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Archive View: August, 2009

Seattle Star Ball 2009 Championship Standard Review
August 24th, 2009

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The Seattle Star Ball was held on August 7,8 & 9 at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. It was a full blown 3 day event, organized by Robert & Monique Hrouda, and William Reneaud. Not only was there a full slate of Amateur, Pro-Am, and Professional competitions in the International and American styles of Ballroom, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm, but there were also 3 Professional shows, one on each night. Many DanceSport BC competitors went down for the competition, and here is how Joel saw the Open Amateur Standard Competition on the Friday night.

 

Consistent Dancing = Consistent Marks
May 16th, 2009

consistent-target2In my last blog, I wrote about the Island Fantasy Ball, our local DanceSport competition in Nanaimo. As I mentioned in that article, the winners for each of the BC Closed Championships were obvious; and in some events, even the results of the top six were pretty clear.

Why is it so clear in some cases, with the winners often winning each and every dance and getting the majority of first place markings, while in other events, the results are all over the place? Honestly, at times, it is hard to say. However, the more you know about the judging system, the more you’ll understand what can actually be determined by looking at the judges’ marks.

 

Island Fantasy Ball 2009
May 9th, 2009

ferry-boat1Every year, I look forward to riding the ferry to the Island Fantasy Ball in Nanaimo. Last weekend was definitely no exception. It was a little cold to be out on the deck, but I did enjoy the view from the inside. To me, the ride to Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. Although many people will complain that the ferry ride is expensive to take, it’s definitely worth it. [Mexico and its swine flu has nothing on beautiful BC!!!]

 

Gala Ball 2009 Adult Championship Standard Review
March 23rd, 2009

Gala Ball 09 Adult Championship Standard Lineup.  Photo taken by Raymond Chou
The UBC Gala Ball was held on March 13 & 14, 2009 at the Grand Ballroom in Richmond, BC. Read what Joel Marasigan had to say about the Adult Championship Standard final.

 

Gala Ball 2009 Adult Championship Latin Review
March 23rd, 2009

Adult Championship Latin Lineup.  Photo taken by David MarasiganThe UBC Gala Ball was held on March 13 & 14, 2009 at the Grand Ballroom in Richmond, BC. Read what Joel Marasigan had to say about the Adult Championship Latin final.