Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dancing Queen

You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen!

My girl really did have the time of her life. She was nervous and scared. But she shook her groove thing with the best of them.

Dance was a fun experience for us. She has done it for the last 6 months. She learned some important things.

An interview of the Dancing Queen herself.

Mommy: "Leanna what was it like to be in dance?"
Leanna: "Fun. A bunch of fun. Until now cause it is over"
Mommy: "What was your favorite part about dance?"
Leanna: "The recital was the best part. Mommy are you putting my words on the computer?"

Mommy: "Yes"
Leanna: "So everyone who reads your blog is reading me?"
Mommy: "Yup"
Leanna: "Oh well my other favorite part is Miss Trish. I really liked her. She helped me learn how to dance."
Mommy: "Did you learn anything important in dance?"
Leanna: "I learned some things about making friends in dance. The way you want to be treated is to treat others the way you want to be treated. So be kinda nice to everyone."

That lesson alone would have made the past 6 months of early morning Saturdays worth it.

She learned so much more than that though.

She learned what is like to be on stage. She learned about poise and grace. She learned that it isn't always easy to concentrate and smile at the same time. She learned that sometimes people mess up or get scared. She learned that it isn't easy being the new girl in an already established group. She learned that making a new friend isn't easy when everyone already has friends.

It was a beautiful thing to watch though. This troop of 3-5 year old little girls. Step on to the stage and face a pretty large crowd. (There were easily over 100 audience members watching the girls) I was proud of her. She made what is now known as the "Angry Anorexic Model Face" for the most part of all three dances. There were moments that she remembered this was fun. There were moments where she remembered this was hard. Mostly she just had moments she'll never forget.

And neither will her momma.

Momma to 3
*Shay B*

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