Monthly Archives: October 2012

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #1

Here we go! So great to be here again after missing last year. It is huge! The ballroom is gigantic. You enter from the open sky-lights atrium in the lobby and there, way out beyond the dark rows of spectator seats and tables, is the huge floor shimmering and rippling under the stage lighting, dancersContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #2

Everybody arriving, so exciting, the lobby and atrium are buzzing with crowds of raggedy dancers towing suitcases and neck-cushions, arriving from all over the world. This is the greatest lobby/registration area. Something about it, the height and skylights way at the top, walking four steps down to register, the ballroom doors right there – somethingContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #3

First, two quick tidbits: First Tidbit: Gotta love San Francisco! I mentioned the Castro Street Fair, right? Check this out: Weiner says Put Your Pants On (And yes Weiner is really his name. To find this article I googled “naked weiner castro”)¬† My favorite line, “He arrived in business clothes, stripped down to his shoes,Continue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #4

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG CLASSIC AND SHOWCASE IN AN HOUR OMG OMG OMG We just finished buffet dinner (comes with your ticket – chicken, cheesecake, pasta with meat marinara, lemon meringue pie, rotelli alfredo, coconut cream pie, steamed veggies, apple pie, romaine and cucumber salad, boston double fudge cream pie) and now I can’tContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #5

Quick and dirty update here cause rushing down for JJ finals and JUNIORSS ROUTINES!! Finals posted on the wall at whatever o’clock, throngs of people crowding to see, squealing in excitement or staring in sad silence, Novice Jack and Jill Finalists: Shin Aokie Aaron Williams Edward Maddox matthew Leszeeeneiehski Devin Guiliano David Weise Mike CarringerContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #6

Awards! Classic: 1st Ben and Melissa 2nd Ronnie and Brandi 3rd Arjay and Jen 4th Gary and Susan 5th Sean and Courtney Showcase: 1st Benji and Torri 2nd Myles and Tessa 3rd Roystons 4th Ronnie and Laureen 5th Greg and Lemery Young Adult: 1st Josh and Anyssa (first time on the floor!) 2nd Chris andContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #7

Here’s who danced in Champion Prelims: Mark The Marine John Lindo Olivier Benji Parker Myles Luis Robert Royston Pete Jake Chuck Ben Morris Kyle Sean Greg Scott Arjay Tall Paul Ben McHenry Jason Marker Robert Cordoba Brandi Sharlot Virginie Perga Tessa Melissa Annmarie Marker Taletha Michelle Kinkaid Cat Wiles Yenni Sarah Jessica Courtney Torri LemeryContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #8

It is autumn here at home. Wistfully lovely. Day after day of crisp chilly air, cornflower blue sky, maize-yellow sun falling in shafts through red, orange, gold, green, brown leaves – it’s enough to make you drunk from staring at the colors, light, and shadows dancing with each other in the October breeze. Pumpkins inContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #9

Friday morning I had breakfast in the club lounge. Thought I was being smart as I surreptitiously slid a few bottles of water into my bag to take back to the room for later, forgetting that intending to take a drink I had just removed the cap from one of them but had become distracted whenContinue Reading

Boogie By The Bay 2012 Update #10

Hurricane Sandy, more properly called “Superstorm Sandy” since it was the collision of three monster weather events (a tropical hurricane, a nor’easter, and a fall low-pressure system moving from California across the U.S. crashing into each other in an unprecedented, historical explosion) has hit us here on the east coast causing as of this writingContinue Reading