Huge congratulations go out to our students who attended this years Killick Klassik. Following ours and our student’s success in the 2012 Killick Klassik, which saw Karen Hardy Studios students returning with a number of first place trophies; we are proud to announce that our students won so many 1st place prizes in this year’s Killick Klassik that the studio won a prize for ‘Best Studio’!
This year’s venue for the Killick Klassik was the gorgeous ‘Boca Raton Resort and Club’ in Florida. For those that don’t know. The Killick Klassik is run by Paul Killick and Shirley Ballas. Paul and Shirley are huge names in the Ballroom and Latin dancing world. This event promised to provide style, glamour and dance – and it didn’t disappoint!
Students were able to enter various single competitions and dance just the one style; or they could enter multi-dance events with the possibility of winning cash prizes. 3 students even performed in the showcase competition – a special show dance with their teacher.
Our members were simply fantastic. Whilst there is no doubt that the Killick Klassik is a prestigious event; our members were in a class of their own. So many 1st places were awarded to our members that we were awarded a prize for ‘Best Studio’.
Particular mention goes to Michael Page, Eleonora Economides and Marika Makela who won the award for top students in their categories; with our very own professional Kirill Sheveley winning 2nd place for ‘Top Teacher’. It was a fantastic achievement for all of our members and we thank every one of them for being so dedicated to dance.
The next Pro-Am completion will be in Disney Land on the 5th, 6th and 7th of December. Attendance is open to all of our members. Anyone interested should book a complimentary lesson with their teacher; who will be able to explain how the event works. You can find more information about Pro-AM here – http://www.karenhardystudios.com/dance-lessons/pro-am-strictly-showcase-experiences
“From one minute bathing by the pool with our members to flying across the waves on jet skis. Drinking champagne in the ballroom to mingling with our members dressed to adorn any red carpet celebrity affair, our experience in Boca Ratan with our wonderful members and teachers was once again an incredible and memorable summertime thrill. Not only that we are humbled that our students flew the flag so high as ambassadors of Karen Hardy Studios they brought us home the prestigious award of ‘Top Dance Studio 2014’. Thank you so very much to everyone that came and joined us at the Killick Klassik in Boca Ratan, Miami 2014.”
Karen & Conrad