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2014 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 Josh Clark
Daniel Guido
Steven Guido
Gary Thompson

Fancy Dougherty
Janelle Guido

 
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 Nick Eastvold
Chris Grover
Tom Jennings
Nicholas King
Joel Plys
Doug Silton
Demetre Souliotes
Don Welch

Sarah Breck
Trish Connery
Beth Grover
Sossy Hyatt
Melanie Jennings
Rachele Smith

 
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 James Adair
Pat Eodice
Dax Hock
Charles (Chips) Hough
Christian Jones
John Wheaton

Katherine Eastvold
Trish Lovell
Cynthia Ann Richards
Laura J. Smith Thompson

 
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
Wright Benson
Terry Clark
Gary Eisert
Donald Estep
Ron Ford
Art Gallo
Patrick Locantore
Bill Parker
Carlito Rofoli
Steve Salazar
Mark Slater
Jack Smith
George Thomas

Benita Combs
Linda Cooke
Carmen Kiehm Garcia
Terra Jakobsen
Marie Salazar
 
Special Achievement - an individual who over the years has contributed substantially to Swing Dancing in California.
  Men Women
Special Achievement Charles Bryant
James J. Gibson
Patrick Locantore

Hazel Addison
Joan Chinzi
Shirley Estep
Fran Tassin

 
Stellar - an individual who over the years has contributed substantially to Swing Dancing in California and is now deceased.
  Men Women
Stellar Louie (Bart) Bartolo
Robert Bryant
Jack Carey
John Devorick Johnson
Lance Shermoen
Fred Tratta
Shirley Fietsam
Dixie Hutton
Marge Peters
Freda Wyckoff
 
Couples - Couples stands out with special brilliance among other swing partnerships.
Couples Woody & Louise Bretz
Frank & Audrey Rodriguez