Eastern US Dancesport

Larinda McRaven

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When we were watching the 9 dance, I pointed out to CCP that if one couple wins all the smooth and comes in 2nd in the rhythm, and the other couple wins all the rhythm and comes in 2nd in the smooth, the rhythm couple wins because there are more rhythm dances. (I have no idea if that is what transpired; they did not announce a break out of placements.)
This is true. That is why the 9 Dance event is always not quite a true representation of who is the better dance couple. It is almost always harder for a smooth couple to win it over a rhythm couple, even when the rhythm couple is really far behind in the smooth portion.
 

Larinda McRaven

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A huge thanks to CCM for keeping the results from the weekend! It must have been hard when the program was so out of sync!

It was a fun weekend. And the crowds were very appreciative.

My guys did great. Obviously Cantskis results were listed above. But I had another guy there that danced in the A Silver Standard (he is in his mid 60's), doing silver for the first time, and won all dances in the scholarship. He also danced B and got second. All of that after being on a ski trip for the two weeks prior, and we had not seen each other in quite some time! So he is awesome in my book right now too.
 
I spoke with the "other guy" later that afternoon and he was beaming, as he well should be. As always Can't Ski and Larinda were just a pleasure to watch. Congrat's to both for a successful weekend.

CCM maybe one of these days I will get to meet you and some of my other DF aquaintances. I spent a lot of my time in the vendor room.


A huge thanks to CCM for keeping the results from the weekend! It must have been hard when the program was so out of sync!

It was a fun weekend. And the crowds were very appreciative.

My guys did great. Obviously Cantskis results were listed above. But I had another guy there that danced in the A Silver Standard (he is in his mid 60's), doing silver for the first time, and won all dances in the scholarship. He also danced B and got second. All of that after being on a ski trip for the two weeks prior, and we had not seen each other in quite some time! So he is awesome in my book right now too.
 

ChaChaMama

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I spoke with the "other guy" later that afternoon and he was beaming, as he well should be. As always Can't Ski and Larinda were just a pleasure to watch. Congrat's to both for a successful weekend.

CCM maybe one of these days I will get to meet you and some of my other DF aquaintances. I spent a lot of my time in the vendor room.
I would love that. You might have to PM me your real name or post a close up photo so I can identify you...or you can track me down. I'll be linking in some photos of me once CCP gets them processed.


I actually spent some time in the vendor room, and I picked up some very nice sparkly accessories! The vendor, Mahmood Hassan of Mar-Nad (I think--don't have his business card in front of me), was extremely helpful in showing me my options.
 
Want a laugh? We probably have seen each other and possibly over the weekend. I worked with Fern from Back Bay Dancewear helping her part of Friday and Saturday. She is a friend of mine and since I wasn't vending my own product she needed some coverage help. Mahmood was the jewelery vendor in the back? He was not there last year but he seemed to get a lot of attention this year. Did you dance?

I would love that. You might have to PM me your real name or post a close up photo so I can identify you...or you can track me down. I'll be linking in some photos of me once CCP gets them processed.


I actually spent some time in the vendor room, and I picked up some very nice sparkly accessories! The vendor, Mahmood Hassan of Mar-Nad (I think--don't have his business card in front of me), was extremely helpful in showing me my options.
 

ChaChaMama

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Yes, Mahmood was the jewelry vendor in the back. Nice guy.

Yes, I danced silver pro-am latin with Nik. It was only my second pro-am comp. (I've done quite a few amateur comps, though.)
 

mamboqueen

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She was the one with the perpetual smile :) -- sorry to hear about your return trip problems.

I was well behaved and steered clear of the vendors. I knew the cash was not there and didn't want to whip out the credit card. Only bought my video, which you are in, CCM!
 

ChaChaMama

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Yes, unfortunately for the couple that specializes in smooth, that's the way it goes! The rhythm couple definitely has the advantage it seems.
In this case, that was more than fine with me, as I was rooting for Ilya and Amanda! ;) But yes, I can see how that would be frustrating if you were a smooth specialist with 9-dance title aspirations.

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How many comps offer 9-dance and 10-dance events? It seems like it is a minority. I really enjoyed those events, though they were small.
 

ChaChaMama

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Do some additional comps give a trophy and cash prize for the overall 10-dance and 9-dance winners, even if there isn't a stand-alone event?

It seems like most USA Dance comps at least do this.

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Don't get too excited yet, but CCP put up the first batch from this weekend. It will probably take about a week to get them all up. This is THURSDAY night:
-Pro salsa
-Latin Basic
-Show couple

http://www.pbase.com/anc/easterns09


It is definitely worth clicking through because Amanda Reyzin's salsa costume was smokin'!!!

There are 40+ of you and Natasha so far, Nik. By the end of this, there will probably be more photos of you in this gallery (with Natasha, with Sue, and with me) than your own family probably takes over the course of the whole year.
 

