Joel and Clara Marasigan
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Bringing Inspiration to Vancouver – Snowball 2010

 

Wow!  What a weekend!  The Snowball Classic was held this past weekend Jan 22-24, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It was 3 days full of action-packed events from morning ’til midnight.

Joel and I were absolutely exhausted by the time it was done.  There was so much to see and nothing that we really wanted to miss, so we were in the ballroom all day and all night.  We had a great time cheering on our students, meeting with old friends, and seeing what the International competitors were bringing onto the scene.

Congratulations to JC Dance Co. students, Chia & Kim and Andrew & Katya for making the Semi-final of the IDSF Open Standard event.

Congratulations to JC Dance Co. students, Chia & Kim and Andrew & Katya for making the Semi-final of the IDSF Open Standard event.

Congratulations to all the BC competitors who fared so well against the visiting provinces and countries from all over the world.  BC competitors did very well in all age categories and proficiency levels.  We were especially proud of our JC Dance Co, students who danced well this weekend and improved from the last competition, no matter what the result.

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Congrats to JC Dance Co. students Ed & Cindy for dancing well and placing 2nd in Bronze Standard.

Joel and I teach competitors from the Pre-Bronze all the way up to the IDSF Open level.  We find great satisfaction in teaching all different levels and people of all different walks of life.  In fact, one of the things that was most exciting for me this weekend was that two of my beginner students came to watch Snowball.  They were both very excited and inspired by what they saw, that they are now going to take the challenge and compete in the Newcomer level at Gala Ball, even though they’ve only had 5 lessons so far!

Snowball is always an inspirational event that everyone in the dance community looks forward to year after year.  The fact that we get to see World class dancing right here at our doorstep is such a treat.  Special thanks go to the Snowball Committee volunteers and to DanceSport BC for putting on such a fantastic event.

Congratulations to JC Dance Co. students Dan & Kathryn for winning their Pre-Championship Standard event.

Congratulations to JC Dance Co. students Dan & Kathryn for winning their Pre-Championship Standard event.

Amidst this hectic weekend, I managed to have a chat with two of the top IDSF couples, Emmanuel & Tanya and Simone & Annette.  Joel and I used to train and compete in England with both these couples when they were just coming up the ranks, so it was nice to be able to sit down and catch up with them.  I thought I’d take this opportunity, while both couples were here in Vancouver, to help further inspire our local dancers (and in fact dancers anywhere around the world who are reading my blog).

So in the next few blogs, I will be sharing with you some of their thoughts and insights as to what their world of dancing is like, now that they are at the top of their game.  My sincere hope is that their words will give you some inspiration and motivation to continue to excel at your own dancing.


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