Brookhaven Ballroom Dance Club

Dance Instructor's Bio

New BNL Ballroom Dance Club Series
with Professional Instructor Giny Rae

Giny Rae has been the dance instructor for the BNL Ballroom Dance Club since the club was formed in 1992. She has over 25 years of experience as a social and competitive dance instructor in American, International, and Cabaret styles of Danceport. She has competed and performed nationally, internationally, and on television. Her students have earned junior, amateur, and pro-am championships, and her dance studio ‘Dance Magic’ has won several studio awards.

Giny has been Adjunct Professor of Danceport at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, and is also the Head Coach of the SUNY - Stony Brook Ballroom Dance Team and Club. She is a member of the Dance Educators of America (DEA), the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), and the Professional Dancers Federation (PDF). Giny also has over 20 years experience as a competitive professional dancer in the Latin, Ballroom, and Cabaret divisions. She also holds the degree of "Member with Honors" from the North American Dance Teachers Association, qualifying her as a Championship Level Competition Judge.

Her competitive accomplishments are as follows:
1993 - Empire State Ballroom Classic Champion
1992 - PBS-TV "Evening of Championship Ballroom Dancing" - Featured Performer
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Champion - Rising Star Cabaret Division
1991 - U.S. Ballroom Finalist - Open Cabaret Division
1987-1991 - American Star Ball Champion
Baltimore/Washington Open Champion
Imperial Star Ball Champion
North Star Ball - Rising Star Champion
North Star Ball - Open Division Champion
New England Imperial Champion

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Last Modified: July 22, 2011
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