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  • Writer's pictureKarlis Treijs

Andrei and Anna victorious in Tour Final in Boston

The Ballroom Spirit Youth Standard Tour Grand Finale was a great success once more, this time in 2023 standard edition. The event took place in DBDC in Boston, MA on July 29, 2023 and was showcasing the best young standard dancers around the United States. Couples were ranked based on 5 standard dances in their final round plus a show dance that incorporates an audience vote in addition to random selected judge panel score.

Evening started with a welcome party to announce all the participants of the Grand Finale and celebrate another great year of dancing. Among the crowd were dancers, adjudicators, sponsors and guests of honor.



The Grand Finale was the culmination of the Ballroom Spirit Youth Standard Tour, that took place throughout the year during the following selected dance events in the United States. We are deeply grateful for our partners Didio and Keith as well as the organizers that share our cause and provided travel expenses to the young couples.

The event witnessed remarkable achievements as the young dancers captivated the audience with their top-notch performances. In front of a panel of seasoned and highly regarded dance professionals, the participants were evaluated on their technique, style, and overall execution. The judges were taken aback by the exceptional quality of dancing exhibited, making their selection of winners an arduous endeavor. The audience present and in front of live stream participated with equal if not higher enthusiasm with casting votes through the mobile phone voting platform.

Andrei Cutashevskii & Anna Vasina
Andrei Cutashevskii & Anna Vasina

Ultimately, the first place went to Andrei Cutashevskii & Anna Vasina who took home the grand prize of $5,000. They placed first in Standard 5-Dance event, placed first in the solo performance and second in the audience vote giving them a total of 139.00 points and a very deserving first place.


Parley Ford & Natalie Jolley
Parley Ford & Natalie Jolley

Second place was awarded to the elegant couple of Parley Ford & Natalie Jolley who placed fourth in Standard 5-Dance event, second in the solo presentation and first in the audience vote giving them a total of 127.07 points.


Nathan Zaytsev & Alisa Bankova
Nathan Zaytsev & Alisa Bankova

Third place in the tour was awarded to Nathan Zaytsev & Alisa Bankova who placed third in Standard 5-Dance event, third in the solo presentation and fourth in the audience vote, giving them a total of 117.71 points and third place overall.


Roman Shchochka & Marta Tyutyunnyk
Roman Shchochka & Marta Tyutyunnyk

Fourth place in the tour went to Roman Shchochka & Marta Tyutyunnyk. They placed second in Standard 5-Dance event, fourth in the solo performance and sixth in the audience vote. They amassed a total of 115.93 points, giving them fourth place in the end.


Mykola Hudz & Stanislava Klishch
Mykola Hudz & Stanislava Klishch

Fifth in this Standard tour was awarded to Mykola Hudz & Stanislava Klishch they were fifth in the Standard 5-Dance event, fifth in the solo presentation and fifth in the audience vote giving them a total of 97.93 points.


Matthew Holyoak & Olivia Cowan
Matthew Holyoak & Olivia Cowan

Sixth place in the tour was awarded to Matthew Holyoak & Olivia Cowan who placed sixth in Standard 5-Dance event, sixth in the solo presentation and third in the audience vote, giving them a total of 91.79 points and sixth place overall.


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We are very happy to see such great and talented dancers growing, developing and becoming more and more masterful in United States. We are grateful to the countless hours and hard work led by Didio Barrera and Keith Todd for another year long journey shared with us as well as the whole dance community. We wish all the participants the best of luck in their future endeavors. If you would like to join our effort to help the youth for their tomorrow, please consider a donation of any amount by clicking the donation tab.




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