2005 Emerald Ball Top Teachers, Studios, Students

Author
The Emerald Ball
Published
May 09, 2005
Top Studios
1st Dallas Dance Divas, Dallas, TX (Michael Hicks)
2nd Championship Dancesport, Scottsdale, AZ (Forrest Vance)
3rd Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Bedford Hills, NY (Tony Dovolani)

Top Teachers
1st -$5,000- Michael Hicks [Dallas Dance Divas]
2nd -$3,500- Forrest Vance [Championship Dancesport]
3rd -$2,000- Tony Dovolani [FADS - Bedford Hills]
4th -$1,300- Jim Maranto [Academy of Ballroom Dance]
5th -$1,100- Joe Trovato [FADS - Ft. Walton Beach]
6th -$800- Alex Zagrean [Nova Dance]
7th -$600- Nigel Clarke [Nigel's Dance]
8th -$400- Angelo Caruso [Caruso Dance Sport]
9th -$300- Lewis Suarez [Atomic Ballroom]
10th -$200- Michael Johnson [Rogers Dancesport]

Top Student Awards:
Top American Style Students:
Newcomer Lady: Lydia Raurell [Caruso Dance Sport]
Newcomer Gentleman: Tom Tsao [Regency Ballroom]
Bronze Lady: Jennifer Bogart [Dallas Dance Divas]
Bronze Gentleman: Marc Charles [Regency Ballroom]
Silver Lady: Cato Seets [FADS - Phoenix]
Silver Gentleman: Jeff Hudson [Dance North County]
Gold Lady: Josie Lee [Championship Dancesport]
Gold Gentleman: Nick Lam [Step by Step - Lopez]

Top International Style Students:
Newcomer Lady: Alison Godfrey [Rogers Dancesport]
Newcomer Gentleman: Joe Kantu [Westmor Studio - Moon]
Bronze Lady: Josie Lee [Championship Dancesport]
Bronze Gentleman: Moniz Dawood [Las Vegas Dancesport - Marshall]
Silver Lady: Lucille Chapnick [FADS - Bedford Hills]
Silver Gentleman: Hong Shih [Vivo Dancesport Center - Dubovska]
Gold Lady: Gerry Young [Nova Dance]
Gold Gentleman: John Amos [Dance Spectrum - Sun]

Top Solo Exhibition Award
Cha Cha/Salsa: Wakana Kobayashi with Salomon Rivera [Latin Hips]

Top 20 Student Awards
Charna Johnson [Academy of Ballroom Dance]
Alison Godfrey [Rogers Dancesport]
Moniz Dawood [Las Vegas Dancesport - Marshall]
Susan Nieswander [Academy of Ballroom Dance]
Sarah Whalen [FADS - Ft. Walton Beach]
Laurel Grady [Academy Dancesport]
Denise Prado [FADS - Phoenix, Glendale]
Cato Seets [FADS - Phoenix]
Susan Miller [FADS - Milwaukee Central]
Liz Conklyn [Cardenas, Esteban]
Faye Baumgardner [FADS - Ft. Walton Beach]
Charlotte Johnston [FADS - Bedford Hills]
Josephine Bond [Avant Garde - Rosen]
Lucille Chapnick [FADS - Bedford Hills]
Karen Dobbs [FADS - Milwaukee Central]
Taeko Hattori [Championship Dancesport]
Lydia Raurell [Caruso Dance Sport]
Josie Lee [Championship Dancesport]
Peggy Kechler [Dallas Dance Divas]
Jennifer Bogart [Dallas Dance Divas]