Monday, April 27, 2009

St. George Dance Competition

I've been meaning to get this posted for a week.  It's been in the back of my mind, nagging at me.  I'd rather be reading at this moment because I'm really into a book right now, but I gave myself this Monday night deadline to do this post.  

We went to St. George for Ashlyn's annual dance competition at Dixie College (this is her 4th year competing at Luv2Dance Studio).  This year we brought the whole family for a nice sunny weekend getaway from the rainy, chilly Northern Utah weather.

This year I am actually impressed with Ashlyn and her team.  They are getting so good!  She dances in three numbers.  The first picture is of her Show routine.  It is called "Dance Evolution."  Ashlyn's group represents the 40's era with the song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."  So cute.  Other teams from her studio do different eras starting from the 1920's to today.  I love the high school girls that wear gold M.C. Hammer pants and do a "Hammer Time" dance from the 90's.  
Another one of Ashlyn's routines is "Hard Knock Life."  She is to the very far right, almost cut off.  I was trying to get the whole group in this one.  I missed a few girls (there are 16).  This group is called Elementary Elites, and they are the top team for 4th/5th graders.
This dance is super cute, and they have placed first at every competition this year so far.  They use the rags and pails, and it just brings out so much personality.
Her third number is a jazz number to the disco song "Boogie Fever."  I like this costume the best--the white vinyl boot toppers rock!  This group is half of her Elem. Elites group.  The other half does another number, and one time they competed against each other.  How bummer is that?!!  

So, while Megan has opted out of the dance this year and Carly is just beginning, Ashlyn is still loving it.  She says she'll stay with it through jr. high at least.  I love watching her, and I'm impressed at her developing skills.

1 comment:

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

Cute, I love that you have a dancer, I've always sworn that if I get a girl, I'll let her try dance to see if she likes it. I was always the jock, so if I can I'll try living vicariously through my daughter!!