Winning the Salsa Social Jack & Jill Competition on Friday (22 April '16)

Don't know of another way to put the title, but yeah, happened on Friday when I checked out Hugos by Modestos in Damansara Perdana for my salsa fix (had a bit of time so finally, to satisfy my own happy feet). The organizer of the Friday social had a Salsa Jack & Jill contest and someone placed my name into it even though I was very adamant that I don't want to do it as I've not been dancing for months.



But due to peer pressure from friends, I went ahead and did it. Apologized in advance to the unlucky partner that got me (those that overheard my apology laughed out loud) because I've no idea what to do. Anyway, went ahead and did it as you can see in the above video. Managed to pull it through and had enough 'chemistry' with my partner to win it. Now, the horror is, I've to do it all over again this coming Friday (29th April '16) as I'll have to compete against the past winners to get the main prize. Well, hopefully whoever that got picked to be my partner then have little expectation so we can just wing it through and hope for the best.



If you are wondering, what is this Jack & Jill thing? Here's a quick summary, Jack and Jill is a format of competition in partner dancing, where the competing couples are the result of a random draw/match of leader and follower. Rules of matching vary but the general idea is the same. This is to encourage a variety of dancers to enter competition(s) with separate division(s) allocation for the various levels of skills from Newbies to Amateurs to Pros. The idea is to test the dancer's social dance skill as compared to fixed partner competition which is more focused on performance dance skills.

Hope you enjoyed the video above. If there's friends tagging along with me to this upcoming friday's social, I might be able to get another video out of it. Hopefully with better quality moves that'll bring out the partner's style.

24 comments:

  1. Haha congratulations! You're being a good sport even though you were "adamant" not to do it and see, you won something out of it too! Good luck on the other competition!

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  2. Congrat!!can feel the momentum with dance via this video . people can dance was so amazing to me ..hehe!

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  3. I came late, missed it.. Congrats Mike!

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    1. No wonder la I got drag into the competition! Because you come late! There wasn't enough guys!

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  4. woots congratulations! Sounds like youre pretty good at it ;)

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  5. wow congrats!! :D you're really talented there.

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  6. Congratz!!!! I wish i can dance. At least a little. But... I am just nt the one in this field

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  7. Congratulations on your win. What a dance!

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  8. Wow~ Congratulations on your win Mike! =D

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  9. so humble meh you, winner weh. Congratulations!!

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  10. OMG Congrats! And look at your happy face haha guess you are happy with the price! I love this idea of Salsa Social, so cool and good for single people XD

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  11. Always wanna learn salsa but then too shy when I was young.
    Congrats!

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  12. Oh wow congrats! The concept seems to be very interesting.

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  13. Congrats! This is such an effective activity to let us know more people and come out of our shell.

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  14. Congrats! This is such an effective activity to let us know more people and come out of our shell.

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  15. This is brilliant and a great concept for making people aware as well.

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  17. Congrats on winning, really great efforts from both of you. At least no one fell like Jack & Jill lol

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  18. wow that's amazing to win this, you must be one amazing dancer having won it despite not dancing regularly for months

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  19. Congratulation on the winning. Amazing dance from you.

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  20. Wow congrats, I actually watch finish your whole video, really good job :)

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  21. Congrats on the winning! Just wing it again and all the best for you!

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