World Professional Show-Dance Champion, World & European Amateur Latin Champion, Over 35 years of Dance experience, today known to be one of the best Teachers and Choreographers in the world. Also recognized and well respected international adjudicator at major competitions as well as been a judge in the Danish version of the television program “Dancing with the stars”.
Anna Malitowska, PhD, lecturer in the Institute of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland). Her research focuses on professional ethics, applied ethics, business ethics, philosophy of education, innovative philosophical teaching methods, and moral development theory. Anna works also as a freelance consultant in the field of CSR, PR, and communications
Brigitt Mayer is a coach and lecturer at the WDC (World Dance Council.) She has written the award winning book Ballroom Icons www.ballroomicons.com and as the chief of the History Committee in the WDC Brigitt initiated the Dance Archives project.
David Sycamore is a former competitor, who won championship titles in both Latin and Ballroom styles including the World Professional 10-Dance Championship (5-times) and the World Professional Latin Showdance Championship. Together with Denise Weavers, they were popular cabaret artists for many years following their retirement from competitions. David and Denise can be seen on the IDTA's DVDs which accompany the Ballroom Technique Books. They currently coach many of today's competitors of all levels and in both styles.
14-time World Professional Latin champion. World Dance Council (WDC) President.
Born 27. April 1946 in Lueneburg Germany . 2 children. Doughter of Gerd and Traute Haedrich. Inventor of the World Dance Program. First Professional Competitions in 1962 last Competitions 1973 in Ballroom and Latin with Wolfgang Opitz. World Professional Latin-American Champions 1972 in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Together with husband Bernd Hoermann owner of 2 Dance Schools in Hamburg-Harburg Germany. Since 1982 instructor and examiner for the ADTV. Honorary member of ADTV. Adjudicator in Ballroom and Latin for the DPV and WDC.
Dad, Partner, Friend, Dancer, Dance-Teacher, Performance-Coach, Adjudicator, Motivational-Speaker, Writer. It’s my goal in life to inspire people to discover and use their unlimited potential and empower them to create a life of purpose, passion, health and abundance, leading to their destiny.
Joel Minden, PhD, CSCS, is a lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico. He provides strength and conditioning, sport psychology, and performance nutrition services for dancers and other athletes
World wide known and one of the best teachers, coaches and choreographers, recognized and well respected adjudicator and Chairman at major international competitions, World and European Championships. Lecturer at WDC World Congresses. Dance critic and publisher. Author of «With Reverence…». Organizer of numerous international dance festivals.
Martha A. Harper, M.Ed. Education Leadership, B.A. Sociology Martha embraces 16 years in Ballroom and Latin dance, 8 in American Smooth, Rhythm and Latin and 8 in International Standard. Currently training and competing Pro-AM, International Standard. Primary focus: enhance awareness of cultural development, artistic creativity and health advantages of ballroom dance while encouraging fine tuning of instructional methods. She is a retired legal secretary and is a published author residing in the United States.
World Latin Show Dance Champion. World, British Open & European Professional Latin Grand Finalist. 9 Times German Professional Latin Champion. World renowned Coach, Lecturer and Adjudicator.
Head of the WDC Education Department. European and World Amateur Champion. The United Kingdom and International Open Amateur Champion. US Open Professional Champion. Finalist in all Major Professional Championships including Worlds, British, International, United Kingdom. European Professional Silver Medalist in 1995 and 1997.
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