It was a great pleasure attending and judging Eastern United States Dancesport Championships in Boston. Beautiful hotel with Harbor views, amazing show by Riccardo and Yulia, electric energy from the dancers and the loudest audience ever, - all of this made it a wonderful experience for everyone! Hats off to Mark and Dawna Nocera and their dedicated enthusiastic team for wonderfully organized competition! The Final of the Open Professional Ballroom

It was my great pleasure to judge Ohio Star Ball! One of the biggest competitions of the year, it offers a great opportunity for us to see amazing dancing in Professional, Amateur and Pro-Am categories! The level and the quality of dancing is rising every year. Pro-Am field, in particularly, is getting larger and more competitive than ever! This is great and I can’t wait to see more and more

What a delight it was to be judging Paragon Open! One of the friendliest competitions ever! Such a warm atmosphere, fully Halloween decorated ballroom, very well organized with great panel of judges!! Thank you Andrei Gavriline and Elena Kryuchkova for having me. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! There was a lot of good level dancing at the competition in Professional, Amateur and Pro-Am categories! Professional Ballroom Final was

It was a great pleasure to be judging Embassy Ball! Well done McDonald family: Brian, Kristi, Gary and Jason - superbly organized competition, beautiful venue Hotel Irvine, very friendly atmosphere, lots of fun for all participating and most importantly some very lovely dancing in all three categories: Professional, Amateur and Pro-Am. Congratulations to all winners and to all those who are happy with their result. To those who didn't win

Oh what an event it was! Dance Legends 2014 blew everyone’s minds like never before with an amazing combination of high class dancing, heartwarming and exciting dance reunions, emotions, artistry, perfection! It will be the event to remember and talk about by the dance enthusiasts for a long time to come! Night 1. PERFECTION AND EMOTION. If I were to describe Friday night at Dance Legends in two words I

The Emerald Ball this year was the biggest ever! I was impressed by the number of entries in most of the Pro, Amateur and Pro-Am divisions and by the quality of dancing particularly in Pro-Am! Well done Wayne and Donna Eng for putting up a great event and managing to attract so many good dancers from across the country! The Pro Standard division, sadly, was among the least represented since

Are you Working too Hard in your Dancing? EFFICIENCY IS THE KEY. I heard this phrase from my teachers again and again when I was competing... I realize the importance of this statement as I am teaching my students now.. Not only in dancing but in all areas of our life we long to achieve THE BEST RESULT WITH THE LEAST EFFORT. In a way that is the moving force

Friday night at Wintergardens was full of excitement!! Everybody: dancers, audience and I am sure the judges had a great time! Just like on Wednesday night I was impressed to see so many couples dance well and hardly anyone have a bad day.. That is why we stomped our feet through the whole Tango in the Final and jumped off our seats half way through the Quickstep!!! Congratulations to my

April 2012. Dance Legends. Part 1. Last night was a Magical night at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Beautiful venue.. Full house... The evening started with an energetic and upbeat Cha-Cha by Michael Malitowski & Joanna Leunis. They set the mood for the night. Throughout the event Michael and Joanna continued impressing us with some non traditional interesting choice of music, costumes and choreography and stayed true to their unique impeccable

Thursday October 13, 2011.. 5pm... I am walking up the stairs approaching the beautiful, majestic circular building in the center of London where I used to come every October for 8 consecutive years. The Royal Albert Hall in London. I enter the Door 1... and here I am heading towards the downstairs changing rooms... But wait!.. This year is different... I am here to spectate and admire the beautiful dancing...