Great results from the Pro Am Fiesta and a Candy Wrapper Teaser

24 Jun

The Pro Am Fiesta at the Grand Ballroom in Richmond BC is a new competition for us.  Originally meant to showcase Pro Ams – where students dance with their teachers, more Am-Am divisions have been added, so we happily joined our friends from near and far for a very busy night of dancing.

We still get pretty mixed results from the judges, but more seem to like us now than they did awhile back.  We made all the semi finals and finals for all of our events and just barely missed the podium a few times.  Best result was a first place in Senior III Silver Standard.  Which means all of our competitors are 55 or older and we danced Waltz, Tango and Quickstep a bunch of times with a diminishing number of competitors on the floor with us.  Was it a bunch of sprints or a marathon?  Maybe a marathon of sprints:-)

Ad we got a chance to try the Candy Wrapper on the actual Candy herself!

Here she is!  It is a bit big and loose, but It is all very workable and we have a wonderful starting place.

Back view.  The blue peeking out is the body suit.  I like the idea of the body suit fabric showing there and possibly putting a bit of sparkle on it.  For now I plan to leave it that way until fittings in the final dress can be made so we see how the drape will flow, etc.  The length of the skirt and the angle of it will also not be determined until it is in the final fabric and Candy is in her heels.  I expect to put at least one more layer of flounce under the layer that is here now.  That will make it more fun and the skirt will be heavier and more likely to stay in the floor-ward position.  Candy and I, along with many other Senior III dancers, feel pretty strongly that we don’t need to show as much skin as the youngsters do in order to be lovely and amazing.

One Response to “Great results from the Pro Am Fiesta and a Candy Wrapper Teaser”


  1. Appearances can be deceiving. « bgballroom - July 23, 2012

    […] because first of all this was originally a test garment, which you might remember from former posts.  Secondly, it is thrown together from bits and pieces of whatever I had kicking around the sewing […]

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