Once a year, local ballroom and Latin dance studio’s get together to compete in Ballroom dance at the Doubletree Hotel. This year they met on Saturday February 4, 2017 to compete in Country Western dance, American Smooth & Rhythm dance, and International Ballroom and Latin Dance. Adventures in dance was proud to enter several great students in this event.
During the matinee session students competed in single dances. The morning kicked off with Jessica Virgo dancing her five silver Latin dances, Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. Then junior Sabrina McFarland took to the floor and danced two Latin dances, Samba and Jive. In the afternoon Sabrina danced her international Ballroom dances, the Waltz and Quickstep. Both ladies won all their single dances.
The evening session was multi dances and professional show. Jessica Virgo Danced her five Latin dances for the Latin multi dance and the silver Latin scholarship. Jessica did a great job, and won all her dances. Placing first his division, William Hooker dancing with Holly Collins joined on the floor by Jessica Virgo and Craig Tomazin for the Silver Latin Multi dance.
The Amateur couple multi dances were well represented by Robyn Collins and William Hooker. They danced the silver Latin Cha-cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Then William and Robyn danced the American Smooth Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz. Last, they danced the international Ballroom Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Tango. They placed first in all dances.
Robyn Collins had the pleasure of dancing the Open international ballroom multi dance with Craig Tomazin. They danced the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep. We were very proud when the won all dances.
When all the awards had been announced, it was time for the professional show. United States Professional Theatrical Arts Champions Travis & Jamee Tufts requested local professionals to dance between their performance numbers so they could catch their breath and change costumes. Adventures in dance professionals Craig Tomazin and Holly Collins Tomazin performed their history of quickstep. Their routine incorporated the gallopade, the Portland fancy, the Charleston, and ended with the quickstep. Holly began in a stunning blue Victorian gown, and changed mid routine to a cheering crowd to a burgundy fringe flapper dress. It was a highly entertaining show.
When the show ended, tired dancers made their way home. It was a great event and we all look forward to dancing there again next year.
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