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Dance Down our Red Carpet
Friday, July 20th 7pm - 9:30pm
You are invited to a Red Carpet Event at Booth's Dancesport Ballroom. Glam it up and dress to impress (formal attire or dress like your favorite celebrity past or present). This evening we honor our stars.
Evening will include: Dancing, Dancing, Dancing, & more Dancing. Those students who took their medal exams in March will receive their certificates of achievement. Plus, a special performance by our very own Corbin McCan with his professional partner Molly Buirgy.
This is sure to be an evening you don't want to miss.
Open to the public - all of your friends, family, and co-workers are invited to join us.
On behalf of the staff at Booth's I would like to congratulate each and every student participating in this year's Colorado Star Ball. I can't express in words the pride we felt when we took the dance floor with all of you (all of you"no joke"). No matter if this was your first competition or your tenth the preparation and practice you put into your dancing really showed. The teachers received many positive comments about the students' dancing, and quality throughout the weekend. It is our sincere hope that you enjoyed your competition experience, and look forward to our next lesson with you.
Congratulations to Everyone!
Understand Your Scores
If you danced at Colorado Star Ball you may wish to see the Judges' marks. These are your placements from each judge. The marks can be found at www.coloradostarball.com . Click on the placements link found on the homepage. This will take you to a page listing of competitors, click on your name.
If your dance was a straight final (7 or less couples) you will see how each judge marked your performance from 1-6 (or 7). In some cases the judges may have been unanimous in their decision, but in most cases you may notice you received mixed marks. If your dance was a quarter or semi-final you will see R's. These R's indicate whether or not you were recalled to the next round by this judge. The majority of R's go to the next round.
Keep in mind THE JUDGES DON'T HATE YOU! ( OR LOVE YOU). Just because you received a lower score from a judge consistently throughout the weekend does not mean in anyway that they dislike you personally (they don't know you) or that they dislike your dancing. So what does it mean then?
Simply every judge is looking for a certain standard of dancing from a particular level and age group. This means for example in the Bronze division they are looking for proper footwork (heels and toes) and correct timing. This is the standard they start with, on top of this standard each judge places their own value on additional techniques. Some judges love lots of personality and smiling, some judges want great posture, others want to see a strong man and woman relationship through lead and follow.... the list goes on and on. But for this reason competitions have multiple judges for each dance, and change up the judging panels frequently. Even if you get for example all 2nd places and one judge has you in 6th place; the judge placing you 6th just felt you were missing their particular "X" Factor for that 5 to 10 seconds they watched you. Or on the other side of the coin, you get lower scores from the majority of the judges but one big score from one judge; obviously you nailed that judge's "X" Factor. This is the subjective portion of judging dancing. YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE EVERY DANCE! But you can do your best and most of all enjoy showing off what you have been learning here at Booth's. You all deserve a round of applause :)