Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

NC Mountain State Fair Clogging Competition

ARDEN, NC -- September 9 & 10, 2011

 

Two championships in one evening!!  Duo & Duet competition on Friday at NC Mountain State Fair was definitely an evening to remember.  Two of our pairs earned Grand Champion Awards and we are so proud of them.  Christina & Joey won the overall Grand Champion Duo/Duet award while Abbey and Callie earned the Grand Champion honors in the short duo/duet category.  We are looking forward to continued success from these and our other duos/duets. 

A slight chill in the fall breeze and the smell of a country fair all combine to make this competition one of the truly special events that we go to each year.  After a summer of many family vacations and scattered performances, with the teams being at less than full strength, this is the place to measure where teams stand as they are preparing for the Fall and the world championships.  This was a long summer when many people wondered, "Why didn't we just take this month or that month off?"  The answer to that question and the reward for those 2 months of hard and sometimes frustrating practices came in the way of one of our most successful fall competitions in a long time.  We were successful and earned awards in team, duo/duet and solo competition.

This two day event got off to a very strong start with our duos and duets.  All  11 duos placed in their division and category.  We quite simply owned the traditional categories where our dancers always finished at the top of the division.  Our pairs were only outscored by another one of our pairs, never by those from another team.  The crowning touch on Friday evenings activities was when Christina and Joey were awarded the Overall Grand Champion honors of all 28 pairs.  Quite an accomplishment for their second competition.  Abbey and Callie continued their winning ways by earning Grand Champion Honors in the short duo/duet category.  They unveiled their new contemporary duo routine and gave another great performance of their show routine.  We are so proud of all of our dancers and the duos and duets are just one of the areas where our commitment to teamwork shows.

 Saturday morning started off strong and early with the team dance competition and solo competitions where we once again had an outstanding day.  All team dances placed with 7 earning first place awards.  Quite an accomplishment in this strong field.  The teams were lead by Shady Grove traditional line that scored one of the highest scores of the competition.  Mountain Express, Mountain Thunder and  Mountain Wildfire also had very good dances that placed and scored well.  Oconee Bells looked amazing in their new outfits with the reworked team dances in traditional line and hoedown.  Great things are ahead for all of these teams. 

 

Shady Grove Traditional Line -  Really high scores and First place.  At this competition the scores and placing reflected what we have been knowing through all the hard work and frustrations.  This is an amazing group of young people that know how to dance.    Oconee Bells takes a moment to pause with Miss Loretta for a picture in their new dresses.  Really sharp looking group of young ladies that is on its way to some great things. 

TEAM RESULTS

Oconee Bells Hoedown

Pee Wee

2nd

Oconee Bells Traditional Line

Pee Wee

2nd

 

 

 

Mtn Wildfire Traditional Line

Elementary

2nd

 

 

 

Mtn. Edition Hoedown

Elementary

1st 

Mtn. Edition Precision

Elementary

1st

 

 

 

Shady Grove Hoedown

Junior

1st

Shady Grove - Precision Junior 1st

Shady Grove Traditional Line

Junior

1st

 

 

 

Mountain Rhythm - Hoedown

Adults

3rd

Mountain Rhythm Traditional Line

Adults

1st

 

 

 

Mountain Thunder - Props Exhibition

Elementary

1st

 

 

Duo / Duet Results 

Christina & Joey  - Traditional Buck & Wing - Elementary  -
1st place - Overall Grand Champion Duo / Duet
 
Abbey & Callie  - Short Duo/Duet - Elementary  -
1st place - Grand Champion Short Duo / Duet
 
Abbey & Callie  - Show Duo/Duet - Elementary  - 1st place
 
Augusta & Sierra - Traditional Duo - 1st place
 
Destiny & Macy  - Traditional Duo - 1st place
 
Holly & Madison  - Traditional Duo - Elementary  - 1st place
 
Abbey & Callie  - Traditional Duo - Elementary    - 2nd place
 
Christina & Morgan - Traditional Duo - 3rd place
 
Rachel & Sidney  - Traditional Duo - Junior  - 1st place
 
Nicole & Stephanie  - Traditional Duo - Junior  - 2nd place
 
Allison & Callie  - Traditional Duo - Junior  - 3rd place

Abbey & Callie  - Contemporary Duo/Duet - Elementary  - 2nd place

Talk about being sharp and on top of their game...Sidney and Rachel just continue to amaze us with one great dance after another one.  You have to really love the way they put so much into it.   
When these two are on there is no one better and they were definitely on this weekend.  You just have to love their stage presence... Augusta & Sierra First place in their first outing... Great job girls 

Hard work pays off.  This weekend was an example of the work ethic that these kids learn each week in class.  Parents know that their child will have a class of quality instruction without goof off time.  This weekend taught us and these children why working hard and following instructions is important. Yes there are some nerves but you can look at the faces in these pictures and see a lot of confidence.

 
Our dancers also had a very good day in solo competitions with some new dancers placing very well in their competitions.  .  A summary of our dancers solo results is listed below along with a small sampling of some of the pictures from the day.  Many more pictures may be found in the photo gallery of this event and on our facebook page. 
   

SOLO RESULTS

Name

Age

Placing

 

 

 

Traditional- Female

 

 

Destiny Revis

6-7

1st

Macy Williams

8-9

1st

Emma Burrell

8-9

3rd

Christina Rollins (Friday)

10-11

1st

Madison Addington

10-11

1st

Abbey Bolick

10-11

2nd

Holley Whiten

10-11

callback

Sydney Lyle

12-13

3rd

Rachel Babb

14-15

1st

Allison Durham

14 -15

3rd

Kelley Addington

16-19

1st

Wendy Critchfield

51+

1st

 

 

 

Traditional Male

 

 

Joey McCannon

12-13

1st

 

 

 

Contemporary Female

 

 

Madison Addington

10-11

1st

Abbey Bollick

10-11

2nd

Callie Durham

12-13

3rd

Rachel Babb

14-15

2nd

Kelley Addington

16-19

1st

 

 

 

Contemporary Male

 

 

Joey McCannon

12-13

1st

 

 

 

Flatfoot Solo

 

 

Abbey Bolick

15 & Under

1st

Holley Whiten

15 & Under

2nd

 

 

 

Choreographed Solo

 

 

Abbey Bolick

10 -12

2nd

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