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Dancing Classrooms

The Whistle Stop

Colors of the Rainbow

2018 Event Sponsors

Center for Orthopaedics Logo CITGO Logo JD Bank Lauberge Casino Resort Lake Charles logo Port Aggregates logo Southside Machine Works logo


With the exception of the video production and fixed costs, all the work related to this event is done by Volunteers; this includes the Professional Dancers and Performing Dancers. Here is the (still-growing) list:

Masters of Ceremony

Bruce Hamilton Dana Keel Chris Shearman
Matt Young Dana Keel Chris Shearman



Leah Bossano
Event Chairperson, General Organization and Event Planning

Juan Bossano
Organization, Website Design, Stage Design, Photo and Video Production,
Program Design

Melinda Lemke
Organization, Production Coordinator, Stage Director, Judge Coordinator

Nancy Vallee
Founder and Director of the Whistle Stop

Andy Jacobson
Sound and Lighting Coordinator and Director

Sadie Shearman
Backstage Coordinator

Dr. Tyson Green
Production Assistant, Opening Number Director

Anne Marie Hebert
Public Relations

Sherry Forest
Content Editor

Mary Beth Huber
Front Room Host

Dorothy McDaniel
Ushers Coordinator

Katherine Filo
Backstage Coordinator

Tim Bourgeois

Faren White
Photography Coordinator

Savannah Burnett
Social Media Coordinator

Cissy Quinn Guidry
Front Room-Backstage Liaison

Professional Dancers, Dance Instructors and Experienced Dancers

  • Marcus Bebee
  • Gambrelle DiGiglia
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Reginald Larkins
  • Robert Miller
  • Lauren Morris
  • Angela Peck
  • Emily Porché
  • Amanda Yellott


Teams Boosters

  • Owen Clanton
  • Dr. Tyson Green
  • Adam Johnson





Ballroom Sponsors
Acadian Hearing Century 21 Bessette Cheniere Energy logo
Childrens Clinic of Southwest Louisiana logo Cox Cox Filo & Camel Doris Rozas
Doug and gay Gehrig Geriatric Resources Inc Hope Therapy Center logo
Johnson Firm logo Pisceaux Properties State Refrigeration
USA Dance Youth Christus Wound Center
Media Sponsor Participating Studios
KPLC TV logo  

Gigi's Downtown

Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage