Between September and November, Swing & Sway Dancing and its students attended two Massachusetts ballroom dance competitions and racked up more than 47 first-place victories.

Dancers competed in styles such as waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, rumba and swing, as well as others, in these pro-am ballroom competitions. A pro-am competition is where students dance for awards with teachers as their partners, judged on each dance individually. Competition is among other dancers of the same age, ability and skill level.

Swing & Sway dancers who attended the BBC&C and the Commonwealth Classic competitions are Judy Weisman, Karen Grove, Amanda Strong, Karen Hart, Michele Yum, Remi Winchenbach, Elizabeth Davis, Patricia Lepak and Harper Gordon. For more information about Swing & Sway Dancing, call 594-0940.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.