Family Update 2/6/08

As usual, the family seems to be extremely busy once again. To a certain extent, its driven by the upcoming Showstoppers Dance Competition coming up in a few weeks in Phoenix. The kids have been having extra rehearsals and extra practices at home. I can’t remember how many dances they will be doing this year, […]

Showstoppers Results

The whole family had a great time at the Showstopper National Finals dance competition in Anaheim last week. Results are as follows: Sean and Savannah: Last Night Remix Teen Hip-Hop large group, Silver Award El Jarabe Tapatio, Junior Folkloric Duet, Gold First Place El Gavilancillo, Junior Folkloric (Mexican) Small Group, Gold First Place Savannah: Mati, […]

Updates and Corrections to Showstoppers Phoenix

The Klasen family brought home 2 silver trophies, 7 gold trophies, and two first place overall age group trophies at the Showstoppers Regional Dance Competition. Sean, 10 and Savannah, 9, of Sonoita, brought down the house with the traditional Mexican dance “La Negra”. As part of the large recreational 9-12 year old folkloric group, they […]

Busy Times

I will be entering some busy times for the next week or two and may not be able to keep up my current pace of posting. Tomorrow, we head off to Phoenix for the Regional Showstoppers Dance Competition.  The kids (and Suzanne) are really excited.  It’s a weekend away from the house and they get […]

Showstoppers Dance Competition Approaching

It’s getting to be that time of the year again when the Showstoppers Dance competitions begin. In a couple of weeks, we will be on the road again to Phoenix for the competition. This year, Suzanne, Savannah and Sean will be competing. This is the first year for Sean. He will be doing a duet […]

Spoke Too Soon and More Ramblings

As the old saying goes, I have spoken too soon.  A winter storm has moved into the area and heavy snow is predicted for the night.  They are saying 3 to 8 inches for us here in Sonoita.  I will believe it when I see it, but the snow has begun to fall.  If we […]

Xmas Dance Recital

Tonight was the Christmas Dance Recital for Suzanne and the kids. Savannah was in about 6 dances and Sean was in about 5 dances. Suzanne only had one dance tonight. The dance recital was again held at the Buena Performing Arts Center in Sierra Vista, AZ. This is where they are usually held. Tonight, it […]

Pictures From Showstoppers National Dance Finals

I have uploaded some photos from Suzanne and Savannah’s trip last week to Anaheim, CA for the Showstoppers West Coast National Dance Finals. Suzanne didn’t get any photos from the actual competition due to theater lighting and flash distraction to the dancers. These shots do a good job at showcasing the wonderful costumes these dancers […]

National Showstoppers Dance Finals – Day 3 Savannah

The 2006 National Showstoppers Dance Final is in the books for Suzanne and Savannah. Savannah completed her last dance this morning. Today, she was entered in the Mini Soloclass in the Song and Dance category. She performed “Knock on Wood”. Her performance earned her a Gold 1st Place with a score of 105.8. She was […]

National Showstoppers Dance Finals – Day 3 Suzanne

Suzanne has just completed her last dance entry at the Showstoppers National Finals in Anaheim, CA. Today she did her song and dance routine to “All that Jazz”. She really nailed her performance and scored a Platinum 1st Place winning the Senior (15 and over) Solo Song and Dance category with a score of 112.4. […]