The photos from last October’s 2019 DC Dance Challenge are expiring at the TimeLine Media proofing site. Thanks to everyone that shared and purchased photos! Without a doubt we could not keep producing these without your support. Before they are sent to the archive, the photos will be here:
Since last year, this event has grown in participation! Studios from all around the nation come to visit DC. Moreover, the reception that Forever Dancing gives them really sets the weekend. With attention to both dancing, and sightseeing in our Nation’s Capital, this competition is unique. By comparison, some events in the area never get out of the ballroom! With the Bonini’s fostering a shared experiences with their guests, it makes this a great event to attend every October!
The 2019 Fall Freestyles photos are expiring soon! Given that we have new 2020 events coming online, we need to make room on the server. To be sure our record-setting Freestyles takes a lot of space! Thanks to everyone that purchase holiday gifts from the site. Before they are archived, the photos will be here:
During the professional competition, I was tense! as I have noted, these are not as good for my photos compared to the shows. On this occasion, there seemed to be more competitors than usual. Because of that fact, it was difficult to get photos of everyone. For fear that I would miss, I tried to capture one photo of a couple, then move on. It was a bit frantic, and I was unsure if I was getting anything good.
For the Rhythm heats, I changed my position. By comparison there would not be as much chance to see everyone. By elevating my position above the crowd, I was assured of a clearer path to the floor. In short, I think I covered it, but I know I could have done better!
The photos from last Saturday’s 2019 Winter Showcase have been released! It was our last Arthur Murray event for the 2019. We edited and sorted the photos as quickly as possible. Here is the link to the collection:
In general, I think we have everyone where they should be. However, if there is a couple in the wrong studio, please let me know!
This event was a good one compared to other simply due to the music selections. Since the students can work with the staff to pick their own tracks for their routines, there is more of a variety than normal. Interpreting a track, especially if it is a popular song, can help you visualize something familiar in a new way. It emphasizes the creativity in a new way, and is another avenue of learning dance from school figures. I wonder if that influences how the judges view the routines. Perhaps they had their own thoughts on how a dance will meld with a song. How will they react if they see something different presented on the floor?
The competition heats in the All-Arounds were very full this time! In order to rank all the couples, there were many heats that needed semi-final rounds to accommodate so many entries. By the evening, the excitement in the competition was really high. After the rest for dinner, the crowd was enthusiastically cheering for their studio-mates!