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John Digiglia

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Dr. John A. DiGiglia, a native of Lake Charles, has been a board-certified Family Physician in the Lake Area for 30 years.  Dr. DiGiglia graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, and he completed his residency at W.O. Moss Regional Hospital.  

John is married to the former Liz Fontenot, and they have three children and three grandchildren.  He enjoys playing tennis; watching and attending McNeese, LSU and Saints football games; and traveling.  He is one of the founding members and the original drummer for the locally famous band, Raw Dawgs.

Dr. DiGiglia is happy to support Dancing Classrooms and to be part of Mad Hot Ballroom.  He hopes his participation will greatly benefit the community he lives in and loves.

 

 

 

Karen Estep

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Karen graduated from Barbe High School and McNeese State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Karen served as a past judge for Mad Hot Ballroom but is excited to continue her role on stage as a performer. She is a certified dance teacher, a charter member of the local USA Dance chapter, and the faculty sponsor for the DanceSport program at Barbe. Karen has been a member of Dance Masters of America, Lake Charles Ballet Society, Ballet Joyeaux, Barbe Bluebelles, and McNeese Cowgirl Kickers. In 1989, she began dancing at Glenda Moss Academy of Dance and became a member of the Young American Jazz Ballet Company and the Contraband Days Dancers. She later taught for Glenda Moss and won several awards for choreography. Karen and her husband Richard have two daughters: Kari Gilchrist (24) and Erin (22). They are members of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.

 

 

Music: Caveman Rock

by:     Omar and The Howlers

Dance Style: Jitterbug


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Bayouland Ballroom in Lake Charles

Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage