Friday, July 20, 2018

Vacation / Nationals - part 4 - Celebration!

Woohoo!  The Main Event! 
The whole reason we flew to Florida in the summer / hurricane season and put up with zillions of tourists & construction even worse than we have in Michigan!
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Since we were blinded by the intense blue lights, why not take a pic?
The table of hardware!
owl wow GIF
The older girls' first routine wasn't until 3:30ish Wednesday afternoon so at this point it was pretty calm in the dressing room. 
Hanging out before contemporary.
They got a ShowStopper Award - given by the judges as a routine that stands out to them. 
that's Angel doing the leap
Angel's solo was #3 of the day Thursday.  
I love candid shots!  
Here she is going backstage with her choreographer, Claire. 
Deep conversations with Chantel before lyrical.
Waiting to go backstage, watching other dances. 
Primping before jazz.
Walking thru jazz, getting in the zone....
Senior (and 1 adult) solos & small groups done!
The trophy was only for the adjudications, so I ended up buying her the 1st place trophy. 
Which we weren't thinking that we still had a plane trip home, ooops! - but luckily there was a UPS store in the lobby of the hotel so I had them shipped. 
We kind of wish that the big glittery plaque actually said "National Finals" on them instead of looking just like the one from Regionals.  To make them special, ya know.   And when they won the BIG one, each member should have gotten a jacket or at least a medal, so they all had something tangible to take home.  Just my thoughts. 
With Mrs Terina, owner of the studio
We Found Love / tap stolen from Celebration's Instagram
Team pic
Walking thru Girl Power
How else would you carry a bunch of trophies??
Friday 6/29 was the Showdown.  
This was the highest scoring groups in each category
Rising Star (intermediate level) 12 & under / 13 & up
Shining Star (Advanced level) 12 & under / 13 & up. 
Plus there were Judge's Choice routines, too. 
Let's get ready to rumble!
The place was packed!  
I'm surprised this came out as well as it did - my hands were shaking so bad & I was still jumping around & screaming!
Miss Gabby, the choreographer
season 3 crying GIF


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