We didn't stay for any other reason than a curious experiment. Always a nice hotel to stay in and we were painfully reminded of this at 3am on Saturday morning when Jo and I were sore feet and not too many dances left in our tired bodies. The experiment seemed at that point a somewhat dubious idea.
Luck however was on our side. The Champs this year coincided with a weekend of the most beautiful London weather, 25degrees is definitely a treat in April, as is being able to take our breakfasts and coffee out on to a pontoon in the river. A happy start to Saturday.
Back to the Radisson for competitions, stealing dances in between heats, MacDonalds for dinner (truly naughty I know) and a fabulous Saturday night of dancing. Thank you Peter Flood and Youcef Bettam for my last dances of he evening xx
Sleep - eat - repeat. Well, you'd think Sunday couldn't be beat Saturday. Yep, breakfast on the river, a spot of sunbathing and then Jo remarks that she can smell diesel and sure enough just at that moment my neighbour pulls up alongside and asks if we fancy a run on the river up to Kew and back. It would be rude not to so off we went. Happy Days! And I think I might have fallen back in love with living on the river, more than just a smidgen.
Congratulations to all who placed in competition and all who made finals. I was inspired watching all you beautiful dancers.
My absolutely favourite part of the weekend was the Sunday night Pro Show. Love the concept and I've never laughed so much at a dance event. The challenge was to dance for the first minute ONLY using one basic pattern...sound easy? Nope.
Nb. Not sure Ill be adding a one handed cartwheel to my left side pass variation repertoire anytime soon and my Leaders will I think be very grateful for that!
Thank you to John, Marianne and team for hosting another stonking UK Champs. Can't wait for 2018 and hope to see you all on a dance floor soon for more delicious dancing.
As for the experiment. I think we were surprisingly lucky this year and everything was more than we could have hoped for. Next time I think Ill be availing myself of the luxuries of hotel sheet, limitless hot water and access to the dance floor that doesn't involve inflicting my driving on anyone.
#ukchamps #wcsweekenders #lovetodance #wcs #leftsidepassvariations