As it was my first article, I didn't fully understand what was expected of me. I was supposed to write a 500 word wrap-up. Instead I initially wrote a small piece on every single dancer. A little over-kill. Whoops. My bad. I cut it down and decided that after it was published, I would post my entire original article in my blog.
The magazine was published in early 2012. The cover was graced by the beautiful Zoraya Judd. I was waiting to post my piece after the online version posted to their website. However, there were some timing issues due to a partnership with Barnes and Noble and there were some issues with the online version of this issue of the magazine not posting to their website. I noticed Issue 5 is about to be released. So I guess, nine months after the competition, it is time to share my entire article since I put four or five hours into re-watching the performances and writing this up.
I want to thank Claire for giving me the opportunity to be involved with Vertical. I am so, so excited to be part of the family!