Rhythm

United States American Style Rhythm Champions

The best American Style Rhythm Dancers in the US. This is a list of the winners of the United States National Events in Rhythm

Prior to 1984 the American Style Smooth and Rhythm divisions were danced together in one unified championship. This was known as United States National Professional American Style Championships. Beginning in 1984, this event was split into two separate categories, Rhythm and Smooth

American Style Rhythm consists of these five dances: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.

United States National Professional American Style Rhythm Champions
Year Couple State
2016 Nazar Norov & Irina Kudryashova Florida
2015 Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine & Liana Churilova New York
2014 Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine & Liana Churilova New York
2013 Decho Kraev & Bree Watson Arizona
2012 Decho Kraev & Bree Watson Arizona
2011 Decho Kraev & Bree Watson Arizona
2010 Jose DeCamps & Joanna Zacharewicz New York
2009 Jose DeCamps & Joanna Zacharewicz New York
2008 Jose DeCamps & Joanna Zacharewicz New York
2007 Jose DeCamps & Joanna Zacharewicz New York
2006 Tony Dovolani & Elena Grinenko New York
2005 Tony Dovolani & Inna Ivanenko New York
2004 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
2003 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
2002 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
2001 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
2000 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1999 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1998 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1997 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1996 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1995 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1994 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1993 Bob Powers & Julia Gorchakova Arizona
1992 Forrest Vance & Susie Thompson Missouri
1991 Forrest Vance & Susie Thompson Missouri
1990 Forrest Vance & Susie Thompson Missouri
1989 Forrest Vance & Susie Thompson Missouri
1988 Forrest Vance & Susie Thompson Missouri
1987 Joe Lozano & Jan Mattingly Texas
1986 Joe Lozano & Jan Mattingly Texas
1985 Joe Lozano & Jan Mattingly Texas
1984 Charles & Jean Penatello New Jersey

 

United States National Professional American Style Champions (Rhythm and Smooth)
Year Couple State
1984 on (Split into two events)
1983 Charles & Jean Penatello New Jersey
1982 Charles & Jean Penatello New Jersey
1981 Randy Lynn & Cher Rutherford Texas
1980 Randy Lynn & Cher Rutherford Texas
1979 Lee & Peggy Santos Maryland
1978 Lee & Peggy Santos Maryland
1977 Lee & Peggy Santos Maryland
1976 Rick Gutterridge & JoAnn Duvernay Louisiana
1975 Rufus Dustin & Donna Van Camp Mass.
1974 Rufus Dustin & Donna Van Camp Mass.
1973 Ronnie Leverett & Alice DuBose Texas
1972 George Hendricks & Linda Dean New York
1971 Ronnie Leverett & Alice DuBose Texas