Grand Nationals Dance Championships is one of our favorite events of the year! This event is a mixed event with Carolina Shag competitions. Being that we now live in the Carolinas this event felt even more nostalgic. We hope that you will one day join us at events, but until then we will continue to update you on our progress and experiences. This was my (Ariella) first time competing in Advance Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill’s are social, improv style competitions where you draw three partners at random in the preliminary round, where you get to dance to three different songs that you do NOT know ahead of time. If you make it to finals, the only difference is you keep one partner for all three songs.
Here is one of my dances from prelims.
Christopher got to dance in finals in the open strictly swing competition, which has been a huge goal for him to dance in finals at Grand Nationals! Christopher competes at the All-Star level in Jack and Jill competitions. The video below is a competition that is open to all levels, this competition is a strictly competition which differs from a Jack and Jill because the partners enter the competition together. Therefore, they know who they will be dancing with ahead of time.
We hope you continue to follow our progress and that our dance journey inspires you on your own dance journey! See you on the dance floor!