Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ballroom Dance Elementary Team Match

Today we got to go to our second ballroom dance competition. Emma and several other teams from her school earned a spot by winning gold at the last competition. This one was held at UVU and went a lot quicker.

Here she is before they went on. She was really feeling the nerves.

I think she was feeling better at this point.

She was up first again dancing the Merengue.
After all the dances were done they had to kill some time while they tallied the scores. They asked all the level 1 boys to get a level 1 girl from a different school. Then they ALL danced the Cha Cha. It was a big clusterfudge of bodies but fun to watch. That is Emma with the big purple flower.
Emma signed up to do the newcomers Swing. It was a separate competition and it was optional. She wanted to compete but her normal partner didn't want to. Her "boyfriend" Sam volunteered to be her partner. Awwww! I sat by his parents while they danced. We had so much fun watching them together.
This is them reading the results. They got called back to dance again! (they keep doing call backs until they narrow down almost 100 kids to the top 6 or 7 couples)
Here they are going out for round two.

They danced well but that was the end of their call backs. They made it into the top 50. They had only been working on the swing for the last few weeks. The other teams had obviously practiced it a lot longer. Because of that we were thrilled that they got the one call back!

She was a little disappointed she didn't go further with the Swing but overall the day went really well for her.

The team Emma is on got the gold ribbon again (they didn't have any trophy's at this competition) so they get to go on to the next level. This time they will dance at BYU in the Marriott Center. Out of the four teams (two level 1 and two level 2) that came from her school only theirs gets to go on. (as we understand it) Pretty awesome stuff.


Jandi said...

So cute! It looks like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for dropping by my blog. It's always nice to hear from "neighbors".

Heidi said...

I love to read about this, I love that all these kids are doing these old, fun types of dancing! Congrats to her team again! They are doing so well. (And isn't she just beautiful!)

Hiedi said...

She looks like she had a great time!

rlg said...

So much fun watching the young dancers. Really cute. Emma,once again,you were fabulous. So proud of you!

MamaBug said...

So cool!! I'd love it if our school would do something like this!!