Ohio Star Ball Championships 2017
Last week a very prestigious event of the dancing world was taking place in Columbus, OH – Ohio Star Ball Championships. This is one of the biggest competitions during the year, and it was even more unique this time because the event was celebrating its 40th anniversary. Sam Sodano have been doing an amazing job organising this championship, taking accommodations, schedules, performances, and shows to the highest level.
Members of Arthur Murray Jacksonville South team had a great opportunity to participate in this event and represent the studio in different categories on the dance floor. Marko Namen, Natasha Namen, and Dmitriy Modell, the usual participants of big championships, also travelled to Columbus last weekend to join the celebration. Besides, the teacher of Arthur Murray Jacksonville South studio, Aleksandr Skriptsov, was performing at Ohio Star Ball Championships with his partner Aida Skriptsova.
Everyone showed great results at this competition, leaving all the teachers proud once again.
Scholarship in Rhythm and became 2nd in World Pro-Am DanceSport Series Junior Scholarship in Smooth. Besides, they made it to the final and became 4th out of 30 couples in the Best of the Best Ohio Star Ball competition.
Dmitriy Modell and Aida Skriptsova won Gentleman Bronze International Ballroom and placed 2nd in Bronze International Ballroom starting from semi-finals.
Natasha Namen and Aleksandr Skriptsov won Open Silver Smooth, became silver medalists in Rising Stars Smooth, and placed 4th in World Pro-Am Open Smooth!
Congratulations to the dancers on a great job! They were working very hard and their efforts paid off. We are looking forward to more victories in future events!