Introducing Big Sky DanceSport Challenge's

One Man...

the one and only...

Christian Wallace

If you didn't guess by his last name...  Christian was indeed born in Ireland, but for the last 21 years Montana has been his home!  We are glad to have met him & if you haven't yet... you will be glad to meet him as well!  He is a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps Infantry and true gentleman.  Thank you Christian for your service.    

Why Christian chose to accept the Big Sky DanceSport Challenge...    

Christian said that he wants to "Break out of my comfort zone" and also "Because I like to test myself"

 

One Man...

Week One...

Christian and Summer picked their dance...  

THE TANGO!!!

We had a great start on the introduction to the American Tango.  Like everyone on their first lesson there are those questions that run through one's mind, but Christian realized very quickly that YES I CAN learn to TANGO!  We are both so excited for this dance adventure and Christian's transformation! ~Summer

One Man...

Week Two...

THE TANGO!!!

The "real" tango training began today!  We took on some more challenging patterns and dance positions!  Christian continues to impress with his ability to learn quickly and is developing a nice strong dance frame!  A very interesting fact that I learned this week, Christian volunteers his time to instruct a kids martial arts class at Montana MMA! Big Frame, Bigger Heart! ~Summer

Yes, DanceSport is a world sport!  In fact it's the second most popular sport in the world!  Sorry to burst the bubble for some of you guys!  Just ask Christian if he thinks dancing is all in tights and just for girls!!!

Or...    I'll just let him tell you!

One Man...

Week Three...

THE TANGO!!!

This week we added more depth to Christian's PMCC!  (What is PMCC?  These 4 things are what make each dance possible and unique... Posture, Movement, Connection, & Character)    We found some of the keys to unlock the expression of the Tango this week!  Learning how to balance strength and connection in dance is no easy feat.  Christian adapted to the true Tango hold with the upmost confidence.  It's a pleasure to work with someone who is willing to adapt and be molded in a new sport!    ~Summer

One Man...

Week Four...

THE TANGO!!!

With Christian's Tango we are taking it a little slower on the choreography and incorporating more technique as we go!  This week we have about 1/4 of the routine on the floor!  Each week we will add a bit more and dive into how to begin to pull it off properly with each new section.  I think the realization of the necessity for practice kicked in with the more challenging section we added!  Over all we are steadily moving towards our goal!

~Summer

One Man...

Week Five...

THE TANGO!!!

So... I was right!  Christian has practiced since last week & it shows!!!  Thank you!

We've hit the 1/3 mark on the choreography this week!  This time Christian was able to mentally & physically absorb more challenging footwork much faster!

Check out the Video!

~Summer

CW wk 5

One Man...

Week Six...

THE TANGO!!!

Our choreography is 90% done this week!   Each week our connection is improving.  It's beginning to really feel like we are dancing!  Next week we will be wrapping up the competitive style choreography then the real hard part begins!  We will be focusing more on developing the proper movement and character of the Tango!

~Summer

Floor In Motion

One Man...

Week Seven...

THE TANGO!!!

A bug got in the way this week... We still had a good practice session but held off on developing the dance more.  When you're not feeling 100% it's best to reinforce what you know and not try to add more!  So next week we will get our choreography wrapped up & push forward!

~Summer

CW wk 8

One Man...

Week Eight...

THE TANGO!!!

TECHNIQUE!!!  It's time that we stop just going through the motions!  The REAL TANGO is beginning!

Aggressive, confident, demanding actions... Driving through each step with authority...  Take no prisoners attitude!  Here we go!  It's time to push, push, push!  This TANGO is beginning to command ones attention!

~Summer

Christian Confidential

One Man...

Weeks Nine

& Ten...

THE TANGO!!!

CLASSIFIED!!!

Christian is working on the expression of the Tango!  No pics or clips this week... You must come to the show to check it out!

~Summer