Tuesday, January 29, 2013

America's Classic

Last weekend, Ron and I took a spur of the moment trip down to Houston on Saturday afternoon so that we could watch his son, Tyler in his latest dance competition.  Tyler has been dancing for about 6-7 years and although I've seen a couple of videos, this was the first time I actually was able to watch him in person.

We arrived just in time to grab a quick bite to eat while we watched him compete in the semi-finals of the "Jack & Jill".

His mom explained to me how the dance worked---All the guys lined up and then  each was assigned a random partner and they danced together for the first song.  When the song was over, each couple went back to the line and each girl moved a specified number to their new partner.  They did this three times, giving the judges a chance to see how well each person did with a variety of partners in an un-rehearsed dance.

Later that night, we got a chance to watch Tyler and his partner, Jules perform the routine that won them first place at the nationals in November.

This was an international event this time and their competition was tough.  They did awesome though!  It was so fun to watch them dance and they made it look pretty easy.

We were pretty pooped from our day-- work in the food pantry and then the long drive down to Houston, so eventually we headed upstairs to our room.  Tyler, however, had lots of fun ahead with social dancing, a midnight buffet and visiting with friends.  He came in late and slept in late the next morning.

Sunday, Tyler performed a dance with his teacher.

After a few hours, we needed a break from the dim lights and loud music, so we retreated to the pool deck for an hour or so.  The weather was great, so it was nice to sit outside by the pool in the sunshine.  

We were able to squeeze in one last dance viewing before we headed back to Shreveport--the finals of the Jack and Jill competition.

Naturally, we thought Tyler was the best of the bunch!!  It was a lot of driving in 24 hours and was pretty tiring, but we were both so glad that we were able to go and to spend a little bit of time with Tyler.  He's awesome!!
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