2023 U.S. Solo Dance Finals by Julia Wensley

My identify is Julia Wensley and I will likely be competing at my second nationwide solo dance finals in preliminary sample dance! I’m from Saint Louis, Missouri, and I’m a part of creve coeur determine skating membership, and my ice dance coaches are Ashley Klotz and Daniel Klaber. I’ve been skating for ten years, however I’ve completed ice dance for 2 years. I’m so excited to be competing right here!

Friday, September 16, 2023

Friday morning was the day earlier than my occasion. Within the morning me and my household had breakfast at our lodge. Then we went to a playground that was actually enjoyable, and my mother acquired her skates sharpened. After that we picked up lunch at a Mexican restaurant, after which we went to the rink.

On the rink, I watched my buddy Ella compete in preliminary shadow dance. After watching Ella, I had observe ice, the place I labored on my dances with coach Ashley. After observe, I acquired to observe the senior rhythm dance, the place I noticed a bunch of wonderful skaters! Within the afternoon we went to historic Wagner farm. We acquired to pet the cows there, and all of the animals had been so cute!

Then, we went again to the lodge, and I did some homework. My buddy Rebekah and our coach came visiting to our lodge and we had dinner collectively. We additionally performed a card recreation known as taco cat goat cheese pizza. After that I     went to my room and acquired able to compete the following day.

~ Julia


 Saturday, September 16, 2023

Right now was the day of my occasion, I used to be very excited to compete. I ate breakfast at my Hoyt after which went to the rink for observe ice. Throughout observe, I felt very assured in my dances and felt able to compete! After observe me, Rebekah and our mothers  went to my coaches lodge, the place she did our hair and make-up for the occasion.

 Then we went again to the rink and warmed up for our occasion, earlier than we skated, me, Rebekah and my coach had a tiny dance occasion to Taylor swift songs. Then it was time to compete, I did fairly effectively in my canasta tango and scored a 23. After the canasta we acquired lunch at subway.

  After lunch, we acquired able to compete our. Rhythm blues, which is my favourite dance. Earlier than competing we had one other mini dance occasion to Taylor swift songs. I did okay in my blues, however I ended getting off time, and I scored a 19. I ended up inserting fifteenth. 

After the occasion my household went to a spot known as funtopia that had loads of climbing partitions, which was actually enjoyable. Then, we went to get ice cream and went to a park.

Total this was a really enjoyable competitors, and I acquired to see loads of mates!

~ Julia