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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | November 9, 2009
Beyond the throng of sequin-covered dancers sashaying to the floor, Allison Dennis stood nervously in her modest-by-comparison flouncy polka dot miniskirt, eager for her group to be called. It was, after all, only her second dance competition. But like so many relative newcomers to ballroom dancing, what she lacked in experience she made up in attitude. "It's exciting, it's exhilarating, it's exhausting," said Dennis, breathless, as she strutted off the dance floor with her partner, Robert Granville; both are sophomores at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Host Cat Deeley starts the show by telling us that six dancers are in danger and two will go home at the end of the evening. It's a Broadway group number to "New York, New York" from "On the Town" - the guys are sailors, baseball players, a cop, and businessmen. The women are waitresses and wives. Sigh. Also, Marcquet is in a tuxedo with a white jacket that has the unfortunate effect of making him look like a servant or something, in the pre-Civil Rights era. Ugh. This is maybe not the best way to indulge 1940s nostalgia?
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
The panache and entertaining lifestyle of 1920s Baltimore awaits the buyer who purchases the 88-year-old grand residence at 115 Woodholme Ave. in Baltimore County, currently offered at $889,000. "We've been calling it the '[Great] Gatsby' style of mansion," said listing agent Michael J. Schiff of Keller Williams Realty Baltimore. "It's very over the top; a true showhome for your guests. " Within its two-story, 7,100-square foot interior, the rooms are spacious and elegant. From the marble floor of the center hall foyer, the home's traditional layout boasts substantial rooms that include a formal, sunken living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, a slate-floored sunroom, a family room with a wood-beam ceiling - and finally, a 19-foot by 45-foot ballroom with custom-painted hardwood floors and a ceiling painted in Victorian-style fashion.
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly formed an artistic connection. Before long, however, the pair would waltz, tango and quick-step their way toward love, then marriage. "We share something in common that's close to our hearts," says Tom, 54, a South Korean emigre whose family arrived in Champaign, Ill., when he was a teen.
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By Photos by Algerina Perna and Photos by Algerina Perna,Sun photographer | June 4, 2007
It starts with a prompt from the ballroom dancing instructor, and the kids, arm in arm and elbows up, miraculously transform into elegant fox-trotters. The middle school students at Crossroads School are part of a program based on Mad Hot Ballroom, a documentary about dancing teams at New York City schools. The school in Fells Point takes kids from impoverished neighborhoods in East Baltimore and helps turn their academic performances around.
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December 18, 2009
On December 9, 2009, Della Marie Walker. On December 19 memorial service Kingdom Hall, 4006 Ridgewood Avenue 1:00 P.M. Repass Brittany Apts. Ballroom, 4 Deauville Court, Pikesville 2:30 P.M. Inquiries to 410-462-5372.
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By Anna Kaplan and Anna Kaplan,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2003
In the brightly lit Atlantic Ballroom in Towson, Igor and Polina Pilipenchuk practice their dance moves. They glide gracefully across polished hardwood, shoes tapping and hips swiveling. In June, the Towson residents are going to Tokyo to represent the United States in the World Professional Ten Dance Championships. Last month, the Belarus natives won the National Dancesport Title in Asheville, N.C., establishing themselves as the top ballroom-dancing couple in the United States. In June, they could very well be named the world's best.
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October 27, 2006
International dance -- Kinetics Dance Theatre will hold an International Dance Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at 3280 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City. Klezazz, a Baltimore klezmer band, will be featured. Workshops, open to everyone, include Latin and traditional ballroom dancing from noon to 1 p.m.; Israeli folk dancing (music by Klezazz) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; belly dancing from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (hula dancing will be provided for younger children); Irish step dancing from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and African dance from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities for children are to include crafts, face painting, an obstacle course and balloons.
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | June 2, 2007
Dancing With the Stars is gone for the season, but if you still have a jones to watch people move, check out Fox's So You Think You Can Dance. The show bills itself as the search for "America's favorite dancer" and tests dancers in a variety of styles and with different partners. A ballroom dancer who makes it to the finals might be paired with a hip-hop dancer and assigned to perform a lyrical routine on any given week -- it makes for entertaining viewing. The audition process is still going on, but now the performers are all semifinalists, so the show is past the humiliating-people part.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1997
With poise and grace, high school girls in flowing white gowns curtsied and waltzed last night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, dazzling an audience of more than 700 people at the Youth Cotillion."
