Learning to dance can be challenging, and competing can be even more challenging. Rising to the challenge helps student learn to dance quicker. It fine tunes students’ focus so they can produce more in a shorter amount of time. They return from the crucible of competition as better dancers than before.
Many students from Adventures in Dance rose to the challenge for the 2017 USA Dance amateur competition. To kick off the event were youth students from the Adventures in Dance Youth Squad. The Youth Squad students included Austin & Aiden Testerman, Noah & Josie Wells-Alirez, Kamille Armstrong, and Juliana Cox. Each student had two partners and danced all their routines twice, sometimes three times. They competed against each other in four Latin dances, the Samba, Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, and four Ballroom dances, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep. The placement software crashed after the competition, so I will add the final results later.
Robyn Collins and William Hooker represented Adventures in Dance in the Silver Latin, Ballroom, and Smooth divisions. In Latin, they were contested by a couple from Montana. They tied for first place and had to use rule 11 to break the tie, making Robyn and William the champions. They were also the uncontested champions of the international ballroom division.
Two couples from Adventures in Dance competed in the American Smooth dances. In Bronze Juliana Cox danced with William Hooker, and took 1st in all four smooth dances, the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. Next up were William and Robyn for the Silver smooth. There were three quality couples in the smooth heat. It was very close, and Robyn and William took 2nd in all their dances.
We are proud of the accomplishments of all our students. You all danced your best, and are better today than you were yesterday. Dance with happy feet.
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