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IOSIPHIDIS/EFROSYNI & SORRENTINO/TIMOTHY
Dancers, DanceSport Competitors, Scrutineers
Ballroom
Efrosyni Iosiphidis and Timothy Sorrentino Efrosyni Iosiphidis started dancing ballet at the age of 7 at the Rhode Island Conservatory of Music, at age 11 at Carolyn Dutra's Dance School, and later while attending the University of Rhode Island with Herci Marsden. After a hiatus from dance to pursue other athletic interests, she discovered ballroom and Latin dancing in 1998. Timothy Sorrentino started his dance career while an undergraduate student at the University of Rhode Island.

Together, they have won numerous awards for competitive dancing in International Latin, International Standard, American Smooth and American Rhythm categories, currently holding the titles for:

- 2005 finalist - USA Dance Inc. National Championship for PreChampionship American Smooth
- 2005 USA Dance Inc. National Championship for Novice Latin
- 2005 finalist - USA Dance Inc. Northwest Regional for Championship Smooth
- 2004 finalist - USABDA National Championship finalist for Pre-championship American Smooth
- 2004 finalist - USABDA Northeast Regional Championship American Smooth
- 2004 IDF Championship American Smooth and 19-Dance Championship
- 2004 IDF finalists in Championship International Latin and International 10-Dance
- 2003 USABDA National Championship finalist for American 9-dance
- 2002 USABDA Northeast Regional American Rhythm Championship
- 2002 USABDA National Championship finalist for American 9-dance
- 2002 USABDA Southeast Regional Latin Pre-championship
- 2002 USABDA Southeast Regional finalist for Championship Rhythm and Smooth
- 2002, 2003 YCN Rhythm and Smooth Championship
- 2002, 2003, 2004 Ohio Star Ball finalist in Smooth Championship
- 2002 Classique de Quebec Smooth and Rhythm Championship

Efrosyni and Tim still actively compete as amateurs traveling throughout the United States and abroad and can be frequently seen throughout New England and New York performing at various USABDA social functions, various fundraisers, and for other ballroom dance organizations, universities clubs and studios.

Dance Performances:
- 2006 Carnival do Rio – Roger Williams Casino, Providence, RI
- 2006 Celebrate Rhode Island – Governor’s Ball, Providence, RI
- 2005 Twirl-the-Girl Anniversary showcase, East Providence, RI
- 2005 URI Society of Women Engineers showcase, Kingstown, RI
- 2005 Johnson &amo; Wales Latino Extravegancia, Providence, RI
- 2005 Johson & Wales Hip Hop Gala, Providence, RI
- 2002, Graz Opera Ball, Graz, Austria
- 2002, Grand Prix, Hollywood, CA
- 2002, 2003, 2004 FADS Boston, ballroom dance showcase, Boston, MA
- 2002, 2003, NBDW ballroom dance showcase, South Station, Boston, MA
- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 FOBD, ballroom dance showcases, Newport, RI
- 2002, 2003, MASSABDA, ballroom dance showcase, Boston, MA
- 2002, 2003, Waterfire, ballroom dance showcase, Providence, RI
- 2002, Island Moving Company, ballroom dance exhibition, Newport, RI
Actively supporting amateur dancing in Rhode Island, Efrosyni has held positions in the Rhode Island Chapter of USA Dance, Inc. (formerly USABDA) as Newsletter Editor, Election Committee Chair, and Membership Chair, and is the current Vice President. Timothy assists with the Chapter's webpage for special topics. Timothy coaches the University of Rhode Island Dancing Club; and Efrosyni and Timothy both also work with the Johnson & Wales Univeristy Ballroom & Latin Dance Team. They are both registered as amateur competitors with USA Dance. They are both registered as amateur competitors with USA Dance and are certified as Scrutineers with NDCA.

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PHONE: 401-529-1690
EMAIL: timothyandefrosyni@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://www.ridancesport.com
(posted 20May05/updated 04Jan06/25Apr06)

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