This was a new experience for both of us. Between spray tanning her, fake eye lashes and rhinestoning her costumes....we both learned a lot! I feel like a pro now! Not only did she look great but she danced GREAT! Her group won Elite, Judges Choice and TOP 5 for 5-6 yr old Large Group for their Tap dance as brides to "Going to the Chapel" AND they won DIAMOND for their jazz routine in the 5-6 yr old !! AMAZING!! THIS IS THEIR FIRST COMPETITION AND THEY WON ALL THIS!!!! I'm one proud momma! Talent on Parade was great! They go to KAR in May and then... THEY'RE QUALIFIED FOR NATIONALS IN ST. LOUIS IN JUNE!!
Here's our journey to Talent on Parade..
the journey started off with...
not just throwing it together, but a specific way, placement and stone. Each mom was given the packet with stones for their costume to use and a specific place they're to all be put, so this is NOT an easy task. Other dance moms will agree.... I've rhinestoned before so it wasn't new to me but it was still meticulous. These are VERY high quality crystals and I'm used to my Hobby Lobby stones Hahaa...so dropping one of these was like losing a real diamond to me!
"Going to the Chapel" tap routine
|special thanks to my model, Paula the Cabbage Patch|
|Going to the Chapel...DONE!|
|Carwash....DONE! the clusters of stones was tough!|
it was fun for the girls to see the other dancers dance their routines and solos. They did so well and it was so cute seeing them in their costumes!
|her "boyfriend" Weston was there to watch his sister and shelby rehearse|
|these two have been a pair from day one almost 4 years ago!|
|She loved that our suite had a conference room...lol...so we turned it into our prep room|
it was tough putting liquid eye liner on someone else, must less a 5 1/2 year old who wanted to see every progression to this! :)
|I think I did a pretty good job!|
|And we're off to the school!|
|She's so excited she could hardly stand it!|
|that's all the "Sass" we got out of Joci...she said, "I'll do sassy lips ONE TIME ONLY AND THAT'S IT!" lol|
|unlike shelby who does Sassy Lips ALL THE TIME...see?|
|Such a beauty!|
|Here they go to warm up! Not gonna lie... i teared up..so did Joci's mom!|
|waiting backstage before they go on....|
|shelby was sooo excited cause this is her FAVORITE DANCE and she lives up to her nickname, SheebeeShake, with this one. She's become infamous from this dance... LOL|
|Pep talk from their AWESOME TEACHER, RandeeJo|
these two LOVE each other so much and held each other while they watched. Tashia and I were a little choked up over this cuteness!
Brides: Elite, Judges Choice and TOP 5 FOR 5-6 YR OLD SMALL GROUP!
|This beauty was exhausted and slept 90% of the way home Saturday and slept in late on Sunday...we were all recovering from Dance Comp and sickness so we watched church from home...|
Thank you KDAS, Karen, Emily, RandeeJo, Megan and Hannah for ALL YOU DO to make these girls feel special and just as awesome as the Senior Dancers! Our First competition was not only a success in dancing, but a success in bonding w/ my little SheebeeShake!
|K D A S************** WE ARE************ THE BEST!!*********************|