Welcome to Music City Salsa's

Dance Contest for Summer 2011!!

Special thanks to: Nashville Rueda's Kendra Murray, Sentir El Ritmo's Gwendolyn Clinton and Steven Damo, Kimberly Groves, Music City Tango and Salsa's Tonya Miller, MRSalsa's Martin Barrientos & Raven Hilton, Particia Lefler, La Bamba, Club Division, Dance World and Global Education Center!

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FINALS WEEK!!  More than 20 people signed up for a 6-week dance challenge of six different dances, six different partners, six chances to be named Top Performer of Summer 2011!!  Contestants are judged individually in person every Wednesday at 9 pm at Club Division and by internet votes on Facebook and YouTube.  Vote for your favorite performance!  This is it!!  Our last week!

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Schedule of Competition

August 3rd

Sizzlin' Salsa Shines! with Kimberly Groves & Amber

August 10th Casino Rueda with Nashville Rueda's Kendra Murray
August 17th Tango with Music City Tango's Tonya Miller
August 24th Cha Cha Cha with Sentir El Ritmo's Gwen & Steven
August 31st Bachata with MRSalsa's Martin & Raven
September 7th "Wild Card" Finals with Patricia Lefler

Contestants

Jillian Elizabeth

Susan Kohn

Nathan Martin

Michelle Gilbert

Fyzah Shaikh

Benji Ingram

Latha Mekala

Cesar Gonzalez
Emila Herring Edgard Arenas
Henry Canales

Iselin Helton

Steve Woodlee Cindy Woodlee

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September 7th at 7, contestants will perform their 6th dance and final dance, West Coast Swing choreographed by Patricia Lefler.  

Come out to Club Division on Division to support your friends!!  

Good luck to everyone!

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Contestant

Week 1, Shines

Week 2, Rueda

Week 3, Tango

Week 4, Chacha

Week 5, Bachata

Michelle Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

Latha Mekala

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Woodlee

 

 

 

 

 

Jillian Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Kohn

 

 

 

 

 

Emila Herring

 

 

 

 

 

Iselin Helton

 

 

 

 

 

Fyza Shaikh

 

 

 

 

 

Benji Ingram

 

 

 

 

 

Cesar Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Woodlee

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Canales

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar Arenas

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1 Stats- Salsa Shines

Individual

YouTube

Couple

Facebook

Total

Fyza

76

66

75

217

Benji

73

66

75

2

216

Latha

64

223

62

29

378

Nathan

59

223

62

2

346

Susan

62

138

86

286

Emila

57

148

67

9

281

Cesar

60

148

80

288

Michelle

52

78

89

219

Henry

82

78

89

1

250

Cindy

19

90

44

4

157

Steve

32

90

44

8

174

Jillian

52

116

80

25

273

Iselin

80

57

83

220

Edgar

57

57

83

3

200

Week 2 Stats- Casino Rueda

Individual

YouTube

Couple

Facebook

Total

Fyza 72 51 87 5 215
Benji 91 80 93 4 268
Latha 82 159 80 40 361
Nathan 62 63 83 7 215
Susan 68 80 93 20 261
Emila 86 104 72 5 267
Cesar 71 159 80 4 314
Michelle 94 296 90 4 484
Henry 72 104 72 6 254
Cindy 50 133 44 5 232
Steve 78 133 44 5 260
Jillian 88 63 83 33 267
Edgar 83 51 87 5 226
David 96 296 90 482

Week 4 Stats- Cha cha cha

Individual YouTube Couple Facebook Total
Fyza 84 28 90 0 202
Benji 52 176 91 20 339
Latha 82 56 80 24 242
Nathan 62 63 83 7 215
Susan 75 52 94 14 235
Emila 44 85 82 11 222
Cesar 86 52 94 3 235
Michelle 100 176 91 18 385
Henry 90 28 90 0 208
Jillian 92 31 74 12 209
Edgar 75 31 74 0

180

Week 3 Stats- Tango

Individual YouTube Couple Facebook Total
Fyza 76 41 80 3 200
Benji 80 107 80 4 271
Latha 95 107 80 33 315
Nathan 82 22 73 15 192
Susan 71 26 85 4 186
Cesar 74 41 80 3 198
Michelle 80 83 90 6 259
Henry 90 67 99 11 267
Jillian 100 67 99 23 289

Contestants are judged on:

 

Follow

Lead

Couple

Comments
Showmanship 7 8 10 8  
Togetherness 7 9 10 7  
Transitions 7 8 10 6  
Style Execution 7 10 10 6  
Synchronization 7 9 10 7
Style Specialties 7 9 10 8 Facebook
Choreography 7 8 10 8

14S/3C

Routine Difficulty 10 9 8 7
Overall Execution 8 8 8 7 YouTube
Overall Impression 8 8 8 8

52

Totals 75 86 94 72

Week 5, Bachata

Individual YouTube Couple Facebook Total
Fyza 58 71 129
Benji 70 85 155
Latha 70 79 149
Susan 82 80 162
Emila 95 85 180
Cesar 74 83 157
Michelle 74 83 157
Henry 53 79 132
Jillian 55 88 143
Edgar 62 80 142

Links to dance events, websites and teachers in Nashville, Tennessee:

Music City Tango

www.musiccitytango.com

Sentir El Ritmo (Nashville Salsa)

http://www.nashvillesalsa.com/

Music City Tango Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/Music-City-Tango/

Diablos Que Bailan Salsa Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/diablos-que-bailan/

Nashville Tango Club

http://www.nashvilletangoclub.com/

Nashville Rueda Salsa

http://www.facebook.com/NashvilleRueda

Funtopia (Mad Donna’s)

http://www.funtopianashville.com

MRSalsa

http://mrsalsa.weebly.com/