Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

NC Mountain State Fair Clogging Competition

ARDEN, NC -- September 7 & 8, 2012

Truly a weekend to remember!  Thank you to all of the dancers, teachers and parents that made this weekend so special.  We had a great competition and it was just really fun to be together. 

It seems that BRMC just has a knack for pulling it together and pulling off the great performances and competitions in some of the most unusual circumstances.  Fletcher is always one of the competitions that kind of gives you a measure of where you are.  If this competition is any guage we should be sitting in good shape later this fall as the National Championships approach.  This was one of those events where you could talk about many things including the weather that changed many times over the 24 hours we were there. 

This two day event got off to a very strong start with our duos and duets on Friday evening.  Ten of our duos / duets  placed in their division and category.  We quite simply owned the traditional categories where our dancers always finished at the top of the division.   However we were equally as succesful in the contemporary category where we earned two first place awards.  

 Saturday morning started off strong and early with the team dance competition and solo competitions where we once again had an outstanding day.  Oconee Bells and Mountain Wildfire were our torchbearers in the traditional line category where they each earned first place awards.  Following closely was Mountain Edition that placed first in hoedown and precision.  Great things are ahead for all of these teams. 

We had a great day in solo competition where every dancer who competed placed in the top three individuals of at least one category.  Quite an accomplishment that we can all be proud of. 

 

 
Mountain Edition Precision -  Hard to beat this group when it comes to energy and enthusiasm.    Mountain Wildfire definitely brought their 'A' game and delivered.  First place and qualified for National Championships. 

TEAM RESULTS

Oconee Bells Traditional Line

Pee Wee

1st

 

 

 

Mtn Wildfire Traditional Line

Elementary

1st

 Mtn Wildfire Line Formation

Elementary 1st
     

Mtn. Edition Hoedown

Elementary

1st 

Mtn. Edition Precision

Elementary

1st

 

 

 

Shady Grove Hoedown

Junior

3rd

Shady Grove Traditional Line

Junior

1

 

 

 

Props Exhibition

Elementary

1st

 

 

  Duo / Duet Results 

Christina & Joey  - Traditional Buck & Wing - Elementary  - 1st place
 

Stephanie & Joey - Traditional Buck & Wing - Junior 1st place
   
Destiny & Macy  - Traditional Duo - 1st place
 
Abbey & Callie  - Traditional Duo - Elementary    - 1st  place

Holly & Abbey  - Traditional Duo - Elementary  - 2ndplace
  
Allison & Kaitlin - Traditional Duo - Junior  - 1st place

 
Destiny & Macy  - Traditional Duo - 1st place

Abbey & Callie  - Contemporary Duo/Duet - Elementary  - 1st place

Christina & Augusta - Contemporary Duo - 3rd place



Abbey & Callie  - Show Duo/Duet - Elementary  - 3rd place

Abbey & Callie  - Short Duo/Duet - Elementary  - 1st place
Talk about being sharp and on top of their game...Allison and Kaitlin had one of the strongest duo / duet performances of the evening....  
   
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... Macy and Destiny two first place wins....Way to go 

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

 

 

Morgan Laura  4-5 1st

Destiny Revis

8-9

1st

Sierra Howell  8-9   2nd

Macy Williams

8-9

3rd

Holly Whiten 

10-11

1st

Augusta Holder  

10-11

3rd

Abbey Bolick

12-13

1st
Sydney Lyle 12-13  2nd

Callie Durham  

12-13

3rd

Stephanie Howell 

14 -15

1st

Allison Durham

16-19

2nd

 

 

 

Traditional Male

 

 

Joey McCannon

12-13

1st

 

 

 

Contemporary Female

 

 

Destiny Revis

8-9

1st

Sierra Howell  8-9   1st & 3rd

Holly Whiten 

10-11

2nd 

Augusta Holder  

10-11

3rd

Callie Durham

12-13

1st

 Abbey Bollick

12-13

3rd

Stephanie Howell  14-15 3rd

 

 

 

Contemporary Male

 

 

Joey McCannon

12-13

1st

 

 

 

Flatfoot Solo

 

 

Abbey Bolick

15 & Under

2nd

Holley Whiten

15 & Under

3rd

 

 

 

Choreographed Solo

 

 

Abbey Bolick

10 -12

1st

Who are we?? B - R - M - C