Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Team match trophy
Phantom of the Opera (with the dressing room in the background)
Swing skirts
This is the dance they won 2nd in nationals (performed at their school)

Ballroom has been a love/hate relationship. I love watching Alyssa dance and seeing the friendships she's formed and the confidence she's gained. I hate that I have to leave all my other kids and things to do so I can drive her around, change makeup and hair and somehow squeeze in dinners for entire days at a time. Then there's summer school, practices 2 times a week and making sure she has the right leotard for the right night. Not to mention the money spent on hair pieces and tights. But in the end I'm glad she's done it, and I might even let her do it next year.
Her elementary school has some great coaches and they win a lot. Alyssa is the only one on the highest team that doesn't take private lessons as well, and I think she's done pretty well despite that. I haven't been able to attend any of her performances until the last one, but I loved watching it. She will be really sad that this phase of her life is over, even if she does dance more, it won't be quite the same.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Oh what fun!! She is beautiful!! I hate to see such good fun things cOme to a end! Happy memories.