Featured Staff (& Judges)

Featured Instructors

Classes at Dance Mardi Gras will be amazing!

  • Mario Robau
  • Brian B & Ms Megan
  • Satu Ketellapper & Mike Wagner
  • Sebastian Quinones
  • Byron Bellew & Tammy Clark
  • Bryan Jordan & Janie Craft Deroche
  • Eric Nava & Rachael Mercedes
  • Brittney Valdez
  • Burgundy Weathersbee (country swing)
  • John Burns & Suzanne Mosley
  • Bob Bahrs & Paula Graves
  • Dean & Alexis Garrish
  • more coming soon…

Royal Court 2024

Honoring their commitment to Dance Mardi Gras

  • Greg Thrash (King)
  • Laura Thrash (Queen)
  • Rachael Champion (Captain)
  • Brittney Valdez (Maid)
  • Shaun Parr (Duke)

Outgoing Royal Court 2023

Honoring their commitment to Dance Mardi Gras

  • Todd Longsworth (King)
  • Jamie Hoyt (Queen)
  • Eric Nava (Captain)
  • Rachael Mercedes (Maid)
  • Aimee Allen (Maid)
  • Nicole Wardell (Miad)

UCWDC Judges

We’ve got some of the most respected judges for you:

  • Tony Lee (Contest Coordinator)
  • Dawn Garrish
  • Satu Ketellapper
  • David Appell
  • Richard McMurrich
  • Antoinette Santoro
  • Sherry Reynolds
  • Shari Huggett Milton
  • Candace Cravalho
  • Lee Harpe
  • Marcy Harpe
  • Bob Wheatley
  • Penny LaLonde
  • Shaun Parr

Country DJ’s

Playing your Country tunes

  • Mona Broussard
  • Stan Wojciechowski
  • Louis St George

Swing Judges

WSDC Competition

  • David Appel (head judge)
  • Jake Haning
  • Julie Auclair
  • Andrew Sinclair
  • Bryan Jordan
  • Byron Bellew
  • Janie DeRoche
  • Tammy Clark Duke
  • Lara Deni

 Your MC’s

Here are the voices of Dance Mardi Gras

  • Steve Zener 
  • Mario Robau 
  • Brian Picard
  • Michael Eads 

Swing DJ’s

Playing your WCS tunes

  • Tim Johnson
  • Louis St George
  • Alicia Viera

Social Dancing:

  • 30min of social dancing between each workshop
  • Evening dancing starts at 10pm each evening
  • Music mix of 50% Country & 50% Swing
  • WCS, Two Step, Nightclub, Triple Two, Hustle, ECS