SwingTime Ballroom students shine at 2013 Baltimore Dancesport Challenge

  • SwingTime Ballroom owner Scott Layfield and amateur student Barbara Zeigler were among the studio's winners at the Baltimore Dancesport Challenge
SwingTime Ballroom owner Scott Layfield and amateur student…
August 05, 2013

SwingTime Ballroom's students once again showed they have what it takes to win at the recent 2013 Baltimore Dancesport Challenge. Competing with dancers from all over the East Coast, four of the studio's students took first place for their efforts.

Studio owner Scott Layfield and his amateur student, Barbara Ziegler, of Bel Air, claimed a first place for their American Smooth Foxtrot, and were runnersup in several other dances. Professional Fiodor Zhukov and amateur competitor Denise Layfield of Fallston swept the American Smooth Open Gold Star division, winning all of their dances plus the Open Smooth Scholarship competition.

Professional studio instructor Froilan Mate partnered with Gina Kazimir of Bel Air and Joanne O'Connell of Phoenix to victories as well. Kazimir and Mate took first place honors in all of their American Smooth and Rhythm classes, and were also named top medalists for the Dancesport Challenge Championships in both American Smooth and Rhythm. Mate and O'Connell took blue ribbons in all of their American Rhythm dances and also in American Smooth Waltz and Foxtrot.

SwingTime Ballroom offers instruction and open dance parties featuring rhythm, smooth, Latin and standard ballroom dance styles, plus wedding dance choreography and classes, belly dancing, Zumba, toning and more. No partner is ever needed and everyone from first time dancers to dedicated competitors is welcome.

In addition to lessons and coaching, the studio offers a full line of dancewear for ballroom, bellydance, ballet and more, practice apparel, gowns and costumes, shoes and accessories for all styles of dance. Private and group lessons and rentals are available, and there are social dances on Friday evenings where everyone is welcome. The space is also now home to Miss Janette Browns' Studio of Dance and offers ballet, tap and jazz classes for children, teens and adults.

For more information call 410-877-2633 or visit http://www.swingtimeballroom.com. The studio is in Fallston by the Harvest Fare at the junction of Belair and Mountain roads.

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