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Latest Videos from our Holiday ball at the San Jose Woman's Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2RS8ae1-j8 Act 1 Bud and Richelle Rumba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeC42JuALYg Act 2 Scott and Brooke WC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC-XmqvRBvk Act 3 Elaine and Bud Argentine Tango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHJozHZWVco  Act 4 Shaq and Kat Waltz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z4tw_If9o4 Act 5 Robert and Brooke QS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThI5upP7YZM Act 6 Wilson and Vanessa Waltz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQBvvjJF99w  Act 7 Shaq and Richelle QS Samba

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE7P9Ra_wNg  Act 8 Scott and Brooke Tango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9koC0hk9H4 Act 9 Bud and Richelle Cha cha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjX4Z4PXr-c Act 10 Shaq and Kat Cha Cha Tango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Aw67uUqcUU Act 11 Devin and Risha Paso Doble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_SeratweX4 Act 12 Shaq and Kat WC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TSubBEQNdc Act 13 Devin and Risha Jive

Act 14 Carson and  Richelle Cha cha 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKhq3SKAcsE  Act 15 Bud And Ming Cheng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBIwl0JfqzQ   Act 16 Viennese Waltz Formation

Dec 2012

Here are all the acts from our last Showcase in April. Many thanks to Dawn Neuhart for the photos and Josh Wannamaker for the video capture

For video, Click on the links after the description.

It was a packed house with over 140 people in the audience and over 20 performers. There were a couple of new standouts. At the last minute (literally) I asked Lindsay to kick off the show and kick off she did. She got the crowd all warmed up. What an act to follow. I am looking forward to having back in my next show if she doesn't become famous by then.

Act 1
Lindsay Sommers

Elaine has danced in my last 5 showcases. Here she is performing a waltz.

Next up was a mock competition to help prepare the SJSU Dancesport Spartans for their competition in Stanford the following day. For many it was their first taste of competition and getting used to dancing in front of an audience while having to navigate around other dancers. They performed a Waltz, Tango and a Fox trot

Bud and Richelle perform the first of their three dances together and one of 4 performance by Richelle that evening

The team returns. This time new dancers compete in Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba

Back for Routine Number 2. Bud and Richelle dance a Tango Cha Cha Medley.

Lindsay is back with her second number "Popular" with a little help from her BFF

In the spirit of encouraging my student, I often invite my coach to show that I have to practice to keep my technique sharp. Here we are performing an International Rumba to "Skyfall"

That brought our first act to an end.

My formation team started the the second for three of the members it was their first formation team routine. One of our members started dancing in January and did a great job with this complicated routine. Half the team had been dancing less than a year. Need less to say I was quite proud of their performance.

Lady team members Carol Kromer, Richelle Gali, Thina Tran and Katharine Brinker
Gentlemen members were Shaq Pashtunyar, Scott Sahlman, Ken Alfson and Anthony Lopez

One of our team members has two very talented daughters who love to sing. They performed for us last year so we welcomed them back to sing once more. Kaylynn and Candace Cromer sing " Titanium"

Its been a a year since Deborah and I were able to perform. Her foot injury has pretty much kept her off the floor. But she's stayed healthy and we were able to perform a waltz to one of her's and my favorite songs.

I am so proud of Ming Sum Lai. She started our 4 years ago. I have enjoyed watching her dancing improve to the level she has achieved so far, Her choreography skills are developing as well. Ming Sum choreographed this routine. She and Total were also a big hit in my showcase back in August 2012.

This next routine was one of fastest creations. In less than 2 hours, I was able to put this dance together for a couple of very dedicated students. A lot of the moves I choreographed were for more advanced dancers but I knew these two were up to the challenge and they did as spectacular job. Listen to how the crowd reacts to this routine.

To end the show, I put my new prodigy to the test. Here she is back for her fourth performance. Dancing a Samba.

As with any show. There are so many things that go on that most people aren't aware of so I want to thanks my many volunteers for their time and effort in helping make this show as great as it was.

Kitchen help. Shaq Pashtunay, Carol Kromer Deborah Borlase and Katharine Brinker. Kelly Huyhn 
Collecting fees, Thina Tran, Anthony Lopez and Richelle Gali
Set Up, Chris Smith, Scott Sahlman 
Videography- Josh Wannamker, Travis Waller, Total Nguyen
Photography - Chris Smith, Dawn Neuhart
Misc and Clean Up Evelyn Zhang, Travis Waller, Anthony Lopez, Shaq Pashtunay, Scott Sahlman and Chris Smith

I will have more photos and videos showing the show from the balcony.

Our next performance will either be end August 23 or September 13. We are in the planning stages now so if you want to be part of the next show let me know.  See you on the dance floor....

Last Showcase Dec 14 2012 

Photo link courtesy of Dawn Heuhart