I'm not sure what to think. It was exhausting, fun, annoying, exhilarating, confusing, exciting...
Two things I will do differently for next time: Leave the other two kids somewhere else, and get enough sleep the night before. Going into this with 5 1/2 hours of sleep, after weeks of summer school, therapy appointments, multiple driving trips to spfld...it was just too much for this mama. But enough of that, onto Annie!
She did pretty good for her first time in a competition. She was a little timid, a little unsure, but I was so proud of her for dancing on that big stage! No awards for us this time, but great experience. This was a clogging only competition that both her cousins were a part of also. It was in our town, so no traveling this time. As crazy as I felt the whole time (mostly because of the other 2 kids!), I definitely want her to compete again! I loved seeing her face as she watched all the dances. She really loves it. This summer she's taking clogging (as is Ellie), ballet, and hip hop. She's also taking a special camp class that has some of everything in it for a few days. It's a lot of time at the dance studio, but she loves it!
On stage and ready to dance!
Annie and Olivia!
Annie and Aunt Michelle!
Miss Sassy Pants
Annie and Grammie!
Annie's official number and the program from the competition.
It was a learning experience for sure! :)