Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

ACHF World Championships - Maggie Valley NC

October 22-24, 2010

 

This years National Championships at Maggie Valley definitely had its memorable moments and rewarding moments.  No one can ever forget the challenges we faced with music.  Seemed that Shady Grove could not go on the floor without something going wrong with the music. By the same token, we also can't forget the great performance many of our teams and individuals turned in.  It definitely proved to be the culmination of a lot of hard work and commitment for our dancers and the families and friends that support them.  

A highlight of this event is always the naming of the All-American teams.  In addition to the regular All-American Team recognitions, this year also brought the naming of the Team of the Decade.  BRMC was honored to have three excellent dancers earn these distinguished honors this year.  On Friday evening, Allison Durham was named to the Jr. All-American Team.  Allison was obviously a popular choice among our team members as they swarmed her with hugs and congratulations as soon as the announcement was made.  During the awards session on Saturday, Anna Porter became the latest BRMC dancer to earn the prestigious honor of being named to the All-American Team.  Anna has been clogging for most of her life, and has spent most of this time with BRMC.  Also on Saturday, Kelley Addington was named to the ACHF Team of the Decade.  This is a well deserved recognition for Kelley and the many accomplishments she has made since she began clogging.  Those of us who have been here with BRMC for the past few years know the dedication and hard work that these young ladies have given to clogging and to BRMC and that they really deserve this recognition.  . 

Our teams were very successful in the 3-day competition.  Friday the Tiny Tot through Junior teams took the floor in hoedowns, traditional line, precision  and line formation.  BRMC hoedowns were really competitive, with each team scoring well.  The way was lead by Mountain Express that was named as Grand Champion Tiny Tot team with their performance in the 4 or more couple hoedown.  Most of the teams placed in the top 3 of their category adn age division with Mountain Wildfire, Mountain Edition and Mountain Express each earning first place awards.  Saturday saw the adults and Shady Grove Precision on the floor.  The adults kept up the pace with a 2nd place award in some quality competition.  Sunday was the day for Duets, Duos and Choregraphed solos.  Again we were well represented here.  

 

Little Mountain Wildfire  - Traditional Line - First Place Mountain Edition Precision - One of the small figures -
a really sharp dance that earned a first place award.
Mountain Rhythm - Adults Traditional Line - Second place  Mountain Express - Hoedown
Grand Champion - Tiny Tot Team 

A summary of Team Results is given below. 

Mountain Express– Tiny Tot

4 or more Couple Hoedown

1st

GC Tiny Tot Team

Mountain Wildfire - Elementary
Line Formation

3rd

Mountain Edition – Elementary

4 or more Couple Hoedown

2nd

Mountain Express –

Traditional Line

3rd

Mountain Edition

4 or more Couple Precision

1st

Mountain Wildfire - Elementary
Traditional Line
 
1st
    Mountain Rhythm - Adult
Traditional Line
 
2nd
       
       

 

The dancers of BRMC also had a great day and represented us well in solos both traditional and contemporary.  Several of our dancers earned "call backs" in addition to those that placed.  This in itself is quite an honor at this competition. 

Our duos and duet also did really good jobs on Sunday. 
Good job to all of our dancing duets and duos for your devotion and hard work in this.  It takes a lot of work and practice in this division. 
Show them how to do it Sydney!   
   
Macy in Traditional Solo Destiny with her solo 
   
Rachel & Sydney - one of our outstanding traditional duos.  Choreographed solo contestant - Kaitlin Galloway put a lot of energy into her performance.. 
Below - Abbey and Callie Below perform their Show Duo --Really a neat show with a whole different look..

A SUMMARY OF SOLOS & DUO/DUETS IS GIVEN BELOW. 

 

1st


Name  
Age category Placing
Gracie Durham Traditional Female 4 and under 3rd
Macy Williams   Traditional Female 7 - 8 1st
Holly Whiten  Traditional Female 8-9 2nd
  Contemporary Female 8-9  1st
  Flat-Footing 10 and under  1st
  Acapello Under 15  1st
Madison Addington  Contemporary Female 8-9 2nd
Abbey Bollick Traditional Female 10 -11 2nd 
Callie Durham   Traditional Female 10 -11 3rd
  Contemporary Female 10 -11  1st
Rachel Babb  Traditional Female 12 -13 3rd
  Contemporary Female 12 -13  3rd
Kelley Addington  Traditional Female 16 -19   3rd
Hunter Galloway  Traditional Male 8-9 3rd
  Contemporary Male 8-9  1st
Joey McCannon  Traditional Male 12-13 1st
  Contemporary Male 12-13 1st
Macy Williams / Hunter Galloway  Traditional Buck & Wing Duet - Pee Wee 1st
Kaitlin Galloway / Hunter Galloway  Traditional Buck & Wing Duet - Elementary   1st
Allison Durham / Joey McCannon  Traditional Buck & Wing Duet - Junior 3rd 
     
Haleigh Chapman / Kaitlin Galloway Traditional Duo - Elementary 1st
Abbey Bollick / Callie Durham  Traditional Duo - Elementary  2nd
     
Abbey Bollick / Callie Durham   Show Duo - Elementary   2nd
     

 

 
And then there are just all of the fun things that happen on the floor with the wonderful friends from BRMC!!  

 

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