The Short Dance music is an artist composition of three different styles of dance. The first piece of music comes from a local Detroit group –
The Atomic Fireballs performing “Man with a Hex”, Finn Step
The Swing “Hey Pachuco” is from the movie, The Mask.
The last piece Foxtrot; “That’s the Business of Love” from The Mask.
The Free Dance program is a mixture of “Bharata Natyam” which is a classical Indian dance originating in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses.
Bollywood – modern Hindi Dance originates in Mumbai (Bombay).
To enhance the style of Classical Indian Dance Chaula Thacker will be working with Alex and Daniel. Below is Chaula’s website to learn more about her very busy career.
Aldridge and Eaton enter their senior level with a World Rank of 18, winning their third US Championship (one Novice, two Junior) and two Bronze Junior World Titles.
Thank you for viewing the website. The goal this year is to provide you with practice video’s, pictures and behind the scenes at their competitions. Hope you enjoy this exciting year for the team of Aldridge and Eaton.
Welcome to the fourth season official website for Alex and Daniel. The first competition for the 2012/2013 season starts with the annual Lake Placid, New York, 80th Ice Dance Championship.
The Short Dance program is a dance fusion of a soulful blues and a rug cutting swing. The team boogies and gels with this rhythmic upbeat tune “Down Home Blues & Pennsylvania 6-5000″. Alex and Daniel’s free dance music is from ”Fiddler on the Roof”. The theme is a love story between a young couple with different ethnicity and their struggle with traditional family values. Thank you for viewing the team’s website and hope you enjoy this year’s events, pictures and travel stories.
Goals – For This Season
The team’s goals for this year:
- Achieve all six key points in the short dance
- Improve on the overall total score at each competition
- Be on the podium at the Junior Grand Prix Finals, U. S., Nationals and Junior Worlds.
A lot happened over the summer for Alex and Daniel. To begin, Alex graduated went to her homecoming and prom with a final treat a class trip “Cruise to Mexico”.
Alex during her graduation Cermony at Seaholm High School – Star student within her Senior Class
Detroit Skating Club Annual Ice Show
Alex and Daniel performed in several ice show numbers; DSC ice dancers number a sassy Latin number, guys number “Men in Black, their solo number “Footloose” and an Irish Step dance number with Detroit’s very own Irish Step Dancers.
Our Irish Steppers:
Erin Gales, Kallie Gales, Mary Toohey and Mary Mitchell
The Flanagan O’hare School of Irish Dance
Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton started skating together late Spring 2009.They are the 2010 U.S. National Novice Champions. Alex and Daniel train at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They are coached by Angelika Krylova, Liz Swallow, Natalia Annenko-Deller, and Massimo Scali. Their short and free dances are choreographed by Pasquale Camerlengo. Our newest coach Massimo Scali is a wonderful addition to our “DSC Dream Team” check the video out on our “Video Tab”. We also have several new dance teams and free stylers that have joined DSC this past year.
Goals for 2012: Compete at the 2012 World Junior Championships and at each competition we want to have fun and entertain the audience.
Summer Time “News: Alex and Daniel competed in Lake Placid, NY July 28, 2011. They won both their Short Dance and Free Dance programs with the highest scores.
This summer was very exciting for Alex and Daniel. They had opportunities to performed in three ice shows throughout the Detroit area. The show performances are in the video tab.
International Competition News: Alex and Daniel completed their two assigned JGP’s. The first JGP was at the Volvo Cup Latvia, Riga. They achieved a third place finish. They traveled to beautiful Innsbruck, Austria for their second JGP. They set their season best scores and a second place finish. There are pictures and youtube video’s for all of you to see.
For Alex and Daniel the decision to go to the Grand Prix Final came down to the last team and the last JGP which was hosted by the country of Estonia. Alex and Daniel left for Quebec City, Canada on December 6 for their first GPF. The youtube video’s are below and pictures of Quebec City.
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We were really excited to move up to the rank of Junior. We didn’t expect there to be so many changes. First change, original dance replaced by something they were calling “short dance” and the number of Junior Grand Prix assignments ”six instead of eight”. Oh well, we were up to the challenge and change.
Viennese Waltz; Music “Falling In Love With Love” Geoffrey Love and
Quickstep; Music “Let’s Face The Music and Dance” Nat King Cole
Free Dance: “Dramatico” Theme: ”Eternal Love “-
Thank you for viewing our website for this year.