Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ballroom: Heating Up the Dance Floor

Ballroom at Maryland (BAM) hosted their Annual DC Dancesport Inferno on November 4-6, 2011 and the competition was fierce!  The club had a strong showing and placed in almost all of the categories (see results below), including the newcomer category.  Congratulations to all of the BAM dancers!

Wondering what a ballroom dance competition looks like?  Tiffanie, Coordinator of Sport Clubs, was able to attend the event and shoot some video footage.

video

Interested in learning how to dance, either socially or competitively?  BAM hosts practices numerous times a week and newcomers are always welcome!  Check out their website for more information, or email the club at president@ballroomatmaryland.com.

DCDI Results for BAM Dancers

Newcomer (Overall)
Thomas Winkler and Mayumi Baker - 1st Place

Newcomer (Waltz)
Thomas Winkler and Mayumi Baker - 4th Place

Newcomer (Tango)
Christopher Cherry and Joan Zhang - 5th Place
Thomas Winkler and Mayumi Baker - 6th Place

Newcomer (Quickstep)
Thomas Winkler and Mayumi Baker - 4th Place

Silver (Waltz/Quickstep)
George Arnold and Blessing Bennett - 5th Place
Richard Semlitz and Lauren Phelps - 6th Place

Silver (Tango/Foxtrot)
Jon Tongco and Laura Sirbu - 4th Place

Gold (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Quickstep)
Dennis So Ting Fong and Louise Sumner - 5th Place

Pre-Champ (Waltz)
Alex Wilson and Marit Knollmueller - 6th Place

American Smooth

Silver (Waltz/Tango)
Derek Winkler and Blessing Bennett - 5th Place

Silver (Foxtrot/V.Waltz)
Derek Winkler and Blessing Bennett - 3rd Place

Gold (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/V.Waltz)
Alex Wilson and Natalie Plumb - 2nd Place

International Latin

Newcomer Latin (Overall)
Henry Carbajales and Victoria Patch - 1st Place
Neita and Raina Zheng - 2nd Place


Newcomer Latin (Cha Cha)
Henry Carbajales and Victoria Patch - 1st Place
Thomas Winkler and Mayumi Baker - 2nd Place
Neita and Raina Zheng - 3rd Place
Forrest Csuy and Jessica Gilbert - 6th Place

Newcomer Latin (Rumba)
Henry Carbajales and Victoria Patch - 1st Place
Cy Neita and Raina Zheng - 4th Place

Newcomer Latin (Jive)
Henry Carbajales and Victoria Patch - 2nd Place
Neita and Raina Zheng - 4th Place
Peter Frank and Katie Janota - 5th Place

Bronze Latin (Jive)
Albert Shih and Mimiko Liba - 7th Place

Silver Latin (Cha/Rumba)
Alec Colvin and Anne Saddler - 5th Place

Gold Latin Final (Cha/Samba/Rumba/Jive)
Eyad Lababidi and Yo Matsubara - 5th Place
Jason Nixon and Uliana Andrianov - 7th Place

Pre-Champ (Overall)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 1st Place


Pre-Champ (Cha Cha)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 2nd Place

Pre-Champ (Samba)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 1st Place

Pre-Champ (Rumba)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 1st Place

Pre-Champ (Paso Doble)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 1st Place

Pre-Champ (Jive)
Romaine Isaacs and Teresa Martin - 1st Place

American Rhythm

Bronze (Rumba)
Albert Shih and Mimiko Liba - 7th Place

Bronze (Mambo)
Albert Shih and Mimiko Liba - 2nd Place

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