This post is a part of the Dance Mom Adventures series – where I share my experiences as a dance mom. In this edition, read about our annual dance recital.
The day has finally come – the end of the dance season…sort of. This past weekend was my daughter’s annual dance recital. She had to dance in three shows – 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm – for a total of 9 performance. The production jazz number was at the end of each show, she had level 2 ballet and her solo during the 2 pm show, and all her company numbers were in the 6 pm show. I felt bad for missing the earlier performances as I was only able to make it to the 6 o’clock.
Madison did a wonderful job dancing and her hard work has surely paid off! I also enjoy being able to see all the older girls dance –it’s like watching a professional show. They are such great dancers; the instructors at South Riding Dance Academy are wonderful and it shows in their students’ performances.
If you recall last week, her earrings and choker were missing. Luckily, they were found and we did not have to go through anything extra to replace them last minute (thank you Lord). I did not help her backstage so I was worried if she would be able to keep everything together but when we did the post-show inventory, everything was there…yippie!
Another exciting accomplishment we celebrated this weekend was Madison’s 5-year award. It’s hard to believe that much time has gone by. And even more so that she has danced for 7 years in total. When she got her award, she said “Mom, I’ve been dancing for…like…all my life!” I said “Yes, you have!”
To be able to give her the opportunity to do something that she loves so much is one of the greatest joys in my life. So, I guess all the drama I go through being a dance mom is worth it in the end to be able to see her following her passion for dance.
While this is the end of the regular season, it is not the end of my dance mom adventures. We have Nationals Competition coming up in July and then summer session begins. Stay tuned inÂ to read all about it!
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