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At ICBDA #43 in Orlando, FL on Saturday,
13 Jul 2019, we were the honored recipients of the organization's Golden
Thank you Thank You THANK YOU!!
Here's the latest info about our experience at this year's URDC!!!!! Overall we think it was the best one ever!! All the dances were awesome! Although it was only a tile floor, it danced quite well and the cueing was superb. I'll get pictures on My Webshots within the next 2 days!!!! Another fun thing about this year's URDC is that we voted to video tape the dancers. The 2 dances that were video taped were Laurann (the Hall of Fame Dance) and boy oh boy OUR FINE BROWN FRAME!!!! Too Cool!! The videos should be on the professional video that you can purchase from URDC. And that brings me to the next interesting info from this convention. Our association has a new name!!! We voted overwhelmingly to change the name to International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association (ICBDA)!!! This is the first step in a new advertising campaign and is effective immediately!!
One of the most memorable aspects of this year's URDC was how Carol Goss announced each Showcase! She had written words to a nursery rhyme to introduce each couple and most of them she sang!! It was just incredible. She's sooooooo talented!! I can't repeat all of them, but I can give you ours:
Hey diddle , diddle,
I'll tell you a riddle
Two cows gone to Mesa to dance
While there, they did teach,
New heights they did reach
And so lightly their new herd did prance!!!!!
It was also announced that next year's convention in San Antonio has had a date change. It will be July 3 - 6, 2008. Mark your calendars and plan to be there! George will be the evening Program Chairman!
Okay enough of that - here's what was taught!!
|Name (Click for Cuesheet)||Choreographer||Phase||Rhythm|
|Almost Like Being in Love||Randy & Marie Preskitt||IV+2||Quickstep|
|Bounce Me Brother (Stand By)||Al & Carol Lillefield||V||Quickstep|
|Cumparsita Argentina (click for video!!)||George & Pamela Hurd||V||Argentine Tango|
|Feeling Good||Chris & Terri Cantrell||V||West Coast Swing|
|Flying||Dwain & Judy Sechrist||V+2||Waltz|
|I Finally Found Someone||Dick & Karen Fisher||IV+2||Bolero|
|In This Life||Curt & Tammy Worlock||VI||Slow Two Step|
|Just My Luck||Ron & Ree Rumble||VI||Cha Cha|
|La Gloria||Brent & Judy Moore||VI||Bolero|
|Que Sabes De Amor||Kay & Joy Read||VI||Rumba|
|Sensation Tango (Stand By)||Sandi & Dan Finch||VI||Tango|
|She's Looking Good||Ron & Mary Noble||IV+2||West Coast Swing|
|16 Tons||Wayne & Barbara Blackford||V||Foxtrot|
|Summer of Our Love||Kristine & Bruce Nelson||IV+2||Waltz|
|Tango of Satumaa||Kenji & Nobuko Shibata||VI||International Tango|
|There's A Time for Everything||Joe & Pat Hilton||IV+2||Foxtrot|
|Wake Me Before You Go-Go||Paul & Linda Robinson||V+1||Jive|
There was not a Golden Torch presented this year!
The Hall of Fame Dance was Laurann, Phase IV+2 Foxtrot by Randy & Marie Preskitt!!! Yippee & Congratulations to you Randy & Marie!!!!
Next, here are the top 15!!!!
|4||Beale Street Blues||Lillefield|
|5||Last Night Cha||Worlock|
|6||And I Love You So||Childers|
|8||A Wink and a Smile||Rumble|
|10||My Heart Will Go On||Vogt|
|11||The Human Thing to Do||Sheridan|
|12||Orient Express Foxtrot||Moore|
|14||Smoke Gets in Your Eyes||Rumble|