My dancing daughter had her first ever dance competition this weekend. Thankfully, she had all her dances on one day. She did jazz, ballet, and tap numbers for the competition at the River Center in St. Paul this Sunday. And. She. Was. Awesome.
Her group was amazing. Their first dance, "Rock-off Shake-off", was just spectacular. The girls knocked it out of the park. They ended up receiving Top First Place for it, also received a Judges' Movers & Shakers Award, and were the highest scoring group in their division for jazz. Their second dance was "Lonesome Butterfly", a really cute ballet number. They also received Top First Place for it and had to have the best 'pouty' faces I have ever seen while dancing. They nailed the concept. Their last dance routine was "Pineapple Princess", a tap routine. The girls were pretty cute in those outfits, too, and looked like they had a blast as well. They didn't quite get Top First Place, but did get First Place for that, too.
My daughter loved the awards presentation at the end of the night, and her studio raked in awards, including a huge trophy for best primary dance studio. Our neighbor girl's group worked the stage this weekend, too. They kicked tail and won a bunch of Top First Place trophies, as well. Since the emcee went so quickly through awards, I wasn't able to catch all of the accolades, but I do remember KDI taking 4 out of the top 5 top dances in their age division. All in all, a wonderful night for our studio.
We decided to get my daughter flowers for after the competition, and she loved getting them from her big brother. She had a blast, did wonderful, and we couldn't be more proud of her. Can't wait until next weekend and our next competition!