Tweet In between dancing poorly and gnashing our teeth, we did manage to take lots of pictures. Here we go!Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet This morning we finished out our participation in the Carolina Fall Classic by failing to be recalled in Senior I Silver Rhythm, failing to be recalled in Adult Silver Rhythm, and scratching our two gold events. Daniel was not feeling well, so we decided to cut our losses and start for home early. Given […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Danced 4 heats’ worth of American Smooth this morning. Did not make the final in Senior I Silver or Adult Silver; in the Gold events, which were smaller, we came 4th of 4 in Senior I and 6th of 6 in Adult. Quite hard on one’s positive attitude but our friend Philip Jones rather […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet WordPress for iPhone seems to be just as crashy as the App Store reviewers said. Lovingly composed, hilarious, profound post about the agony & ecstasy of competitive dancesport, illustrated with gorgeous and moving photos, is lost forever. Disillusioned, I will be writing only hasty fragments of made-up silliness till further notice.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Warmed up for the weekend by dancing an exhibition tonight for the Georgia Technical College Directors Association, which went very well. We danced a cha-cha, a rumba, and a waltz as well as helping Paula lead the comedy routine (someone remind me later to explain the comedy routine) and Dianne lead the line dances. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Yesterday’s lesson was canceled, fortunately with a fair amount of notice–I found out shortly after I posted Comp Diary #1. We were disappointed at first but ended up having a much-needed lazy day at home and enjoying the heck out of it. If only a lazy day at home could magically have taught us […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet A while back I had this idea to do a Competition Diary, hopefully illustrated with pictures, of our participation in the Carolina Fall Classic next weekend in Greensboro, NC. Then last night I was lying in bed in a sudden panic about whether we’d remember our Smooth routines, and I realized that the diary […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Tweet Rarely do the 2 sides of my life dovetail so neatly, but I’ve just been reminded by my trusty online friends about Science magazine’s annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” competition. It seems dorky–and it is, in fact, HILARIOUS–but just watch the winning dance in the Chemistry category and see if you don’t feel like you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet As you all know, Daniel has numerous outstanding qualities: twinkly blue eyes, charming accent, uncanny ability to fix anything–and that’s not even to mention his dance skills. However, he is terrible with names. We have a grand total of TWO couples in our group class right now and he can never remember anyone’s name […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet and I ignored it! Around the same time I posted my four possible Smooth gown choices, my friend JoyDawn offered me a try-on of a gown she bought on eBay that turned out to be too big for her. The fit is good (it will need only minimal alteration), the price is right, and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.