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Folsom dancer wins scholarship

Genya Malko and Michiko Cantor waltz at a recent Capital Dance Center showcase.  Photo by Thomas Ferrick
Genya Malko and Michiko Cantor waltz at a recent Capital Dance Center showcase. Photo by Thomas Ferrick

Folsom resident Michiko Cantor recently took first in 12 silver-level dances in San Francisco’s Autumn Dance Classic.

She also won the most important dance — the American Smooth Silver Scholarship, an honor with a monetary award that can go for dance lessons, etc. Since private lessons and competing with one’s teacher can be so costly, the scholarship category is one of the most sought-after prizes. With all the costs, including gowns embedded with rhinestone, dancing at this level can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.

Dancing as an amateur, Cantor cannot be a paid teacher or dancer.

Prior to this, Cantor also has won first place at the San Francisco Open and the International Grand Ball in silver American Smooth. As an amateur, Cantor dances Russian émigré Genya Malko, who has won outstanding teacher awards at the Autumn Classic, the International Grand Ball and Pacific Grand Ball.

On Feb. 9, 2014, she will be one of the highlights of the Capital Dance Center Showcase.

When not on the ballroom floor, Cantor works for the state of California. She has lived in Folsom for 14 years.

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