Ballroom dancing champions crowned


June 14, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

Young competitors poured on the energy for everything from swing to the meringue, competing for the ballroom dancing championship at the Dayton Crowne Plaza Hotel.  It was the scene of “Dare to Dance,” the Dayton Public Schools fifth annual ballroom dance competition, held June 6 for more than a hundred seventh- and eighth-grade students from four schools.
Students from EJ Brown, Kiser, and Westwood preK-8 schools and World of Wonder PK-8 School participated in five different dance categories: swing, rumba, hustle, tango and meringue.

The winners are listed below:

Swing          An'Quaidria Benning and Shawn Hawkins Jr. (Kiser)
Rumba        An'Quaidria Benning and Shawn Hawkins Jr. (Kiser)
Hustle          Jasmine Furlow and Jeremire Perrey (Westwood)
Tango         Sharick Payne and Terren Kelly (World of Wonder)
Meringue    Kristen Cooper and Marquise Simmons (EJ Brown)

Overall Winners
First Place         Edmund Parker and Precious Turner (World of Wonder)
Second Place    Ajana’e Wheeler and Jeremire Perrey (Westwood)
Third Place        Shayla Ivey and Kalin Battle (E.J. Brown)


Ballroom dancing champions crowned