Today was a slight change to usual, as all the competitions were couples events. This means that students had to dance together without the assistance of their teacher or a more experienced dancer.
Our team today was competing against dancers from six other schools from around the East Midlands area assessed by three external adjudicators from Hull and Whitby. The team consisted of Emily and Madeleine in the Juniors and Andy & Dawn, Dennis & Sue, Neil & Carla and Allison & Serena in the Adult categories. There was a mixture of Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence events on offer and everyone certainly delivered on all fronts.
Emily & Madeleine won all three of their Ballroom events, also their Sequence competition and finished off with two second places and a third in the Latin section. They had to perform all four of the Ballroom dances – Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango & Quickstep; the Mayfair Quickstep and in the Latin Section the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. Well done on your results and also on remembering and delivering on all your choreography.
In the Adult field all four couples danced strongly delivering three first places, four second places, two third places, three fourth places, two fifth places and two sixth places between them. Special mention must go to Allison & Serena who are just starting to ‘dip a toe’ in couples events and who should be very proud of their achievements.
Last but not least are the highly contested Adult & Child competitions. The ‘home team’ of Andy & Emily won their Quickstep event. Then Dennis, Neil, Carla & Sue partnered with children from other schools to make their finals.
Final thought on the day, is well done to you all on your immaculate outfits. Your dresses were definitely the best on the floor & the gentlemen were just as good in their outfits all with suitably matching ties.