World Smooth Summit

May 7th, 8th & 9th, 2023 at Hilton LAX

Pro/Am Students, Pro/Am Instructors, Amateur Couples, and Professional Couples are welcome to join the inaugural World Smooth Summit, following the Emerald Ball.

  • Tickets may be purchased below.
  • All instructors will be available for Private Lessons; please contact instructor directly to book your Private Lessons. (Contact info is listed below each instructor’s picture.)

Tentative Schedule & Registration

(The order, subject and instructors of classes are subject to change.)

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Supervised Rounds:

Both Professionals & Amateurs may attend the Pro/Am Workshops. Professional Workshops are only open to Professional Dancers. 

Pro classes are focused on helping professional dancers improve their dance skills, but not focused on teaching and how to improve teaching methods.

Yes :grinning: They are geared how how to improve your skills as Pro/Am dancer.

Yes :grinning: However, the student cannot attend Professional classes.

Yes :grinning: 

Sunday, May 7
Day 1

Professionals

La Jolla Ballroom

  • Introduction of all Smooth Summit Instructors

  • 1:00PM – Seminar on the History of American Smooth

    - Moderater: Wayne Eng
    - with Rufus Dustin, Marianne Nicole-De Palma, & Rosendo Fumero

  • 2:00PM – “To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance” ( Aubrey Lynch)

    Roman Malkhasyan & Galina Detkina

  • 3:00PM – Transitions, How to Make it Smooth

    Peter & Alexandra Perzhu

  • 4:00PM – The Force of the Soul (How to Become an Emotional Dancer)

    Taliat Tarsinov

  • 5:00PM- Beyond Steps

    Mazen Hamza & Izabella Jundzill

  • 6:00PM – Enhance your Performance Skills

    Victoria Regan

  • 7:30-9:00PM – Rounds (LA JOLLA BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura

Pro/Am

Los Angeles Ballroom

  • Introduction of all Smooth Summit Instructors

  • 1:00PM – Seminar on the History of American Smooth

    - Moderater: Wayne Eng
    - with Rufus Dustin, Marianne Nicole-De Palma, & Rosendo Fumero

  • 2:00PM – Level changes, how to make it Smooth

    Peter & Alexandra Perzhu

  • 3:00PM – FlexAbility

    Mazen Hamza & Izabella Jundzill

  • 4:00PM – Breathing Life into Your Movement

    Victoria Regan

  • 5:00PM – Foundation Before Style

    Roman Malkhasyan and Galina Detkina

  • 6:00PM – Dance is the Language of the Body (How to Become More Expressive in Your Dancing)

    Taliat Tarsinov

  • 7:30-9:00PM – Rounds (LA JOLLA BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura

Monday, May 8
Day 2

Professionals

International Ballroom

  • 2:00PM – How to Use Weight in Smooth

    Jonathan Roberts

  • 3:00PM – Musicality through Stillness and Verticality Versus Movement and Swing and Away Action

    David Hamilton & Olga Foraponova

  • 4:00PM – Performing Arts Skills for a Complete Smooth Dancer

    Edward Simon & JT Thomas

  • 5:00PM – Generating and Re-directing Interactive Energy

    Ilya Ifraimov

  • 6:00PM – Conversation Through Purity of Connection

    Anna Shahbazyan

  • 7:00PM – American Smooth Question & Answer Panel (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Featuring All Attending World Smooth Summit Coaches

  • 8:30-10:00PM – Rounds (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Olga Foraponova

Pro/Am

La Jolla Ballroom

  • 2:00PM – Create Direction of Inside Turn Before Follow Through of Outside of Turn

    David Hamilton & Olga Foraponova

  • 3:00PM – Performing Arts Skills for a Complete Smooth Dancer - From Syllabus to Open Work

    Edward Simon & JT Thomas

  • 4:00PM – Dynamics in Smooth

    Jonathan Roberts

  • 5:00PM – Who is Leading?

    Anna Shahbazyan

  • 6:00PM – Connecting through Body Weight

    Ilya Ifraimov

  • 7:00PM – American Smooth Question & Answer Panel (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Featuring All Attending World Smooth Summit Coaches

  • 8:30-10:00PM – Rounds (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Olga Foraponova

Tuesday, May 9
Day 3

Professionals

International Ballroom

  • 2:00PM – The future of Smooth Syllabus

    Toni Redpath & Michael Mead

  • 3:00PM – The Way We See It

    Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija Barasihina

  • 4:00PM – Minimum Effort, Maximum Effect

    Max Sinitsa & Tatiana Seliverstova

  • 5:00PM – Freedom through Connectivity

    Marzena Stachura & Slawek Sochacki

  • 6:30-8:00PM – Rounds (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Anna Shahbazyan

Pro/Am

La Jolla Ballroom

  • 2:00PM – Your Perception May Not Be My Reality - Priorities of Development

    Nick Cheremukhin & Viktorija Barasihina

  • 3:00PM – Unique Entries and Exits from Turns

    Max Sinitsa & Tatiana Seliverstova

  • 4:00PM – Creativity within Restrictions

    Marzena Stachura & Slawek Sochacki

  • 5:00PM – Create your Own Unique Style of Smooth

    Toni Redpath & Michael Mead

  • 6:30-8:00PM – Rounds (INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM)

    Supervised by: Anna Shahbazyan

Featuring the Best in Smooth

Please contact coaches directly to book your private lessons.

Private Lessons will be held in the Los Angeles Ballroom unless your teacher decides otherwise.

Viktorija Barasihina & Nick Cheremukhin

Rufus Dustin

Olga Foraponova

Rosendo Fumero

David Hamilton

Mazen Hamza

Ilya Ifraimov

Izabella Jundzill

Elena Kosovich-Bahcheva

Roman Malkhasyan & Galina Detkina

(Phone 1 - Roman | Phone 2 - Galina)

Michael Mead

Marianne Nicole

Alexandra Perzhu

Peter Perzhu

Victoria Regan

Toni Redpath

Jonathan Roberts

Tatiana Seliverstova

Anna Shahbazyan

Edward Simon

Max Sinitsa

Slawek Sochacki

Marzena Stachura

Taliat Tarsinov

JT Thomas

JT Thomas