Team Match 2017 — Congratulations, competitors!

Team Match 2017 was a complete success!

We would like to congratulate all of our 11 Team Match competitors! Each dancer did a wonderful job this weekend!

Pia Cardillo, Lori Dahlberg, Joanne Reed Johnson, Halina Kolano, Mollie Lawrence, Baixiu Liu, Gabriela Lopez, Andrew Machleder, Victoria Sebastian, Tammy Molinari Siana & Rika Yamaguchi each danced their hearts out on the competition floor!  There were many high placements, ribbons and medals earned within the FADS Morristown Team Saturday! Congratulations to all!

Team Match competition photos

We are thrilled to have had each and every one of you as members of our competition team! You represented Fred Astaire Morristown and Team Army/Airforce and helped our team win! We hope you enjoyed an incredible experience! We also thank all our friendly spectators who joined us to cheer on their friends from the sidelines.

The Team Match competition began at 8am and concluded with two exciting, highly anticipated events — the Team Match & the professional Jack & Jill!  In the end, the Team Match Winners were announced — Team Army/Airforce was the winner with the most points accumulated throughout the day!

Top Studio Morristown Team Match 2017


Following the competition, the Team Match day concluded with a relaxed but dressy Oscars-style banquet complete with sit-down dinner, drinks, awards ceremony, an impressive professional dance show & lots of social dancing!

Fun Team Morristown Team Match
Staff & Students of FADS Morristowhn having Fun at Team Match 2017 banquet

Awards received by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Morristown, Staff & Students included:

Top Studio – Morristown
Top Overall Student – Rika Yamaguchi
Top Silver Student – Mollie Lawrence
Top Bronze Student – Rika Yamaguchi
Top Teacher – Joe Miller
2nd Place Top Teacher  – Tsvetomir Stoynov
Superstar Studio Award – Morristown
Personality Award – Natalie Duke-Honkonen
Rookie of the Year – Anthony Soto
Top Receptionist – Cristina DiGiacomo

The highlight of the evening, however, were the exciting professional dance performances!
Here’s a small glimpse of what you missed if you weren’t able to attend this fabulous night:

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We hope you all join us when we gather again for our next competition, the Metropolitan DanceSport Championships!  Fred Astaire’s New York region will be joining us for this event, which will take place in Long Branch, NJ at the beautiful Ocean Place Resort on March 10th & 11th 2017.

Be sure to check our calendar for other upcoming events & see your teacher now for information on how YOU can take to the competition dance floor & represent Fred Astaire Morristown at this exciting event!

Long Branch 2017