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Dance Newsletter & Competition Results

Shannon (
Date Published:
May 15, 2004
Spring News From Shannon & Peter Mant ,
UPCOMING EVENTS May 21-Swing Party at Dancesport International.
June 5- Dancefest at The Washington Dance Club June 5th.The kids & teens program at Dancesport International is preparing for their first competition , Tickets are available at the door for $20 and $15 .
Past Events- News & Competition results
Our Spring Vacation to St.Thomas and boating around The British Virgin Island in March was most enjoyable.
We have worked and played on the BIG cruise ships before but there is no comparison to the tranquilty of a barefoot, no makeup, cruise on a small (50 ft) boat with just a couple of good friends.
We planned a layover on return in Atlanta to visit with the family that Peter first lived with when he moved to the US. They were sweet and very southern with their hospitality. We all enjoyed touring around Atlanta and lots Krispy Kreme donuts.
In March Tolga Ural released his second CD , Virtues & Vices, it is available on Shannon wrote the poetry and is the vocalist on the song "Firedancer". listen at
In April & May Shannon started 19 new Bride & Groom couples on their "First Dance Package" and had several events ,
Master of ceremonies at 20th annual Northwest Dance Extravaganza Competition and showcase, Teaching at The Cascade Christian Highschool Formal Party at Safeco field, and performing in The Prince Tribute show at The Catwalk and the May 21 Swing into Spring Dance at Dancesport International.
The DanceExperts GoGo team The Dance Divas were hired to perform for ATI & Microsoft at Gameworks for the Win-Hec Convention.
They had too much fun dressed in costume and character as Ruby Rox at the unveiling of the New Video game premiere.

Peter picked right back up after vacation with his training and competition schedule with his serious competitive student Anne.
While we were on vacation Anne had taken the opportunity to spend some quality family time in Hawaii.
Congratulations to Anne and her husband Eli, they celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in an official ceremony in Hawaii surrounded by their two young children, four parents, and family from Isreal, Singapore, Canada and closest friends from Oregon. None of the family had been able to attend their wedding 10 years ago so it was an epic event. Anne's gown was another custom creation by Nina Maluda.

March 25-27 Peter & Anne traveled to the Southern States DanceSport Championships in New Orleans and enjoyed the Ritz Carlton Hotel and were the Pro/Am Latin scholarship winners. Overall they enjoyed their experience !
In April they traveled to LA for the biggest West coast event , The Emerald Ball .
These are the results from the website.
Emerald Ball ,Category: Pro/Am Open Scholarship
Dances: Pro/Am Open Latin Scholarship (CC/S/R/PD/J)
Dance Level: Level:none Age:N/A
Heat 91 [04/29/2004 15:08]
1 Jonathan Roberts with Pam Butler (U.S. Pro/Am Champions)
2 Peter Mant with Anne Shapira
3 Mirko Saccani with Monica Wong
4 Ben Ermis with Ruthie Perkins
5 Mark Weiss with Misako Hayashi
6 John Abrams with Rebecca Kirby
QUARTERFINAL Christian Baerens with Judi Landon
QUARTERFINAL Antony Miles with Lilian Mak
QUARTERFINAL Oscar Burgos with Nancy Ferrara
QUARTERFINAL Andre Yeremin with Mary Jane Haggit
SEMIFINAL Dana James with Susan Miller
SEMIFINAL Jason Roditis with Laura Chen
SEMIFINAL Thomas Hicks with Wende Lam
SEMIFINAL Evgeny Antonov with Yuk Chun