Photos from the SouthernStar Midsummer Classic competition are now available here. We are in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions.
Also, last night a reporter/cameraman from WMAZ showed up at our First Friday dance at the Sports Hall of Fame. He took video of us dancing and recorded short interviews with Paula and with me. I don’t think the video made it on the air but they did put a story on their Web site (those are my feet in the photo slideshow!). If I can find the video somewhere I’ll post it.
I was not expecting to be interviewed or to stand up in front of the First Friday crowd and tell them about our competition results, as Paula asked me to do. Thank goodness I had changed clothes and put extra make-up on! We had come to the dance straight from a lesson in Atlanta with Eddie Ares. Eddie is a fantastic instructor but he works your tail off. We worked on waltz and foxtrot and now we have “homework” to practice before our next lesson on Sunday the 16th. It takes a good teacher to say “You must re-learn the basics” without demoralizing the students. But in the end, the only demoralizing aspect was Friday afternoon traffic leaving Atlanta.