New Years Swing Vacation Awesome Pro Staff
Robert Royston – Emcee
Brian & Pamela Bennett
Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlowe
More to Come!
Kevin McDeed – Floor Play Dance Club’s very own!
April Prince – 2009 All Swing DJ of the year!
Robert Royston began his professional career on the competitive couples dance circuit in 1989, quickly ascending through the ranks and securing the “US Open Swing Dance Championship” and “World Country Dance Championship”, titles he held for four consecutive years (1995 to 1998). He also holds national titles in Salsa, Hustle and Adagio/Cabaret. After stepping off the competitive floor for a few years, Robert got back on the floor with his Wife Nicola and became the “2006 USA Grand National Cabaret Champion” and the “2006 US National Champion”, as well as winning many NASDE Showcase Swing Titles with Nicola. In 2007 he became the youngest person to be inducted to the “UCWDC Hall of Fame”. His exciting, high energy and original work next led to his choreographing and performing in music videos, which got the attention of the producers of the Broadway show, “Swing!” He spent a year and a half appearing in “Swing!”, performing his own choreography, and later became the assistant choreographer for the first National Tour of the production. Royston’s work has been featured in the production of “Gypsy of the Year” at New York’s Palace Theatre (a part of Broadway Cares/EFA), as well as “Destination Groove”, a Choreographer’s Showcase. His choreography was also featured in the New York workshop production of “Urban Cowboy”, a production in which he also performed.
Nicola’s first love is acting, some of her acting credits include: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (Sunny) at Queens Theater in the Park. Rupert Holmes’ THUMBS w/Kathie Lee Gifford (Angel), EXPECTATIONS (Karen), SAM w/Brain Murray and Elaine Stritch (Gwen) at The Helen Hayes Theater Company. URBAN COWBOY (Pam) N.Y. Workshop Production. MS. WARREN’S PROFESSION (Vive), QUEENS OF FRANCE (Marie), THE SICILIAN (Isidore), BEDTIME STORIES (Angela) at The Oasis Theater Company. TOPPER (Beatrice), OEDIPUS PRIVATE EYE (Mitzie) at Musical Theatre Works. KISS ME QUICK..(Mary) at North Shore Music Theater. THE CONTRAST (Jenny) at The Open Eye Theater. Tour: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE.(Natl. Tour), TheaterWorksUSA. She was very excited to perform her husband’s choreography in GYPSY OF THE YEAR and DESTINATION GROOVE both for Broadway Cares/EFA. TV credits: ALL MY CHILDREN, THE TODAY SHOW. She also appeared in “SWANGO THE MUSICAL”, “Broadway Song and Dance” , and “STREETSWING”. Most Recently she co-starred in the Feature film “LOVE N’ DANCING” Starring Amy Smart and Billy Zane. Training: Carnegie-Mellon University B.F.A.