Douglas Rousar & Lori Rousar

Event Directors

Doug has been running events for about 8 years, mostly known for his Spotlight New Year’s event that used to be held in Milwaukee, WI, now in Toledo, OH. His other project was the Wisconsin Dance Challenge which he ran with the amazing Vivian Hahn (she now runs WDC with April Prince and they moved the event to Milwaukee, WI…woooohooo. It will be amazing!). Doug travels on Average 40 weekends a year teaching, choreographing, judging, and more. He is really excited to be taking on the Michigan Classic, an event he has fond memories of in a community he loves!Doug and Lori were married in 2011 and became business partners along with their life-long commitment and amazing relationship!

Lori started getting deeply involved in Spotlight New Years last year and it was an amazing success! Lori has been dancing for 13 years. She was a board memberfor several years for the Cleveland Akron Swing and Hustle Dance Club and worked for the C.A.S.H. Bash Dance Event. During her years working the C.A.S.H. Bash she was involved with many committees, most of her experience was with the event and contest registration.


Leah Noparstak

Contest Coordinator

Leah has been on the West Coast Swing circuit for over 5 years as a competitor but has – in the last several years moved behind the scenes finding her niche in contest organization. Her philosophy is that the better organized the competition are the faster we get to social dancing!!



Christopher VanHouten
Douglas Rousar
Shelley Saxena

  • Brennar Goree
  • Matt Auclair & Crystal Auclair
  • Jason & Annmarie Marker
  • Jason Miklic & Sophy Kdep
  • Kris Swearingen & Rebecca Ludwick
  • Colleen & Arthur Uspensky


  • Stephanie Risser
  • Billy Fajardo & Katie Marlow
  • Billy Marti
  • Erica Smith
  • Shawn Gallagher

  • Nino DiGuilio & Dawn Lara
  • Hazel & Tybaldt Ulrich
  • Angel & Debbie Figueroa

  • Victor Loveira
  • Fred Price
  • Beth Bellamy
  • Mineh Ishida
  • Tim Johnson
  • Marlin Jenkins
  • Katie Fallon