Hawaii Star Ball

Laura

New Member
#41
Still more results!

Pro/Am "A" Standard Scholarship
1. Albert Franz & Michikio O'Connell - HI (only couple entered)

Pro/Am "B" Standard Scholarship
1. Stephan Krauel & Lois Chew - CA (1-1-2-2-1)
2. Scott Todd & Bewla Wong - Hong Kong (3-2-1-1-2)
3. Ikaika Dowsett & Laura La Gassa - CA (2-5-3-3-4)
4. Giacomo Agrello & Theresa Nilsen - WA (4-4-4-4-3)
5. Ken Liu & Erin Pick - CA (6-3-6-5-5)
6. William Jones & Tetyana Bilych - NY (5-6-5-6-6)
SF Albert Franz & Jun Nishioka - HI
SF Gerald Cosby & Marina Laurette - OR
SF Pierre-Yves Tinel & Lucinda Williams - CA
SF Barney Chiu & Alexandria Hawkins - WA

Pro/Am "C" Standard Scholarship
1. Sophia Lo & Igor Litvinov - NJ
2. Sergey Bolotnikov & KiMiho Moriya - NY
3. Igor Suvarov & Sabrina Lin - CA
4. Zhenyu Wen & Vivian Chen - Hong Kong
5. Giacomo Agrello & Jan Wong - WA
6. Herb Chew & Erin Pick - CA
SF Stephan Krauel & Lois Chew - CA
SF Jon Wong & Alexandria Hawkins - WA

Rising Star Professional Smooth
1. Youriy Pavlov & Anna Shahbazyan - CA (1-1-1-1)
2. Porfirio Landeros & Laetitia Sandore - CA (3-2-2-3: rule 11)
3. Lance Oliver & Amy Wohleb - WA (2-3-3-2: rule 11)
4. Pierre-Yves & Susan Tinel - CA (4-4-4-4)

Oops, I didn't shower fast enough and so I think I just missed the Rising Star Latin. Oh well, I'll try to remember to go look at the marks later. tonight will be Open Amateur Standard and Open Professional Smooth, plus a show by Maxim Kozhevnikov & Yulia Zagoryuchenko.
 

Laura

New Member
#43
Thanks, I'm really happy! Okay, so this is silly, but they give out these really pretty orchid leis to all the finalists. So when we started the semi-final I thought to myself "I really want a lei!!" And then when we got called back, I was like "yay, I'm going to get a lei!"

I guess it takes flowers to motivate me :)
 

GJB

Well-Known Member
#44
Did I read that right. Laura, you're dancing Pro-Am with ThreeStep? Congratulations.

Let us know how you like the show.
 
#46
Rising Star Professional Smooth
1. Youriy Pavlov & Anna Shahbazyan - CA (1-1-1-1)
2. Porfirio Landeros & Laetitia Sandore - CA (3-2-2-3: rule 11)
3. Lance Oliver & Amy Wohleb - WA (2-3-3-2: rule 11)
4. Pierre-Yves & Susan Tinel - CA (4-4-4-4)
Go Porfirio and Laetitia!!! Porfirio, this was your first competition as a pro, right? Good job.

Christopher
 
#47
Laura!!! You beat Giacomo Agrello and his student??? He's a freaking good teacher (and dancer). Wowwww. I'm so happy for you.
Agrello is in Washington State now? Wasn't he in Baltimore?
Ah well. And congratulations, Porfirio.
 

Laura

New Member
#51
Did I read that right. Laura, you're dancing Pro-Am with ThreeStep?
Yes. :) It's really fun and he's been really awesome to work with since I came back to dancing.

Porfirio, this was your first competition as a pro, right?
Yes, it was their first, and I was so pleased to be there to see it. They will be dancing in the Open Professional Smooth later tonight (and of course I'll come back here with the results).

Agrello is in Washington State now? Wasn't he in Baltimore?
He used to be in Baltimore, but at some point a while ago he moved to Washington State because he is dancing Professional Standard with Alexandria Hawkins.

I just went and watched the sun set, and had the most delicious frozen tropical drink ever. They call it the Kahua Colada, and it's a pina colada with macademia nut liquer added to it. The combination of the macademia nut and the coconut and pineapple is astoundingly yummy. If you are ever in Hawai'i, get one!!!!
 

Laura

New Member
#53
Here are the last bit of results, I'm going home tomorrow morning so unfortunately there won't be anything from Saturday unless Porfirio or ThreeStep posts.

Professional Rising Star Latin
1. Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura - CA (1-1-1-1-1)
2. Patrick Ellison & Anne Remsen - CA (2-2-2-2-2)
3. Ryan Reynolds & Cassaundra Spargur - CA (3-3-3-3-3)

Open Grand Senior Amateur (W/T/F/Q)
1. Ping Tom & Anna Chee - CA (1-1-1-1)
2. Tatsuo & Mieko Nishino - Japan (2-2-2-2)
3. Kiyoshi & Setsuko Nishimoto - Japan (3-3-3-3)
4. Steve & Shirley Chang - CA
5. Michael & Trudy Uechi - HI
6. Jon & Jan Wong - WA
7. Al & Mary Ann Fritz - NJ

Showcase of Top Solo Routines
Douglas Kessler & Yulia Charipova - Rumba - HI
Yasuma Kando & Roxie Cassidy - Quickstep - HI
Kris Keck & The Cowboys - Novelty - AZ (This was great, Kris dances in a wheelchair, and she had four hot guys dressed as cowboys dancing with her to "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy)
Go Hashimoto & Haruko Torri - Tango - Japan (Haruko just celebrated her NINETY-SIXTH birthday!)
Lucas Jaime & Ellen Ostler, featuring Yanna Samkova - Hustle - HI (A very cute number done to "Groove is in the Heart," with cool lifts, humor, and good dancing. My favorite of the night.)

Open Professional Smooth
1. Youriy Pavlov & Anna Shabazyan - CA (1-1-1-1)
2. Porfirio Landeros & Laetitia Santore - CA (2-2-2-3)
3. Lance Oliver & Amy Wohleb - WA (3-3-3-2)
4. Pierre-Yves & Susan Tinel - CA (4-4-4-4)

Good job Porfirio & Laetitia -- no Rule 11 this time :)

Max & Yulia's show was really something to see. Max explained that since they'd never been to Hawai'i before, the organizers asked them to just dance their five competitive routines without changing costumes, etc, just to show the power and quality of their dancing. It was nice to see this, the last time I saw them was at Worlds at Embassy, and there was so much going on I couldn't really take in what they were doing. I love their speed and sharpness, and Yulia has the balance and grace of a cat. Heck, of a whole pack of cats. Maybe she is a cat.

Well, that's it for me. I'm heading home. I'm exhausted (that three-hour time difference will do it...I don't know how anyone from the East Coast manages).
 

LXC

New Member
#57
congrats laura and porfirio!

macademia nut and the coconut and pineapple drink, hmmmmmm, i have to make to this comp just for that.
 

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