Karen mentioned ULHS 2005, but she's a little too modest to mention her own accomplishments, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a few more videos from that event featuring our illustrious guest blogger. She won the Jack & Jill division that year along with then DC-ite Luke Albao.
She also made the semi-finals of the solo charleston contest that year. This video still ranks as one of my favorite contests because of all the cool interactions between the dancers which I talked about in an earlier post.
Finally, I uploaded a video of her performing with other Minnesota dancers in what was one of the first notable all female charleston performances in the modern era, or at least they were one of the first ones before everyone and their mother started doing them. (I didn't take this video. It was downloaded from a source that I can't remember.)
And just so he doesn't feel left out, here's what Andrew Thigpen was doing around the same time.