Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Pro Dancer

Martin Smith

About Martin

Born in South Africa and moved to USA in 1999 Started teaching in 1982 in South Africa USA Dance Member since June 12, 2008 Education: Quadruple licentiate/Membership degree USTA American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, International Latin Dual licentiate/Membership degree ISTD (UK) & USISTD International Standard & Latin Dual licentiate/Membership degree NATD (UK) International Standard & Latin Ballroom & Latin training from top coaches in South Africa, England, Italy & USA Judging Experience: South Africa – judge for approximately 10 years including National Championships, Gold Cup, Prix D ‘Elegance, all Provincial Championships (Judged almost every 2nd week for about 10 years) Zimbabwe – judged National Championships & other Championship Comps USA – USA Dance – Nationals in Baltimore MD Carolina Fall Classic, Various Competitions in Hackensack NJ Various other minor USA Dance Competitions NDCA – American Star Ball, Fantasy Ball, Eastern Championships, NJ State Championships Various other Championships & smaller Competitions Qualified & Highly Experienced Championship Adjudicator Judge for WDSF [ Licensed ], USA Dance and NDCA. Also a Professional Surfing Judge Other Experience: USISTD National Committee Officer for 10 years USISTD Examinations Director for 3 years Before that I was a dance politician in South Africa for RDTA, SADTA, USTA, SANCBD, Joint Council Now Dance, VA Prior to that Studio Owner for approx. 30 years. Trained & Experienced in FADS, Arthur Murray & TC Club Methods but spent most of my carrier as an independent in the International field of dancing Very involved in the development of the underprivileged Dancers in South Africa Undefeated KZN Provincial Pro Standard Champion and 4th in South Africa Pro Standard Have trained over 20 Amateurs to obtain their professional degrees and most are now top Pros in their own Countries Interests: To promote Ballroom & Latin Dancing and keep it to a high standard for both Amateurs and Professionals, Social and Competition dancers. To ensure fair, honest and correct Judging at ALL times.

Sherry Reid

SimonTowne Mortgage

Sherry Reid

About Sherry

Mom of five, with three adorable grandchildren and number four on the way, Sherry is Vice President and Sales Manager, SimonTowne Mortgage. This eight-time President\’s and Chairman\’s Club winner began her mortgage career as a receptionist, moving up from loan processor to assistant loan officer, then to senior loan officer and finally VP. While it’s her financial industry savvy that attracts homebuyers, her dedication, caring nature and keen eye for detail keeps clients coming back. Sherry is a native of Hampton Roads and lives in Virginia Beach. When she\’s not working hard to get her clients into the homes of their dreams, she enjoys traveling, entertaining family and friends and keeping fit with CrossFit and kickboxing.