Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Local dancer wins national competition


Monday, August 9, 2010

WEST HARTFORD — Lucille Ellis of Granby, a student at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Hartford, just returned from her first national dance competition where she and her teacher, Olaf Pries, dominated the dance floor. She earned the World Champion Pro-Am title in the competitions, which took place in Puerto Rico.

Ellis and Pries competed against 15 other couples from other Fred Astaire studios all over the country and took home first place in almost all dances. Ellis also won first place in her championship division as well as her scholarship division.

While in Puerto Rico, Ellis meet two professional dancing stars from the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani, who were there judging the event.

When asked about her experience at the event, Ellis said “It was the best time, so much fun!”

For more information, contact the studio at (860) 232-2678. The studio is located at 1128A New Britain Ave., West Hartford.

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