I would like to thank everyone that came out and supported Novice Invitational 2016! It was “a party on the dance floor!”
I want to thank the best staff EVER!
Victor Loveira & Ruby Lair-the best swing DJs in the business for all their great competition and social music. And to Liz Ravdin- who joined them this year for late night -great job Liz!
Debbie Figueroa always a professional and great chief judge.
Ben Hooten who joined me this year as ballroom coordinator-thanks for all your help & ideas.
- Mike Topel whose humor and energy keeps us all engaged in the contests.
- Nina Partin Godsey who coordinated everything in the back room.
- Tara Jones for managing our front desk registration.
- Krista Johnson the volunteer coordinator for the weekend.
- Hona Outlaw thanks for scheduling the volunteers-your perseverance & patience was appreciated.
- Heather Smith for her smiling face and support to the competitors as our floor mom.
- Dwayne Bourque & Philip Sechrist- the people you never see that ran the tally room seamlessly all weekend.
Tena Morales-Armstrong and her crew at Total Dance Productions-great job on the floor, lights & backdrop-you were fantastic
Thomas Guerrero who is the talent behind an awesome new logo.
Kelly Strouse and Swing Director- always a great help.
Anyssa Olivares, Byron Bellew & Valerie Davis, Brandon Parker & Kristen Humphrey and Ben Hooten & Taletha Jouzdani- very appreciated for all their hard work judging and teaching workshops.
Thanks David Appel, Trent Haynes & Wes Neese for all your hard work judging this weekend.
A special thank you to all of the volunteers who worked both the security and registration: Bastion Fennell, Caroline Suh, Lani Young, Kevin Rafter, Natalie Herrera, Casey Margules, Vincent Keller, Marguerite West Driga & Caitlin Semmelrock.
Again thank you everyone!
I look forward to seeing you next year at Novice Invitational 2017!