ILHC 2008 Video Compilation: Champions’ Strictly Lindy Hop

This is part of a series of posts gathering up all the choice online footage from the 2008 International Lindy Hop Championships.  This year’s ILHC is happening on August 27-30, 2009 and you can register at www.ILHC.com.

ILHC Champions Strictly Lindy Division Final round.

Dancers in order of appearance:

  1. Dax Hock & Alice Mei
  2. Skye Humphries & Marie Nahnfeldt Mattsson
  3. Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat
  4. Max Pitruzzella & Annie Trudeau
  5. Kevin St. Laurent & Ria DeBiase
  6. Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama
  7. Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
  8. Todd Yannacone & Kelly Arsenault

Live music provided by the Boilermaker Jazz Band.

1st song:  “My Blue Heaven

2nd song: “Give Me Your Telephone Number

We were only scheduled for two songs, but the judges need one more.  Head judge Sylvia Sykes made the call for a slower song to de-emphasize pre-planned choreography and tricks and “make them dance.”

3rd song: “I Would Do Anything For You

Winners:

1st Place – Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
2nd Place – Max Pitruzezlla & Annie Trudeau
3 rd Place- Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

High quality video of the top three

This is part of a series of posts gathering up all the choice online footage from the 2008 International Lindy Hop Championships. This year’s ILHC is happening on August 27-30, 2009 and you can register at www.ILHC.com.

Champions Strictly Lindy Division Final round.

Dancers in order of appearance:

Dax Hock & Alice Mei

Skye Humphries & Marie Nahnfeldt Mattsson

Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

Max Pitruzzella & Annie Trudeau

Kevin St. Laurent & Ria DeBiase

Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama

Nick Williams & Carla Heiney

Todd Yannacone & Kelly Arsenault

Live music provided by the Boilermaker Jazz Band

1st song: “My Blue Heaven”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnEfXWFkQwc

2nd song: “Give Me Your Telephone Number”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykm4hbFacOc

We were only scheduled for two songs, but the judges need one more. Head judge Sylvia Sykes http://www.sylviasykes.com/ made the call for a slower song to de-emphasize pre-planned choreography and tricks and “make them dance.”

3rd song: “I Would Do Anything For You”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVhR2rTVgkQ

Winners:

1 – Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
2 – Max Pitruzezlla & Annie Trudeau
3 – Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

top 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9LzZMMIg4

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