Bella Ballroom student dances in Irvine, CA dance competition

January 14, 2014 by
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Join us as we cheer on own very own student, Don, as he competes this Saturday at the California Classic Dance Festival in Irvine! He will be competing in the Professional/Amateur Division (Pro/Am for short.) This means Don will be dancing with his professional teacher, Jennelle, and will be competing against other men in his age category. It’s similar to the format of “Dancing with the Stars!” Don will be competing in the American Rhythm and American Smooth styles. In the Rhythm style, he will be dancing the Cha Cha, Rumba and the East Coast Swing and in the Smooth style he will be dancing and competing in the Tango, Waltz and Foxtrot.

Don and Jennelle have been practicing for a number of weeks—Don had to learn and memorize 6 new dance routines and work on his technique and styling. His dancing will be judged on a few factors including: timing, proper technique, lead/follow, musicality and footwork. Although all of these factors can seem stressful—competing and watching dance competitions is really fun and very supportive! It’s an opportunity to show off all of the skills that dancers have been working on in the weeks (and months!) in preparation. Ballroom Dance competitions are like football games—cheering and shouting is encouraged! Come join us this Saturday and cheer Don on! The details for the competition are below:

Dance competition this weekend

Ballroom Dance competition in Irvine, CA

What: California Classic Dance Festival
Where: Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karmen Ave., Irvine, CA 92612
When: Saturday, January 18th from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm