Meet the Team
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Our Distinguished Panel of Judges
Esther Don-FLEsther is author of the American Style Syllabus used by National Dance Teachers Association, Pan American Teachers of Dancing, U.S. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing & U.S. Terpsichore, Inc She is a Professional Trainer/ Coach/ Examiner, a member of the USISTD Board of Trustees and competition Organizer. Esther competed professionally with her husband and her experience has covered every aspect of teaching, from beginners to professional competitors since 1976
Randy Ferguson-TXRandy and Lynn were part of the first ever American style team to tour Russia in 1991. During their 17 year competition career they won numerous titles in both the Smooth and Rhythm divisions. To mention a few:
• Undefeated United States Professional 9-Dance Champions – 3 years
• United States American Smooth Runner-up - 2 years
• American Smooth finalists – 12 years
• American Rhythm finalists – 5 years
He currently resides in Austin Texas with his wife Carolyn and his son Tynan.
Patrick JohnsonPatrick Johnson began dancing at the age of four, becoming a world-class Ballroom dancer, competing in and conquering competitions around the globe for most of his early life. His accomplishments include winning the titles of British Juvenile and Junior Ballroom Champion. He went on to become the United Kingdom and European Amateur Latin Champion, and the Amateur European Ten Dance Champion.
After becoming both a European and a World Champion, He retired to become a dance coach and Organizer
John Swick-OKJohn Swick has been dancing and performing for over 40 years in many different styles.
He has studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Flamenco and Theater as well as Ballroom and Latin.
John has won over 8 National Championship dance titles and has additionally trained 4 United States Champions.