VIP 2011 Update #4

Advanced and Allstar JJ and Strictly prelims and begin in an hour, tonight the WAG Awards! With Red Carpet interviews with: Robert and Nicola Royston, Ben McHenry and Tara Trafzer, Ben Morris and Melissa Rutz, John Lindo, Michael Kielbasa, Michael and LeAnn Norris, Earl Pingel and Parker Dearborn, Sharlot Bott and Mark Scheuffle, Mary Ann Nunez, Skippy Blair, Jack Carey and Annie Hirsch, Torri Smith, Victor Loveira, Val LaFemina, Arjay Centeno, Jesse Vos and Clint Glasgow, Steve Hunt, Michael Stephens and Karen Leiker, David Guido, Kris Swearingen and Rebecca Ludwick, Stephen White and Sabrina Paxman, Lasonda Campbell, Melina Ramirez and Scott Stuart, and Nominees in all categories.

Grace will be officiating tonight’s activities.

And the Nominees Are:

Best Dance Event of 2011 (under 500):
Desert City Swing
Chico Dance Sensation
Hudson Swing Affair
DFW Pro AM Jam
Fresno Dance Classic
Orlando Jack and Jill Jam
Tulsa Spring Swing

Best Dance Event of 2011 (over 500):
Swing Diego
USA Grand Nationals
Boogie By The Bay
Americas Classic
Dallas Dance
MadJam
Summer Hummer

Best DJ of 2011:
Victor Loveira
April Prince
Jack Smith
Ruby Lair
Beth Bellamy
Cher Peadon
John Festa

Best Routine 1983-2000:
Robert Royston & Laureen Baldovi (Fever)
Mario Robau & Val LaFemina (Baby Workout)
Brent & Kellese Key (Scat Man/You’re All I Need)
Robert Cordoba & Keldee B (Stuff Like That There)
Wayne & Sharlott Bott (Johnny B Good)
Robert Cordoba & Deborah Szekely (Chains)
Jason Colancino & Katie Boyle (When Doves Cry)
Jackie and Charlie (Red Beans & Rice)

Best Novice/Intermediate Female Dancer, 2011:
Alissia Bishop
Erica Ross
Anyssa Olivares
Monica Garcia
Estelle Bonaire
Alyssa Kling
Liana Claxton
Bonnie Lucas
Elisa Defoe

Best WCS Club/Dance Studio:
D’Amico Dance – Houston, TX
Loafers Beach Club – Raleigh, NC
2 Left Feet – Danville, CA
Starlight – San Diego, CA
WnY Warehouse – Novato, CA
Next Generation Swing Dance Club – San Francisco, CA
Capital Swing Dancers – Sacramento, CA

Best Swing Ambassador(s):
Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman
Mario Robau
Robert Royston
Jack Carey and Annie Hirsch
Parker Dearborn
John Lindo

Volunteer of the Year of 2011:
Vivian Glucksman-Weiss
Carmen & Rosa Passi
Crystal Fischer
CJ Henry
Leah Noparstak
Melody Carr
Leigh Gravette
Liza May

Best WC Routine of the Decade 2001-2011:
Kyle Redd & Sarah Van Drake (Johnny B Goode)
Mario Robau Jr & Kellese Key (Alva’s Baby Blues)
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman (Gravity)
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman (How to Save A Life)
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman (Pump It)
Benji Schwimmer & Kellese Key (Michael Jackson Medley)

Best Juniors Couple of 2011:
Rome Slater & Chevy Slater
Connor Goodmanson-Adlard & Alyssa Glanville
Christopher Dumond & Nicole Clonch
Steven Guido and Hanna Blonch
Ian and Emily Hull
Jeremiah Willis & Jennifer Willis

Best International Event of 2011
French Open West Coast Swing
UK & European West Coast Swing Championships
Sea, Sun & Swing
London Swing Invitational
World Swing Masters

Best Adv/All Star Dancers of 2011 – MALE:
JB Brodie
Hugo Miguez
Ben McHenry
Stephen White
Robert Jackson
Kyle Patel
Kris Swearingen
Jake Haning

Best J&J Dance of 2011:
Robert Royston & Brandi Tobias – Capital
Sarah Van Drake & Jason Wayne – Boogie
John Lindo and Melissa Rutz – MadJam
Ben Morris & Melissa Rutz – Seattle
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman – Reno

Best Adv/All Star Dancers of 2011 – FEMALE:
Yenni Setiawan
Tori Ellington
Alyssa Glanville
Taletha Jouzdani
Tara Trafzer
Rebecca Ludwick
Lemery Rollins
Stacy Chiang

Best Masters Couple of 2011:
Michael Stephens & Karen Leiker
Chips Hough & Janice Salmon
Tommy Gibbs & Renee Lipman
Wayne Brodd & Karen Meador
Bob Gorman & Rose Bartolini

Best Novice/Intermediate Dancers of 2011 – MALE
David Guido
Steven Van Nguyen
Akil Boatwright
Alex Waller
Sheven Kekoolani
Clint Glasglow
Kevin Kane
CJ Caraway
Jesse Vos

Best International Dancer:
Maxence Martin – Montpellier, France
Paul Warden – London ,UK
Tessa Cunnigham – Vancouver, Canada
Scott Stuart – Melbourne, Australia
Catriona Wiles – London, UK
Olivier Massart – Lyon, France
Katrina Ostrenski – Australia
Jesse Vos – Perth, Western Australia
Clint Glasgow – Sydney, Australia
Diego Borges – Fortaleza, Brazil

Best Event Director, 2011:
Parker Dearborn & Earl Pingle – SwingDiego
Cher Peadon & Mario Robau – America’s Classic
David Moldover – MadJam
Michael & LeeAnn Norris – USA Grand Nationals
Steve Zener – FreZno Dance Classic
Jay Byam – Palm Springs

Best Female Instructor:
Tatiana Mollman
Deborah Szekley
Sarah Van Drake
Mary Ann Nunez
Melissa Rutz
Jessica Cox
Brandi Tobias
Sharlott Bott

Best Classic Couple of 2011:
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman
Brennar Goree & Torri Smith
Kyle Redd & Sarah Van Drake
Ronnie DeBenedetta & Brandi Tobias
Ben Morris & Melissa Rutz

Best Showcase Couple of 2011:
Benji Schwimmer & Torri Smith
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham
Gregory Scott & Lemery Rollins
Ronnie DeBennedetta & Laureen Baldovi
Robert & Nicola Royston

Best Strictly of 2011:
Robert Royston & Jill DeMarco – Swing Diego 2011
Maxence Martin & Melissa Rutz – Capital Swing 2011
Matt Auclair & LeAnn Norris – Swing Dance America 2011
Kyle Redd and Jessica Cox – MadJam
Brennar Goree and Sarah Vann Drake (SwingDiego)
Robert Royston and Patty Vo – Tampa Bay 2010

Best Male Instructor:
Mario Robau, Jr
Robert Royston
Jordan Frisbee
Kyle Redd
Michael Kiehm
Arjay Centeno
Ben Morris
Robin Smith

… and after Awards … Showcase! Eight couples!

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