Wednesday, March 04, 2009

slacking, but no more

Well, I've been slacking on my posting. I admit, it's just been laziness. I'm a stay-at-home mom to TEENAGERS. I have all the time in the world! :) Seriously, I do. :)

Speaking of teenagers, Dance Team season ended, and it ended with a BANG! The girls competed at State in LaCrosse, WI. They only qualified with their Jazz routine (they also perform a Hip-hop/Funk routine and a Pom routine). They didn't place in that competition, but performed their little hearts out. The competition there was fierce, so they were happy to just be able to compete there and not come in last! :) The weekend of Feb. 20-22 we headed to the UPA National Competition in Minneapolis, MN. This is a competition that is by invitation, not by qualification. It's big and fun. The girls really gave it their all and placed 2nd in Funk -stripey uniforms (out of 5 teams), and 3rd in Pom -warm-ups in front of trophys (out of 8 teams) and 3rd in Jazz -red slinky dresses (um, well, there were only 3 teams, but heck, we're still proud!). There were some dancers who competed in the small team competition. Anisa and her friend, Sonia, performed a Funky hip hop routine and came in 13th out of 35 teams. :) With their points, they qualified to go to the next level which is the UPA US Finals. We decided (in voting) that it wasn't worth the time and money. Unfortunately for the girls, the competition out there is really something. The jumps, turns, and other tricks.....our girls haven't had the opportunity to learn. It's a young team, tho, only competeting in these events for 2 years now, so they have time. Hopefully next year, they can get a really good teacher/choreographer in there to get these girls some serious skills. I'm also posting Anisa with Sonia in the air. It's blurry, but you can see what these girls can do! wowwee


harmijo said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the girls on all of their placements in the competition! The costumes are great too!

God bless,

Viv said...

Good grief! Looking at those gravity-defying splits make me want to find some Aspercreme. Stat!

The gorls look beautiful and they should be so proud of themselves. Congratulations on a job well done!

Greenmare said...

well they look fabulous and I think they should have won a spirit award at the very least. and I'm from WI too so I should KNOW!! ;-)