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In brief...

...how swiftfoxe and I spent our weekend: Dancing. A lot. At DCDI 2005, the local ballrom competition.

The Background:
Levels in Ballroom dance, from lowest to highest: Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Pre-Champion, Champion.
Styles: American and International. They've got different dance steps that are allowed in each. (Don't ask me why - I have no idea why there are two styles.)


The booty:
Me and swiftfoxe: 2nd in Hustle. Out of everyone from all levels. Hee hee hee.
swiftfoxe: 1st in Pre-Champion International Latin Paso Doble, 3rd in Pre-Champion International Latin Jive, 4th in Gold Level American Rhythm (Cha Cha/Rumba/Swing/Mambo), 6th in Pre-Champion International Rumba, 6th in Pre-Champion International Samba, 6th in Pre-Champion International Jive, 1st in Same-Sex Rumba Fun Dance.
Me: 1st in Silver American Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz, 2nd in Silver American Waltz/Tango, 3rd in Bronze International Samba, 5th in Silver American Swing/Mambo, 7th in Silver American Cha Cha/Rumba, 6th in Silver International Foxtrot/Tango, 7th in Silver International Waltz/Quickstep.

My favorite pieces of evidence under the cut.




  • swiftfoxe and his partner Joanna shakin' it in a corta jaca during gold samba. .


  • swiftfoxe and Joanna cleverly upstaging the couple behind them.

  • swifttfoxe and Joanna looking smashing during the paso.

  • And again, with the sexy paso.

  • swiftfoxe chasing adorably after Joanna during the pre champ cha cha.

  • swiftfoxe and Joanna during a pretty hopping jive.

  • Lo! My swooshy dress bottom.

  • And again!

  • Me and my partner Joe looking pretty good during the cha cha.

  • Another fairly good one.

  • A good smooth pose.

  • Swirly dress!

  • I'm so happy ....if only I would ever open my eyes...

  • Tango-fied!

  • I'm so happy, you don't even need to see my smile.

  • Again, with the closed eyes - this time, as little red riding hood.





More evidence of mayhem can be found here.

Comments

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larksdream
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Eeee, the dress! The swooshing! The boy of most extreme cuteness! *swoons*

Congratulations!!
jalenstrix
Nov. 7th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. It was a good weekend for swooshing and cute Boy pictures. [grin]
bkleber
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
`Those are *beautiful*. I was even going to ask where I can see the full-size ones, but you took care of that already. Yay! Much beautiousness. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the high standings! Hi from Ireland!!
jalenstrix
Nov. 7th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hee - thank you! I hope you're having a fabulous time in Ireland. I expect the pictures! [grin]
thewronghands
Nov. 7th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I *love* the dress, and hurrah for the dramatic poses as well. How elegant!
jalenstrix
Nov. 8th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. I was so pleased that good pictures resulted. And I thought of you during the waltz. [grin]
regyt
Nov. 8th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Beautiful! The riding hood is the best.
jalenstrix
Nov. 8th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
[grin] Thank you! I'm quite fond of the little red riding hood one, too. It has this slinky criss-cross bodice-y cut down the front which doesn't show up in the pictures.
amalthya
Nov. 8th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
You look gorgeous! Do you have to have the dresses specially made?

Will you and swiftfoxe do more dancing together as a team once you reach pre-Champ level?
jalenstrix
Nov. 8th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
[grin] Thank you!

Re: dresses. Yeah - there's this awesome guy I found through eBay who will custom-make any dress to your size for a ridiculously low price. So I ordered all of these from him over the past year.

Re: dancing with swiftfoxe. Actually, we probably won't compete together anytime soon, and there are two reasons for this:

1) We're the wrong height. I'm way too tall for him in the heels I have to wear, and it makes dancing somewhat awkward.

2) We get too intense when we're competition partners. I danced with him many years ago, and we got very grumpy with each other far too often. ;)
amalthya
Nov. 9th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
Well the dresses are clearly worth more than you paid!! The swishy! It's transfixing!!

Do dancers wear high heels or low heels? It seemed like everyone in the photos is wearing spikey, but low heels. Is there a standard?

*chuckles* re: the competitive dancing thing. Dancing separately is probably for the best ;) It's just that much more romantic if you're dancing with each other.

I might have to come to a class with you once I get home! It looks like EXCELLENT fun!
jalenstrix
Nov. 9th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Well the dresses are clearly worth more than you paid!! The swishy! It's transfixing!!

Hee hee - one of the best things about being at the silver level and above is the wearing of the swooshy dresses. (Newcomer and Bronze aren't generally allowed to wear "costumes".)

Do dancers wear high heels or low heels? It seemed like everyone in the photos is wearing spikey, but low heels. Is there a standard?

Usually, the heels are 2.5" to 3.5", depending on the dancer. I prefer 2.5" myself. ;)


*chuckles* re: the competitive dancing thing. Dancing separately is probably for the best ;) It's just that much more romantic if you're dancing with each other.

[grin] True...but this way, I get to take pictures of him and he of me. So, less romance but more evidence. ;)


I might have to come to a class with you once I get home! It looks like EXCELLENT fun!

Absolutely! The ones at the University of Maryland that are offered through the Art & Learning Center are fabulous!
arielstarshadow
Nov. 8th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
sigh

I always wanted to dance like that - gorgeous!
jalenstrix
Nov. 8th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
And I highly recommend the dancing. :) Best hobby I've had in a long time.
sbigadventure
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
excellent!! love the pictures!
-sage-
jalenstrix
Nov. 10th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
Hee - thank you!
mikeypdx
Nov. 10th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
You kids are just too damned cute. I started to say "hot," but that would just be awkward, with that whole being Foxe's brother-in-law thing. He is, but for me to say it would just be icky. ;)

-m-
jalenstrix
Nov. 10th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
[grin] Your hot-but-wait-that's-icky-but-hot-in-the-non-icky-way appreciative comment is duly noted. And thanks! ;)
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