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An Interview with Simon & Frances

Meet Simon & Frances… A retired Financier & Sociology professor, husband & wife team, who seek fulfillment in life through ballroom dancing. Names:  Simon Pau & Frances Chiang Age:  Simon: 69 years old;  Frances: 64 years old Education:  Simon: Postgraduate in Business and Undergraduate in Economics & Sociology Frances: Ph.D in Sociology Occupation:  Simon: retired Financier Frances:…

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An Interview with Amber Blair

Meet Amber Blair… Chemist during the day, outdoors aficionado on weekends and ballroom dancer at night.   Name: Amber Blair Nickname: “Bambi” Age:  27 years old Education:  Master of Science in Chemistry Current Occupation:  Scientific Communications and Publishing Coordinator at STEMCELL Technologies.  Amber’s main role is to write weekly science newsletters covering a variety of immunology…

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Vancouver Challenge Cup – The Aftermath

This was my fourth year as co-organizer of the Vancouver Challenge Cup (which was held on January 20 & 21, 2017).  The event was another huge success!  We had a packed house on the Saturday evening; in fact, the most people we have ever had to date!  I was elated by the enormity of positive vibes…

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Competition Checklist

Island Fantasy Ball is this weekend in Nanaimo! Since it’s an out-of-town competition, I thought it would be a good time to bring out my old Competition Checklist again. I’ve posted it quite a few times, but I think it’s a good reminder so that you don’t forget anything for your trip!

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The Unbridled Spirit of the UBC Dance Club

It was yet another fun-tastic event at the UBC Gala Ball this past weekend!!! You never really know what to expect, as the executives are always a brand-new group of kids every year, presented with this massive undertaking of putting on a full-on competition for the local DanceSport community. This year, the execs showed everyone their unbridled spirit and enthusiasm towards dancing, that (as I know from experience) can only come out of being at the UBC Dance Club!

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UBC Dance Club – A Piece of History

Last weekend was the 48th Annual UBC Gala Ball. Being organized entirely by student volunteers of the UBC Dance Club, the Gala Ball always has a very fun, exciting and youthful atmosphere about it… and this year was definitely no exception! Congratulations to all the executives of the Club and the volunteers of the Gala committee for putting on such a great event.

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Interview with Simone & Annette – Part 2

As you can see from this hard working and dedicated couple, success does not come easily. You have to be patient and focused; you have to work hard and be committed; and you have to have faith and believe strongly in what you are doing… All vital ingredients to get you to the top!

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Interview with Simone & Annette – Part 1

At the Snowball Classic in Vancouver this past weekend, Joel and I had the opportunity to have a chat with two of the couples who were competing in the IDSF Open Standard event. Currently ranked 4th in the IDSF Standard World Ranking List, Simone Segatori & Annette Sudol, representing Germany, were gracious enough to let us publish our conversation together. They were willing to divulge all their ‘secrets’ (well, almost all!) to help inspire up and coming dancers like yourselves. Joel and I used to train and compete with them in England when they were just coming up the ranks, so it was nice to be able to sit down and catch up with them.

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Life is not Fair!

The great thing about competition is… Anyone can enter! Whether you’re tall, short, blonde, brunette, rich, poor, experienced or not … you can enter the competition nevertheless! Anyone can participate, and anyone can have a truly rewarding experience from it!

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