Earlier this week, my swing dance group somehow got into a discussion of "boylesque" with the general consensus seeming to be that everyone was disgusted by the idea. I think it's a testament to how much I've been corrupted by MTAC that the idea doesn't phase me at all.
Here's the official SSC 2016 video of the Nashville Jitterbugs performance. Credit for the video goes to Braden Nesin.
This was not an easy routine to learn, and we have been practicing it for a long time. It took a lot of work from everyone on the team to put it together, and I'm happy with how it turned out. Thank you to all of my teammates for the effort you put into it!
Special thanks goes to our choreographers and leaders Jon Tigert and Jenna Applegarth for kicking our butts to get the routine in shape. Credit also goes to Bethany Potter, Jonathan Dyer, and Krystin Larsen for assisting with coaching the team. I also really want to thank my dance partners Yue Yuan and Emily Hardesty for all the time spent practicing and working with me on the routine. All of you are amazing, and I couldn't have done this without you!
Having now finished +The Last of Us, I can see why it was so commended. It had one of the best stories--not to mention some of the best acting--that I've ever seen in a video game. In particular, the surrogate father relationship between Joel and Ellie was portrayed amazingly. Other writers should take notes from this game.
The Nashville Jitterbugs took home second place! Unfortunately, we didn't defend our championship title, but there were some incredible competitors this year. On the plus side, we can still say that we've placed at every competition we've done.