A guide to successful DanceSport experience for parents and kids

by Ekaterina Zakharoff

It is not a secret that every time we try something new, whether its a hobby or a career, we might have a hard time blending in with the group of people who’s been doing it for sometime, or if we prefer to stay with the group of newbies, it takes us much longer to understand what exactly we got ourselves involved into. So I hope this guide will help you and/or your child to ease out the experience we call Ballroom dance/DanceSport. See More 

Professionals vs. Amateurs

by Ekaterina Zakharoff

The question I hear quite often is: What is the difference between amateur and professional dancer/DanceSport athlete and who is considered professional in our art/sport? See More 

Age groups, levels and leagues of DanceSport

by Ekaterina Zakharoff

In Competitive Ballroom/DanceSport we have the following age groups: See More 


Blackpool U/21 Latin 2017

by Ekaterina Zakharoff for DanceBeat (2017)

No other dance event in the world can compare. For 92 years, The Blackpool Dance Festival has brought the best dancers, leading specialists and adjudicators alike, from every continent, together to compete for the best audiences.See More 

First-year dancers to compete at world festival

by Sara Bruestle - Mukilteo Beacon (2015)

A Mukilteo Elementary fifth grader will represent the United States at the international Blackpool Junior Dance Festival in England this April.

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Duo put in long hours for the love of dancesport

by Rich Myhre - Everett Herald (2014)

LYNNWOOD — Like other top athletes, dancers Scott Nicholson and Evie Gorobets work out many hours a week. They train mostly together, but also on their own and usually at a gym where they lift weights, stretch and do cardio exercises.

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Junior Latin Events from Emerald Ball 2015

by Ekaterina Zakharoff for DanceBeat (2015)

This year Wayne and Donna Eng again managed a fantastic event.

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Embassy Ball Junior Latin Divisions

by Ekaterina Zakharoff for DanceBeat (2014)

Sunday daytime session was all about the youth and oh, what a delight!

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Gotta dance, gotta jump

by Cliff Newell - Lake Oswego Review (2013)

Whether it's on the dance floor or in track and field, Scott Nicholson is the winner See More 

‘America’s Got Talent’ dancers coming to Kent

by Steve Hunter - Kent Reporter (2010)

It might look like the moves come easy for Everett child ballroom dancing stars Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor when they hit the stage Sept. 17 at the See More 

Bothell ballroom dancer Clark snags ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ trophy

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter (2010)

Aaron Clark, 17, center, of Bothell recently won a “Champions of Tomorrow” trophy for his ballroom-dancing talents at the 2010 Northwest Dancesport See More