Last year has been amazing, and as we look forward to 2015, we would like to remember all of the successes that were reached in 2014! We would like to thank you all for your participation in helping us create the wonderful events and accomplishments that have helped make us one of the Top Studios in the United States!
1,945 Junior Group Classes were taught at Siti Dance Studio in 2014.
3,950 Private Lessons were taught in 2014.
Siti Dance Studio students attended 15 local, regional, and national competitions! Our dancers were outstanding throughout the year and won a total of 421 FIRST PLACES! Siti Dance Studio received a First Place Top Studio and a First Place Top Junior Studio Award at the Paragon Open. The studio also recieved a First Place Top Studio award at the Nymechek’s Junior All Star Championships, as well as a Second Place Top Studio Award at the New Jersey State Open!
Two couples received scholarships and trophies for the Top Couple Awards and three singles received scholarships and trophies for the Top Singles Awards. In Addition, our Teachers have been recognized as the Top Teachers, with Anton Shklyaver placing 1st and Igor Zabrodin placing 3rd at the Nyemchek’s Junior All Star Championships!
At the 2014 USA Dance National Championships, eight of our couples became National Finalists. One of our couples, Victor Makovsky & Shelly Umansky became the Vice Champions in three separate categories and Raphael Matlis & Jamie Dorotov, our Junior Program Instructors, became the 2014 USA Dance National Champions in the Adult Pre Champ Category!
Siti Dance Studio has also organized and held two fabulous Junior Showcases for the Summer and Winter Seasons of 2014. The Summer Showcase displayed the dancing of 150 Siti Dance Studio dancers, who wowed over 400 Audience Members. The Winter Showcase celebrated the season’s holidays with 117 dancers and over 300 Audience Members!
Siti Dance Studio has proudly welcomed World Renowned Guest Coaches to provide special workshops and private lessons for our students. In 2014 our dancers had the opportunity to learn from the best in the world like Louis Van Amstel, Diana McDonald, Taliat Tarsinov, and Beata Onefater!
Because the dancers at Siti Dance Studio are wonderful and entertaining performers, they made beautiful contributions to their communities both locally and internationally, by participating in talent shows and community fairs. Some of these include the Matryoshka Russian Festival, Mosaica International Festival, Northampton Days Festival Talent Show, Grand Russian Festival, and Hope Fundraiser. In addition Raphael Matlis & Jamie Dorotov, USA Dance National Champions, performed for a Hospice Patient in a private performance fulfilling this patient’s wishes to see Ballroom Dancing. Daniel Zakirzyanov and Alexis Gorin, one of our top couples, performed in a Benefit Concert in New York City to the musical accompaniment of Philippe Quint, and another one of our top couples, Victor Makovsky & Shelly Umansky, were hired to perform in Sorrento, Italy