Autumn Dance Classic Celebrating 35 Years!
October 19 - 22, 2023
October 19 - 22, 2023
I am very much looking forward to welcoming you once again to the Autumn Dance Classic. Our team is confident that this year we will be back better than ever. Please mark your calendars for October 19-22, 2023 and don't forget to look through our one-of-a-kind features just below
Autumn Dance Classic is thrilled to present 3 completely New and Unique Events that will take place this year
A one of a kind, for the first time ever presentation; our vendors will come together to create a high fashion, inspiring presentation showing cutting edge modern designs through the Ballroom Dancing lens
"Winner Takes ALL" and Winner will automatically qualify towards Ohio Star Ball Best of the Best competition!
Pre-teen and Junior GrandSlam themed show-dance event held during the Evening session. There can only be one Junior and one Preteen Winner!
Only the top 4 placement professional couples, Rising Star Professional and top Amatuer winning couples can participate in this never before done inspiring event. With two teams of 6 couples, each pair will have their own time on the floor to dance to an unconventional and feeling-provoking piece of music, being judged on their application of the sounds to their actions.
.. and we are welcoming our Peabody Idol Louis Bar to lead our Thursday Night Pro Event
Professional Peabody Challenge available for all Professional couples to participate and electrify the floor in our beautiful pavilion Thursday Night.
Dear Dancesport Friends,
I am beyond grateful to be taking on the Autumn Dance Classic and excited to create this event through the looking glass of our competitors. The attention we have placed on the real needs of dancers is something I am deeply proud of. Diving into the process of finding the true value of a Ballroom Dance competition, we went added events that recognize and dignify all, we look forwards to sharing them with you.
It is finally time to welcome you once again to bring your zeal for dance to our floor and enjoy a unique and distinguished weekend.
Olga Foraponova and ADC Team
Olga earned her bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Institute of Culture in Cheliabinsk, Russia. She studied choreography, ballet, jazz and folk dancing in addition to ballroom dancing. After finishing college, Olga moved to Moscow and joined Stanislav Popov’s dance club. At the time Stanislav and Ludmila Popov were the many time USSR 10 dance champions. She began competing professionally in Moscow and became a finalist in both the standard and latin divisions. Olga and her partner represented the USSR in dance competitions in Germany, France and England. After 4 years in Moscow, Olga had an opportunity to move to the United States in 1992.
David Hamilton, US Smooth division champion, invited Olga to dance with him in 1996 and the American Smooth style was changed forever! Twice Olga and David were the US representatives to the World Showdance Competition in Baden Baden, Germany (1997 and 1998). Olga and David have appeared many times on the national PBS Show, “Championship Ballroom Dancing.” Olga and David were invited to dance in the World Cup Ballroom event in the Kremlin Palace organized by Stanislav Popov. This event was televised by NTV+ – one of the most popular Russian TV channels with a viewership of approximately 100,000,000 in Russia as well as Europe and the United States.
Olga is featured along with Chris Morris, David Hamilton and others in various instructional ballroom videotapes and Karaoke CD’s. Several times she has been a featured front cover model in Wayne Eng’s “Dance Vision”. She, along with David Hamilton, was honored in 2001 to be chosen along with other world class ballroom dancers for the cover of a new CD “The Essential Waltzes” published in London, England.
Currently, Olga is a national and international judge and coach. She has established “Designs by Olga” and is a recognized leader in the creation of many different kinds of dance fashion. Olga feels particularly proud of having established The New Star’s SportDance Club for Young People.
Finally, she has received the Svetloe Prochloe Award along with such world renowned people as Oleg Miteav, famous Russian singer-poet, Anatoli Karpov, world chess champion, Sergei Makarov, world hockey champion, and others for professional achievement.
Most recently Olga was honored by the Connor Bishop Zion Foundation (Connor was part of Olga’s New Stars Dancesport Club. The Foundation is his legacy). Olga received a “Special Achievements Award” for her continued contribution to developing youth dancers and, those with disabilities. Olga is certified in Autism Movement Therapy.