Dance New York's Showcase of the Stars 5
November 10, 2000
- comments by Robert Abrams
- photos by Robert Abrams and Lynne Lubash
The dancers and the dances danced
|Rosa Forand||Oscar Burgos||Rumba|
|Millard Chaing||Michelle Officer||Waltz|
|Anna Marie and Robert Ferrando||Alex Tchassov (not dancing here)||Mambo|
|Jim Capizzi, Liz Cappizi, Pilar Downing, Ray daSilva, Kaye||Dragan Ranitovic||Paso Doble Te Quiero|
|Judith Nichols||Alex Tchassov||Rumba|
|Rosa Forand||Oscar Burgos||Tango|
|Walter and Roluca||Walter Levy (not dancing here)||Hustle Free Style|
|Anna Marie Ferrando||Alex Tchassov (choreographed by Gary Pierce)||Foxtrot|
|Neoly Lika Williams||Oscar Burgos||Samba|
|Vernon Duckett||Michelle Officer||Tango|
|Sally Tchassov||Alex Tchassov||Swing|
|Nina Rivera, Anges V. Rivera, Melissa L. Chamberlin, Leonid Siomkin, Whitman Field, Anil Jethmal (Salsa Class Int/Adv)||Danny Ponickly and Amy Reichert||Salsa|
|Robert Abrams||Michelle Officer||Waltz|
|Katherine Lefferts||Oscar Burgos||Rumba|
|Wendy Sherman, Liane Onish and Judith Nichols||Ed Simon||Speciality|
|Chris Stephenson and Olga Kinnard||Samba|
|Ekaterina Kelly||Oscar Burgos||Waltz|
|Ms. Sweet and Tito||Improv. Salsa|
|Millard Chaing||Michelle Officer||Cha Cha|
|Chris Nunes and Liane Onish||Waltz|
|April Turgeon||Dimitrios Damalas||Cha Cha|
|Jennifer Klamaon, Jane Suh, Natalyia Paykin, Tayamah, Whitman Field, Roger Hsia, Scott Watanabe and Danny (Swing Class Adv)||Danny Ponickly and Amy Reichert||Swing|
|Chris Stephenson and Olga Kinnard||Rumba|
The evening starts with a group class.
Rosa Forand dances a Rumba with Oscar Burgos.
Robert Ferrando and Anna Marie dance a Mambo.
Judith Nichols flies around Alex Tchassov in a Rumba.
Walter and Roluca dance a free style Hustle.
Roluca looks at the ceiling.
Roluca gets closer to the ceiling.
Alex Tchassov and Anna Marie Ferrando dance a Foxtrot.
Neoly Lika Williams dances a Samba with Oscar Burgos.
Robert Abrams and Michelle Officer prepare to dance a Waltz.
Michelle Officer and Robert Abrams dance a waltz.
The Waltz is complete.
Ed Simon fills in for Atlas while Judith Nichols lounges around the celestial orbit. Liane Onish waits her turn. This was a Theatre Arts type of a Cha-Cha. An amazing performance any way it is described.
Liane Onish goes on high. Wendy Sherman looks on.
Liane Onish goes even higher.
Wendy Sherman makes Ed Simon reconsider his decision to stop competing.
Judith Nichols, Wendy Sherman, and Liane Onish have the last word.
Robert Abrams and Robert Abrams.
Oscar Burgos and Ekaterina Kelly dance a Waltz.
Ms. Sweet, a Dance New York teacher, dances an improvisational Salsa with her friend Tito (from Puerto Rico).
Michelle Officer dances a Cha-Cha with Millard Chaing.
Chris Nunes and Liane Onish dance a Waltz.
This picture isn't framed perfectly, but it does show off the exsquisite detail in Liane's dress.
Dimitrios Damalas and April Turgeon dance a Cha-Cha.
When was the last time you had this much fun?
The performances were over, but many people danced until after Midnight.
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