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Ballroom dance hall more profitable thanks to Dancing with the Stars popularity

This is the South Florida version of Saturday Night Live and Dancing with the Florida Ballroom Dancing Stars
This is the South Florida version of Saturday Night Live and Dancing with the Florida Ballroom Dancing Stars
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The new season of Dancing with the Stars, an ABC Prime Time television success, now in its 17th season, has "definitely boosted the excitement in South Florida for ballroom dancing and dance lessons," said Vinny Munno, one of the two owners at the GoldCoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek,FL.

In addition to celebrating 16 years in this location Vinny explained, "Our instructors Andre and Natalie Paramonov are the 2013 US National Professional South American Showdance Champions and instructors, Paulo and Liene Di Lorenzo are the 2013 US National Professional Showdance Champions."

Vinny, a former competitive dancer himself said of these honors, "To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time ever that the winners of those two championships were from the same ballroom."

Owner Jeff Sandler and Vinny Munno are proud to be owners of one of the largest ballrooms on the East Coast which boasts a full competition size 60'x40' floating oak dance floor and a full schedule of dance instructions to events and celebrations .

Jeff explained that he has 40 years of experience in the dance industry where he first began this long-term passion as a dance instructor in New York. When he opened the Goldcoast Ballroom Jeff said,"Almost everyone I taught in New York came to dance here. It has been an amazing journey to get to where I am today."

Regulars at the GoldCoast Ballroom, David and Sylvie Deskin said, "We take dance lessons here and go to afternoon social dances." Sylvie said,"The dance floor is so wonderful, I don't ever want to leave. We have been coming here to dance for 15 years and everyone here is like family."

Vinny Munno, was inside the DJ booth preparing his playlist for the evening but took a break to share some magical stories about the Goldcoast Ballroom which has had its share of celebrity guests and legendary dancers and instructors on its dance floor. Vinny said, " We've had Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska, and Alec Mazo dancing here. "

"I credit Dancing With The Stars with being such a positive influencer for the ballroom dance industry and am proud to say that our ballroom has attracted everyone from industry legends to newcomers who want to dance, said Vinny."

"Our instructors here are world-class and many of the people who come here to dancer are industry legends.. In fact, that's Francois Szony on the dance floor. He's 86 and still dancing.

Francois and his sister created many of the now famous theatrical dance moves including the lifts,". Vinny explained," These moves and lifts made the dancers seem to be flying like Doves."

The USA Dance Royal Palm Dance Sport Competition was held at the Goldcoast Ballroom in April.

Classes taught at the Goldcoast Ballroom by some of the top dancers and instructors in the world include International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Vienesse Waltz, and Quickstep. The International Latin classes offered : Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive."

American Smooth dance classes taught include: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Vienesse Waltz. The American Rhythm classes are Cha Cha, Rumba, and East Coast Swing.

For those who love Disco Dancing , one Saturday night each month is designated the Ultimate Hustle Party and to make sure that the music is perfect, Owner VinnyMunno is flying in one of the top NJ DJ's Bobby Morales for their next party and Diane K. Nardone will be teaching participants how to do "The Hustle" before the dance party begins.

The Goldcoast Ballroom is located at 1415 Lyons Rd Coconut Creek,FL (866)FL-DANCE

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