Sid Grant and Gayle Madeira are the new U.S. Tango Champions!

Sid Grant and I just won the U.S. Tango Championship in the salon category! We will be performing as champions tomorrow night (actually tonight, at the time of posting this!) Saturday, July 23 at midnight, at Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street 9th floor if you want to come watch. We’ll be posting videos on Youtube soon as well. We donated our winnings of $1,200 to the dance company that Sid created which teaches dance to inner city schoolkids. I’ve pasted their mission statement below and here is their website if you want to donate too!  It’s a GREAT company and very worthy cause and we’re very happy to support getting kids to dance!

BALLROOM BASIX™ is a not–for-profit, noncompetitive, arts–in–education initiative committed to the enhancement of students’ educational, social and fitness skills through the fun-filled Ballroom and Latin dance experience.

By consistently reinforcing the etiquette and respect inherent in partner dancing, our program instills self–worth, physical well–being and cooperation among the children it serves, while simultaneously instructing them in the diverse origins of the dances they learn: historically, geographically and multi–culturally.

Gayle Madeira and Sid Grant championship photo

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