Open American Smooth A Scholarship At The Emerald Ball
6th Place – Radomir Pashev & Jennifer Juergens: Nice choreography and confident extension with good feeling shown. A little square in the body and tends to come out of the legs a bit in the Viennese.
5th Place – Max Sinitsa & Talia Kogan: A nice mover across the floor with a very free and fluid shape creation. Can go into distortion at times and would look more confident if the eyes were kept up more.
4th Place – Jim Maranto & Lauren Klaus: A beautiful girl with good movement and poise and great extension. Can distort head position on occasion and could use angled spine for an even stronger presentation.
3rd Place – Marcin Tomaszewski & Briana Haft: A lovely dancer with beautifully soft arms and powerful movement in the Waltz, good sharpness in the Tango but lost the integrity of the frame on occasion.
2nd Place – Ian Folker & Aja Goldstein: Very pretty dancer. A little tight in the back and could dance more through her sides but a very nice performance.
1st Place – Ben Ermis & Pamela Bolling: I like the softer makeup and wearing a great dress. An excellent performance with full shapes and confident action. Could swing more from the hips to get even more powerful movement across the floor.
Michael Mead is a Coach, Judge and 4 Time US National Smooth Champion.