|Yanna Samkova and Lucas Jaime|
(Directors of Divino Ritmo Dance)
A Professional Show concluded the program.
Photos of The Mardi Gras Showcase Dance Performers
The Showcase was colorful and spectacular that even still photos cannot capture to enjoy every passion of the performance, and the elation of the performers during the Awards Ceremony. I may have missed capturing some of the performers on camera and for sure I missed the Professional Show featuring Daniel Buhala and Natalia Bekker, Chayton Davenport (Samadhi Hawaii) and Island Zouk Hawaii. But you can see the entire performance on professionally produced DVD by contacting Aloha Dancesport Center or by
e-mailing Yanna Samkova.
Congratulations to all the performers: Anna Mae Schwartz (Tango to "Kiss of Fire"), Mary Tom (Swing to "In The Midnight Hour"), William Landers (Paso Doble to "Gypsy Spanish Dancer"), Edwin Brion (Rumba to "What Ever Happens"), Sopho Divers (Show Waltz to "What The World Needs Now"), Wesley Numazu (Sailor Routine Swing), Elvira Lo (Cha Cha to "New Orleans Music"), Rolando and Gloria Padasdao (Cha Cha/Quickstep Medley choreographed by Lucas), Noreen Ho (International Waltz), Stacie Yochinaga (Argentine Show Tango to "Vuelvo al Sur"), Lisa Wong (Foxtrot to "At Long Last"), Dominic Handl (Tango to Por una Cabeza"), Samantha and Cody White (Cha Cha to "Walking On The Sun"), Kayla Nohelani Damo, Jennifer Cooper (Bolero to "Happy Together"), Sarah Cadalora (Rumba to "Time Of The Season"), Lilyana Salinas (Show Waltz to "Ma Belle Evangeline"), Kaila Mann (International Cha Cha/Rumba to "All The Time In World" and "Respect"), Monique Sowers (Rumba to "Summer Knows"), Robert Holsen and Yumi Hi (Theatrical Waltz to "Conquest Of Paradise"), and to the DRD Formation Team (Willian Landers and Cammy Divers, Rolando and Gloria Padasdao, Robert Holsen and Shervele Bergholz), DRD Keiki Group (William Wolfsen, Tabby Severson, Lilyana Salinas), DRD Novice Ensemble (Robert Holsen, Gary Hu, Sam Teves, Chas Kenessey, Jonathan Clarke Sypert, Jones Valenzuela Jonathan Youngs, Stacie Yochinaga, Yumi Hi, Kayla Nohelani Damo, Jennifer Cooper, Becky McGarvey, Jennifer Asher, Moneque Rodrigues), and Guest Performers (Brian Regala and Kayla Nohelani Damo (Hip Hop Routine), Claudia Heu and Greg Underwood (West Coast Swing Medley) and Island Zouk Hawaii (Jonathan Troupe and Gigi Mak).
Hasta la Vista and Happy Dancing!