Dance-o-Rama

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  • 23/06/2017
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Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 2

Dancing continues on Saturday with the open category. For this division, teachers and dancers are not limited to syllabus material. Many let loose on the floor, whether executing well rehearsed choreography or adding their own special touch to the moves. Recognizing the desire for an environment more suited for social dancing, Arthur Murray now includes club-style events. Rather than looking for perfect footwork and frame, adjudicators want to see a strong connection between the dancers – as if the two of them just met and spontaneously danced! Debbie Ford, Jim’s wife, danced in the country division with her instructor, Kennedy. … Continue reading “Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 2”

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  • 20/06/2017
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Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 1

Each year in early summer, Cranford and Hillsborough travel up the coast with a team of students to attend the Boston Dance-O-Rama. This year’s team included: Eric Adams, Jerry and Jennifer Cerulli,  Jim and Debbie Ford, Kerry Francis, Wedlyne Pluviose, and Lynn Rabadeau. Located in Quincy, BDOR entices Arthur Murray studios from across the North American continent for four days full of camaraderie, spirited cheering, sparkles galore – and plenty of dancing. This year, BDOR kicked off with a Grease themed early arrival party on Thursday. The Cranford Pink Ladies and T-Birds met up with other studios for a night … Continue reading “Boston DOR 2017: “What a wonderful competition!” Part 1”

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