Champion Ballroom Academy

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Champion Ballroom Academy
Industry Cultural, Entertainment
Founded San Diego, California, United States (1990)
Headquarters Flag of the United States.svg San Diego, California, United States
Key people
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©.[1]

The studio is also known for hosting weekly social dances open to the public, along with other monthly events hosted by local dance and social organizations.[2][3]

Since founder Mary Murphy's casting as a judge of the Fox TV series So You Think You Can Dance,[4] 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:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-09-02.  Dancing in San Diego
  2. ^ San Diego Smooth Dancers Society
  3. ^[permanent dead link] Chinese Club of San Diego
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2008-09-02. SYTYCD News

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