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North Coast Ohio - Chapter 2063

 
 
CHAPTER EVENTS

Calendar

Sunday Dances

Music

Dinner Dance

 

Ballroom Dancing Every 2nd Sunday

at

Painesville Township Park
1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Township, Ohio


Monthly dances are held on the
S econd Sunday of each month

Dances are held from:

6:00PM to 9:00PM

Cost is
$7.00 for members
$10.00 for non-members
$4.00 for students

Each Sunday dance has a snack food theme.

January 8 – Winter Dance and Snack food Night
February 12 – Valentine Dance / Cookie Night
March 12 – Cheese and Cracker Night
April 9 – Special Chile Cook-Off Dance
May 14 - Cinco de Mayo Party
June 11 – Summer Serenade Dance \ Pot Luck Night
July 9 – Big Bang Pie Night
August 13 - Hawaiian Luau Party

September 10 – North Coast Ball
4 – 9 p.m.   Reservations required

October 8 – Halloween Party, Hot Cider & Doughnuts
November 12 – Dance with Hors D ’oeuveres Night
December 10 – Christmas Party, Pot Luck special


  • Music is pre-selected from a list of everyone’s favorites and is licensed through ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Requests are welcomed:
    If you would like to make music requests for our monthly dances ahead of time, e-mail Warren at...
    whparks@att.net
  • Help for beginner dancers is provided upon request

Music Licensing


Our annual dinner dance is held on the 2nd Sunday of September. Reservations are required.

 


Please visit this location for special notifications about a specific dance, or to learn if a dance is cancelled for any reason such as snow, access to facilities or building issues.

Call 216-288-6622 or 440-257-3649.

info@ballroomdancingohio.org


 

 
 
 
 

Previous Dinner Dances

2012

2011

2010


2009

2008

 

 

In 2012 our performers were Travis Manero and Kristin Dobson from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Boardman, Ohio.

Travis Manero has excelled in all areas of the Ballroom Dance Industry for the past 12 years (since he began in 1997) and has received numerous Top Teacher Awards throughout his career as a teacher and choreographer. While he has trained top students on a Regional and National level, many have developed into professional instructors and competitors, while few have even become studio owners. Travis is also an active competitor with his partner, Kristen Dobson. They are the current 9 time undefeated Fred Astaire Ohio Regional American Rhythm Champions and Fred Astaire National Finalists in the American Rhythm division. Travis has also performed around the world as a feature ballroom dancer for the Jean Ann Ryan Production Company and the Peter Grey Turhune Production Company aboard Silver Sea and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines. Travis enjoys cross training with other styles of dance and his favorite hobbies include hiking and yoga. Travis recently became certified in Yoga and is now teaching yoga at the studio.

Kristen Dobson grew up in Warren, Ohio where she began dancing at the age of 4. Her dedicated training in tap, jazz, and theatre created a smooth transition into the world of ballroom dance at age 20. Her first accomplishment as a ballroom dancer was when Peter Grey Terhune Productions selected her and her partner, Travis Manero, to be the featured couple on the Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line that literally took them around the world. Kristen is now one of the top Fred Astaire instructors in the state of Ohio, a certified Zumba instructor, reigning Ohio Fred Astaire Open Rhythm Champion, and Fred Astaire National Rising Star and Open Rhythm finalist. Kristen was also featured as a Vegas finalist on season 8 of the hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”

 

Fred Astaire Dance Studios
5090 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512, (330) 788-3200

 

 

 

 

 


 
In 2011 we, featured Paul Danills and Cheri Mahovsky from My Dance Heaven of Erie, PA.
Paul Daniells and Cheri Mahovsky

 

In 2010 our dance performances featured Ilia Volokh and Yuliva Volokh from WHYM studio in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Ilia brang with him over 30 years of dancing, teaching and performing in the United States and Russia. Ilia’s career began with the formal ballet training.  He graduated from the Moscow’s Institute of Theater Arts with a Masters of Dance Education.  Ilia directs our dance program, leading the education curriculum for our teachers and ensuring highest service quality for our clients.

Yuliya has been dancing most of her life and has been teaching and competing in ballroom dancing for the last 6 years. She graduated with two degrees – Sociology and Spanish – from CWRU and is now pursuing her PhD from CSU

Biography excerpts and photos taken from:
http://www.danceatwhym.com/teachers

 


 

In 2009 our dance performance was done by Rebecca Sweet & Heriberto Perez from Viva Dance.

Rebecca Sweet, owner of Viva dance! is a Cleveland native. After graduating from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in dance, Rebecca moved to New York City where she worked for 10 years performing, competing and teaching Latin and Ballroom dance, dancing in the Eddie Torres Latin dance company, and managing Paul Pellicoro's Dancesport, Manhattan's largest Ballroom and Latin dance studio. In 2005, Rebecca returned to her hometown to open the New York-style partner dance studio, Viva dance! in Strongsville.

In Cleveland, Rebecca has performed with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra; in Channel 8's Dancing with the Cleveland Stars segment for Robin Swoboda's "That's Life" in an interview with Danielle Serino of Channel 19 called "Belle of the Ball." Rebecca placed 3rd in Cleveland's Dancing with the Stars for Channel 5 in May of 2009 and also performed for the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland's Annual Promenade in November of 2009. Rebecca has judged numerous Salsa competitions as well as showcases for Absolute Ballroom in Pittsburgh and for Dance Plus in Columbus. She teaches "Ballroom Blitz" for the Cleveland Playhouse and has danced with Emmitt Smith in a commercial for Good Feet Arch Supports.

