1997 USBC Champions Tango
Tim & Barbara Haller
Four Time United States Theatrical Arts Champions
Tim and Barbara are four-time United States Professional Theatrical Arts Ballroom Champions. By winning this National Championship Ballroom Dancing Title for the fourth time in 1999, the Hallers made ballroom competition history by becoming only second theatrical arts dance team to win the title four times since the inception of the United States Ballroom Championships in 1971.
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Theatrical Arts is one of the most physically demanding styles of dance. Unlike the other competitive ballroom dance styles, it borrows significantly from gymnastics and ballet. Typically danced with one team on the floor at a time, the Cabaret style routines of Theatrical Arts are filled with complicated lifts, drops, splits and other risk figures. Theatrical Arts most closely resembles pairs figure skating. See Video Performances.
The Hallers were recipients of the Feather Award, ballroom dancing's equivalent of the movie industry's Oscar. In fact, Barbara and Tim received the Feather Award's highest honor, the Publication Award, recognizing them as the "most accomplished Theatrical Arts dancers" in the United States. Other notable recipients of the Publication Award include Cyd Charisse, Juliet Prowse, and Donald O'Connor (Singin' in the Rain).
Tim and Barbara have performed numerous times with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra including the Pops production of "Symphantasy VII," "An American in Paris," the Pop's televised Holiday Special "New Year's Eve Big Band Hit Parade," "A Grand Viennese Ball," and "Gotta Dance." They have also performed in the Cincinnati Ballet's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream Dance."
Other orchestral appearances have included shows with the Naples Philharmonic, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Middletown Symphony, and the Carmon DeLeone Orchestra. Barbara and Tim also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for the first time in the New Year's Eve production of "A French Affair to Remember".
The Hallers have also been featured soloists on PBS's most popular and nationally televised program "Championship Ballroom Dancing" for an unprecedented nine years including PBS's 20th Anniversary Television Special entitled "Legends of Dance."
In The Media
- Cincinnati Pops Review
- Haller's Retire
- Haller's Final Stage Show
- New Year's Eve with Cincinnati Pops
- Haller's Win Feather Award
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PBS Legends of Dance
Paso Doble on Stage
Arthur Murray Professionals