Dickens inspired Dinner Dance

Dickens inspired Dinner Dance
Dickens victorian family shot

Holiday balls are a Christmas Tradition. Adventures in Dance held their annual dinner dance and mock competition on Sunday December 16th. The dance was themed after a Dickens Ball with Victorian inspired evening wear.

Dance lessonlarry and pat Dickens

Dancers gathered at 3:30 pm for a quick dance lesson before the ball began. First, they learned a wonderful Waltz. Then they took the Waltz box and re-rhythm-ed it for the Rumba. When they were done, the dance competition was ready to begin.

Dickens ball dancing
Robyn and William victorian garb

Ballroom and Latin dance tunes filled the air as dancers took their partners for a spin. Dance mixers and line dances were peppered throughout the evening. Everyone had fun dancing to all the Christmas inspired music.

Mock Competition
shayao and sabrina dancers

Students from Adventures in dance had worked on perfecting all their routines to share at the mock competition. Staff had their pens ready to give the students tips on how to improve their dancing in the future. Each set had two dances followed by a break with more social dancing.

Smooth ballroom dances
dancers kevin valerie holly

The first set of dances were the American Waltz and Tango. Waltz was first with three couples taking the floor. Larry & Sheryl Gray, Kevin Rudolph & Valerie Wassill, and Melvin Marcusson & Holly Collins-Tomazin did a great job. Taking to the floor for a Tango were Kevin, Valerie, Melvin, & Holly. They all were wonderful.

dancer mel award (2)

Rhythm dances
dancers sheryl Larry and holly

For the second set rhythm they danced Bolero and Swing. Larry & Sheryl Gray, Melvin Marcusson & Holly Collins-Tomazin bounded onto the floor for a beautiful Bolero. Next an American Swing was danced by Kevin Rudolph & Valerie Wassill. At the same time Shayao & Sabrina McFarland danced a jumping international Jive. Everyone was swinging to Jump, jive and wail.

dancers craig shayao holly

Latin dances

Dancers craig sabrina holly

Set three was the Latin cha-cha and Rumba. The mother daughter duo of Shayao and Sabrina took to the floor with their teachers Craig Tomazin and Holly Collins-Tomazin. These lovely ladies in their sequined gowns glowed and glittered as they spun around the floor. We are still sweeping up sequins.

Staff show
victorian dip bill holly

Following the last social dance staff from adventures in dance took to the floor for a spin. William and Robyn showcased their new international Rumba routine. Following them Craig and Holly debuted their newest Samba routine. Closing the show with a cheeky Cha-Cha were William and Robyn. All the dances were well received.

victorian waltz hold

Dickens inspired bread pudding for dessert

Awards were given to each dancer who had performed. Then hungry guests gathered to dig into a delightful dinner. Ample amounts of Shepherds pie, hazelnut butternut squash soup, green salad, and dinner rolls were served. For dessert a delightful sticky toffee pudding with whipped cream was served. With the last morsel lapped up dancers got up for one final Waltz. Then they donned their coats and headed home to their warm beds.

Holly Collins
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