World Masters Hall of Fame
In 2006, the World Masters Dancesport Corporation created a new category to honor those persons who have made significant contributions and a lifetime achievement in the world of dance.
Our honoree was nominated by an International and American voting body of World Masters Dancesport dignitaries, including judges, journalists, historians, coaches, and fellow champions. The list of potential candidates for the Hall of Fame includes dance organizers, promoters, judges, coaches, and champions from the international world of dance……these individuals truly are the BEST OF THE BEST.
Sam Sodano, former North American Latin Champion, is the organizer of Ohio Star Ball. Known as the Godfather of our dance world, he began dancing back in 1957. He helped develop the style of Pro-Am, known today all around the world. He is a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Fordney Foundation and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC&C’s. He was also a previous chairman of the Arthur Murray International Dance Board.