ILHC Results

Champions Lindy:
1 – Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
2 – Max Pitruzezlla & Annie Trudeau
3 – Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

Open Lindy Strictly:
1 – Juan Villafane & Sharon Davis
2 – Jamie Cameron & Crista Seipp
3 – Carl Nelson & Joanna Lucero

1 – Max Pitruzzella & Annie Trudeau
2 – Nick William s& Laura Keat
3 – Kevin St. Laurent & Emily Hoffberg
4 – Stefan and Bethany

1 – Zack Richard & Carla Heiney
2 – Dax Hock & Alice Mei
3 – Kevin St. Laurent & Emily Hoffberg

Invitational J&J:
1 – Max Pitruzzella & Bethany Powell
2 – Todd Yannacone & Annie Trudeau
3 – Dax Hock & Marie Mattsson

Advanced J&J:
1 – Stephen Jean & Laura Glaess
2 – Jamie Cameron & Crista Seipp
3 – Mike Roberts & Kate Hedin

1 – Northern Lights
2 – Team Canada
3 – Hot Mess

Solo Charleston:
1 – Hurley (from FL)
2 – Emily Hoffberg
3 – Juan Villafane

1 – Lee Tucker & Kelly Arsenault
2 – Andrew Thigpen & Emily Hoffberg
3 – Abigail Browning & Nick Williams

1 – Ian Herrick & Ellie Hanus
2 – Derrick Summerville & Sioban Tompkins
3 – Catalino Lopez & Sasha Cross

1 – Kelly Arsenault
2 – Rockstep Brothers (Kevin St. Laurent & Juan Villafane)
3 – Lady with the Fan (Sharon Davis)

Preparing for ILHC

OMG OMG OMG! There is sooooooooooooo much to do!!!!

Kev and I are trying to finish our Classic Routine and just started on our Showcase Routine. This is super stressful because we need to finish both, and polish them by this weekend, and I don’t know if we can get all the work done that we’d like to have done.

We’ve been doing 2 hours on and 2 hours off at our dance studio. In the 2 hours off, Juan and Sharon are polishing their Classic and finishing their Showcase. OMG, there is so much going on in the house too. So so so…. in our “down time” we are still coming up with ideas so when we have the space, we can actually dance it.

There is not enough time in the day to choreograph 2 routines, watch the Olympics, prepare material for classes, teach group classes, and privates. And spend time with your significant other. Oh my word.

Well, that’s the rant for the day. More after ILHC. I am sure we are going to pull something together.


Day One – Sweden

Today was a very fulfilling day.

Kev and I got to sleep in until 11am (and we went to bed early last night) and it was soooooooooo nice. We have cute little beds that are nice and warm and rather conducive to a good night sleep, might I add.
I got up and showered and Kev got to his emails. After a bit, we realized that we were hungry, so we took ourselves to the restaurant we ate at last night and ordered the lunch special. Kev had a pizza (again) and then I ordered a Greek Salad, which I thought had meat on it. I was unpleasantly surprised to find that it was just like the salad they had at the “salad bar” thing, but with olives, feta cheese, and lots of onions. Now if you know me, you know that I don’t like uncooked onions at all. They taste bad and they make me smelly.

I digress.

Lunch was nice, but we still hankered for more. We headed down the street a little ways more and bought some goodies at the local grocery store before we had hustled back home to prepare for training.

Jane drove us to the studio and her card didn’t work so we couldn’t get in. Kev and I danced around for about 45 minutes before someone showed up and let us in. We realized how out of shape we were after our 20 minutes cardio session, but we prevailed. And to top it off, we did a fast Charleston song to push ourselves even though we were tired. I am so glad we did that, but MAN and I out of shape.
And then we worked on choreography. We have some good stuff, but we need to start stringing our ideas together.

Jane came and grabbed us around 5:15pm so that we had some time at home before the dance. I read through emails while Kevin napped and then we showered quick-quick and got ready for dinner and dancing.

The dinner was serve-yourself style and was nice and basic. Ooh, and there was a rhubarb cobbler for dessert. It was a tad tart, but still nice. Kevo and I danced a bunch, took some pictures and recorded some video of the evening, saw a performance, attended the teacher’s meeting, and headed home. We are getting up a little before 8am tomorrow, and we had classes to plan, so we figured it was best to head home early. And now it is almost 1am!

I am going to shower and then head to bed.


Goals for the Three Weeks

Work on our fast dancing – increase our endurance
Put together some mini-routines – hopefully 5
Finish our routine

Learn some jazz off of some of the videos I have
Work on Flash
Go through video collection – edit/pair down
Strengthening and conditioning

Create/polish Charleston routine
Work on girl routine
Work on the Big Apple (new version)