The photos from the 2020 Spring Freestyles are expiring! We hope everyone has been staying safe since this event. In the light of a lock down that started right after this, we know things have been very different. Still it has been nice to go back to see these images. Before they are archived, you can see the 11,000+ photos here:
To end the weekend events, there was a professional competition. On this occasion there were two different categories in two different styles. Of course there were heats for Smooth and Rhythm dances. Additionally they had heats for mentors dancing with new staff. In this case, newer dance instructors could gain experience preparing, and competing with an experienced dancer. As can be seen in these images, it is hard to tell them apart! After all, they took the extra time to train and prepare! Surely it paid off in some awesome images.
This was another fun challenge for me to photograph. These two were amazingly quick in their direction changes, and sharp in their lines. Whenever her long hair would flail in the air, I let the shutter fly to try to catch it mid flight!
We really enjoyed our trip down to Asheville. Since both of us were able to make it this year, we had time to go around and see the downtown area, one of the arboretums, and some of the nice restaurants. In any case, this is a place we would like to explore more. Moreover we texted family to say that we should plan a trip down here so we can see even more. Thanks again for visiting the site to see the photos, and we hope to see you at the next Asheville Dance Classic this fall!
The photos from last November’s 2019 Asheville Dance Classic are expiring on Monday, March 13, 2020. Thank you to everyone that supported our photography by purchasing prints and digital files! I hoped they help to show off what you have been working on in preparing for these competitions. To see the collection of photos, the link at the proofing site is here:
Thank you to Meghan and Jake Lavender of Wave Dance Studio for having us cover their event for the second consecutive year. By comparison this year was much better for me. In short, due to having help with me! My wife made the trek with me to Asheville this time, and everything was just so much easier when I have someone managing me.
The Asheville Crowne Plaza was the venue again this year. Comparatively, this is a convenient space for vendors to load in all the gear for the weekend. With a ballroom on the street level with a door that open right to the loading area, the transport distance is very low.
With this being our second time here, it was much faster to setup the lighting and the booth once we had everything inside. Given that Jake, and Meghan were so helpful to us, we settled in nicely to get some photos of all the dancing. They do a great job of transforming the ballroom into a beautiful evening under the stars. It helps to set a consistent look with a dark theme to have the dancers be out front!