Joel and Clara Marasigan

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New WDSF World Champions!
November 4th, 2011

The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), formerly known as the IDSF, held it’s World Standard Championships on October 29 in Moscow, RUS. Congratulations to Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet, DEN for winning their first-ever World Championship title!


JC Dance Co. @ Robson Square
August 23rd, 2011

IMG_0187.JPGOn August 12th, JC Dance Co. was featured at Robson Square. Joel and I did an Introductory Waltz lesson at the beginning of the evening, and then we had our students perform in the 9 & 10 o’clock shows. It was a great night (even though I was sick), as I always enjoy performing in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd.


The Dance (Baby) Whisperer – Introduction
October 1st, 2010

Samantha - Sept 4, 2010As I am reading and re-reading the Baby Whisperer, I discover so many parallels that could be very useful for Ballroom dancers. Just like for the Baby Whisperer, there is no singular almighty solution that is perfect for everyone; each baby and each family (or each dancer and dance partnership) needs to look within themselves and find the strategy that best suits their individual situations.


Interview with Emanuel & Tania – Part II
March 19th, 2010

Emanuel & Tania at the 2010 Snowball ClassicThank you to Emanuel & Tania for sharing their experiences with us to help inspire up and coming local dancers, as well as dancers from all over the world. Here is Part II of their Interview…


Interview with Emanuel & Tania – Part I
March 10th, 2010

emanuel_tanya_joel_claraAt the Snowball Classic earlier this year, Joel and I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the winners of the IDSF Standard event, Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet. Although Emanuel is Italian, the couple represents Denmark and are currently ranked 2nd in the IDSF Standard World Ranking List. Having traveled to Denmark and having trained with their Danish coach, Hans Laxholm, ourselves, Joel and I had a lot to talk to them about.