The 2011 Superama Competition was hosted by Arthur Murray International at the fabulous Wynn Resort in Las Vegas from October 25th through the 30th. We were proud to send 5 students and 3 staff to represent the Severna Park Arthur Murray Dance Studio at this year’s event! Team Severna Park consisted of Mr. Tom Thiele, Ms. Sherry Ramsay, Ms. Gina Vetro, Ms. Charella Marx, Mr. Anton Marx, Ms. Tristin Weiman, Mr. Paul Pietrzak and Ms. Autumn Baldwin. They all met on Tuesday after a long anticipated summer of practicing and preparing for the international competition. There were over 500 participants in attendance from 88 different studios and 5 different countries! This year boasts the largest ballroom competition in the country with almost fourteen thousand entries!
They kicked off their dance extravaganza with a formal dinner at the 5 star restaurant Sage and attending the reknowned Cirque Du Soliel show, Viva Elvis! Everyone enjoyed a night of eating, drinking and socializing like the stars! The dancing began on Wednesday and ran through Saturday afternoon. Those in attendance showcased their learning in various categories: closed freestyles, open freestyles, solo routines, all-around, scholarship, amatuer 3 dance and Professional Rising Star competitions. Our Team represented the studio in the annual costume parade in their roaring 20’s apparel and showcased their Charleston skills in the open competition! Dressed to the nines, they gathered for a formal dinner dance and awards ceremony where they enjoyed fine dining and social dancing to celebrate their week’s accomplishments. The event came to an unforgettable close with an all-star line up of performances by Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko, the World & US Professional Latin Champions, and Gherman Mustuc & Iveta Lukosiute, the World Ten Dance Champions.
The team did not come home empty-handed! The awards were as follows:
Top Newcomer Male, Mr. Tom Thiele; Top Full Gold Couple, Mr. Anton and Ms. Charella Marx; 6th place Associate Bronze All-Around, Ms. Sherry Ramsay; and winners of the Open Charelston Contest, Ms. Gina Vetro & Mr. Tom Theile.
We are very proud of all those who participated in this magnificent event and anticipate returning in 2012! Be sure to check out photos and videos on Facebook!
Go Severna Park!