Hall of Fame

The Honor of a Lifetime.
To celebrate and honor all competitors that have received a DCDC Top Award throughout the years. The competitors listed here and their dancing are a very special part of DC Dance Challenge history. The list is organized by year and level.

2017 X Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS

Newcomer Bronze – Suzanne Zantop (Dancing with Friends)
Pre-Bronze – Sara Schwalenberg (Dancesport VA)
Bronze 1 – Aylina (Blue Star Dance Academy)
Bronze 2 – Sasha (Blue Star Dance Academy)
Open Bronze – Prasanta Chandra (21 Jam Street)
Newcomer Silver – Kimberly Oberkirsch (The Ballroom Dance Center)
Silver 1 – Meg Phillips (Forever Dancing Ballroom)
Silver 2 – Phil Schaenman (Dream Team Ballroom)
Open Silver – Ginny Raviota (Blue Star Dance Academy)
Gold 1 – Jamee Plockmeyer (Forever Dancing Ballroom)
Gold 2 – Laurie Sisson (Studio One of Alexandria)
Open Gold – Ruschell Marasigan (21 Jam Street)
Junior – Patricia Fernandez (21 Jam Street)
Youth – Sabrina Peralta (21 Jam Street)
Multi-level Male student – Frank Maceron (Dance Annapolis)
Multi-level Female student – Brenda Kapros (Zabor Dance)
Smooth Female – Julie Noble (Dancing with Friends)
Smooth Male – Phil Sisson (Studio One of Alexandria)
Standard Female – Lynn Moore (Dancing with Friends)
Standard Male – Brian Byers (Dancing with Friends)
Rhythm Female – Alicia Holt (Dance Annapolis)
Rhythm Male – George Maldonado (Ballroom U)
Latin Female – Celia Abraham (21 Jam Street)
Latin Male – Kyle Minoza (21 Jam Street)
Adult Amateur Couple – Joey Anne and Louie (21 Jam Street)

2016 IX Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS

Newcomer Bronze – Linda Grout (Nolens Dancesport)
Pre-Bronze  – Veva Daugherty (Dance Makers)
Bronze 1 – Paula Baldridge (Forever Dancing)
Top Bronze 2 –  Cary Funk (Forever Dancing)
Open Bronze – Amarik Singh (My Dance Hub)
Newcomer Silver  – Yvonne Malloy (Forever Dancing)
Silver 1 – Meg Phillips (Forever Dancing)
Silver 2 – Jamee Plockmeyer (Forever Dancing)
Open Silver – Robert Childress (Dance Makers)
Gold 1 – Brenda Armenti (Zabor Dance)
Gold 2 – Laurie Sisson (Studio One of Alexandria)
Open Gold  – Mary Dalsimer (Dancing with Friends)
Top Youth –   Maya Bugnosen (Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studio)
Top Multi-level student – Sasha (Blue Star Dance Academy)
Top Amateur Couple – Kevin &  Michelle Lee (Dance Annapolis)
Top Teacher – Fabio Bonini (Forever Dancing Ballroom)
Top Guest Studio – Dance Makers

Dancing with the DCDC Stars winner 2016: Sasha & Zeki Maviyildiz  (Blue Star Dance Academy)

2015 VIII Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer Bronze -Omnia El-Hakim [Arlington Ballroom]
Bronze I -Paula Baldridge [Forever Dancing]
Bronze II – Cary Funk [Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze – Judith Albarelli [Arlington Ballroom]
Newcomer Silver – Meg Phillips [Forever Dancing]
Silver I – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver II – Phil Schaenman [DK Ballroom]
Open Silver – Brenda Armenti [Zabor Dance]
Gold 1 – Sharon Brown [Forever Dancing]
Open Gold – Christa Mason [Arlington Ballroom]
Top Amateur Couple – Bill & Tricia Herberger [Crown Dance Studio]
Top Male Amateur Overall – Michael Albarelli [Arlington Ballroom]
Top Female Amateur Overall – Kristina Schmitt [Dancesport VA]
Top Teacher – Fabio Bonini [Forever Dancing]
Top Studio – Arlington Ballroom

Dancing with the DCDC Stars winner 2015: Caroline Greenhaulgh & Fabio Bonini  (Forever Dancing Ballroom)

2014 VII Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer Bronze -Brenda Armenti [Zabor Dance]
Bronze I -Kathy Fortner [Affordable Dancing]
Bronze II – Elise Hicks [Elegant Dancing]
Open Bronze – Rhonda McCabe [Elegant Dancing]
Newcomer Silver – Meg Phillips [Forever Dancing]
Silver I – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver II – Carolyn Kurzeja [The Ballroom Dance Center]
Open Silver – Rosemary Smith [Elegant Dancing]
Gold II – Christa Mason [DK Ballroom]
Open Gold – Jana Hester [Dance Flame]
Top Amateur Couple – Lynn & Chris Moore [Dancing with Friends]
Top Male Amateur Overall – Phil Schaenman [DK Ballroom]
Top Teacher – Fabio Bonini [Forever Dancing]
Top Studio – Elegant Dancing

