Category Archives: Atlanta

Atlanta 2013 – Update #5

More stories from Grand Nationals! But first I want to tell you about the Roystons. Nicola didn’t make it in time for Showcase on Friday night so Robert and Nicola performed their Showcase routine, “The Edge” (Lady Gaga) which they modified to work for Cabaret. Why didn’t Nicola make it in time for Showcase? JustContinue Reading

Atlanta 2013 – Update #4

Classic! LeAnn kicked off Saturday night’s program getting us psyyyyyyched! Did you know that LeAnn is a sports freak? I didn’t! And I did not know that our girl can be rowdier and more raucous than the loudest Falcons fan! She is FUN! She got us ramped up and ready to CHEER OUR HEADS OFFContinue Reading

Atlanta 2013 – Update #3

Kids! So many things make Grand Nationals a unique event, but more than anything else it’s the number of young people. And they’re all dancers! Shag, west coast, big teams of kid dancers, junior routine partners – it’s wonderful! And no hotel is better for kids than this one. Here you can play to yourContinue Reading

Atlanta 2013 – Update #2

No Updates! No Updates! Bad girl! Too much partying and not enough writing going on here! Here’s a little I scratched out last night (well, 6am this morning actually) before getting pulled away again … Just getting up to the room from 60’s Woodstock costume party and Crossover Jack and Jill. WHAT! A! BLAST! ImagineContinue Reading

Atlanta 2013 – Update #1

Ooooh, love the new room renovations! Haven’t been to Atlanta for a few years – they’ve fixed up the rooms! Spacious, chic, outlets all over for laptops/cameras/ipads/boomboxes/phones/chargers/electric blanket (yes, I brought my electric blanket to Atlanta Georgia), double bathrooms, A/C that actually works … This is the famous atrium hotel, 14 floors, exposed balcony hallwaysContinue Reading

Atlanta 2010 Update #1

Oh my gawd oh my gawd oh my gawd AUGHGHGHGH!!! Routine divisions this weekend are going to be OFF THE CHARTS! Just heard about Jordan and Tat’s new routine from folks who saw it last weekend at the French Open (there are LOTS of French and uk people here!) and they say it BLOWS YOURContinue Reading

Atlanta 2010 Update #2

Opening Ceremonies! Funny funny Cooter Douglas with a southern accent thickern’ grits. Says he’s on Facebook now, even friends with John Festa, who told him he can now finally understand what Cooter’s saying as long as he’s typing and not talking. Then Grace on the other mic, telling us she’s been dancing since 1989 (CooterContinue Reading

Atlanta 2010 Update #3

JJ Finals!! Novice: (Judges were Debbie Ramsey, Melina, Nicola, Ben, Barry, and Jack) Pamela Benet with James (sorry, too fast for me to catch leaders’ last names) Deanne Nyland with Benjamin Alex Grunwald with oops Kristin Curry with Xavier Dumont Alisa Vidal with uh oh Amber Hicks with Hugo Estelle Bonnaire with Chris Alya FlugerContinue Reading

Atlanta 2010 Update #4

Awards! Ran late last night, almost 11 by the time final good-bye’s and thank-you’s were said! I could listen to Jackie all day, though, she is SO DAGGONE FUNNY – and real, and heart-felt, she’s a natural on a mic. Almost worth the price of admission to hear Jackie talk. So by now I’m sureContinue Reading

Atlanta 2010 Update #5

Social dancing all weekend was SOOO DANG GREAT!! Friday night I drug mahself outta the ballroom at 3am, MAN I didn’t wanna leave but I had already danced one night, JJ’s were the next morning, and we still had two more all-nighters to go so I did the responsible thing and left. But it wasContinue Reading