|Ballroom dancers Andy and Janie Nordberg dance the American Rumba, known as the ³dance of love².|
|Andy and Janie performed a Lindy Hop routine at the August, 2002, "Dancing the Night Away" show in Hopkins, Minnesota.|
|Janie and Andy danced the rhumba at "Dancing the Night Away" in August, 2002.|
Andy and Janie have been dancing together for ten years. They compete in Amateur American Smooth, Amateur American Rhythm, and Amateur 9-Dance at the Championship level. They are three-time National 9-Dance champions and as of the 2002 Putting On the Ritz demonstration (March, 2002), they were second in the nation in American Rhythm and 9-Dance. They have consistently placed in the final six in the nation in all three categories for the past six years.
The American Smooth category includes the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. American Rhythm includes the Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo. The 9-Dance is a combination of both categories (Smooth and Rhythm).
Andy and Janie have both been members of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA) since the early 1990's. They love doing shows such as their performances at "Putting on the Ritz" and have also enjoyed teaching dance lessons since mid-2000.
Local ballroom dance fans saw them compete in the USABDA National Championships in Minneapolis in August, 2002. They retained their second place ranking in 9-Dance and American Rhythm and finished fourth in American Smooth.