About the Organizers


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Charles Danza has been in the Dancesport industry for over 25 years: competing, coaching, judging and organizing events. During his competitive career, Charles was the Italian National Professional Latin Champion and a finalist at the British Open, also known as the Blackpool Dance Festival. Since retiring from competitive dance, he has had many other performing arts credits including training professional dancers for the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and the film Mad Hot Ballroom. Charles was also a featured dancer in the original Burn the Floor production, and star of the Italian Dancing With The Stars show.

Charles’ commitment and dedication to the Dancesport industry has fueled his latest endeavors organizing competitions including the Philadelphia DanceSport Championships and now the Ultimate DanceSport Challenge.

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David Elkin has been in the business of dance for 28 years. As a professional competitor he holds 4 World Titles, 7 U.S. Titles, and 3 British Titles in competitive Ballroom dancing. Owner and founder of World Champion Productions, David has channeled his passion for the industry into teaching the next generation of champions and judging many competitions across the country.

David is looking forward to begin the next chapter in his DanceSport career as the co-organizer of the Ultimate DanceSport Challenge.


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