Medals Run the Gammut at Seattle Star Ball

From Bronze to Open Championship, Junior up to Professional, our company, Emotions DanceSport, had finalists in almost every major event, many of whom won or placed in the top 3 of their events, making Emotions DanceSport once again one of the most successful companies in the Pacific Northwest! We are so proud of all of our students, even the ones who didn’t place, because everyone works so hard and does so well. We love seeing all of our students’ progress and we can’t wait to get to work and really rake in the medals. So here are the biggest achievements from the dancers in our company:

Amateur Placements

Adult Bronze Standard: Bental and Meital Tagor took 6th place from a quarter-final!

Senior I Bronze Standard: Bental and Meital Tagor were Silver medalists while Edward Brennan and Cecilia Wang stood right behind them on the podium as the Bronze medalists! Both from a semi-final!

Senior I Bronze Latin: Edward Brennan and Cecilia Wang placed 4th from a semi-final!

Adult Silver Standard: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovsipyan placed 3rd!

Adult Silver Latin: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovsipyan placed 1st! CHAMPIONS!!!

Senior I Silver Standard: Bental and Meital Tagor placed 6th from a quarter-final again!

Adult Gold Standard: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovspiyan placed 5th!

Adult Gold Latin: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovspiyan won! CHAMPIONS!!!

Adult Pre-Novice Latin: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovspiyan won! CHAMPIONS!!!

Adult Novice Latin: Aaron Clark and Alice Ovsipyan won again! CHAMPIONS AGAIN!!!!!!!

Under 21 Silver Standard: Aaron Clark and Vivian Kasabyan placed 3rd!

Under 21 Silver Latin: Aaron Clark and Vivian Kasabyan won! CHAMPIONS!!!

Under 21 Gold Standard: 4th place to Aaron and Vivian!

Under 21 Gold Latin: 2nd place to Aaron and Vivian!

Adult Pre-Champ Standard and Latin: Steven Herrera and Sofie Elliott placed in the final in both of these events. In the Standard they placed 4th (yay!) while in the Latin they were Vice-Champions! WOO-HOO!!!

Adult Championship Latin: Steven Herrera and Sofie Elliot placed 4th! Congratulations!

Pro-Am Scholarship Placements

Adult A Bronze Latin Scholarship: Congrats to my student, Patrick Verbout for placing 4th!

Adult B Bronze Latin Scholarship: Jackie Wu placed 3rd dancing with Simeon!

Adult A Bronze Standard Scholarship: Patrick Verbout placed 3rd dancing with me, while Simeon’s student Lucy Yeh came right behind us in 4th!

Adult B Bronze Standard Scholarship: my student, Robert Dean, came in 4th, while Jackie Wu, dancing with Simeon, took 1st! CHAMPIONS!!!!

Adult A Silver Standard Scholarship: Simeon and his student, Karen Tsuo, won! CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Adult B Silver Standard Scholarship: Simeon and his student, Bonnie Scheuler, came in 2nd place! Congratulations!

In the DanceSport Series Adult A Open Championship Scholarship, Starla Sampaco with Simeon took 2nd place! Which is extra exciting because Starla danced with completely syllabus routines, which means her high placement was based solely on her technique and ability. CONGRATULATIONS, STARLA!!!!!

Professional Placements

Professional Open Showdance: Simeon and I won! CHAMPIONS!!!!!!

Professional Open Standard: Simeon and I took 2nd place, behind our old-time friends Max and Lesya Sinitsa. Congrats, Max and Lesya!

Professional Open Latin: Simeon and I once again took 2nd place! Yay!

Important to note, that even though there were Rising Star events for the professionals in Latin and Standard, Simeon and I are no longer allowed to dance those, as we are the Bulgarian National Champions. Oh well! Good reason for being disallowed! I’m not complaining!

I wanted to mention two of our other students: Deanna Beglyarova, who danced beautifully and was unfortunately not marked where she should have been. I didn’t mention her above because she danced Pro-Am with Simeon only in the single-dance events, as she is not yet 15 and, therefore, not old enough to dance in the Scholarship events. If she had been able to, I am sure she would have done beautifully. Deanna looked amazing and I can’t wait to get back to work on her. Congratulations for your beautiful dancing, Deanna!

Also, Rachel Wu, who also danced beautifully with Simeon in the Pro-Am single dance events. Great job, Rachel!

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About korastoynova

With my husband, Simeon Stoynov, I travel the world in pursuit of our dreams, of which we have many. And, thankfully, all of our dreams are within our reach. We have made sure of it. From our lives as competitive ballroom dancers, a life which has taken us around the world and back, to my struggles to becoming an author, to Simeon's love of business, we have learned what it means to sacrifice, to apply ourselves with discipline, and to enjoy the journey to success. Our lives truly are made of the stuff of dreams.
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