Monday, May 16, 2011

Dance Competition

April Competition Pic
This weekend we were in New Jersey at our 2nd to last dance competition of the season.  There were a total of 19 different studios there competing from all over NY and NJ.

J was in a solo, a duet, 3 small group numbers, and 3 large group numbers.  She performed Friday evening and then again on Sunday morning.  Adjudications were given on Friday night and overall placings were Sunday afternoon.

Solo (lyrical):  Overall Teen Solo Winner
Duet (hip hop):  Overall Teen Duet/Trio Winner
Small Groups - this means there are 4 to 9 dancers in that number:
          Jazz: Overall Teen Small Group Winner
          Modern:  1st runner up overall
          Open (combines dance styles):  2nd runner up overall
Large Groups - more than 10 dancers in the number:
          Open:  Overall Teen Large Group Winner
          Jazz:  1st runner up overall
          Tap:  2nd runner up overall

"Overall" means that not only did they win in their particular category (e.g. Teen Jazz Small Group) but got the highest score for all teen numbers in ANY category.  Needless to say I am so proud of J and her whole dance team.  I screamed and cheered so much my voice is gone today.

The last competition of the season is next weekend.  By then we'll know which Nationals we are doing in July. 

W found another little brother from another studio and hung out with him for hours, playing DS and trading Pokemon cards.  I'm so glad about that.  These things can get real boring for a 10-year-old boy.  K spent the weekend at my moms in Long Island.  They went to the mall, got their hair cut & colored, wrapped favors for my sister's baby shower (that will be in June), and just enjoyed some great girl time.  K's prom and graduation is coming up and she's been busy preparing for that.  She gave herself enough time for her new hair to "settle", her prom dress is at the tailor getting altered, she's making her hairstyle and mani-pedi appointment soon, the party bus is paid for and ready to go, and the after-prom 4-day vacation trip is awaiting them.  K is an amazing planner. 

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