The ADCC will present its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of the late William E. Fowler, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale and Medford, MA, who sadly passed away last September. Fowler (known to many as “Uncle Bill”), was owner and artistic director of Fowler Dance Studios, as well as a pioneer in the dance community, a dancer, choreographer, internationally recognized adjudicator and author, and an advocate for dancers worldwide.
That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition is very much a family affair. Founders RoseMary and Joel Pontuck owned StarMaker Dance and Gymnastics studios in the New York metro area for 35 years, so it was no surprise when daughter RoseMary Pontuck, Jr. (aka Roe) joined the family business. Now all three head That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition.
Headliners is one of the longest-running competitions in the country, as well as in the ADCC. Mother/daughter team Irma Ziegler and Shari Tomasiello first entered the dance competition world in the early 1980s, when the Fred Astaire Organization chose to branch out from Ballroom events and start a performing arts competition.