ChaChaMama

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Can someone post the pro-am schollarship results - in particular in standard?
thanks
I can't do ALL the levels, but I can do some:

World Pro-Am DanceSport Series Pro-Am Open Standard Championship
1--Bernie McCool and Thomas Shiloshvili
2--Kathy Hull and Dmitry Krasnyanskiy
3--Deborah Pleasants and Marek Gabor
4--Sergio Izumo and Janka Kisucka
5--Yasuko Tanaka and Daniel Radler

U.S. Pro-Am Advanced Open International Standard Scholarship Championship [Wow--that's a mouthful]
1--Michael Otero and Sarah Schilling
2--Sue Gershowitz and Nikolai Pilipenchuk
3--Bernie McCool and Thomas Shiloshvili
4--Clare Rabinow and Daniel Radler
5--Nordis Glasoe and Anatoli Gorolevici
6--Deborah Pleasants and Marek Gabor
SF--Jing Ma and Mica Milojkovic
SF--Charlotte Browne and Eveueni Chaoulski
SF--Sergio Izumo and Janka Kisucka

U.S. Pro-Am Advanced Open International Latin Scholarship Championship
1--Robert Pinkham and Helle Rusholt
2--Bernie McCool and Thomas Shiloshvili
3--Olga Bassett and Petr Dubovsky
4--Cheryl Cabral and Ferenc Nemeth
5--Sue Gershowitz and Nikolai Pilipenchuk
6--Donna Gallinaro and Evgueni Chaoulski
SF--Nordis Glasoe and Anatoli Gorolevici
SF--Clare Rabinow and Daniel Radler
SF--Sergio Izumo and Janka Kisucka

Congratulations to the DFers whose names appear above. ;)
 
Thanks CCM - though I'm a bit confused, was there two levels of dancesport series competition - you have one listed as 'Open' and the other as 'Advanced'. I thought each comp only had one for each age group?? Or maybe thats what it is - an A and a B say?
 

ChaChaMama

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Thanks CCM - though I'm a bit confused, was there two levels of dancesport series competition - you have one listed as 'Open' and the other as 'Advanced'. I thought each comp only had one for each age group?? Or maybe thats what it is - an A and a B say?
You are asking someone who has done 2 pro-am comps how to interpret the categories? HA!

Okay, here's what I think they mean, based on reading the website:

I believe that the world pro-am open championship is not a scholarship event (with cash prizes). It also may be affiliated with the OSB series, because I think that uses the "world pro-am" language as well.

The advanced open scholarship championship definitely is a scholarship, and thus I guess is the marquee opportunity to compete for pro-am prize money.

Here's from the EDC webpage, in support of my reading.

Pro/Am Scholarship Championships:

Total value $26,700. For Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin
  • Bronze A & B, Silver A & B
    • 1st place: $250 EUSDC voucher
    • 2nd place: $200 EUSDC voucher
    • 3rd place: $150 EUSDC voucher
    • 4th place: $100 EUSDC voucher
    • 5th place: $75 EUSDC voucher
    • 6th place: $50 EUSDC voucher
  • Open A & B & C
    • 1st place: $400
      2nd place: $300
      3rd place: $200
      4th place: $100 EUSDC voucher
      5th place: $75 EUSDC voucher
    • 6th place: $50 EUSDC voucher
    • and trophies for Open Divisions
World Pro/Am DanceSport Series:

For Smooth, Rhythm, Standard & Latin
  • 1st place: Trophy awarded
    2nd place: Trophy awarded
  • 3rd place: Trophy awarded
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Andy uploaded a second batch of photos, including cantski dancing amateur smooth and Nik dancing with Sue.
 

BM

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Sorry if someone's mentioned it already, but does anyone have the link to the comp's photog?

And CCM, did CCP happen to get any shots of Friday afternoon? Namely, Silver Pro-Am Standard? :raisebro:
 
Sorry if someone's mentioned it already, but does anyone have the link to the comp's photog?

And CCM, did CCP happen to get any shots of Friday afternoon? Namely, Silver Pro-Am Standard? :raisebro:
jpapaphoto.com

All the pictures seem to be up already.
 

samina

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Thanks CCM - though I'm a bit confused, was there two levels of dancesport series competition - you have one listed as 'Open' and the other as 'Advanced'. I thought each comp only had one for each age group?? Or maybe thats what it is - an A and a B say?
Looks to me like one is the Dancesport Series and the other is the Open scholarship...
 
Now I got it. Thanks.

Here they usually have a multidance event (open gold) and only one scholarship - the one for the Dancesport Series. There is a logic for two in that the plain Schollarship is specifically for open level dancing whereas the Dancesport series is for all levels (though whether it works that way in practise I'm not sure).
 

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