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The Professionals



Gunnar Sverrisson

Gunnar was born in Iceland and was drawn to sports at an early age and eventually followed his older brother into competitive Ballroom dancing at the age of 10.  Quickly Gunnar rose up the ranks and in the next 10 years, he won 13 Icelandic Championships and represented his country multiple times at Blackpool, European and World Championships.  


Dancing opened up some other opportunities, such as TV appearances, modeling and theater work such as: National production of Grease in Iceland and Chorus line in Springfield, MA.  


At the age of 20, dancing brought Gunnar to the USA, where he met his wife and partner Daryll and they started their dancing journey.  


Gunnar is a silver lining kind of person, who loves to bring the best out of people, and it shows in his work with his Nationally recognized competitive students, DWTS fundraising shows, youth sport coaching and training professional dancers. 


Daryll Sverrisson
Daryll.....more info to come. 












Gunnar and Daryll started dancing together in 1998 and have over 30 Professional dancing titles during their 10 years of dancing, with these being their highlights:


2007 US National 9 Dance Champions

2006 US National Smooth Rising Star Champions

2005 US National Rhythm Rising Star Champions

2007 World Smooth Finalists 

Featured on PBS's America's Ballroom Challenge

2007 US Championship performance (video)


Gunnar and Daryll founded Ballroom Fever in 2002 and have provided the Hartford/Springfield area with the best quality dance instruction available for over 20 years, with focus on a happy and healthy learning environment for beginners to professional dancers. 


They welcome you to Ballroom Fever!


Lesson rates:

Gunnar: Private lesson (45 minutes) $115 or $110 check or cash. 

Daryll : Private lesson (45 minutes) $105 or 100 check or cash.



Vlad Astafiev
Vlad is a 2015 & 2018 World Masters Professional Open Latin Finalist from Ukraine, who has been dancing since the age of 9.  From that time, though the years, he has competed regionally, nationally and internationally in the juvenile, junior, youth, and amateur divisions and enjoyed many significant victories. 

In 2009, he moved to the USA and turned Professional.  Since then, he has risen up the ranks as as he went through different partnership, and became a "person of interest" with his last partner Annie He Xiao in the Pro Latin circuit.  
Among their achievements:
- 2018 US National & Open to the World Pro Rising Star Latin Vice-Champion 
- 2018 British Open Pro Rising Star Latin quarter-finalists (Blackpool, England)
- 2018 Top 40 Best couples in the Asian Tour (Tokyo, Japan, Seoul, Korea)
- Winners and finalist of many events in the USA that include in part:
USDC,Paragon Open, Ohio Star Ball, Tri-State, Emerald Ball, Yankee Classic, Nevada Ball, Miami Vibe, Yuletide Ball.   
Phone: 860-944-9484

Lesson rate:
45 minute private lesson $100
Introductory Special for newcomers: 2 private lessons for $100


Christine Kjellquist 
Christine began her dancing at the age of 3, training in Ballet, Tap & jazz for 15 years. She then went onto competitive cheer dance, which eventually lead her to trying in ballroom. Certifying in 2003 as a professional instructor. Her career continued earning top teacher awards and regional titles and still continues today after 20 years  She continues to advance her training, educating herself with world class coaches and continued dance certifications. 

Christine has a special knack with new students, bringing patience and fun to every lesson. She is a wedding specialist as she not only focuses on each couple and individuals but she also has a work background in all aspects of weddings, from banquet bridal specialist, photography, wedding server and even cake vendor. 

Christine has the ability to connect with her students and is able to work well with all levels and styles of dance students such as couples, new students, wedding, groups and private groups, competitive students and more  If you ask her what her favorite dance style is - the answer will always be "whatever I'm dancing at the moment, I love it all!", that said she has a strong following for Latin American dances such as Salsa styles & bachata, but also swing styles, cha-cha, bolero, tango, waltz and foxtrot.  

Christine is also a Certified personal Trainer, Performance Specialist trainer and Corrective Exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has over 30 years experience in training, studying & practicing fitness, performance and corrective exercise. She owns and operates CK Movement, LLC at Ballroom Fever and works with clients with all things training from movement training, balance, weight loss, strength training, performance endurance & muscular efficiency, core training or even toning up those arms for wedding or competition!

Christine has been with the Ballroom Fever family since 2013, training and competing in the Professional Rhythm (Cha-cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero and Mambo). She is currently competing in Professional Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz). 

Newcomer Starter Private Lessons and Wedding Special:
3 lessons/$220 or pay-per-lesson $75(first 3 lessons)

Continued Private Lessons & Wedding:
$85 per lesson
6 lessons/$500
10 lessons/$830

Friends and Family Mini-Private Group Lessons:
Starter 3/$255 (min 4 people)

Youth Lessons:
Beginner $60/lesson, advance $65/lesson



Karolina Ledogar
Originally from Poland, Karolina has been dancing, singing and performing since her childhood.  Studying ballet, tap and jazz in her early years, Karolina was also a vocal performance major at UCONN.  
Her knowledge in both dance and music has giver her a unique ability to marry the two worlds in her current profession as a Ballroom dancer and instructor.  

The last 24 years of teaching Ballroom dancing have taken her all over the country..from Connecticut, to Florida, Oregon, Montana, and Virginia..where she works as an instructor and coach.  
Karolina spent many years with the Arthur Murray franchise where she was ranked amongst the Top 5 teachers worldwide.  
She has many competitive students who have earned accolades and awards at competitions all over the US, and herself earning top teacher awards.  

Karolina teaches all the social and competitive dances..from Salsa and Bachata, Waltz and Argentine tango, to East Coast and West Coast Swing, and everything in between.  She prides herself on making the learning process fun, and accessible to dancers of all ages and levels..from novice to advance competitors.  

Karolina is thrilled to currently be a part of the Ballroom Fever dance family in Enfield CT.


Mick & Diana Malek
More info to come
Kristie Mullins
More info to come
David Rosinski
1985 and 1986 United States National Theater Arts Champion
1986 Blackpool Exhibition Champion
Winner of many Exhibition Championships (with Michelle Evans)

1987 ISTD Smooth Champion (with Marianne Nicole)
1985 Fred Astaire National Rising Star Latin Champion

Organizer of Dancing a la Carte Competition in Springfield MA

Certified dance teacher and championship licensed Adjudicator (A+B+C+D+E+) 
Invigilator and Emcee with the NDCA
April Knight
More info to come