Opening the evening was Connie Carroll dancing a Hoe Down with Mr. Kesler – what a great opening number for the evening – filled with fun and energy.
Next Mike Agor and Marcia Sorbo dancing a Rumba. Very nice matching costumes, danced a really good routine with good timing. Marcia must watch those heel leads!
Jane Roland then dance a Swing with Mr. Kesler that was well put together but needed a little more care. Jane is tall and elegant and has the potential but she needs to relax and enjoy and smile.
Dave and Connie Carroll danced a Waltz to “Carolina Moon”. This was Dave’s very first showcase. It started off so good and then…thank goodness to Connie. Beginner’s nerves? However Dave kept smiling all the way through. Good show Dave, look forward to seeing you again next time.
Renna and Sergio Villanueva presented a new formation routine – “Pink Panther Theme” with some very interesting choreography that kept audience attention. Great costume changes. This will be another “winner” along with their “Lion King” routine.
Mark and Patty Dela Cruz danced a Foxtrot routine that was cute and had personality plus. It was well danced but at times the timing was a little suspect.
Kent Shinomae and Sierra McDermott danced a Cha Cha. Here we have a young couple with so much potential. I hope they keep up the good work. Kent has good body rhythm and leg and foot action that needs a little more discipline. Sierra is an excellent partner for Kent but needs to give more foot pressure and be a little more positive and assertive.
April Patricio danced a Tango with Mr. Kesler. April danced as a junior competitor many years ago at the Hawai‘i Star Ball when it was held at the Hawaiian Regent Hotel. It was great to see her so grown up and dancing in a very elegant black gown. She has great coordination and control. Her high kicks were great. The choreography was beautifully phrased to “Santa Maria” Even though she made a little mistake it was an excellent performance.
Stacy Naipo and Winston Myers performed a Waltz that had excellent content. This couple has not had a great deal of experience in performing at showcases and I must say that I was impressed with their performance this evening. Stacy looked so elegant in her black gown. Winston is a perfect partner for Stacy they are so well matched. Stacy needs to work a little more on her footwork and so does Winston who also needs to relax his shoulders and stand up a little more.
Debbie Nobler danced two numbers with Mr. Kesler – First a Swing which was so well rehearsed with excellent timing and second a Foxtrot with some great lines and excellent footwork that created good movement. I was a little concerned about Debbie’s Foxtrot costume.
Congratulations to Doug and his students for a wonderful evening of camaraderie, good music, and entertainment. We all look forward to your next showcase March 2010.