Justinas Maliauskus and Mac McCord spent the day dancing with the following ladies from our studio: Thelma Negley, Pat Vautrinot, Jennifer Schooley, Brenda Griebahn, Deborah Jansen, Joanne Bates and Cindy Swanson.  Each of the ladies danced in several different categories, including the American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin.
Lynn and Brenda Griebahn also danced as an amateur couple.  They received several awards, and we are honored to have one of those rare couples that compete as amateurs as part of our studio.
We are so proud of everyone and all they have accomplished, and it is always great to be honored for the outstanding dancing that our students do.  
In addition to our delight at receiving the Top Studio award, we  had several students that received awards in different categories:
Thelma Negley received the Top Silver Student Award
Brenda Griebahn placed 2nd dancing with Justinas in the Closed American Smooth Scholarship
Justinas and Mac took home awards for 2nd Place Teacher and 4th Place Teacher, respectively.
Mac with Deborah Jansen

Justinas and Joanne Bates

Joanne, Deborah and Pat at the After Party

Jennifer and Cindy waiting in between heats

Justinas and Thelma dancing American Rhythm

Justinas, Mac and Jim