Local Dance Stars

Local Dancers Compete

Did you know that there are a number of local dancers actively competing?

In late March, Lilian Paternostre and Clifford Arnold (USA Dance Charlottesville Treasurer) represented USA Dance Charlottesville (#6044) at USA Dance Nationals in Baltimore.  They danced Bronze (2-dance events) and Silver (3-dance events), Senior III (55 to 64) and Senior II (45 to 54) in American Smooth and International Standard.  Twelve events in all.  Lilian and Clifford medaled in 9 events (5 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 thirds).  Charlottesville’s chapter is on the map again in USA dance competitions.  Check out their video on Facebook.



2017 Nationals





“The Peabody”

Cynthia Gast (USA Dance Charlottesville Secretary)

and her teacher

Taylor Moore (Blue Light Ballroom Dance Studio)


Local dancers Cynthia Gast and her teacher Taylor Moore were featured in the April-June 2017 Issue of American Dancer for their performance of the “Peabody” at USA Dance Charlottesville’s June 2016 Dance.  You can see their lively performance, filmed by Fred Viebahn (USA Dance Charlottesville Board Member) at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feqd6cyOTAo

See the American Dancer article and learn about the “Peabody” at: http://en.calameo.com/read/00349022231a2144056ba

Congratulations Cindy and Taylor!