Cotillion instructors represent at the U.S. Dancesport Championships!

by Kevin Dervishi on September 15, 2015

See that? That's the smile of a WINNER

Pictured above: Matt & Professional Instructor Lorena Bravo

All of us here at Cotillion extend a hearty congratulations to Smooth dancers Matt & Kelly Chambers for their phenomenal performances at the United States Dancesport Championships! Last week, the veteran Cotillion instructors flew out to Buena Vista, Florida to show off their countless hours of training and practice. Matt and Kelly Chambers have been learning extensively from professional dancers, Lorena Bravo and Jonathon Atkinson.

Matt & Lorena (pictured above) entered an “Open to the World Rising Star” division, and came out in 3rd place! In addition, Matt & Kelly fought their way to score 2nd place in the American Smooth Adult Championships! Although we weren’t surprised, we were still delighted to hear that TWO of our instructors got to the top three couples at a National level competition!

Matt & Kelly

Matt &  Kelly

Matt & Kelly have been actively dancing across competitive dance floors for several years, and this victory is another award in their overflowing trophy case (No, seriously. Don’t look at it if you value your self esteem). Less than two months ago, Matt & Kelly scored first place in various events at the International Grand Ball.

The accomplished couple has been dancing together for just over 10 years. Despite being highly skilled, they are simultaneously very approachable; when not rigorously practicing, Matt & Kelly can often be found teaching group lessons, leading warm ups, and giving one-on-one pointers to even beginner dancers at our weekly Cotillion meetings.

Matt & Kelly will be taking time out of their training regiment to teach several of our group classes this Fall. They are incredibly active teachers that we are lucky to learn from. Be sure to attend every Cotillion club meeting possible so that you can experience everything these two high level dancers have to offer!

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