Ballroom Dance > 2011 NDCA Amateur Championships - Provo, Utah

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by W/T/FT/VW, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. W/T/FT/VW

    W/T/FT/VW New Member

    They're just about a week away. Anyone plan on making the trek and dancing at 4,500 feet? Other than the classic USA Dance/NDCA nationals debate, what do you enjoy/dislike about this comp? I'm curious.

    It'll be my last time dancing this one- I have a new DP and I'm making the plunge into the professional circuit. I've always loved competing in Provo. There is energy there that I've never seen anywhere else in the US.
  2. tunape

    tunape New Member

    Square floor for standard dancers takes some getting used to
  3. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DF dancetime!
  4. guille_bdancer

    guille_bdancer New Member

    Back to Provo... I loved the energy there! Huge venue, you really become the center of attention... and the performances by the Pro couples they invited when I went was fantastic! (They were invited as a special category, not to compete against amateur couples)
  5. Parker Lynn

    Parker Lynn Member

    It's actually a normal ballroom sized floor. It appears square when you look at it from the front.
  6. W/T/FT/VW

    W/T/FT/VW New Member

    Final Schedule and heat lists posted.
  7. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

    Many couples missing?
  8. W/T/FT/VW

    W/T/FT/VW New Member

    A few... most of the big names for ballroom will be there...Ronen and Mariam, Igor and Margaretta, Ira and Abby, Igor and Roxanne (I'm super excited to watch them), Tal and Vlada, Yuri and Khrystyne, Pavel and Daniella. There are enough couples to have a first round.

    Latin will have five rounds. Valentin and Dariya aren't registered (not like they need to do this comp at all). Andrei and Kate, Ruslan and Valeriya are coming. There is usually a pretty good east/west coast turnout and then BYU or other local students fill in the rest. Either way, five rounds is a lot.

    Smooth is missing Nels/Theresa and Roger/Dasha. I think there are about 30 couples for smooth and the organizers are running a quarterfinal. Kyle and Allie Spinder (recently married--congrats to them), Justin David and Marianna, Brock Haymond and Kim Acerson, Andrew Nelson and Jen Gulbrandsen, Jonathan Medlin and Malin Allert will all be there. Smooth is very competitive at BYU-organized competitions.

    I'm pretty sure BYU has banned rhythm or something because there are NO open rhythm events this year- only closed syllabus stuff for their own students. Too bad.

    This is, of course, not exhaustive.
  9. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

  10. W/T/FT/VW

    W/T/FT/VW New Member

    U.S. National Amateur Smooth Championship:

    1. Kyle and Allie Spinder - UT (1111)
    2. Brock Haymond and Kim Acerson - UT (3332)
    3. Ben Bartholomew and Ana Maria Richards - UT (2424)
    4. Alex Taylor and Kaelynne Hill - UT
    5. Bradley Gregory and Krista Treu Derington - UT
    6. Caleb Merrel and Christina Pendleton - UT

    I'll try to post all other U.S. titles later tonight after standard has finished... I missed the Latin Championship last night because DP's neck went out while competing, she hyperventilated on the floor, and we spent the rest of the night with the trainer... :cry:
  11. sambanada

    sambanada Active Member

    Thanks! I got the Amateur Latin:

    1. Ruslan Aydaev & Valeriya Kozharinova
    2. Aleksandr Altukhov & Oksana Dmytrenko
    3. Pasha Pashkov & Daniella Karagach
    4. Tal Livshitz & Vlada Semenova
    5. Denys Drozdyuk & Antonina Skobina
    6. Aleksei Karaulov & Sasha Nissengolts
  12. bluemountain

    bluemountain Member

    Thank you, sambanada! Will wait for the Amateur Standard Results tonight!
  13. b4llroom

    b4llroom New Member

    Anyone know youth ballroom results?
  14. dancetime

    dancetime New Member

    US National Dancesport Youth Ballroom Results:
    1. Errol William
    2. Dan Shapiro
    3. Austin Joson
    4. Taras Savitsky
    5. Kevin Morales
    6. Misha Vorobiev

    **Austin Joson won the US National Dancesport Youth 10 dance Championship.
  15. b4llroom

    b4llroom New Member

    Thanks dancetime.
  16. NonieS

    NonieS Well-Known Member

    what about the U21 (latin and standard) results?? I have a few friends competing in those events...
  17. JefeJP

    JefeJP New Member

    I don't know the Youth Latin results fully, but I know that:
    1. Ron Garber
    2. Auston Joson
    3. Errol William
    4. Phillip Kudrayvsev (sp?)
  18. hereKittyKitty

    hereKittyKitty Administrator Staff Member

    Must have been fun watching all those guys dance by themselves ;)
  19. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    This type of comment comes up quite a bit. I guess sometimes the person posting the results can't be bothered to type both the man's and lady's name. At least they give us the results! However, it might be a little more gracious if only providing one partner's name to give the lady's name : )
  20. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Oh dear, my best wishes for a speedy recovery....hope she's okay!!

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