It was Matt and my first competition dancing Open level Smooth. We ended up placing 5th of the 5 couples, which was definitely a little disappointing. But we danced really well and the team was super supportive and wonderful! We also had the leader from the couple that placed second congratulate us on our dancing and he said he thought for sure we would be in the top 2 with them! (I have no clue how he had time to watch us while he was dancing but, either way! Super flattering!) Given that it was our first competition at Open? I'm thrilled... We just need to add a little bit of polish and I think we're good to go! (No to mention, after looking at the couples, I'm pretty sure we should have had 3rd...) Mom was also able to come to this one, which was really special (Dad was away on a business trip) and Rob came, too.
Anyways! There are a few videos... but for some reason I'm not sure I want to post them at the moment... haha (Ask me if you'd really like to see them and I'm happy to send you links! You know... like if you're my Aunt Carol, or something) :)
Here are some photos from the day though!