Champion Ballroom Academy
|Founded||San Diego, California, United States (1990)|
|Headquarters||San Diego, California, United States|
|Mary Murphy, Founder|
|Services||Ballroom Dance Instruction
Shows & Exhibitions
The Champion Ballroom Academy (founded April 1990) is a dance studio in San Diego, California. The studio's main specialties are social partner-dancing, competitive ballroom dance (aka. Dancesport) and the Latin-dance-based aerobic program called Core Rhythms©.
Since founder Mary Murphy's casting as a judge of the Fox TV series So You Think You Can Dance, the studio has expanded its repertoire to include guest instructors of other dance styles, including Hip Hop, Flamenco, and contemporary dance.
The studio also hosts at least two showcase parties per year, which include judged dance contests, professional exhibitions, and special guest performances of ballroom and other dance styles.
Special guests and showcase highlights have included:
- Benji Schwimmer - winner of So You Think You Can Dance
- Anna Trebunskaya, Louis van Amstel - professionals on Dancing with the Stars
- Dmitry Chaplin, Artem Chigvintsev, Ryan Conferido, Ashlé Dawson - finalists of SYTYCD
- Ron Montez, Tony Meredith, Melanie LaPatin, Rick Valenzuela - Latin dance champions
- Michael Mead, Toni Redpath, Hunter & Maria Johnson - Smooth ballroom champions
- Jaana Kunitz, Julia Gorchakova - dance champions and creators of Core Rhythms©
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-09-02. Dancing in San Diego
- http://www.sdsdwebsite.com/Our-Next-Social.html San Diego Smooth Dancers Society
- http://www.sdchineseclub.org/[permanent dead link] Chinese Club of San Diego
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2008-09-02. Usmagazine.com SYTYCD News