Dance Championships

March 16, 2009 in Dancing, Tanner Family - 3 Comments
I had the privilege of attending the U.S. National Amateur Dancesport Championships on Saturday. Dancers from around the country came to compete for the top amateur titles in Latin, Standard, American, Smooth and Rhythm dance. I was there for seven hours, and that was only a small fraction of the three day long competition. The choreography was top notch, and so were the dresses. There is a lot of glitz and glamour that comes with ballroom dancing.

My awesome sister-in-law Tricia competed as well. She took a Latin dance course at BYU this semester and a requirement for the class was to dance in this competition. The BYU students only competed against each other, but BYU has one of the largest dance programs in the country. Having never taken a dance class before in her life, Tricia soared above the eliminations into the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. She made it into the top 6 couples of 125 couples that competed in her Beginning Latin division. Isn’t she sassy dancing the samba?


  • Alisa F. March 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Oh man, I really miss DanceSport! That’s cool that you got to go watch – I loved watching the professional dancers! And way to go Tricia! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mamacita Chilena March 17, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Even though I am a HORRIBLE dancer I always thought it would have been fun if we danced more for cheerleading. I love dancing, it’s too bad I stink because it just looks SO fun!!!

    Congratulations to your sister in law, she looks absolutely adorable and so into it!

  • Lindsey March 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    That’s what Round 4 was for, remember Keelay? We could hardly pull off the improv dancing to Who Let the Dawgs Out, let alone dancing in an actual competition…

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