Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio Is Home To Three Amateur Ballroom Dancers

Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio located on Madison Avenue in Uptown Lakewood dominated at Northcoast Ballroom Championships this year!

Northcoast Ballroom Championships were held in Downtown Cleveland June 25th-27th where over 125 couples took the dance floor to compete! Rhythm & Grace was represented by owner and professional dancer Angel Criado who partnered with three lovely amateur lady students, Gail DeFrance, Debbie Olson, and Dr. Carmen Hansford. After three days of competing and over 130 dances by Angel, Gail, Debbie, and Carmen, results were posted. All girls placed in all 130 dances and Debbie placed 3rd in her Rhythm Scholarship, Gail placed 3rd in her Smooth multi-dance Championship and Dr. Carmen won the Dance for a Cure Championship!

In the end, Gail DeFrance took home Top Bronze Student of the competition and Debbie Olson won Top Newcomer Student of the competition! Rhythm & Grace as a studio won Top Small Studio and our very own Angel Criado won Top Teacher, beating out 50+ other teachers! We could not be more proud! We hope Lakewood is proud too as it is now home to three Amateur Lady Champions: Gail DeFrance, American 3 Dance Champion, Debbie Olson, American Smooth Scholarship Champion, and Dr. Carmen Hansford, American Rhythm Scholarship Vice-Champion!

Stop by and congratulate everyone involved!

Angel and Cree Criado are the owners of Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio located in Uptown Lakewood, Ohio.

Cree Criado

Angel and Cree Criado are the owners of Rhythm & Grace Ballroom Dance Studio located in Uptown Lakewood Ohio.

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