Tag: melanie lapatin

Perfect Your Ballroom Floorcraft

Floorcraft: It sounds like some kind of dancer magic, but it’s actually a technical term describing the essential ability to avoid collisions with other couples on the ballroom dance floor. Because success in ballroom doesn’t just come down to masterful technique, great choreography, stellar musicality, chemistry between partners and magnetic performance quality—it also requires gracefully […]

Melanie LaPatin

Dancing a foxtrot with “SYTYCD” Season 6 winner Russell Ferguson. (Kelsey McNeal/FOX) Her signature red hair is a tip-off: Melanie LaPatin is one fiery-hot ballroom queen. Though she didn’t begin to dance competitively until age 19, the native New Yorker quickly developed a successful partnership with ballroom dancer Tony Meredith. During their competitive career, which […]