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Rhinestones, hair spray, and glitter – oh my!

February 28th, 2011 cmcurr11

If anyone walked through the Hogan Campus Center yesterday, then he or she waltzed right in to the ballroom dance world.

The team hosted our annual competition yesterday, and I’m quite happy to say that all of our intense planning paid off. Cecilia and I have been planning the competition since (literally) the end of last academic year, and everything went extremely smoothly. Even the snow couldn’t affect what a wonderful day it was.

We were very lucky – all of our competitors were able to get to our venue safely and (for the most part) on time.

This year was our biggest year – we’re now officially a large competition in the Northeast area, which is really exciting. What was also exciting is that we had two Holy Cross alums come back to do the professional showcase. Mike and Jess are our first couple to turn pro (not like I’m anticipating another or anything…*cough* *cough*) and they’re professionals in American Smooth.

The show case was absolutely stunning, and I’m so glad that we were able to have a former Holy Cross couple perform.

Here are just an odd assortment of photos from the day:

Kelsey went to Oxford the year before me and was on the dance team. She’s the one that started the trend, I guess. It’s an Oxford Dancesport Team tradition to shout out “OXXXXXXXFOOOOOOOOOORRRRRD” as your teammates are dancing, so we just did the abbreviated version.

Of course, as you can probably tell by this photo, Cecilia and I are exhausted now (we were both up at 4 a.m. on Sunday and that bag of candy was our breakfast. Nutritious and delicious!) The competition was worth it, though. But now I have quite a bit of work to finish before I head off for Spring Break on Thursday. Eeeeek!

3 Responses to “Rhinestones, hair spray, and glitter – oh my!”

  1. Dad says:

    No comments about your parents participating in their very first (last?) ballroom competition? Hmm, I guess we don’t rate!

  2. cmcurr11 says:

    I didn’t think that you wanted me to broadcast that to the world!

  3. Sarah Filch says:

    Nice show! It’s good to know that young people enjoy ballroom dancing so much and that they share a friendly contest. 🙂

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