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
The panache and entertaining lifestyle of 1920s Baltimore awaits the buyer who purchases the 88-year-old grand residence at 115 Woodholme Ave. in Baltimore County, currently offered at $889,000. "We've been calling it the '[Great] Gatsby' style of mansion," said listing agent Michael J. Schiff of Keller Williams Realty Baltimore. "It's very over the top; a true showhome for your guests. " Within its two-story, 7,100-square foot interior, the rooms are spacious and elegant. From the marble floor of the center hall foyer, the home's traditional layout boasts substantial rooms that include a formal, sunken living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, a slate-floored sunroom, a family room with a wood-beam ceiling - and finally, a 19-foot by 45-foot ballroom with custom-painted hardwood floors and a ceiling painted in Victorian-style fashion.
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By Allison Brickell and For The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
In the cavernous space of Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown, a small group of women shimmy their hips and move their arms in time to drum solos and Middle Eastern pop music. It's the first day of a five-week session in a beginner's level belly dance class. The class is taught by Elizabeth Miner, who goes by the stage name Isabel. Miner has been teaching belly dance classes for three years and says belly dance is a great physical activity that helps people form a positive body image. The class is geared toward those new to belly dance and those looking for a refresher on the basics.
EXPLORE
August 5, 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.
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July 1, 2013
Medical professionals from Upper Chesapeake Health paired with SwingTime Ballroom this year to strut their stuff and Dance for a Cause to benefit Cancer LifeNet. With just over a month of training, they took the floor recently to compete for the title of "Dancing for a Cause Champion," awarded to the couple who raised the most money via votes for the cause. It was a close race this year, but the winner was Dr. Ramon DeJesus, dancing with SwingTime Ballroom's competitive amateur dancer, Barbara Ziegler.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 24, 2013
The 6th Annual "Dancing for the Arts" gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Residents' Club at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. The event will feature Harford County "stars" who will showcase their ballroom dancing talents and compete for top honors. The "stars" will take private dance lessons with professional dance instructors from Dancing with Friends. The evening will include an open bar, sumptuous food, the dancing competition and a live auction. The honorary chair is Tamera Rush, vice president of Defense STG Inc. and winner of the Judges Choice Award at the 2012 gala.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts | May 7, 2013
Tonight is the first night the couples will do two full dances (where one is not a dance-off or a group dance). During the staircase introductions, Jacoby is wearing a cowboy hat. I can't wait to see what that means for their routine. Also, today is Tom Bergeron's birthday and why this isn't a national holiday, I don't know. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. Round One Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy Foxtrot Val is trying to ignite Zendaya's competitive spirit, but her smile always makes him chuckle.
FEATURES
By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2009
T he annual holiday brunch is always a festive get-together for members and supporters of 100 Black Men of Maryland. But this year, comfort and joy seemed to take on an extra dimension. "This seems like one of the biggest crowds we've ever had," noted president Ray Lucas, as he and event chairman Guy Bragg watched hundreds of people stream into the Martin's West ballroom. "In this kind of economy, this just gives me goose bumps," Lucas added. Members Almie McIntyre Jr. and Mel Bates stood inside the ballroom door, greeting guests.
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By Story by Ellen Gamerman | February 19, 2004
Brahms' "Lullaby" fills the living room. Ben Oliver has turned on the music box and tinny notes play in a loop, circling around like the miniature ballroom figures twirling inside it. Ben takes his wife's hands, lifts her off the couch. "You ready?" he asks. "Here we go." One step, then two, then three. A soft waltz on the carpet. Ben can see Florence is tired. Earlier tonight, he tried to boost his wife's spirits, but when he talked about all the things they have to look forward to - starting with this evening's dance in the Crystal Ballroom at Leisure World - she just went fuzzy.
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April 15, 2013
Don't miss the first simulcast presentation of Chick-fil-A Leadercast—Harford on Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of locations around the world. The event will be the first of its kind in Harford County. Benefit from the insight of these remarkable leaders: Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA; John C. Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie "Act of Valor;" Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist in track and field; David Allen, best-selling author of "Getting Things Done" and productivity expert; and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009, Exclusive Simply Lead video interview with John C. Maxwell.
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