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American Rhythm Champ Coming to Grand Rapids July 14th and 15th

Ballroom Dancers Latin 13Students, don’t miss your chance for top flight coaching from 14-time US Rhythm Champion Bob Powers, who will be at Arthur Murray’s Grand Rapids studios July 14th and 15th for special coaching sessions.

Background: Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova are the 14 time undefeated US Rhythm Champions as well as 3 time World Mambo Champions. In 1998 they were finalist in the World Showdance Championships in Holland. They are members of the Arthur Murray International Dance Board. Bob is currently a traveling coach, consultant and ballroom adjudicator. They are co-owners and developers of Core Rhythms,, an aerobic Latin dance fitness program sold throughout the world. Core Rhythms has become one the top selling video fitness programs in the US and has achieved great success throughout Europe and Asia. The company is now expanding into licensing, making it available to anyone wishing to certify as a Core Rhythms Instructor.

Bob and Julia spend most of their time in Scottsdale, AZ where Bob teaches and works on  developing the Core Rhythms programs and running the company. Julia and her mother Natalia have combined to open a ballroom dance costume company, Artistry in Motion. With Julia’s original designs and Natalia’s eye for detail the company has become a huge success.

They are members of the board of the World Dance Arts Foundatio, an organization founded by Andrew and Anna Smart. The WDAF is an organization designed to promote and provide ballroom dancing to children throughout the world. They currently provide instruction to over 4,000 children enrolled in the program as well as donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to children’s dance organizations.

Bob and Julia co-organize the Sunburst Ball, along with World Promotions Inc. one of the largest competition organizers in the United States. The Sunburst is a dance competition held yearly in Scottsdale, AZ during the second weekend of December. The Sunburst offers free entries to children.