Inaugural Brisbane City International Dancesport Championship 2011

It’s been a number of years since Brisbane has been able to host a championship event for Dancesport. Finally, the drought has broken.

The inaugural Brisbane City International Dancesport Championship was held at the Sofitel on 10 September 2011. It was restricted to registered couples and some teacher-pupil dances. However, as the event grows, individual and social competitors will be competing too, so watch this space.

It was an elegant and well-run affair — a credit to the Organising Committee (Chris Sandison, Sharon Courts, Richard & Natalie Perry), adjudicators, competitors, the Sofitel, suppliers and supporters. For results, adjudicators’ marks will be available on the BCIDC website 48 hours after the conclusion of the event.

Enjoy a small sample of my photos … I’ve taken them to support the event and our fabulous dance school, Perry’s Superior Ballroom (Richard and Natalie Perry). Check out more of my photos at this *******link*******. There are some beauties, from all levels and ages. I’m happy to make photos available to individual competitors, by request. Love makes the world go ’round, so let your dancing friends know about http://www.theothercolumn.com, subscribe (it’s free) and if I’ve snapped you, the photos of you are yours for free. I might even see you at the next event, so don’t forget to smile!

I’d like to give a shout out to our daughter’s instructor, Blair Petterd. He’s awesome beyond awesomeness itself. (I’ve photographed him #98, with his gorgeous partner, Kelly Friswell, in the light pink dress). Also, cheers to Kevin Flowers (t/a William Flowers), dressmaker extraordinaire. You’ll see some of his fine creations, below. Cheers also to Capilano Honey (those honey shots are wicked).

The fierce dancing and sportsmanship was brilliant. Congratulations to all.

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  1. September 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Hi,
    Sounds like it was a fabulous night. My Parents used to do ballroom dancing, Dad still loves to go dancing, and he goes 4 times a week to various places (he’s in his 80’s) and he has a very nice dancing partner, and she is in her late 70’s.

    Beautiful photo’s, everyone looks gorgeous.

    • September 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

      It’s surprisingly good exercise. There were lots of Masters level dancers (35 & up, particularly 50 plus). There are some exciting Youth & Adult couples, but it’d be great if we could get more young boys in. There are so many brilliant female dancers waiting…

  2. September 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Great photos. It looks like a lto of fun.

    • September 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

      Sure was. The dancers & dresses were sublime.

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