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2012 Nominees

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Nova Star - This award goes to the New Star in the heavenly realm of Swing Dance.  Having been in the Cosmos from three to ten years, it is a star capable of increasing in brilliance greatly as it continues to learn and grow.
  Men Women
Nova Star Lindy Gabriel Cashman
Sam Chan
Augie Freeman
Conrad Friesen
Andrew Hsi
Andrew Jose
Peter Kertzner
Stephen Sayer
Patrick Wall
Irina Amzashvili
Fancy Dougherty
Mary Freitag
Delphine Laurens
Alice Pye
Chandrae Roettig
Aubri Siebert
Lauren Smith
Nova Star WCS Josh Clark
Christopher Dumond
Nick Eastvold
Connor Goodmanson
Daniel Guido
Steven Guido
Tom Jennings
Nicholas King
Ben McHenry
Sean McKeever
Michael O'Conner
Brady Rogers
Rome Slater
John Snyder
Gary Thompson
Eddie Valdez
Courtney Adair
SiMone Andrade
Rachele Smith (Basaez)
Samantha Buckwalter
Jan Burnett
Hannah Clonch
Nicole Clonch
Alyssa Glanville
Mackenzie Goodmanson
Sarah Grusmark
Janelle Guido
Janis Hill
Sossy Hyatt
Csilla Madocsai
Susan Rogers
Janice Salmon
Malia San Nicolas
Chevy Slater
Helen Tocco
Elise Valdez
Melanie Wong-Jennings
 
Rising Star - The Rising Star is a Champion that has been around from ten to twenty years. It strives to make its place in the Swing Dance Heavens through its ongoing participation within the Milky Way of Competition.
  Men Women
Rising Star Lindy Morgan Day
Chris Grover
Dax Hock
Shesha Marvin
Mikey Pedroza
Joel Plys
Kevin St. Laurent
Minn Vo
Todd Yannacone
Ben Yau
Giselle Anguizola
Sarah Breck
Tise Chao
Beth Grover
Jo Hoffberg
Sheri Kang-Yau
Adrienne Weidert
Rising Star WCS James Adair
Ricky Andrade
Chuck Brown
Donnie Carl
Arjay Centeno
Glenn Cravalho
Luis Crespo
Ronnie De Benedetta
Parker Dearborn
Miguel DeSousa
Mike Eads
Pat Eodice
Tony Gutch
Joe Ho
Chips Hough
Stan Jaquish
Nick Jay
Richard Kear
Andrew Knight
Alfred Lee
Edwin Li
Tom Montanez
Ben Morris
Demetre Souliotes
Adrian Trejo
Jason Wayne
Janne Anderson-Burgio
Katie Berardino-Sankey
Katie Boyle
Louise Bretz
Gina Brown
Trish Connery
Jessica Cox
Sue Cravalho
Linda Drake
Heidi Groskreutz-Burns
Tami Harris Krok
Laura J. Smith
Patti Jobst
Lisa Kay Harwin
Katherine Krok-Eastvold
Stephanie McHenry
Deanna Mollman
Marina Mollman-Gutch
Kathryn Mongeau
Ginger Pickerel
Melina Ramirez
Julie Ringquist
Melissa Rutz
Deborah Szekely
Brandi Tobias
Emily Trites
Sarah Vann Drake
Patty Vo
Yvonne Wayne
 
Shining Star - This Award is for long-time Astro Excellence. The Shining Star is easily recognized in the Swing Dance Heavens, for it has set the example for all the Novas and Rising Stars. It is a Champion of Champions and has maintained its place in the Cosmos for twenty to thirty years.
  Men Women
Shining Star Bill Dakin
Jerry Dawson
Gary Eisert
Larry Espinoza
Christian Jones
Louie Juarez
Patrick Locantore
Carlito Rofoli
Steve Salazar
Jumpin Jack Smith
Avner Uzan
Carol Arvizo
Melinda Comeau
Bess Rodriguez
Michele French-Bower
Carolyn Frey
Kris Hagerty
Terra Hannah-Jacobsen
Patricia Lovell
Ilona Marshall
Sandra Meyer
Cynthia_Ann Richards
Erin Stevens
Tami Stevens
Audrey Wilson
 
Golden Star - The Golden Star hails the wonderful dancers who have excelled in Swing Dance for over thirty years. They have long been recognized as the most brilliant of all the Stars.
  Men Women
Golden Star Bert Anderson
Adrian Barger
Wright Benson
Richard Bonura
Richard Boucher
Don Burnett
Ed Cirio
Terry Clarke
Ray Cunningham
Gary Dubbs
Ron Ford
James Jackson
Bill Parker
Jospeh Piccconi
George Shepard
Mark Slater
Linda Cooke
Diana Gillis
Cathy Levesque
Paula McHam
Meta Morrison
Sheryl Ruggiero
Donna Russell
Abra Slater
Jeannie Sullivan
Virginia Vela
Nives Williams
Sheryl Zazzi
 
Special Achievement - an individual who over the years has contributed substantially to Swing Dancing in California.
  Men Women
Special Achievement Bob Brewer
Chuck Bryant
Jay Byam
Danny Daryl
Pat Locantore
Ron Martin
Jerry Pollack
Bob Pomeroy
John Wheaton
Steve Zener
Hazel Addison
Nancye Baca-Woodward
Joan Chinzi
Polly Cullbreath
Shirley Estep
Jackie Ford
Nancy Lester
Josephine Powell
Tami Stevens
Erin Stevens
Fran Tassin
Sandi Vinge
 
Stellar - an individual who over the years has contributed substantially to Swing Dancing in California and is now deceased.
  Men Women
Stellar Harry Berlin
Bobby Day
Bernie Dovbish
Larry Kern
Fred Tretta
Marion (Chickie) Torino
Sylvia Valarik
 
Couples - Couples stands out with special brilliance among other swing partnerships.
Couples Gayle and Eileen Allen
Woody and Louise Bretz
Glenn and Sue Cravalho
Ronnie De Benedetta and Bradi Tobias
Dax Hock and Sarah Breck
Randy and Stephanie Krul
Essex Lina and Lee Kersten Webb
Burt Oriante and Luzon Hansen
Brady and Susan Rogers
Mark and Abra Slater
Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg
Jofflyn Valencia and Amber Villa
Ben and Sheri Yau
 
Non-Profit Organizations -
Non-Profit Organizations San Diego Swing Dance Club
Capital Swing Dance Club
The Next Generation Swing Dance Club
The Desert Swing Dance Club
 
For-Profit Organizations -
For-Profit Organizations Camp Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Starlight Ballroom (San Diego)
Two Left Feet (Danville)
Pasadena Ballroom Association (Pasadena)
US Open Swing Dance Championships (Burbank)