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ESS 2014 Update #6 – Barry Part I

ESS 2014 Update #6 – Barry Part I

It’s been several weeks since I’ve left ESS and the brilliant sunshine of a San Diego summer. Back home Fall has arrived. The light has changed color.  It’s not the cheery yellow of daffodils and children’s crayon drawings of smiling suns. Now the air glows with a deeper, richer blaze; the trees are shimmering asContinue Reading

Boogie 2014 Update #4 – Saturday Night!

Boogie 2014 Update #4 – Saturday Night!

    Oh my goodness!  SATURDAY NIGHT! Routines were SO MUCH FUN! 13 Classic couples, 8 Showcase couples, and 13 Rising Star routines! We saw 34 routines! Thought I’d died and gone to Routine Heaven. This is the first year Boogie has had Rising Star – they were expecting maybe two or three couples toContinue Reading

Boogie 2014 Update #3 – FINAL RESULTS!

Boogie 2014 Update #3 – FINAL RESULTS!

            Yes, you’ve clicked on the right link.   This was the Update where final results were posted. I’ve been asked to remove all names and scores. You can find them here instead.            

Boogie 2014 Update #2 – Strictlys, The Short Version

Boogie 2014 Update #2 – Strictlys, The Short Version

Last night was Strictlys, all divisions, prelims through finals. Fun to watch! I know you are waiting to hear how your friends are doing  –  who’s competing, who made finals, what’s going on here. I’m sorry to say that this information is not made available at Boogie.  So I can’t tell you who’s here.  OrContinue Reading

Boogie 2014 Update #1 – Latch

Boogie 2014 Update #1 – Latch

Last night’s social dancing was FABULOUS! I walked in at 10pm – one hour after the ballroom opened – and that famously gigantic Boogie floor was already completely full – the ballroom already packed with people at all tables. ALREADY!   On a Thursday night!  One hour after opening!   Mostly California it seemed like although weContinue Reading

ESS 2014 Update #5 – Campfire Stories

  “Oh what a beautiful bonfire! Much bigger than last year!  All the chairs and mattresses and blankets!  So pretty!” “Put another log on, let’s make it really blaze.”  “Oh wow, that’s nice and warm.” “S’mores! Yaaaaay!  I love S’mores!”   ” Pass me three marshmallows!” “We should tell ghost stories like last year, anyone gotContinue Reading

ESS 2014 Update #4 – Parker and Jessica

ESS 2014 Update #4 – Parker and Jessica

  I’ve received a flurry of alarmed emails from around the world asking “What IS this event?  What is ‘ESS’?!? Ooops.  I forgot that because this is not on the wsdc listing of events (obviously, because it’s not a competition) that many people wouldn’t have heard about it or know what it is. So “ESS”Continue Reading

ESS 2014 Update #3 – Hard Work and Hope

ESS 2014 Update #3 – Hard Work and Hope

  Mind Blown. I am SO tired.  My whole body hurts.  New muscles brought out of hiding this weekend are screaming “WHAT THE HECK?!? ” And my brain is screaming too. “SERIOUSLY LIZA?!? SERIOUSLY?!?”  My brain is fried.  Sensory overload, too much to process.  Too much information, too much beauty, sounds, conversations.   Too much emotion.Continue Reading

ESS 2014 Update #2 – Spectacular Beauty

  I arrived at Shelter Island and the lovely Kona Kai resort the day before ESS officially began in an effort to outsmart any airport conspiracies trying to screw up my plans. So quiet here on the bay! Only the sound of sun on the sand … And metal riggings clanging against booms and mastsContinue Reading

ESS 2014 Update #1 – IT’S ON!

ESS 2014 Update #1 – IT’S ON!

  Oh man, how fun is this. Shortest Update ever written: Just finished four hours of Teacher Training, now back for two more, then bonfire on the beach and CAMPFIRE STORIES! Ridiculously gorgeous here. Windy, blue, fluffy, yachts, sea birds, seals, sea lions, dancers. More soon!   Don’t miss an Update!  Subscribe!