Competing in Hunt Valley, SwingTime Ballroom placed at the top with its dancers at the 2011 Atlantic Dancesport Challenge.
Studio owner and instructor Scott Layfield took amateur student Barbara Ziegler, of Bel Air, to victory in the American Smooth Closed Bronze 3-Dance Challenge. Professional Vladimir Skrylnikov and amateur partner Gina Kazimir, of Bel Air, also won a championship with their victory in the American Smooth Closed Bronze 3-Dance Scholarship, after taking top honors in Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot as well.
Also competing with Vladimir Skrylnikov, amateur Denise Layfield, of Jarrettsville, swept the Open Silver divisions in both American Smooth and International Standard, taking first place finishes.
In the International Latin Division SwingTime Ballroom's couples ruled the floor. Skrylnikov and Kazimir won in Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive. Denise Layfield and Skrylnikov took top placings in Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Dancing with professional Fiodor Zhukov, Laurie Miller, of Havre de Grace, took blue ribbons in Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive along with top places in International Standard Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.
Youth amateur competitors Lauren Miller, of Havre de Grace and her partner, Quincey Williams from SwingTime Ballroom, also took first place in 12 Youth International Latin heats in Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. And Vladimir Skrylnikov was named on of the Top 10 Teachers for the entire competition.
SwingTime Ballroom offers instruction for both social and competitive dancers in Rhythm, Smooth, Latin and Standard plus wedding dance preparation, belly dancing, Zumba dance fitness, yoga, self defense and more. Private and group lessons are available, and there are social dances on Friday evenings where everyone is welcome.
For more information call 410-877-2633 or visit online at http://www.swingtimeballroom.com. The studio is in Fallston by the new Harvest Fare at the junction of Belair and Mountain Roads.