Dancing with the DCDC Stars winner 2014: Caroline Greenhaulgh & Fabio Bonini  (Forever Dancing Ballroom)

2013 VI Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer Bronze – Tova Sandin [Dancesport VA]
Bronze 1 – Rosie Young [Abe Ballroom Dancing]
Bronze 2 – Yvonne Malloy {Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze – Ruth Frock [Alan Steele Ballroom]
Newcomer Silver – Meg Phillips {Forever Dancing]
Silver 1 – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver 2 – Carrie Wynne [Studio One of Alexandria]
Open Silver – Hal Vaughn [Simply Ballroom]
Gold I – Sharon Brown [Infinity Ballroom]
Gold II – Anne Macarthur [Dance Flame]
Open Gold – Rhonda McCabe [Dance Factory]
Top Youth – Kaylee Ligon [EVSPA]
Top Amateur Couple – Cheiko & Tetsuji Sakaguchi [Nolens Dancesport]
Top male amateur – Ray Williams [Dancing with Friends]
Top guest teacher – Dmitri Dolgopolov [Dance Factory]
Top guest studio – Dance Factory

Dancing with the DCDC Stars winner 2013: Rie Matsuda & Fabio Bonini  (Forever Dancing Ballroom)

2012 V Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer – Paula Baldridge {Forever Dancing]
Bronze 1 – Mary Ramsey [American Dance Center]
Bronze 2 – Jean Brugh [Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze – Dave Ambrose [The Ballroom]
Newcomer Silver – Rosemary Smith [Dance Masters]
Silver 1 – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver 2 – Betty Lu [Dancesport VA]
Gold and above – Inez Willoughby {American Ballroom Dance Club]
Top Amateur couple – Don Werner and Cindy Zerfoss [The Dance Space]
Top guest Teacher – Tom Rzepinicki [Dancing with Friends]
Top guest Studio – American Dance Center

Dancing with the DCDC Stars winner 2012: Dave Ambrose & Michelle Kearney (The Ballroom)

2011 IV Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer – Rui Ma [The Dance Space]
Bronze 1 – Scotti Kramer [Forever Dancing]
Bronze 2 – Rie Matsuda [Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze – Dave Ambrose [The Ballroom]
Newcomer Silver – Yoshiko Ramirez [American Dance Center]
Silver 1 – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver 2 – Sharon Brown (Infinity Ballroom]
Gold and above – Cindy Zerfoss [The Dance Space]
Top Amateur couple – John Gonzales and Diana Cheng [Palisades]
Top guest Teacher – Jose Zuniga [The Dance Space]
Top guest Studio – American Dance Center

2010 III Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer – Yoshiko Ramirez [American Dance Centers]
Bronze 1 – Thora Davis [Fred Astaire Merrifield]
Bronze 2 – Rie Matsuda [Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze -Kate Stewart [That’s Dancing]
Newcomer Silver – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver 1 – Joy Hernandez [Studio One of Alexandria]
Silver 2 – Shelia Cosby [The Ballroom]
Gold and above Laurie and Phil Sisson [Studio One of Alexandria]
Top Amateur Couple – Arthur and Marilou Padama
Top guest teacher – Dmitry Savchenko [Dance Flame]
Top guest Studio – Dance Flame

2009 II Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer – Patricia Crabtree [Dance Flame]
Bronze 1 – Scotti Kramer [Forever Dancing]
Bronze 2 – Kate Stewart [That’s Dancing]
Open Bronze – Teri Henry [The Ballroom]
Newcomer Silver – Patricia Crabtree [Dance Flame]
Silver 1 – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Silver 2 – Cindy Zerfoss [The Dance Space]
Gold and above – Sally and George Winchell
Top Amateur Couple – Don Werner and Cindy Zerfoss [The Dance Space]
Top guest teacher – Dmitry Savchenko [Dance Flame]
Top guest Studio – Dance Flame

2008 I Annual DC Dance Challenge & Showcase TOP AWARDS
Newcomer – Scotti Kramer [Forever Dancing]
Bronze 1 – Shirley Burke [That’s Dancing]
Bronze 2 – Jamee Plockmeyer [Forever Dancing]
Open Bronze – Kate Stewart [That’s Dancing]
Newcomer Silver – Cindy Zerfoss [The Dance Space]
Silver 1 – Sharon Brown [Fred Astaire Merrifield]
Silver 2 – Beverly Lucy [Just Dance]
Gold 1 – Inez Willoughby [American Ballroom Dance Club]
Top Amateur Couple Josh Nelson & Jessica Surace [American Dance Center]
Top guest teacher – Carlos Pabon [That’s Dancing]
Top guest Studio – That’s Dancing