My second American Smooth student- Deanna, also did impressively well. It was Deanna’s first Smooth performance. She has been dancing for a long time, but it was her first time doing the American style of Ballroom Dance.
When she started, she wasn’t sure if she would like it because Latin- American was always her main passion, but Ballroom - not so much. Deanna is so passionate about dance that she can make anything look good; I love that in her.
Moving on- Latin fever was in full swing. Rumi and Delilah ripped the floor. Both of them wore their new Latin dresses for the first time, and looked stunning.
They danced Cha- Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Jive. For Rumi, we have added the Paso Doble, since this was one of the four dances that will be part of her Scholarship competition at the Holiday Dance Classic in Vegas next week.
Rumi (Rumi-san) had a severe arm injury this year but staying strong-spirited and is recovering beautifully.
After a lot of dances by our outstanding students at Aria, we were coming to the Solo presentations. I had one with Deanna- a Rumba. She loves doing shows and always pours her heart out on the dance floor. Dance is her drug, and she makes a point in sharing it with others.
Later on, my American Smooth competitive couple Adam and Rachel also had a special Viennese Waltz solo. They did all the choreography and the music choice; she wore a fiery white gown; it was beautiful and tasteful.
To wrap up the evening beautifully, Kora, Simeon, Misha, Natasha, Antosha, and Masha danced show presentations of Ballroom and Latin- American dances.
Our 8th Annual Holiday Showcase was such a success. We had almost all of our students perform or at least join us in celebrating the love for Ballroom Dance. What a turnout! We are thankful for all of you, who made this night special.