Your Hosts:
Larinda McRaven & Dan Messenger

Larinda McRaven is a North American Champion, 6-time United States Professional Smooth Finalist, and World Open Finalist with her partner, the late Stephen Hevenor. Together, they won over 200 titles. In addition to her Professional career, her students have excelled in the Pro-Am and Am-Am divisions, with many earning national and international titles. Now, Larinda is a National Adjudicator and Invigilator; she holds top credentials in all styles from US Terpsichore Association (A+B+C+D+E+I+). She is also a Vice President of the Professional Dancers Federation.

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Dan Messenger is a 6-time Unites States Open Professional Smooth Finalist, U.S. Rising Star Smooth Champion, and holds countless other Professional and Amateur titles in the American Smooth and International Standard styles. Dan has gone on to own and run a number of nationally successful competitions, including City Lights Open, Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships, and Summit Dancesport (Seattle Star Ball). Dan is also a renowned Emcee, Chairman, National Adjudicator, and Instructor, with master certifications from NADTA.