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 2019 Summer Showcase photos are expiring! These photos from this Arthur Murray event in Tysons were so much fun to make. Thank you to everyone that purchased photos of their routines. While they are usually for yourself, I know that many teachers will get them as gifts! Until they are archived the photos will be here:
Now that I look over the photos, I am really in awe! After all the work that the studio staff on their regular schedule was done, they came together to rehearse this show. In the first place, they had to choreograph, and practice their section. Then, they had to pull all seven studios in one place to get the final show together. Being that there are so many moving parts, personalities, and schedules, this was a huge undertaking.
Thanks again for visiting the site and for sharing the photos. Given that this Hollywood Show was such a spectacle, I recommend going to the Dance-o-rama at National Harbor to see it again! Also, I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving. While the sesaon may be busy, the photos will still be here, so take your time – I’ll leave them up until early next year!
The photos from last weekend’s 2019 Fall Freestyles have been released! It has not been long since the Summer Showcase, but we still made plenty of new photos. As a matter of fact, we posted a record number of photos – over 11,400! Then we sorted and uploaded them here:
Although there were close to 500 heats over the weekend, there was a nice variety of events danced. Firstly, Friday had the smooth heats for most of the afternoon. Following those heats, they had some variety dances and the club dance events. To clarify these were dances that are not traditionally added to every program. West Coast Swing, Bachata, Salsa, and Hustle were in the variety categories. Following these heats, some dancers may be adding some dances to their programs!
On Saturday afternoon, the growing popularity of Arthur’s Kids brought young ones out to the dance floor. When the kids went out on the floor everyone admired their poise! Since most people in the ballroom had a turn out there, they know how much nerve it takes to get out there. For this reason, they were encouraging to the kids that likewise went out there. Finally the pro-am part of the event ended with rhythm heats. Such a busy weekend!