Congratulations to our Student Competitors!

Congratulations to our student competitors!

We would like to congratulate this year’s NY/NJ DanceSport Challenge student competitors!  Joanne Johnson & Charlotte Lee represented Fred Astaire Morristown on the competition dance floor in Jersey City.

The event, which took place at the Westin in Jersey City,  brought students together from Fred Astaire Dance Studios across New York and New Jersey.  Joanne & Charlotte did an incredible job on the dance floor throughout the day on Saturday, June 10th. Saturday’s session was dedicated to the Rhythm Dances, which includes Rumba, Swing, Cha Cha & more!  Both student competitors shared dances with their both of their instructors, Tsvetomir Stoynov & Joe Hasson.

student competitors at NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge

Veteran competitor Joanne Johnson truly let her personality free and wowed on the dance floor throughout the day!  In this highly-contested event Joanne moved on to the finals out of 20-30 couples, placing 4th in both her Bronze Rhythm Scholarship and Championship.  We are so proud of your achievements at this competition!

student competitors at NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge

This event was a first for our student competitor Charlotte Lee. but you wouldn’t know it to see her dancing!  Relaxed and smiling at every glace, Charlotte danced beautifully and confidently.  We are so happy and thrilled that you enjoyed such a successful first competition after only 9 months of dancing!

student competitors at NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge banquet

Following the competition, fellow students joined our student competitors and their instructors for an exciting banquet event!  The Saturday Evening spectacular featured dinner, social dancing, an extensive professional show and lots of fun! Thank you to all who joined us and madethe evening so much fun!

student competitors at NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge

We also appreciate the support of our students and friends who stopped by during all of the sessions as spectators, cheering from the sidelines.  Thank you!

student competitors at NY/NJ Dancesport Challenge

To view more photos of the competition fun, visit our Facebook photo album here!

We hope to see you again at the next inter-regional dance event, the Northeast DanceSport Championships in October.  For veteran competitors, perhaps you’ll join us before that in Orlando, Florida for an amazing “Under the Sea” competition experience at the upcoming National Dance Championships!  If you’re new to competitive dance, or preparing for an event in October, why not take part in our Regional Mini Match on August 11th?  It’s a great way to gain competitive dance floor experience while having a great time with your NJ friends & supporting Morristown’s Team Red.  See your teacher for details!