Maria & Tad Lawcewicz
Maria & Tad joined the Ballroom group in 2000. They are members of Dance USA, Inc., and have been dancing ballroom together socially for over thirty years. They both attend weekly classes and various workshops off island through out the year. They danced in pieces choreographed by Tom Carberry and Janet Holladay for Bulit on Stilts in 2005, 2007 and 2008. They also danced in Sarah Wilbur's 2008 production of "The Greatest Dance on Earth" at the Yard in Chilmark. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. 2016, and 2017 they danced in and did the choreography and music arrangement for BallroomDance MV performances in Built on Stilts: "Dueling Dancers" ,"Guys & Dolls", "Musical Chairs", "Dancing With No Stars", "West Chop Story.", and "Name that Dance. Dance that Tune." The performances included fourteen members of Ballroom Dance MV and eight different ballroom dances, plus Argentinian Tango and West Coast Swing. In the Spring of 2010, they choreographed and danced a Rhumba as a duo at the Belly Dance & Revue at the Catherine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. They also taught the first dance this fall for Victoria Dryfuss' class at the West Tisbury Charter school. In 2014, they did a dance demo for the disabled at the Anchor in Edgartown.Together with the other members, they help out teaching at the Sunday dances.