Dagmar Jarvel – August, 1997

The United States Dancesport Hall of Fame Award was given to Dagmar Jarvel in recognition of her outstanding contribution, devotion and dedication worldwide to ballroom dancing.

Born in Estonia, Dagmar escaped to Germany where she performed as a theatrical stage dancer know as “Taboo” and came to the United States after the fall of Berlin in 1945.  Dagmar has not only produced many national champions and trained many of our top coaches today but also headed the Committee that produced the original NDCA American Style Syllabus.  From the original training class with Fred Astaire in the 1950’s, Dagmar has achieved the reputation of a leading judge and coach and served as a National Examiner for Fred Astaire Dance Studios and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.