Dancing and Delights at the Colorado Star Ball 2017

Dancing and Delights at the Colorado Star Ball 2017

Colorado Star Ball Mel dances


Lights, Rhinestones, Action! The Colorado Star ball has it all. Four days of Ballroom, Latin, Rhythm and country dance competition with classes to boot! The Colorado Star Ball is held annually at the Weston Westminster, and is a favorite for the students from Adventures in Dance to set a goal to improve their dancing.

This year was grand. On Friday, 89-year-old Melvin Marcusson swept back onto the dance floor. He danced his favorite American smooth dances, the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Peabody. Mel remembered every routine and did a great job placing first in every dance.

Saturday afternoon Robyn, William, and Julianna took advantage of the dance clinic. They attended the American rhythm rumba class. They had a great time learning about rumba walks.

As the sun set, professionals gathered to duke it out on the dancefloor. Craig Tomazin and Holly Collins from Adventures in dance competed in the Rising Star Rising Star Ballroom Craig and HollyStandard Ballroom division. As finalists, they were proud to take 2nd place in Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep.

Sunday was for William Hooker and Robyn Collins. In the afternoon, they danced the pro/am open silver multi-dance championship. Robyn danced with Craig, and William with Holly. It was a close round and they placed first in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep.

Sunday evening was the amateur syllabus category. Robyn and William paired up to burn the floor. They Danced their Silver International Latin Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive. Then with a quick costume change they danced the American smooth Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese Waltz. With their final change, they ended with the International Ballroom Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep. They placed first in all categories.

The evening ended with an exciting closing party. Drinks and appetizers were shared, and new and old friends gathered to catch up. This was a great event and much Colorado Star ball Latinfun was had by all.

Holly Collins
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