Portland Rose Festival and River City Ball

22 Jun

One of our all-time favourite competitions for so many reasons!  We met our good friends Terry and Candy there six years ago and we love meeting up with them, dueling on the dance floor and going for beer afterward.  What could be better?


Here we are in the new hall at the Ballroom Dance Company in Tigard, near Portland.  Lovely floors, lots of mirrors to distract us as we put our first Open choreography on the floor (eeeek!) and wonderful people running the comp and cheering us along whether we deserved it or not.

Hair and makeup took 2 full hours.  We heard an interview with Dmitri Zkarkov where he said, “if we have nine hours, it takes nine hours1  If we have 20 minutes, it takes 20 minutes.”   I need to learn the 20 minute kind…..


Front of the hair.  Isn’t the upholstered wall lovely?


Side view.  This was the first time I had a near hair malfunction, but was rescued before the first heat by a fellow competitor who had LOTS of pins to lend me.


Back view.

Results were good!  First in Senior II and Senior III Gold, second in Senior III Novice and third in Senior II Novice.  Gotta love a small field!

Great beer afterward at Max’s Brew Pub.

3 Responses to “Portland Rose Festival and River City Ball”

  1. Marian Condon June 23, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Tres’ gorgeous, B.G.! Your hair was magnificent! Kudos on doing so well with the dancin’, too!

    • bgballroom June 25, 2014 at 6:37 am #

      Thanks Marian. I do enjoy working on the hair. Can’t imagine how tricky it is for those gals who do their own without a hair piece. My arms do get tired:-)

  2. Audrey Bethards July 24, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Hi There, you are looking so sweet with all these hair style you use in post and i think that great new stuff you and special for party and wedding. So please continue with us for further post.

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