After our brief stay in Orlando, BgK and I headed off on JetBlue to Manhattan, for the Daddy of All Dance-Offs finals. How did we get to do that? Read here.
Thursday we flew to JFK, had a gut-wrenching car ride (crazy New York drivers!) to 8th Avenue and checked into our midtown hotel. We got an envelope thick with cash for the weekend, and got whisked away for dinner (with the competition, Hallmark, and the promotions company). Everyone involved was down to earth and fun, so it was good time, and the competition wasn’t fierce or anything.
Friday morning was the big dance contest–our friend, Cameron Mathison was there, along with Lonnie Quinn from the CBS Early Show. Now granted, I wasn’t up there shaking my money maker, but I thought the whole thing was a lot of fun. One of the contestants is a ballroom dancing instructor, one is a breakdance instructor,and the third, well, we’re pretty sure he’s someone’s private dancer. BgK told me he started to feel a lot like the girl in “Little Miss Sunshine”.
In the end, BgK came in fourth, but even fourth place came with a mighty big check (literally, and figuratively, if you think that he made that for 1 minute of dancing).
Saturday morning we went down to the live broadcast of the CBS Early Show, and there was a nice segment of all of the winning moves. We also saw a bit on Cirque Dreams, which was awesome, and saw the Manning brothers (who were kind of rude) as well.
We’re supposed to be getting some video of the whole thing–if we do, I’ll be sure to share 🙂
Next up: Our evening on Broadway!! (cue the SATC music!)