Anna's Articles

I had an amazing time judging Eastern US Dancesport Championships! Beautiful hotel with Harbor views, great show by Riccardo and Yulia, and the loudest audience I've ever seen/heard 🙂! Hats off to Mark Nocera and Dawna (and their dedicated enthusiastic team) for wonderfully organized competition, congratulations on your biggest event ever and thank you so much for having me!

Had an amazing time in California over the past week! What a pleasure it was to work with all my LA and Bay Area "babies" 🙂 !! I love you all lots and THANK YOU again and agin for the joy and positive emotions! ❤❤❤

I had a wonderful time this weekend judging Nashville Starz Dance Spectacular! What a nice competition! Warm, friendly, party and food every night and of course - some of the best dancers in the country under one roof. Thank you David Hamilton for having me and for taking great care of everyone. Thank you my colleagues judges - you were so much fun to work together. Thank you all the

Had amazing two days at David Hamilton's Nashville Ballroom & Co! One of the biggest, brightest, friendliest studios I have ever taught in! Thank you darling David for such a great welcome and to all my Nashville students - you rock!! ❤️❤️


Dec 2016

My trip to LA

Just returned from my LA trip. Thank you to all my students and friends for the great Christmas welcome and for so much joy you are giving me when we work together. I am so blessed and thankful to all of you! ❤️❤️❤️Now back home with my babies. Excited to spend almost a full month at home!!!

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING dear Friends! Be thankful to Everyone for Everything! Never expect gratitude from Anyone. This will fill your life with lots of pleasant surprises and realizations that people do appreciate you!

It was a blast judging Ohio Star Ball! So much great dancing! Pro-Am level is stronger than ever!! Such a pleasure to see! Beautiful Pro and Amateur events! Thank you Sam Sodano and the team for organizing such an incredible event and for having me join you this year! Loved it loved it loved it!  (Read my report on Open Professional Ballroom in Dance Beat or on my site coming soon!)

I had great time judging BYU DanceSport Championships over the weekend! So much Dancing, Youth and Potential! More than 100 couples in some categories! I enjoyed judging the most Gold and Gold Bar level competitions. Good quality techniques, "clean" and precise, not spoiled by noise and superficiality of premature rush into Open level. This is how you bring up great Open level dancers! Well done BYU! I am impressed with