We just got word yesterday that this year’s SouthernStar Mid-Summer Classic has been canceled due to “multiple factors beyond [the organizers’] control.” It’s hard not to wonder what happened, given that the date had been scheduled long ago and the organizers were already promoting the competition. We’re sad to be missing the comp this year. It is lots of fun and very friendly, and I for one was looking forward to riding Sheikra again.
But! We do have other treats coming up this summer. I just finished booking our flight to Baton Rouge for the Gumbo Dancesport Championship–we leave a month from today. We’ve heard this is a great, well-run comp and we are excited to participate after missing it last year. Also, with Tampa off the agenda, we have a little more money in the dance budget, just in time to sign up for a coaching session in early July with Andre & Natalie Paramonov. I never thought that after only a few years dancing together & competing we’d be exposed to such high-level instruction. It gives me that “Wow, we are really doing this!” feeling.
Bummers happen, but the great thing about ballroom dancing is that there’s always something else to look forward to: another comp, another lesson, or maybe just a new pair of shoes… *wiggles eyebrows*