Cornell DanceSport traveled to the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA over the weekend for the Keystone Classic. Dmitry Slavnikov and Kristina Keribinos had the opportunity to perform their Formidable Tango Showcase as apart of the evening show. Video of the performance can be found above.
We also were excited to see Matthew Watkins – an alumnus who designed our team jacket – who competed Marcel TBA with team member Xiaohan Liu. Matthew is now an engineering professor and spearheads a ballroom team at Binghamton University. With Xiaohan, Matthew placed 6th in Gold Standard. More results and videos from the competition can be found below.
Ryan Bisbey and Joanna Mlezcko placed 1st in Open Latin and Paso followed closely by Dmitry Slavnikov and Kristina Keribinos who placed third. Daniel Carpenter competed with TBA partner and DanceSport captain Chelsea Cheng. The two placed 2nd and 6th in Silver Samba Jive and Cha Cha Rumba 1 as well as 5th and 6th in Silver American Cha Cha Rumba and Swing Mambo, respectively. They also competed in Bronze division where they placed in 6 events. Luke Sheeley and Meghan Pierson also competed Bronze and placed 1st, 4th, and 5th in American Foxtrot Viennese Waltz and Mambo respectively.