Nashville Starz 2015

JudeMorrigan

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A thread for the other January competition. :D

Anyone else going? Sounds like it's going to be a really good year for the comp. I'm looking foward to finding how I'm really doing with my smooth.
 

JudeMorrigan

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#3
I'm really pretty excited about the adjudicator list this year. Although there's also a fair bit of intimidation at the potentiality of your winding up on one of my panels. In an entirely good way, to be clear! :)
 

Larinda McRaven

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Rising Star Smooth
7 John Campbell and Jaki Brockman
6 Ryan and Laura Kenner
5 Dennis Woods and Amber Reich
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3 Mark Short and Alyssa Kark
2 Peter Hahn and Jude Coraldi
1 Adrian & Hannah Dydynski

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Open Smooth
6 Vlad and Vera Kosarev
5 Adrian & Hannah Dydynski
4 Kyle and Allie Spindler
3 Travis and Jamie Tuft
2 Vika Diaz
1 Peter and Alexandra Perzhu

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Rising Star Latin
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3 Srdjan Mikuljan & Carolina Avila
2 Zsolt Katona & Timea Potys
1 Vlad Astafiev & Jenya Didenko

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Open Latin
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5 Tessa Marie
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1 Dmitry Nikishkin and Olena Shvets

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Rising Star Ballroom
2 Dimitriy & Gabriella Solomskha
1 Dumitru & Cristina Turcan


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Rising Star Rhythm
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5 Christopher Wayne and Juanita Smnikova
4 Eddie Rivera and Meghan McNash
3 Maksym Lototskyy and Sarah Haworth
2 Donovan Dominguez and Rose Dimov
1 Shandor Shtefil and Aleksandra Barsukov
 
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JudeMorrigan

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#8
It was a very nice comp this year. Well, it is every year, but this one felt extra-special for some reason. I wish I'd been there yesterday so I could have watched that open smooth field. And so that I could have said "hi" to Larinda. I just never had a chance after I finished competing (and could therefore feel like I could talk to a judge). It was good seeing you from a distance though! :D
 

debmc

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#12
I've often wondered if there is some unofficial 'rule' about whether Students at a comp can say hi or chat with judges at the comp. I got the impression we are not supposed to as it could be misinterpreted. Is it okay to do?
 

Larinda McRaven

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#14
2.Judges are reminded that if they converse with any spectators, contestants or coaches, they may not discuss any competitors performance until after the close of the entire event. Failure to comply could result in disciplinary action.
We can chat... just not about your performance :) Now having lunch together in the restaurant is frowned upon, but still not against the rules.
 
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fascination

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#15
I have spoken to judges about something outside of the dancing at that comp...but I generally keep it brief and it is usually confined to something significant, like if I know a student of theirs and there has been some sort of significant life event...something like that...very rarely anything else...I will say hi in an elevator so as not to be percieved as rude...but I pretty much keep it brief unless they have coached me and I am done dancing
 

Akita

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#17
The 18 year old blind girl we had been training since last summer competed for this first time - in Nashville yesterday morning. She danced Standard with our Standard coach, did great and had a fabulous time. So rewarding to see the fruit of her hard work and how happy she was.

ps- Larinda happened to be judging when she was dancing. :)
 
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j_alexandra

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#19
The 18 year old blind girl we had been training since last summer competed for this first time - in Nashville yesterday morning. She danced Standard with our Standard coach, did great and had a fabulous time. So rewarding to see the fruit of her hard work and how happy she was.
If you have any kind of video available, I would love to see this. A lot. Please. Thanks in advance.
 

Akita

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#20
Sorry, we weren't allowed to shoot video. But here are some stills:

http://www.rcdancer.info/Annie/n-GSLZf/i-N3Jv5qn/A
http://www.rcdancer.info/Annie/n-GSLZf/i-xXKhcb7/A
http://www.rcdancer.info/Annie/n-GSLZf/i-cNSN75c/A
http://www.rcdancer.info/Annie/n-GSLZf/i-bL23qwr/A
http://www.rcdancer.info/Annie/n-GSLZf/i-m7Sg4VJ/A

I asked David Hamilton if he watched her dance; he said he had to leave the ballroom because he was crying. I was standing next to a woman as Annie was dancing and she started crying as she was watching. I had a hard time not crying. It was beautiful. (She is blind since birth and adopted out of a Russian orphanage at age 4.)

She performs in a Showcase with me next month, and I'm sure she will steal the show. :) And then she is scheduled to perform in a "Dancing With The Stars' fund raiser for the blind this summer in Talledega which is the home for the Helen Keller school for the blind and Alabama School for the blind.

Finally ... and most importantly ... I'm going to her senior prom at the Alabama School for the Blind where she graduates this year. She had previously told me that no one had ever asked her to dance at the prom and she had been every year while in school. So, I made arrangements with her principal to go down there and dance with Annie at her prom. We will put her in a ballgown and I'll be in a tux to dance the night away with her. She will be the belle of the ball. ;)
 
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