ESDC 2011: Go Ninjas!
Oh my goodness what a weekend! I think this was the most exhausting I’ve been in a long time at an event but I loved every second. Other than the contests (which I’ll get to in a second) I have to give HUGE props to Sharon, Jordi, and Jana for running such an organized event. Everything was on time; the teachers were taken great care of; and the video’s have been posted faster than any other event around.
Okay, on to the contests!!
Classic: Dax and I couldn’t be happier with our experience. One of our favorite vintage clips is from Day at the Races so we thought we should give tribute. There are so many amazing dancers in the video to choose to mimic but in the end, I wanted to dress like the singer and Dax wanted to wear a fat suit. I’m actually quit proud of making that suit (I had to do a little research and thrift store shopping).
What some people don’t know (except for Sharon Davis because she’s a nerd and has memorized countless number of dance clips) is that after taking choreo from Day at the Races I wanted to dance more stylistically like Radio City Revels 1938 .
Dax rocked the fat suit so hard; we won!
Congrats to Nicolas & Mikaela. for getting 2nd (I love your routine!)
This was crazy. About a week ago, we were talking to Max and Annie about doing something for ESDC but we had nothing prepared and not sure if there was time (because at that point Dax and I hadn’t even finished our Classic routine). Also, since William and Maeva are new to the team, we do not have a lot of stuff together that everybody knows. The day the weekend started we met in the studio and only had two hours for Max&Annie and William&Maeva to teach Nicolas&Mikaela and Dax&I the routine. We barely got through learning it so it was up in the air whether or not this was going to really happen. Then on Saturday (the day of the team division), we practiced again for about an hour and just decided to go for it and see what happens.
First of all I have never done boogie in my life so I’m quite proud I don’t look ridiculously out of place. Also, I’m quite proud of the last trick of the routine. Dax and I had never done that before and we were NOT getting it during practice so I was nervous if we’d make it and we did! Go ninjas! We won!
A HUGE congrats to Argenteam for getting second. We loved the choreography and really thought it was a close call.
INVITATIONAL JACK N JILL
What a competition! I am so honored to be a part of such a division. Everyone did a fabulously entertaining job. Here is my spotlight with Marcus. This was my second time dancing with him and it ended up being so much fun!:
Check out Dax winning second with Maeva! Go ninjas!
Also Congrats to NinjaMax Pitruzella & Frida Segerdahl for winning and Todd Yannacone & Kelly Arsenault for getting 3rd! Personally, one of my favorites was NinjaAnnie &NinjaWilliam.
I am so proud of Dax and I. This is the first time doing a strictly since around the start of our partnership a year and a half ago at LONESTAR. I feel like we have grown so much in our dancing and it inspires me to see change. At first we were thinking about planning something but in the end we decided to do what we know best: Social Dance We got fourth.
Congrats to Skye Humphries & Frida Segerdahl for winning; Ninjas Max&Annie for getting 2nd; and Ninjas William&Maeva for getting third!!
Here is Dax and I doing our Moses Routine. We got 3rd!
Also, here is Dax with the boys doing a new jazz routine. I feel like this routine is going to go down in the history books. They got second!
A HUGE congrats to The Crazyers with “Wild Wild Party” for winning. This was euphoric. I love them as people and as dancers. This was probably my highlight of the weekend:
Please go and watch the rest of the clips available on ESDC youtube channel. There are so many more inspirational clips out there (especially the Ninjas taking the top two places in the Showcase division)! Can’t wait for next year!!!