Student/Alumni Stories

The Ballroom Dance Program participated in the West Coast Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games for DanceSport. For single syllabus dances, Team OCSA earned 52 first place ribbons, 37 second place ribbons, 15 third place ribbons, nine fourth place ribbons, and three fifth place ribbons. For multi-dances, Team OCSA won 38 Junior Olympic medals: 23 gold, 10 silver, and five bronze.

Junior Olympic Ambassadors:
Lindsay Berneking (ID, ’18), Lacey Bihari (ID, ’17), Samuel Cho (ID, ’17), Eden Gubenko (ID, ’18), Cristian Ochoa (ID, ’17), John Swiger (ID, ’17) 

John Swiger ('17) won Youth Latin Champion and American Smooth Jr. Olympic Gold Medalist

Lindsay Berneking ('18) is the Youth Pro/Am World Champion in Latin and American Smooth, as well as the Youth Latin Champion and Junior Olympic Gold Medalist in Youth American Smooth.

Lacey Bihari ('17) is a Youth American Smooth Jr. Olympic Gold Medalist and Youth Latin Finalist.

Samuel Cho ('17) is a Youth Solo Latin Junior Olympic Gold Medalist and Youth Latin Finalist.

OCSA's Ballroom Dance Program dominated the Hollywood DanceSport Championships. The following students competed in 32 championship heats and received 10 first place awards, seven second place awards, and six third place awards:

Michael Cho (’19), Alexander Powlowsky (’19), Hayden Lalicker (’19), John Redmond (’17), Samuel Miranda (’20), Eitan Beckerman Berman (’18), Kirk Lindbeck (’20), Sebastian Cirese (’20), Isaac Reynoso (’20), Nathan Hocking (’21), Samuel Flores (’21), Claire Chang (’19), Sofia Luchetti (’21), Evita Agrusa (’20), Madeleine Lindbeck (’20), Tatiana Gonzalez (’16), Lacey Bihari (’17), Corey Hegel (’20), Zoe Cirese (’20), Faith Pearson (’21), Rosamond Ahern (’20), Ruby Hill (’20), Isabelle Miranda (’21), Natalia Huizar (’21), Emily Bahena (’21), Kahlo Quinn (’20), Yaireth Castro (’20), Arly Adame (’20), Oceane Carrie (’20)

The OCSA Latin Formation Team won First Place at Emerald Ball and Dessert Classic Competitions and qualified for the Junior Olympics!

One of the Ballroom Dance Program Showcases featured student choreography. Check out the video here!