Rebecca is a subject of media both in front of the camera and in magazines. She was interviewed for Cleveland Magazine's February 2007 issue and Cleveland Business Connect's April 2007 issue. Rebecca has won numerous awards in business such as "On the Road to Success" award in 2005 by Business Advisors of Cleveland, was asked to speak on a panel about entrepreneurship for the 20/30 Club in 2008, and most recently was one of 12 women honored in Crain's Cleveland Business Magazine in their 2009 issue on "Women of Note."

In New York, Rebecca has worked with Robert DeNiro, Daman Wayans, Winton Marsalis, Chayanne and Vanessa Williams, Method Man, RZA and other well-known artists. Rebecca was a member of the Eddie Torres Latin Dance Company. She performed and taught in Salsa Congresses in Los Angeles, New York, Puerto Rico, Holland and England. As a competitive Latin dancer, she has competed, performed and taught internationally in England, Greece, Holland, Italy and Turkey and has won competitions and/or placed in finals in Rising Star and open events.

Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars professional partner to Stacy Keebler, was Rebecca's first dance partner while in New York before she switched to the International Latin style of dance. Currently, she dances with Heriberto Perez of Cleveland. They have been featured on numerous television morning shows where they have taught celebrities to dance, have performed professionally for Channel 5, Channel 19 and Fox 8 and have been in all 3 Cleveland versions of Dancing with the Stars. Their show includes International Latin dances, American Style Rhythm dances, Argentine Tango and New York Style Mambo.

 
   
Heriberto Perez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and has been dancing since the age of seventeen. While completing his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1998, Heriberto danced as a hobby, shared his love for dance with others, and learned more about dance every chance he could get. When he moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 1998 he perused his love for dancing full throttle in Lindy Hop, Salsa/Mambo and Argentine Tango. He is a favorite leader wherever he goes due to his smooth lead and creative and fun movement.

Since taking up dance as a second career in 2001 Heriberto has performed with his Argentine Tango coach, Carina Losano (Washington, DC) and Rebecca Sweet (Cleveland, OH) in such venues as the Cleveland Playhouse, Severance Hall and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are regularly featured dancers for the Tri-C Jazz Festival?s Salsa Picante Events and performed with Larry Harlowe and Johnny Pacheco.

Heriberto is proud to be a competitive Pro-Am Ballroom Competitor in the US and Canada and has also judged the recent "Viva la Salsa" contest in Cleveland, OH at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Heriberto is always eager to be part of the growing community of dancing in Ohio and surrounding areas. Heriberto Perez is an award winning graphic designer by trade and has his own company Taino Design.

Biography excerpt taken from: http://www.vivadancestudio.com/instructors/hPerez.asp

 

In 2008 our professional dance demonstrations were done by:
Jessica Todero and Minas Katsantouris

Jessica Todero has competed professionally as well as Pro-Am events around the country for the past ten years.  Jessica has had 23 years of dance experience and has taught for over ten years around the Cleveland and Boston area, teaching all four styles of ballroom and Latin dance. 

She has won several top teacher awards around the Ohio area. As well as several competitions around the country from 1999 – 2003, she is a former Fred Astaire regional champion and National Rising Star Champion in American rhythm for 2006.

She is now co-owner of the Elegance in Ballroom and Latin Dance studio in Chagrin Falls, Ohio

 

Minas Katsantouris is a renowned choreographer, performer and dance instructor. He is one of the choreographers for 'Latin Fever'. He has performed with Anna Vissi, Greece's biggest star, and was a featured dancer in her clip "Lambo" before moving to the United States where he lived for the past 10 years. He has performed in clips for Mado "Our Love," Michael Rakitzis "I can," has choreographed for fashion shows for the designer Tranoulis, and has appeared on numerous television shows in the United States including Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and Sabado Gigante. Minas has done modeling for Rilken and was recently featured on 10 CD covers for BMG's Latin music series. Minas was also a regular performer at the famous Copacabana in New York City. In addition, he is a United States Finalist in Professional International Latin. He has trained with top coaches such as Louis Van Amstel(featured on Dancing With the Stars), Paul Killick, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin.

   

 

For our 2007 dinner dance, we had our highest attendance to date as we featured Esther Rehm, William Wimer and Jerry & Cathy McCausland for special demonstrations

Esther Rehm-Cohen is a nationally certified judge in American Style, International Latin, International Standard and Theater Arts.  She has been a certified ballroom instructor since 1981.

  • Winner of National Top Teacher Awards

  • Winner of National Top Female Competition Teacher of the year

  • Former coach of the Case Western Reserve Ballroom Team

  • Teacher/coach of many top ranked amateur competitive couples

 

 

 

William Wimer is an extensively proven professional dancer, coach and choreographer, as well as the owner and event-coordinator of All About Dancin’.  The studio has proven its credibility across three decades of service to the Cleveland area. 

William continues to make himself available to the community for private and group lessons. 

Between his country-wide trips for professional engagements he takes time to choreograph. 

He and his team of instructors can bring your dancing to the next level in a positive way, delivering the impeccable quality that is the foundation of All About Dancin’.

 

   

Jerry and Cathy McCausland are the winners of the Mahoning Valley Dance Competition.  Jerry and Cathy have been dancing for ten years on and off as their large family has allowed. They have thirteen children. The last seven are under the age of six and have come to them through the gift of fostering and adoption.

They placed second in the open amateur couple division of the Ohio Star Ball in 2002. They recently won a local competition, The Mahoning Valley Dance Competition, and received an all expense paid trip to see Dancing with the Stars.

They are grateful to God for the gift of being able to dance with each other and for their talented coach and friend, Esther Rehm