Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Japan..Hong Kong..Florida and HOME!!!

We're finally home after an amazing and exhausting trip. If this entry was ten pages long, it still couldn't capture all we've experienced. To say that this was a trip of a lifetime is putting it mildly. The Superstars of Dance Show was spectacular. Every year they bring in the top 6 couples from Standard and the top six couples from Latin to do a 5 number exhibition in Japan. To have our choreography danced at this event was an honor. Even more, with the popularity of this DVD, I'm so excited that Maxim & Beata chose to do two West Coast Swing numbers in their show. This will only help spread West Coast Swing in the Ballroom world, which has been a goal of ours for a very long time.

We're off to Hong Kong. With a little smooth talking from me, (Tatiana will have to agree), I managed to get us bumped up to First Class on Cathay Pacific, with no extra cost, on an airline we've never flown before. This was by far the best First Class we've ever flown in.

We were in Hong Kong to teach, but it never felt like we were working. We were taken care of so unbelievably, that we cannot thank our Hosts enough. Fantastic 8-course meals, a helicopter ride to Macau Island (the Las Vegas of Hong Kong), great shopping, sight-seeing, the list goes on and on...

On our way home, we stopped in Florida for a workshop weekend. Traveling for 24+ hours straight made it a little hard to get back to reality, but the wonderful group snapped us right out of our jet lag.

We're packing to leave for Summer Hummer this weekend, and next week starts our next big journey. We are heading to the Ukraine for a week long camp on the Black Sea. From there, we head to the UK for the Eclipse Weekender. At the end of that trip, we will have been gone 50 out of 55 days. That's a record for us. Our biggest goal is to spread this dance as far as we can. We're trying our best, but I guess it doesn't have to be accomplished in 50 days :-)


  1. That's awesome that you guys got to go to World Superstars! What did you think of Mirko and Alessia? They are my idols!

    I am glad you are trying to break into the ballroom world (half of my dance world) and really teaching ballroomers how to get down;)

    Great blog,


  2. Wow you guys have been going non stop...

    It's awesome to see you guys getting the word out..

    See ya soon.


    BTW Does anyone else miss those Wednesday nights goofing around at Cowboy Country in Long Beach?