Sunday, July 10, 2011

Patrick, Karen, Andy, and Sharilyn (er' Marilyn)

Here we are dressed up for the 1920's SpeakEasy put on by the Elks Club downtown Friday July 8th 2011

This was a fun event with a lot of dancing and entertainment.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Arizona Dance Classic

Well, we were pleasantly surprised the Arizona Dance Classic, which is mostly a country western competition had a ballroom segment on Sunday and it was a fun time. The MC and the music director did a good job. We weren't doing quickstep to no country tune that was for sure. And a good time was had by all, even though we did not have a lot of competitors.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Backstage Scoop From So You Think You Can Dance's First-Ever Double Elimination - E! Online

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So you think you can Dance loses great dancer.

Check out the link below This is one of the greatest shows on tv today!

We love ballroom dancing. And ballroom dancing is our favorite part of this show. But you can't help but enjoy the hip hop, Break dancing, and modern dancing also.

We could be moving back in time to when all the people who were on television or in the movies had multiple talents of
dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. These will be the greatest stars. The ones that move on from shows like
American Idol, So you think you can dance, and even Dancing With the stars and consolidate their talents are the one to watch.

But perhaps what is greatest about these shows is that they are inspiring so many young and old people to take up hobbies such as dance.

Backstage Scoop From So You Think You Can Dance's First-Ever Double Elimination - E! Online
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

YouTube - Alma Salsera - Amazing! - ORIGINAL via Wikipedia

Amazing Salsa dancer with one leg!

Talk about and inspiring, courageous dancer!
Check this video out.

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New and Improved Dance Party

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Ballroom Dance Party at the Adult Center has a whole new feel.
If you have been to the dance the last 2 fridays you may have already noticed an improvement.

After a survey several weeks ago, several members got together to discuss what can be done to improve the dances.  These include having greeters, bringing snacks, improving the music.

We are hoping there will be a new instructor offering beginning ballroom dance classes starting in August.
For the friday August 7th dance expect a hot new mix of music, greeters, food and snacks, and a great social dance event for Prescott.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Prescott Ballroom-- Top Studio San Diego Dancesport Championchips

Well here we are. Little Prescott Ballroom wins top Studio in San Diego. This is the second top studio in as many competitions.
Pictured from left to right: Organizers Wayne Eng and Wendy Johnson, students Ivy Laib, Janet Hafner, Our fabulous instructor Paul Jack, Patrick Wilcox, Anne Downes, Karen Wagley, and Dee Ritchey.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this competition. It was a lot of fun. The show on Saturday night was a spectacular mix of young amateurs (dancing like pro's) and top pro's.

We hope we will be able to go next year and have more participation from Prescott Ballroom. We were short one competitor Judy Nixon due to an emergency and she was greatly missed.

In addition to top studio we had the following winners. 3 students in the top 20 overall. Ivy Laib, Janet Hafner, and Anne Downes. Anne Downes won top female student overall. Patrick and Karen won the pre-novice standard amateur competition. Best of all Paul Jack won a well earned 2nd place for top teacher.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Peter Eggleton Living Legend Ballroom Champion

The Academy of Ballroom Dance in Phoenix is bringing in a very special guest coach for a workshop.

Peter Eggleton will be giving a class lecture about "How Ballroom Dancing Works".

He will be interjecting some very interesting history as well as showing and teaching us how to hold and move with a partner in foxtrot and waltz.

Save this date: April 27 7:00 to 8:00 pm $25.00 per person

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a living legend. Mr. Eggleton is a world champion and trainer of every major ballroom champion over the past 30 years.

RSVP to so we know how many people to expect.
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