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Dancing Classrooms

The Whistle Stop

Colors of the Rainbow

2017 Event Sponsors

Big Easy Foods Logo
Center for Orthopaedics Logo CITGO Logo Civil Construction Company Lauberge Casino Resort Lake Charles logo McDonalds 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 Renee Stump Chris Shearman
Bruce Hamilton Missy Amidon 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

Gambrelle DiGiglia
Sponsors Host

Dorothy McDaniel
Ushers Coordinator

Katherine Filo
Backstage Coordinator

Faren White
Photography Coordinator

Savannah Burnett
Social Media Coordinator

Cissy Quinn Guidry
Front Room-Backstage Liaison

Erin Estep

Professional Dancers, Dance Instructors and Experienced Dancers

  • Marcus Bebee
  • Karen Estep
  • Hillary Green
  • Reginald Larkins
  • Robert Miller
  • Lauren Miller
  • Angela Peck
  • Emily Porché
  • Amanda Yellott





Ballroom Sponsors
Cheniere Energy logo Childrens Clinic of Southwest Louisiana logo Doris Rozas
Hope Therapy Center logo Johnson Firm logo Shayna Sonnier logo
Studio 901 State Refrigeration Christus Wound Center
Media Sponsor Participating Studios
KPLC TV logo  

Bayouland Ballroom in Lake Charles

Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage