2013 USA Dance Nationals - LA

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Dancebug, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    Here is a video from the prechamp smooth final.
     
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  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Met Larinda. Sooo nice. Now to meet smidra. I think I know who she is
     
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  3. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    Yep met smidra. Lovely dancer. And her partner ain't half bad too lol
     
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  4. Jananananana

    Jananananana Active Member

    You met smidra? that's not something to be brag about... known the girl her whole life, I don't know what the fuss is about. It's not like she's a national smooth champ finalist :D
     
  5. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    That was an EXCELLENT final. Congrats to all!

    I'm very glad they got dance-ons, but all the more my question remains -- why didn't Adult Champ Rhythm?
     
  6. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    im a national rhythm champion ( last year) soooo i think she should be impressed LLOLL


    actually didnt have time to talk much as she was between rounds
     
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  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    went like this
    M4S nice dancing
    smidra thanks
    M4S my name is ....
    smidra quizzical look
    M4S aka mr 4 styles
    smidra oh nice to meet you I'm..

    M4s good luck hope you final
    smidra thanks
    M4S nice backbend btw:eek:
    smidra smile
     
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  8. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    Any thoughts pro and con about the nationals 2013 experience? Any comments?
     
  9. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Yes, I would love to hear/read the responses also. And, on a huge sidenote, kudos to Los Angeles Councilmember Jan Perry, whose district is downtown. She, herself brought noticeable attention, just previous to the USA Nationals, to Ballroom Dancing during her recent run for Mayor of Los Angeles, when she was filmed at Westmor Dance Studio during her lessons (she is not a recent student, has been dancing for some time). She is a huge supporter of the arts and dancing. Although she didn't win the run off against her former Councilmembers - she has, behind the scenes, worked hard to have the arts in downtown. Thank you Jan Perry.
     
  10. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    the comp made ABC morning news on Saturday showed a solid 5 minute spot!! fantastic

    BD ill fend your question tomorrow its DWTS time!!:D
     
  11. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

    All kids in the spot, any older folks?
     
  12. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    That is approx the exact conversation. I was kind of freaking out I think because they were taking forever to post up the call backs and so I was just in a bit of a daze. On top of which I was exhausted (you could occasionally find me before champ smooth rounds curled up into a ball semi napping) and so everything was kind of over my head at that point. But it was lovely meeting you as well, I'm so glad you came and introduced yourself. :)
     
  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    i was gonna ask you to introduce me to your partner but i had witnessed him getting a little umm err clarification after the semi so i knew where his head was at LOL
     
  14. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    BD the guilianos doing their salsa solo was shown
     
  15. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    Oh I would have introduced you to him... but I actually didn't even know where he went after that. And sorry about that. :oops:
     
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  16. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Anyone have a (good) reason why the A Champ Standard wasn't just run as a 27-couple quarterfinal?
     
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  17. Jananananana

    Jananananana Active Member

    Yes, possibly because couples who made the final last year were going to join in after the first round. That would be my guess.
     
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  18. 3wishes

    3wishes Well-Known Member

    Well, the crew (I still have my PIO (press information officer) contacts) actually did several "spots" of filming of various age groups, not just kids. The editor-in-chief for the lead stories and teasers cut the film length and the focus.
     
  19. Lorelei

    Lorelei Member

    Yes, I believe 30 were registered and two couples had a star, so they were not scheduled to dance until 9:45 pm. Everyone else was ready to dance at 5:20 pm. Three couples did not come for the first round. So I am guessing the choice was either to keep the first round and let people dance or have them wait for 4 hours and dance a quarter.
     
  20. syncopationator

    syncopationator Active Member

    yep... Smidra was just reminding me in a not so nice way that she doesn't like getting tossed into other couples :)
     
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