As the aspen leaves turned a golden hue, ballroom dancers gathered to compete for their own gold. Gold medals that is. USA Dance Denver hosted their fall ballroom competition on Saturday September 16th at the Denver Turnverein.
Ballroom Competition order
As the owner of Adventures in Dance, I (Holly Collins) had the privilege of judging for this local ballroom dance competition. Five styles of ballroom dance were represented in the one day competition. Standard Ballroom, Smooth Ballroom, Latin dance, Rhythm dance, and Night Club Dances.
The day began with the international standard ballroom dances. Robyn Collins and William Hooker represented Adventures in Dance for this division. They danced and won their Silver ballroom waltz, tango, foxtrot, and quickstep multi dance and scholarship. They Robyn and William danced their new gold waltz and tango.
Next was the American smooth ballroom dances. Two gentlemen and one lady graced the floor from Adventures in Dance. Dancing Bronze Waltz, Tango, and Viennese Waltz was Noah Wells-Alirez. He danced up to the adult category to partner with Robyn Collins. He had a tough competition with 3 to 6 couples in his division. They did outstanding placing 2nd in all three dances.
Robyn Collins was then joined by her longtime partner William Hooker. They danced their silver smooth Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and Viennese Waltz for both the multi dance and smooth scholarship. We are proud that they won all their dances.
The third division was international Latin. Adventures in dance was two thirds of the entries. Robyn danced with both William and Noah, and they were joined by Jr. competitors Luke and Sophia. Robyn and Noah rocked their bronze Latin Samba, Cha-cha, Rumba, and Jive in the single dances and as a bronze multi dance. Then Robyn and William danced their Paso Doble as a single dance. Following that they danced the Latin multi dance and scholarship with their Samba, Cha-cha, Rumba, and Jive. Robyn would not have had a single break if it had not been for Luke and Sophia dancing single and multi-dances. Everyone took first.
After a break, I had the privilege of judging the next two sessions. Dancers from many local dance studios gave it their best for the American rhythm dances. I was thrilled to see everyone enjoying their dancing so much. The day closed with three couples competing in a couple of night club dances. I would recommend this event to any dance enthusiast.
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