Jan 2018 – 4WOSC Wrap-Up

The January 2018 4-Week Online Strictly Challenge just wrapped up. Check out some of the highlights (and silliness) from this round!

The value of participating in this program is not about winning, but about growing, creating, and getting feedback on your dancing. That being said, I did collect scores from the dancers each week and I’m thrilled to announce that Stefan & Elaine are the winners of the January 2018 challenge!! Congratulations you two.

JSAlmonte – Stefan & Elaine 2017

Some feedback from the participants:

I’m learning a ton about my partnership. It’s awesome to spend time listening to each other’s ideas, trying things out, and trying to mesh. We have pretty different backgrounds, so it’s good to take time to discuss ideas and values. – Elaine
I really enjoyed the follow focus emphasis. This has been a discussion between my partner and myself for a while now and this challenge forced us to focus on the topic in a different way. This challenge helped us understand what it means and feels like to give a follower space and we were able to open up conversation about expectations and how my opinions on the topic are likely to be way different from someone else’s opinions on what follow focus means. – Theresa

When the tempo decrease, everything becomes challenge: connection, space, the emotion. I like the reminder Jo mentioned which help us get the point sooner. – Kai Cheng 

I learned that playing with one movement can be a good way to have an efficient practice. It really brought both of our ideas to the table. It made it easier to have a starting point. – Andreanne
First, we were challenged to find ways to dance to a song that neither of us really felt in tune with. Dealing with that is part of the game, so I’m glad we did it. I also think this was the first competition of the series where we tried a little harder to experiment more during our filming. I think we are getting more comfortable messing up in front of a camera, rather than feeling that it is a time NOT to mess up, which is really helpful. – Thomas
I learned more about arms and performance in general. I really feel like I gained more of an understanding of communication with the audience. I will definitely be working on this. – Stefan


The next Online Strictly Challenge will start March 7, 2018 and is intended for Savoy Cup participants.  Sign-ups will open on February 26th. Please check out What Cha Know Jo for more details.

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