Every spring and fall, amateur dancers gather at the Denver Turnverein to share all they have learned in ballroom dance by competing against each other at the amateur USA Dance Competition. I had the privilege of judging the 2016 fall competition on October 1.
The day opened with international standard ballroom dance. Couples competed in single dances including Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep. The single dances were followed by multi dance categories in Bronze and Silver. Representing Adventures in Dance in the Silver ballroom Multi dance were Robyn Collins and William Hooker. Dancing their best yet, they placed 1st in all dances.
American Smooth Ballroom Dance came next. Bronze, Silver and Open dancers filled the floor for the single dances in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. Placing first in the Silver Smooth multi dance and scholarship were Robyn Collins and William Hooker. They swept effortlessly across the floor.
The Final Category
The last category I got to judge was the international Latin dance. These single dances included Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. Dancers burned up the floor in both the Latin multi dance and Scholarship. Representing Adventures in Dance were Robyn Collins and William Hooker, who took first.
Every dancer did a great job, showing improvement from the last event. It is a delight to see all the schools bring such great dancers together. I am looking forward to seeing everyone again in the spring.
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