Monday, February 23, 2009

Wow What a Week-end

Well, the week-end at the dance competition was a success! Our studio only took 6 routines to the competition and we received 5 Platinum, 1 Gold and 2 Entertainment awards!

Molly competed in 4 of the dances, the mini dance "Don't Fence Me In" had the judges smiling, clapping and laughing. They received a Platinum, High Score and the Entertainment Award which is the 2nd highest award for the mini.

The Can Can Ballet received the Gold and the Big Bad Wolf Daddy Tap received a Platinum.
The Legally Blonde production number was in the Teen division won a Platinum and received the Entertainment Award also. The other two numbers that the teens and seniors did also received platinum's.

So our percentage of the numbers taken and awards won was pretty good. There of course were dominate other studios but when you take 130 kids and they all do solos, duos or trios and then do numbers in each of the categories you get a lot of awards. We are happy with what we won and the quality and originality of those numbers.

Molly had a blast, you wouldn't believe it's the same girl with all the smiling and facial expressions she did. All the kids performed their best and we couldn't be prouder of them!

Will post some pictures Bill took when he has them downloaded.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dance Competition

Next week-end is one of the big dance competition in Orlando. Molly is in 4 dances and the first one is at 9:45 Saturday morning. At least she has some time in between all the numbers. We are then done for the first 3 Saturday morning. Looks like the 4th dance will be Sunday morning at 9:00 and then we have to wait around for the awards that evening. At least we will be able to see our other teams do their performances. Will post pictures after the week-end and hopefully the good results!

The Little Piggy that Could

Kingsford Goes to the Beach - video powered by Metacafe

What a cute piggy! I would love to have him, but alas I'm sure I would regret it when it became a big pig.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Flashback

Ok, it's not really a flashback but I had to name it something to cover the week in review.

This is NOT Cooper (although I'm sure he would do this if given the chance)

I found this picture on the website The Spiced Life. This lady has TWO Chesapeake's! Lord help her, just having one is more than enough for me! Maggie was a food hound too, we had to be careful what we left on the counter. In her lifetime she had eaten an Easter basket full of candy, brownies (more than a couple times), a 3rd of a roast, part of a Thanksgiving apple pie and that's just what I can remember of the top of my head. She only got sick off of the candy and threw-up chocolate on my carpet, twice. Cooper seems to be ok with just his food, although I dropped a piece of my cereal on the floor and now he seems to think when I have cereal in the morning I have to give him a bite. Not happen'n, we aren't going down that road. Maggie was quite the begger and we don't want Cooper to get in those bad habits.

Molly at dance
Molly in her Can Can costume for competition

Dance is going full force with the first competition only 2 weeks away. They are practicing an extra hour on Thursdays and now Saturdays for 3 hours, next it will be Sundays too (I hope not!). Molly received a complement from her dance teacher last night that she has been really working the last couple of nights. That's good to hear since she is one of the youngest in the class and she is also in the mini group as well. She is in 4 dances at competition so she is getting pushed to the max. She is in Acro as well and just told me she almost landed her front handspring. WOW, for a little girl who couldn't even do a cartwheel until last year she is doing great.

Today Bill is taking the team pictures for the Competition teams, all but the seniors who weren't all available, so he will have to take them next Saturday. It's always something, we wanted to get a full team picture so as to have one to put in the paper, now I will have to set up the rest of the team and then photoshop the seniors in. Oh well, gives me a chance to hone my skills.