UCR Orange Blossom Ball
On April 13th, the UCSD Dancesport Team took on the Orange Blossom Ball dance competition hosted by UC Riverside. Unlike other competitions, we drove to the venue on the day of the competition, and had to get up very early to be on time. In order to keep up our energy for the competition, we tried to keep the ride as ebullient as possible.
We started the competition with the Standard ballroom dances. Our dancers fought to be the best and they were. Joan Valls and Paige Wasniak placed 4th in Silver Viennese Waltz. As for Latin, Joan Valls and Amanda Ridgeway placed 2nd in Silver Samba and Jive, 1st in Latin Gold Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, and Jive and 3rd in Novice Latin Samba, Cha Cha, and Rumba.
In the evening, we watched the mesmerizing performances by USA National Professional Latin Finalists Sasha Bokova & Roman Italyankin. This competition was another good experience for the team demonstrating our dedicated work.