Thanks to a sponsor the following workshops are free to all collegiate students who are attending the National Ballroom DanceSport Championships.

All others attendees: $20 per workshop

Saturday, March 23


Alex Romanov & Anna Blagodyreva


Instructor: Alex Romanov & Anna Blagodyreva

Alex & Anna are one of the top professional American Smooth couples in the United States. Their impressive list of titles includes WDO United States Open American Smooth Champions, Eastern United States Rising Star American Smooth Champions, and The MAC Open Professional Rising Star Champions. Alex, a native of Tatarstan, Russia is the 12-time Champion of the Republic of Tatarstan, a Bronze Medalist of the IDSF Open International Standard Russian Championships, and a winner and finalist at top Russian and European competitions. Anna, a native of Moscow, Russia is the European Open Professional American Smooth Champion, a Vice Champion of the American Smooth World Cup, and a finalist in many top European and Asian competitions. 

2:45 – 3:35PM  –  TBD

3:45 – 4:35PM  – TBD


Daniel and Anatasia Rubashevsky


Instructors: Daniel & Anastasiya Rubashevsky


12:45 – 1:35PM  –  TBD

1:45 – 2:35PM  – TBD

Sunday, March 24


Carlos & Liz Blandino-Lopez


Instructors: Carlos & Liz Blandino-Lopez

Carlos & Liz Blandino-Lopez have a combined 32 years of dance experience between them. Together they are Arthur Murray and USA Dance National Open Professional Rhythm Finalists and have become highly sought after coaches in the Arthur Murray system.  Carlos first found his passion for Ballroom in college and has been dancing and coaching for the last 18 years. As the District Dance Director for Arthur Murray International in Pittsburgh, he invests most of his time in the staff and student development at the Arthur Murray – McMurray studio where he manages with his wife, Liz. Liz has been teaching for 14 years, nine of those at the Arthur Murray in McMurray, focusing her time on managing the McMurray studio and helping people realize that not only can they dance, but can achieve even more than they ever imagined. Her unique nurturing style has earned her the Arthur Murray International’s award for the most lessons taught in the world for the last two years.

12:00-12:50PM  –  TBD

1:00-1:50PM  –  TBD


Ruslan Wilder


Instructor: Ruslan Wilder

Ruslan started dancing at the age of six in St. Petersburg, Russia. Had a successful dance career as amateur in Russia with a few other partners prior to moving to US in 1997. After getting married to Katusha in 2002 they continued their amateur and professional dance career together. Since than they have acquired numerous and various top titles as World and US Finalists as amateurs and professionals in the DanceSport Industry today. Ruslan and Katusha are Owners of Championship Dance Camps and Organizers of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp which takes place in Washington, DC.

2:00 – 2:50PM  –  TBD

3:00 – 3:50PM  –  TBD