Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Turn It Around 2017

Saturday was our "Solos Only" competition.  I got some wrong info about the number of studios attending - there were 7 total.  The 2 I'd heard mentioned before were the studios a couple of our new girls used to dance for!  Which caused some minor drama, but Karma happened and all was good. 
Ho hum, let me just lie here & read the program!

It wasn't as horrible as we expected, our first time at a "talent" competition.  Thankfully there were only 2 acting routines that I saw, so it caused minimal pain.  There was a LOT of singing numbers,  but nothing really made our ears bleed.  But some of the dance numbers were downright awful.
One of the studios was doing a Disney / Aladdin theme this year so we saw a LOT of numbers related to them. We saw one boy as Aladdin 5 or 6 times, in different costumes each time.  How many outfits did Aladdin wear anyway??
We thought it was quite funny that the only other senior jazz solo came directly after Miss Angela's - and she also did a Britney Spears song!  I'm sure she was intimidated going after Angel, since her choreography had zero tumbling / minimal leaps / bad technique.  Basically very forgettable.  Then she left the stage after her number and proceeded to barf all over!  Angel was waiting backstage, since our other senior was next (Angel was #12, Haili #14) and they saw this girl coming offstage already gagging, so they both took off in different directions!
A trio of goofballs!

They did pretty well, for what was considered a "dress rehearsal" for the new soloists.
Our minis swept 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.  Our juniors took 4 out of the top 5.  Our teens got 1st & 3rd and Miss Showmanship!  And only Haili got a 5th of our seniors.  The judges seemed to be biased toward the more theatrical routines, so the girls who did pointe were golden.  Angel was pretty upset.  I thought she did awesome, but she didn't place.
 (Our girl who got 3rd place / Miss Showmanship came from one of those other studios and the girl who threw up had been picking on her, texting her to not even bother going onstage & she should just hide in the dressing room, etc.  Boo-ya!  Karma at its finest.) 
The street shoes are a hawt look!

We had a long break between the juniors & minis, so the plan was for Lynn (another mom) and I to take these 3 to Tropical Smoothie.  We discovered that these kids can somehow silently communicate other than by phone and suddenly we had a carload.  Like literally. 
We had 10 kids piled in the car!  The manager of Tropical Smoothie was entertained and asked if he could get their picture for their Facebook page! 

I took a pic from the back while the manager got one from the front. 
Afterward, a lot of the team went out to dinner. 
 It was to nice to be done with the comp and at the restaurant before the sun went down!!!

Next competition is the weekend after Easter.
This one will be ALL the routines!
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    1. Thanks! It's like suddenly you have a LOT of kids and you feel protective of all of them.

  2. There's something about dancing, performing. This looks like a great group!

    1. I love to watch them all - I have a cowbell and I ring it just as obnoxiously for everyone else as I do my own kid!


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