This Sunday the competition was to Pudsey in Leeds and for obvious reasons the team mascot bears were very excited about this location. It was also an important day for our dancers as there were opportunities to qualify in Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence.
Overall, it was another hugely successful day for the team and a good atmosphere was generated by some lively music, good audience participation helped along of course by lots of good results.
All the results are too numerous to mention but particular highlights are: Luke came 1st in his Waltz & 2nd in Cha Cha Cha, in only his second competition. Miriam made the final of both her ballroom and Latin events. Grace S made the final of her ballroom and sequence events and Leila the final of her sequence and Latin. Leila also teamed up with a young man called Jack and in their first outing won the couples Jive event. In the Junior section, Olivia, Grace P, Molly & Emily made all their ballroom & Latin finals. With Emily & Molly gaining two 1st places. Molly & Grace P also made the very hard fought sequence finals.
The day then saw an impromptu threesome Cha Cha Cha competition – one Juvenile, one Junior & one Adult competitor all dancing together (don’t ask!!). So after a rapid one minute reheasal, Luke, Emily & Sue, Grace, Grace & Dennis, Leila, Molly & Craig, Olivia & Miriam took to the floor. Everyone really entered into the spirit of it and Craig, Molly & Leila made it through to the final.
It was then the turn of the Adults and in the ballroom events everyone danced in the final of their event. With 1st places going to Craig, Hazel, Serena, Josh, Karen H, Karen C, Dennis & Sue – well done to you all. In the Latin events 1st places went to Hazel, Serena, Josh, Allison, Karen H and Andy. The Under 35yrs & Over 50yrs Sequence events were very well supported with four and three rounds respectively therefore any recalls and final placings were well earned. Making the Under 35yrs final was Josh with a 3rd place & in the Over 50yrs, Allison took 1st, Andy 2nd, Dawn 3rd and Sue 5th. Well done to you all.
There is a brief rest this coming Sunday but all batteries will need to be fully recharged for our home event on 8th March.