ILHC 2009 – Invitational J&J

I love doing the Invitational Jack & Jills because often times it can be some of the few moments I have to dance with the other instructors at an event. This year at ILHC Peter Strom drew my name and the song. Here is our dance:

The first time I got Peter in a J&J will were at Swingin’ New England in 2007 and we took first. I still haven’t seen that dance, but apparently it was good enough to win. The last time I got him was at Boston Tea party and it was just silly. 😀  The awesome thing about dancing with Peter: no matter how much I sit into something, I know I’ll never knock him over. Heads up – sometimes he does “cooter tosses”…..gotta be prepared ladies!

What is often amusing about these competitions is that [old] partners can get each other. For example, Jeremy & Laura, Max & Alice, Nick & Carla, and Todd & Naomi.

Winners(?):

1st place: Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
2nd place: Mikey Pedroza & Frida Segerdahl
3rd place: Max Pitruzezlla & Alice Mei

Hellzapoppin Contest at Frankie 95

Kevin and I competing at the Frankie 95 Hellzapoppin Competition held in the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in New York City:

Song 1 of the Frankie 95 Hellzapoppin’ Finals on the night of May 23, 2009.

Song 2 of the Frankie 95 Hellzapoppin’ Finals:

A different view of the finale:

The Winners: Max & Annie