Workshops & Coaching
Patricia M. Panebianco
Patti Panebianco’s dynamic energy and passion brought her from Social Dancer, to Amateur Performer, to Elite Amateur Competitor, Professional Competitor, right on through to her current status as an adjudicator, coach, chairperson & invigilator.
When she’s not serving as an Official at one of the many USA Dance Championship and WDSF events, Patti can be found volunteering on numerous committees to help dancers and USA Dance. Most recently she is the Director of the College Network Committee which helps to organize the National Collegiate Dancesport Championships. She has also been an avid member of the Greater NY Chapter since 1987, helping the board with any number of projects ranging from the MAC, when it was the country’s largest amateur event to local dance lessons and performances to bring the joy of dance to the community. She’s also donated her time teaching at the Green Mountain Chapter’s monthly dances.
Always interested in helping at the National level, Patti is the former treasurer & national committee member for the US Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD). Her expertise has called to choreograph & perform in various stage, TV & movie productions, throughout the country, including:
A Tribute to Gershwin, Wallflowering, Marconi Brothers, All my Children & Yo’Yo Ma’s Soul of the Tango.
Working with children brings joy to my soul; She is a former Teaching Artist & Educational Liason with Dancing Classrooms Long Island and has recently volunteered her time judging The Colors of the Rainbow Team Match for DCLI.
She holds licentiate certifications in all styles of ballroom dance with U.S.I.S.T.D, I.S.T.D. and Terpsichore and is a certified teacher in all styles of performing arts and lifetime member of Dance Educators of America. She is a licensed World Class Adjudicator with World Dancesport Federation as well as Chairperson of Judges.
For the Past 24 years she is the founder & owner of NY Dancesport Centre on Long Island, has been dancing for 47 years and teaching professionally for 41 years. Prior to that she worked at various studios in Manhattan, including Stepping Out, Dance New York, Ballroom on Fifth and more.
4 years ago she co - founded Roll Call Wheelchair Dance LI after becoming a certified teacher for Roll Call Wheel Chair Dance. She loves working with people of all types of abilities for numerous years.
Dan has been competing professionally, coaching and judging for almost 40 years, repeatedly earning the distinctions of “Professional of the Year” and “Top Teacher” at many national level events and within numerous dance organizations. In 1985 Dan was the youngest dual fellow in the world with highly commended fellowships in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, the London-based society, which embodies the world’s acknowledged leaders of the dance profession. A World Cup Adjudicator and WDSF Certified, Dan enjoys judging around the world with recent trips to England, France, Switzerland, and Canada. He has served as the Chairman of Judges at the North American and United States National DanceSport Championships and many other national level events. Dan is also the DanceSport coach for the competitive DanceSport team at Georgetown University, as well as serving as guest coach at numerous other universities, congresses, and dance camps, including moderating the professional discussion panels at key events in the United States. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature.
- Fri, May 17Virginia BeachMay 17, 2024, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM EDTVirginia Beach, 5721 Arrowhead Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA
with Patti Panebianco
An exciting opportunity! After your competition, take advantage of the opportunity to be coached by one of our licensed adjudicators. Patti will be staying on for a day or two to provide feedback on your performance and give one-on-one coaching on how to improve your dancing.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity, let your teacher know now.