July 1-5, 2017 instructors
Last updated: April 21, 2009

Championship Dance Camps offers world class instructors, including US, UK and World Champions as well as Blackpool finalists and semi-finalists.

Below are SOME of the instructors for 2009 Independence Day Ball. There are several additional very exiciting names that will be teaching at the camp. Please be sure to check back often - updates will be posted shortly.

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Partial list of instructors for 2009 Independence Day Ball:

Todd Borzych
  • Founder DanceSport Endurance (tm), a workout designed to improve strength, flexibility, technique, rhythm, and endurance in Dance Sport Athletes
  • Taught at every IDB for the past 10 year
  • Performed at the Kennedy Center, White House, and the Hofburg Palace in Vienna
  • Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves
Dan Calloway
  • Asian-Pacific Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • U.S. Professional 10-Dance Grand Finalist
  • Dual Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
  • World Cup Adjudicator, WDSF certified
  • Chair of Judges at many competitions including Manhattan Amateur Classic, Yuletide Ball Championships, and USA Dance U.S. National DanceSport Championships
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • 2005 Blackpool Professional Semi-Finalist
  • 2004 World Masters Finalist
  • 2004 Moscow Kremlin Cup Finalist
  • 2003 All England Champion
  • 2003 Ohio Star Ball Latin Champion
  • 2004 Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Champion
  • Professional dancer on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Victor Fung
  • Blackpool Professional Standard Finalist
  • U.S. Professional Runner Up
  • 2004 U.K. Open Professional Rising Star Champion
  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion
  • 8 time U.S. Amateur Champion
  • Performer on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Garry Gekhman
  • 2006 U.S. Professional Classic Show Dance Champion
  • 2006 U.S. Professional Standard Finalist
  • 2005 Blackpool Rising Star Finalist
  • 2004 Second runners up in the U.K. Championships Rising Star
  • Seven time undefeated Israeli Ballroom, Latin, 10-dance, and Show Dance Champion
Yuki Haraguchi
  • 2007 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Champion
  • 2008 U.S. Open to the World Rising Star Finalist
  • 2008 U.S. National Rising Star Runner Up
  • U.S. Professional Latin Semi-Finalist
Marcus Johnson
  • 2007 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Champion
  • 2008 U.S. Open to the World Rising Star Finalist
  • 2008 U.S. National Rising Star Runner Up
  • U.S. Professional Latin Semi-Finalist
Wendy Johnson
  • New Zealand Ballroom & Latin Champion
  • Three time winner of Choreographer of the Year, North America (2002-2004)
  • Choreographer and coach for Tony Dovolani, Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Nick Kosovich, and many U.S. and World Champions
  • Co-organizer of the San Diego DanceSport Championships and the Holiday Dance Classic
Victor Kanevsky
  • Two time North American Champion
  • Two time Ohio Star Ball Champion
  • U.S. Representative to the World Championships
  • Coach for:
    • 11 time U.S. Champions and top ranked Amateur Latin Couple in the world: Euguene Katesevman and Maria Manusova
    • Karina Smirnoff
    • Beata Onefater
    • Max Chemerkovsky
    • and many more Amateur and Professional Champions
Stanley Kuo
  • 9 years experience in Iyengar yoga
  • 3 years experience in each of the following: Pilates, Anusara yoga and Pranayama yoga
  • Created the principles of Yoga Alignment
  • Trainer for other Yoga instructors
Andrew Phillips
  • Ranked 2 in the United States and 7 in the World in 2003
  • Blackpool Rising Star Champion
  • United States World Rising Star Championship
  • Ohio Star Ball Champion
  • Japan Open Invitational Champion
  • Northeast Open Invitational Champion
  • Featured dancer on 2008 Academy Awards
Nikolai Pilipenchuk
  • 2008 Canadian Open Professional Latin Champion
  • 2008 United States National Professional 10-Dance 2nd Runner Up
  • 2008 Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising Star Latin Champion
  • 2009 Eastern U.S Professional Latin and 10-Dance Champion
Polina Pilipenchuk
  • U.K. Open 10-Dance Champion
  • U.S. Professional 10-Dance Champion
  • U.S. National Standard Finalist
  • Top U.S. Standard Couple 2001
Frank Regan
  • British Professional Latin Finalist
  • U.S. Latin Champion
  • U.S. 10-Dance Champion
  • Five time Canadian Ballroom and Latin Champion
  • Three time North American Ten Dance Champion
Karina Smirnoff
  • 2005 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up
  • 2005 U.K Open Champion
  • 2004 Blackpool Professional Latin Runner Up
  • 2003 U.K Open Champion
  • U.S. Professional Latin Champion
  • Professional on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars"
Taliat Tarsinov
  • Russian National Latin Champion
  • Russian National 10-Dance Champion
  • Russian National Standard and Latin Show Dance Champion
  • Coach and choreographer for Jonathan Wilkins, Katusha Demidova, Max Kozhevnikov, Yulia Zagoruychenko, Tony Dovolani, Elena Grinenko, Jonathan Roberts, Bob Powers, Garry Gekhman, Emmanuel Antoine-Pierre and Joanna Zacharewicz
  • Representative to 20+ World and European Championships
Glenn Weiss
  • Two time World Champion
  • Blackpool Champion
  • International Champion
  • European Champion
  • U.K. Champion
Oksana Zolotarevskaya
  • 2008 British National Professional Champion
  • 2007, 2008 Dutch National Professional Latin Champion
  • 2007, 2008 UK Professional RS Latin Finalist
  • 2008 International Professional RS Latin Finalist
  • 2003 United States National Mambo Champion

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