Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #6

Awards!

Classic:
1st Ben and Melissa
2nd Ronnie and Brandi
3rd Arjay and Jen
4th Gary and Susan
5th Sean and Courtney

Showcase:
1st Benji and Torri
2nd Myles and Tessa
3rd Roystons
4th Ronnie and Laureen
5th Greg and Lemery

Young Adult:
1st Josh and Anyssa (first time on the floor!)
2nd Chris and Nicole
3rd Brandon and Madison

Advanced JJ:
1st  Joe Broderick with Samantha Ward
2nd Evan Pardo and Shanti Davis
3rd Carson Brand and Hannah Clonch
4th Josh and Anyssa (they drew each other!)
5th Andy Vanosdale and Maddy Finley

Allstar JJ:
1st Place JB and Malia
2nd Chris Dumond and Cameo
3rd Ryan and Janelle
4th Jason Taylor and Stacy
5th Alfred and Taylor

Champions JJ:
1st Kyle and Sarah (they drew each other! ha!)
2nd Arjay and Sharlot
3rd Ben Morris and Samantha Buckwalter
4th Myles and Melissa
5th Robert Royston and Jessica

Allstar Strictly:
1st Rob Jackson and Heather Powers
2nd JB and Kara
3rd Cameron and Janelle
4th PJ and Tashina
5th Daniel Guido and Stacy

Champions Strictly:
1st Kyle and Jessica
2nd Arjay and Brandi
3rd Robert Royston ad Torri
4th John Lindo and Melissa
5th Ronnie and Jen

And you know what? I am so tired that when I got distracted in the middle of taking pictures of these names and scores I then left the scoring room without finishing and am sorry to say I don’t have any of the scores that were on the other wall (Novice, Intermediate, or Masters.) They’ll be posted online by the event directors, soon, though, I’m sure.

Great atmosphere in the scoring room, by the way. Picture-taking was allowed, all judges names were posted, names of all the contestants in prelims in all divisions including judges scores for who made finals – and it was very “chatty” in there, lot of laughing, friends explaining to each other how to interpret scores, how to read judges key, lot of relaxed joking and cameraderie between dancers, Annie, Kelly, and maybe five other scoring staff hanging out behind the tables chatting with each other and offering easy-going clarification to anyone who asked about anything. I have been in some scoring rooms – MANY scoring rooms, actually – where it’s dead silent, everyone’s whispering, the air is so thick with secrecy and tension you can hardly see the scoring sheets through the fog, with roving police ready to lock you up if you take a picture, ask a dumb question, or blink your eyes in the wrong tone of voice.  This was a totally different scene, very loud and happy feeling. Good thing, too, cause there were a *lot* of young people at this event and young people don’t put up with that kind of rigid spooky weird adult behavior – they don’t come back.

Can’t stay awake! Flight early tomorrow morning, haven’t packed yet, descriptions of NASDE routines last night, Juniors and Sophisticated routines today, and Champions JJ finals will have to wait!

It’s been GORGEOUS brilliant blue skies, sunny, warm, simply gorgeous here all weekend.

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